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We checked 2,224 expert and user reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.
Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version
At 3, the ENVY 17 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ENVY 17. The average PCI Express slot version of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 17 is 2.2.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The ENVY 17 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most of the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ENVY 17 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this HP laptop has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The ENVY 17 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ENVY 17 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the ENVY 17 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY 17.
Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
The average maximum graphics adapter memory of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ENVY 17 is 1.9GB. At 1.792 gigabytes, the ENVY 17 has a fairly big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 17.
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Quite Big Screen Size
The screen sizes of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the ENVY 17 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 17.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ENVY 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This HP notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.
Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
Across all the medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.1GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ENVY 17 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 17.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP ENVY 17 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 17 also have a full-size keyboard.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ENVY 17 is 500GB. The HP ENVY 17 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 17, the ENVY 17 has a front camera.
Four Built-In Speakers
The ENVY 17 is a four built-in speaker laptop.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ENVY 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ENVY 17 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The HP ENVY 17 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ENVY 17 ranges from 802.11a to 802.11n.
Six Battery Cells
The ENVY 17 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 17 have between two and eight battery cells.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
At 62 watt-hours, the ENVY 17 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest battery capacity of laptops of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 17 is 5Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this spec and age is 2MB and the biggest is 4.1GB. At 2,048 megabytes, the ENVY 17 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ENVY 17.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The ENVY 17 has a quite big hard drive capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ENVY 17. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ENVY 17 the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 570GB.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. 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.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP ENVY 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
At 2.9 kilograms, the HP ENVY 17 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 17. The average weight of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.
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With a width of 416 millimeters, the ENVY 17's width is one of the widest amongst laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY 17. Across all the laptops of this type and age the widths range from 28mm to 430mm.
2 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 17
Released Over Two Years Ago
HP released the ENVY 17 over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The HP ENVY 17 has a fairly typical processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ENVY 17.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 4
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Norton Internet Security
HP Connected Music,HP Connected Photo,HP CoolSense,HP ProtectSmart,HP SimplePass,HP Connected ePrint,CyberLink PowerDVD,Windows Live Essentials,7-Zip
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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