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HP Envy 17 review

Hp has brought 2 new Envy models envy 17 and envy 14 and also refreshes its pavilion series. It is mentioned by the company that HP envy 17 can surpass desktop PCs in respect of performance. Starting at $1399 price tag, this new envy model comprises of powerful graphics with DDR5 VRAM and up to core i7 quad core processor; all enclosed inside a laser-etched aluminum cover.

hp envy 17

HP Envy Specs

The all new HP Envy 17 powered by choices of core i5 processor which can upgradeable up to i7 quad core processor, integrated with turbo boost technology to enhance processors performance.

HP Envy 17 comes with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics which has an independent memory of 1 GB DDR5 VRAM. Also, it is backed by DirectX 11 technology to boost up gaming performance.

The main memory comprises of 4GB DDR3 RAM. There is room for upgrading it up to 8GB.

The 17.3” HP BrightView Infinity LED display comes with full HD feature with resolution up to 1920* 1080p. It also comes with HP true vision webcam.

When storage concerned, it offers with 320 GB to 1T SATA dual hard drive. HDD speed includes 5400 to 7200 rpm depends upon the hard drive a user go with or an elective 160GB Solid State drive flash module for longer battery life. The Hard-drive loaded with Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit.

HP Envy comes with large island –style backlit keyboard which houses a numeric keypad and well-spaced clickpad

For optical drive there are options of DVD burner or Blu-ray ROM drive.

For connections HP Envy 17 comprises 3 USB 2.0 ports including one eSATA combo port, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI output, 5-in card reader.

When network concerned, it comes with Intel draft wireless-N for wi-fi backed with optional Blue tooth and Gigabit Ethernet for wired networking.

Battery life includes 2.5 hours battery life with 6 cell li-ion battery. When upgraded to 9 cells it provides 3.5 hours of battery life

Significant features

Hp Envy 17 integrated with ATI Eyefinity multi-display tool, that allow user to hook up  three external displays.

For photo and video editing, it offers preloaded Corel PaintShop Pro and Corel VideoStudio.

Hp protect smart features offers data loss protection by locking data if the laptop fallen accidentally.


1) HP envy 17 comes with USB 3.0 which transfer data very fast.

2) User can play powerful games.


Some user complained about heating problem , if its comes with i7 processor.

Short Battery life.

no switchable graphics for saving battery life


So if you are looking for laptop which can perform daily activities  as well as entertain you then you can choice HP Envy. The base price is also looks little high.In my opinion if manufacturer increase battery life then it become one of the featured laptops.

Read more HP envy 17 User Review

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  1. Ed
    June 9th, 2010 at 15:15 | #1

    This is not a review, just a features overview.

  2. Georgios
    June 28th, 2010 at 07:07 | #2

    SO?! Better a feature overview than nothing! I liked to read about people having heat issues! Now I know!

  3. Bald Eagle
    February 5th, 2011 at 02:11 | #3

    This review is more informative than most. Bravo on that account! However, it is painful to point out an example of a problem endemic to some sectors of our society. In a word, the above review would be much better if just a little more time was spent on simple grammer.

    This may be an example of our friend fighting a deadline, however, raise the bar for all of us. Please, this not an attack focused on this well-informed professional – just a plea for higher excellence!