HP Envy 17-2070nr
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Envy 17-2070nr (Envy 17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6850M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1500 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Envy 17-2070nr
Source: T Break
So what I took away from the HP Envy 17 3D is a wonderful package of high-end components packed inside a beautifully crafted chassis. It may not be as smartly engineered as a MacBook Pro, but neither does it look as boring. The 3D screen is great for movies, although I personally wouldn’t recommend it for gaming in 3D. Simply because the supplied GPU isn’t powerful enough to handle games at 1080p at full settings and in 3D. The onboard speakers are pretty good, and some of the best ones in a notebook of its class. The backlit keys are a nice welcome, and the overall appeal of this notebook is undeniable. It’s not perfect though, apart form the slightly weak graphics card the mouse pad doesn’t register all of the multi-touch gestures all the time. Apple seems to be the only one’s who have perfected this. But getting back to the Envy 17, if you’re in the market for an all round high-end notebook which doesn’t look boring or way too funky, then the HP Envy 17 3D is one of your best choices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Comp Reviews
The HP ENVY 17 has been updated for 2011 to include 2nd Generation Intel Core i processors and a new AMD Radeon HD 6850M graphics card. Starting at $1,250, the base configuration offers a Core i5 processor and 6GB of memory for decent performance in a variety of scenarios. The graphics card performs well especially for the base price, and overall the HP ENVY 17 is a solid buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
AMD Radeon HD 6850M: Essentially a renamed Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics card
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.