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HP ENVY 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 12GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 17.3" Laptop

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23 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 4,416 expert and user reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its many processor core portable PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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 portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ENVY 17 is 16", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the ENVY 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 17 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the ENVY 17 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Precision M4800 (2.7GHz and cheaper).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 17 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 17 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 15 is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL XPS 15 (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the ENVY 17 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 both from DELL.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the HP ENVY 17 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the ENVY 17 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ENVY 17. The internal memory of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.2GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 15 (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ENVY 17 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 17.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the HP ENVY 17 has a front camera.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 both from DELL.

Other laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the HP ENVY 17.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ENVY 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP ENVY 17 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 17 the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 500GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 840GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY 17 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY 17.

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Four Built-In Speakers

The ENVY 17 is a four built-in speaker laptop.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 17 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. The ENVY 17 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Eight Processor Threads

The ENVY 17 has more processor threads than most of the notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ENVY 17. Most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY 17 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this portable PC has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ENVY 17 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. The ENVY 17 has a fairly big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ENVY 17 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ENVY 17 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might want to look at including the XPS 15, or the Inspiron 15 both from DELL which is cheaper; or the DELL XPS 15 which has better reviews.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Only Beats Audio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the ENVY 17 over two years ago.

Average Weight

At 2.8 kilograms, the ENVY 17 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY 17.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Inspiron 15R n5110 (2.7kg), or the Precision M4800 (2.9kg) both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 17j157, hp i74710, hp i74710m, hp 17j157c, hp 17j157cl, hp i74710mq
Barcodes 00888793319536, 00888793355206, 00888793416945, 00889296098515
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