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HP Envy 17

alaTest has collected and analysed 450 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the keyboard and value for money are on the whole positive. The performance and design are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the touchpad and energy efficiency. Many are negative about the reliability and battery.

screen, design, performance, value for money, keyboard

battery, reliability

We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptop Computers the HP Envy 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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HP Envy 17 3D


In 2010's PC World multimedia laptop roundup, HP's Envy 17 proved to be best in show. 2011's model doesn't constitute a particularly substantial overhaul of its predecessor beyond the addition of two extra CPU cores (bringing its total to four), 3D...

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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.


Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:Full HD / WSXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT740M / GEF GT750M / Mobility Radeon HD 5850 / Radeon HD6850M


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / HM77 / HM87 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3230M / I5-4200M / I7-2630QM / I7-4700MQ / I7-4702MQ / I7-720QM