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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the ENVY 17 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. In addition, this portable PC has a display resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all many processor core notebooks that have been on the market for more than a year.
The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Very Big Screen Size
The ENVY 17 has one of the biggest screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst many processor core notebooks of this age. The average screen size of laptops of a similar age and type to the ENVY 17 is 15".
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2.1GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the HP ENVY 17 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other one year old similar spec portable PCs.
If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Asus N551JX (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.
Intel Core I7-4xxx Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family currently available including cheaper notebooks such as the HP Envy 17-j111sl, or the MSI GP70 2PE.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the ENVY 17 has a full-size keyboard.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Envy 17-j111sl, or the EliteBook 755 both from HP which is cheaper.
The HP ENVY 17 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ENVY 17. The average total storage capacity of laptops of a similar age and type to the ENVY 17 is 660GB.
There are a number of alternative 1,000GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the Asus N550JK, or the HP Envy 17-j111sl.
If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the MSI GE40 (1,128GB and higher rated); or the Asus N551JX (1,500GB and cheaper).
Fairly Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the ENVY 17 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age. The average internal memory of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 17 is 8.5GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 12GB internal memory notebooks currently available including the Envy 17-j111sl, or the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j113ea both from HP which is cheaper.
If this laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus N751JK (16GB).
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other notebooks of a similar spec and age to the ENVY 17, the HP ENVY 17 has a front camera.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the HP Envy 17-j111sl which is cheaper.
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on one year old many processor core notebooks.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac WiFi standards, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and spec.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
At 3.5 gigahertz, the ENVY 17 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the one year old many processor core notebooks the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.
Four Built-In Speakers
The HP ENVY 17 is a four built-in speaker laptop.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The processor caches of laptops that were launched around the same time as the ENVY 17 range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the ENVY 17 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst many processor core notebooks of this age.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most one year old similar spec notebooks have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ENVY 17 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Across all the many processor core notebooks that have been available for a comparable time to the ENVY 17 the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 500GB to 1,000GB. The ENVY 17 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities (1,000 gigabyte) amongst comparable spec notebooks of this age.
1 Reason Against
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Many processor core notebooks that were released around the same time as the ENVY 17 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1,000MB and 8,200MB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2,700MB. At only 2,048 megabytes, the ENVY 17 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other one year old many processor core notebooks.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY 17
Over a Year Old
This laptop has been on the market for over a year.
At 2.8 kilograms, the HP ENVY 17 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
Alternative 2.8kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper notebooks such as the HP Envy 17-j111sl.
Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Asus N550JK (2.7kg and cheaper).
Hybrid-HDD Storage Medium
The ENVY 17 has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium which is better than most many processor core notebooks that were released around the same time as it. Most laptops that were released around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Hyrbid HDD is a combination of a traditional magnetic hard drive (slower) and a solid state drive (faster). This can provide the cost advantages of a HDD for the bulk of the storage with the speed advantages of SSD for data which is accessed frequently.
If the storage medium of this HP portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the MSI GE40 (HDD+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.
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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…