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HP Envy 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 592 reviews of HP Envy 17. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the keyboard and usability are generally positive. The screen and design also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the touchpad and size. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

performance, design, screen, usability, keyboard

reliability, size, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Envy 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Envy 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of HP Envy 17 from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the price and sound. The design and reliability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the keyboard and usability.

screen, reliability, design, sound, price

usability, keyboard

44% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Envy 17-1190 17.3 inch Laptop PC (Intel Core i7-720QM Processor, 1.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium)

May, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Envy 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 263 user reviews of HP Envy 17 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the price and screen. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the touchpad and size. Comments are divided on the portability.

performance, usability, design, screen, price

reliability, size, touchpad

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ENVY 17-1011NR 17.3-Inch LaptopHP 17-1181NR 17-Inch Envy Notebook PCHP ENVY 17-2070NR Notebook Computer - Silver

May, 2016

Expert review by: New Zealand PC World (

HP Envy 17 notebook


HP's Envy 17 is a big notebook that's suitable as a desktop replacement computer. It has a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, discrete NVIDIA...

Fast CPU, Lots of RAM, Plenty of internal storage

Bouncy keyboard, Only single-band Wi-Fi, No touchscreen

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (

HP Envy 17


HP's Envy 17 is obviously the product of a series of excellent design decisions and while it's not perfect, it stood out enough to gain a rare PC World Platinum award.

May, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:B&O PLAY
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery capacity (Watt hours):41
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4


Front Camera: Yes


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver


Colour of product:Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product Type:Notebook


Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):950
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI


Numeric keypad: Yes


Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8


3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:2x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:3
Processor cache:4
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-5500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Storage Media:Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Height :2.52