Awesome multimedia. This is big. Watch movies. Make movies. Whatever your passion, nothing brings your passions to life like the HP ENVY 17 Notebook. Features- Windows 8 or other operating systems...
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HP has good average reviews for its many processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the Envy 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the HP Envy 17 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This portable PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
The display diagonals of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Envy 17 range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 16". With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the Envy 17 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Envy 17 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.
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Has a Front Camera
The Envy 17 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a front camera.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Envy 17 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. The Envy 17 has one of the bigger processor caches (6 megabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Envy 17 is 800GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Envy 17 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys amongst portable PCs of this age.
Four Number of Built-In Speakerss
Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Envy 17 only have between one and three number of built-in speakerss, however the Envy 17 has four number of built-in speakerss.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Six Number of Battery Cellss
The Envy 17 is a six number of battery cells laptop.
Silver EPEAT Compliance
This laptop has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.
AC Cables Included
This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on laptops of this type and age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Envy 17 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz. The HP Envy 17 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 1,150 megahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The HP Envy 17 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Envy 17 also do not have a touchscreen.
Only Beats Audio Audio System
This laptop audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates
This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
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The average weight of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Envy 17 is 2.5kg, and the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg. The HP Envy 17 is one of the heavier laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Envy 17 (2.9 kilograms) amongst many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this HP portable PC was released.
Average Processor Frequency
With a processor frequency of 2.4 gigahertz, the Envy 17 has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Envy 17.
If you want a portable PC with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the HP 17 G2 (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Envy 17 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
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Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the HP Envy 17 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Envy 17.
HDD Storage Media
This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops of this age and type. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Samsung NP905S3G (SSD) which is also higher rated.
Feel kind of dumb for spending $300 on other boards when this one literally offers the same quality and features. I haven't experienced a motherboard that magically lets me overclock significantly... Read more…
I would recommend flashing the BIOS as it has more features.
To flash the bios, you need to do is go here:
YOU ARE DOING THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK
1. Download version 1.8. (Or Newest... Read more…
1) Dedicated audio - I'm not sure the "powered" audio actually makes a difference. Still, the on board audio sounds fine, no complaints.
2) Overclocking - There's an included app, the "extreme... Read more…
I honestly think you should buy this one. if you'r looking for a good HASWELL/DEVILS mobo.
Also, I'm not a stranger to msi, I've used various components from them before.
I've bought mobos from... Read more…
It's been a while since I built a computer using a MSI MB. That particular board is still running great in a 6 year old build with an old but still functioning Pentium duo-core processor. MSI... Read more…