HP Envy 17-3270nr
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Envy 17-3270nr (Envy 17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7850M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1500 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Envy 17-3270nr
Source: Comp Reviews
Even with its fairly dated design now, the HP Envy 17 has a bit more appeal since Apple has dropped its 17-inch MacBook Pro. While it still isn't the thinnest on the market, it is fairly compact for a 17-inch laptop but still packs a lot of performance regardless of what it might be used for. The peripheral connectivity has been greatly improved over past versions and the Radiance display offers one of the best pictures possible.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
AMD Radeon HD 7850M: Slower clocked 7800M series graphics card based on the desktop Cape Verde chip (GCN architecture in 28nm).
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a 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.