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HP Envy 17
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HP Envy 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB May 2013
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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... More
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HP Envy 17 (2012) Review
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Envy 17 is a six number of battery cells laptop.

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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.

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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.

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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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5 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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Only Beats Audio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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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Heavy

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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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Envy 17

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.

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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.

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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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing

16 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(127)
15 December 2015

In review: HP Envy 17-n107ng. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.The high temperatures of the HP Envy 17-n107ng affected the overall rating a bit, and this is justified for temperatures of...

9 October 2014

Priced at close to Rs 1,10,000, the HP Envy 17 is a powerful beast with top end specs and a 17.3 inch Full HD display. But the leap motion, which does work effectively is more of a show off than a...

Decent design
Good quad, core processor
Loads of RAM
Solid graphics
Good quadcore processor
Poor battery life
Leap Motion not a great addition
Priced close to faster machines
No SSD
Too heavy to carry around daily
16 June 2014

Full marks to HP for attempting to do something different with the new Envy 17. However, gesture-recognition is still in its infancy and there are few apps that currently use that technology in a...

6 June 2014

HP's Envy line has had recent ups and downs, but it seems to have found its feet recently. Being (and looking like) a lower-cost alternative to a MacBook Pro-like machine is no bad thing ?...

The HP Envy Leap Motion is kind of odd ? you'd think the main selling point is right there, in the name. The Leap Motion controller appears built into a laptop for the first time ever here, and is...

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User Reviews

(90)
Reviewed 26 May 2014 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 11 December 2014 by WESTON P.
(Verified Purchase)

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 INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Download version 1.8. (Or Newest... Read more…

Reviewed 14 August 2014 by Graham H.
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 7 August 2015 by Ryan D.
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 8 March 2015 by Joe R.
(Verified Purchase)

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…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 17j002, 17j150, 17j070, 17j020, 17j015, 17j008, 17j070e, 17j020u, 17j015e, 17j015s, 17j008e, 17j002e, 17j150c, 17j070c, 17j002eo, 17j150ca, 17j070ca, 17j070ez, 17j020us, 17j015er, 17j015sr, 17j008eo, hp m7j120, e3z66eauuw, hp m7j120d, hp m7j120dx
Barcodes 00887758488485, 00887758691656, 00887758710968, 00887758728758, 00888182051740, 00888182196243, 08877584884850

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