HP Envy 17 3D (Early 2012)

Specifications

HP Envy 17 3D (Early 2012)Notebook: HP Envy 17 3D (Early 2012) (Envy 17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.34kg
Price: 1093 euro
Sold in: Unspecific
Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: 82%, display: 84% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 93%, emissions: 77%

Reviews for the HP Envy 17 3D (Early 2012)

87% Review: HP Envy 17 3D (Early 2012) | Notebookcheck
Elegant entertainment machine. HP has just updated its premium notebook lineup by reintroducing the 15.6-inch Envy 15 in an all-new design, and the 17.3-inch Envy 17 has been given the same makeover. The latter is also available in a 3D edition, which is the model that we will be taking a close look at today.

Foreign Reviews

87% Test HP Envy 17 3D Notebook (7690M - Anfang 2012)
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% display: 84% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 77%

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT: Renamed Radeon HD 6770M and therefore faster than the similar called 7690M (without XT) which is based on the 6750M.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.  


2670QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.2-3.1 GHz 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.


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.34 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


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 %

HP reviews


87%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-03- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)