HP Envy 17-3D

Specifications

HP Envy 17-3DNotebook: HP Envy 17-3D (Envy 17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 580M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.4kg
Price: 2000 euro
Average Score: 77.8% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 75%, features: 98%, display: 90% mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 30%

Reviews for the HP Envy 17-3D

60% HP Envy 17 3D Notebook
Source: Techcentral.my English
With the original price of Rs. 89,990, HP are now offering the Envy 17 for a reduced price of Rs. 69,990 throughout India. This offer started recently and will be applicable for the next couple of months. This is good pricing for a 17.3-inch multimedia notebook that’s capable of playing 3D Blu-rays. If those are your requirements then it’s certainly a good option. Another good alternative is the Dell Vostro 3750 which is better equipped and a lot cheaper but the screen size is smaller. There’s a reason for this drop in price though and I suspect HP is planning on refreshing their line-up very soon with the latest Sandy Bridge processors. Overall, HP’s Envy 17 is hard to beat when it comes to design and build quality. It’s a very good notebook for multimedia and the new pricing makes it very attractive. However, it’s still plagued with many issues. There’s the heating problem, battery life is not up to the mark, gaming performance is quite poor and you’ll be stuck with outdated hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% HP Envy 17 3D review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The HP Envy 17 3D is a premium machine, with flaws. There are notebooks with slightly better 3D that can't match it for style or build quality. Apart from potential heat issues and a laughable battery life there's little to complain about apart from the price, and there are few alternatives that have this spec at lower cost - and even fewer that are this desirable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
79% HP Envy 17 3D
Source: Computer Shopper English
Desktop-replacement laptops usually come in one of three sizes: big, bigger, or biggest. Beyond that, power and performance, and more recently 3D capability, have been their differentiating factors. This 3D-capable laptop is identical to the 2D-only Envy 17 we loved, but its finicky 3D makes the price premium tough to swallow. Stick with the non-3D version for now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 79%
70% HP Envy 17 3D Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
HP's premium Envy 17 3D oozes class, is stuffed to the brim with features and connectivity, and offers powerful specifications. It includes a stylish metal-clad body, an impressive Full HD, 120Hz screen and accomplished 2.1 speakers, and with its comfortable 3D glasses provides one of the better mobile 3D experiences going. However, you pay a considerable premium for the same basic specifications that others better for less, so it's not the best offer around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 100% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 90%
HP - Envy 17 3D review
Source: IT Reviews English
If this is your first foray into 3D laptops, then you'll need deep pockets and a strong back. The HP Envy 17 3D is a sleek, powerful heavyweight that brings out the best in 3D movies, but still has a bit of catching up to do on its NVIDIA gaming rival.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/27/2011
100% HP Envy 17 3D
Source: Stuff TV English
But even with that drawback, the Envy 17 is an outstandingly well built and designed laptop at a reasonable price. Add those 3D features and you’ve got a portable entertainment machine that’s going to be very hard to beat.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% HP Envy 17 3D
Source: CNet English
While the feature-packed Envy 17 includes a Blu-ray drive, both HDMI and DisplayPort outputs, and a USB 3.0 port, the addition of 3D hardware and active-shutter glasses isn't as much fun as it could be. HP's upscale-feeling Envy 17 3D offers great hardware at a decent price, but its 3D implementation isn't as good as that of laptops with Nvidia's 3D Vision.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 50%
50% HP`s 3-D Laptop: One More D, 300 More Dollars
Source: Wired Magazine English
There’s nothing really wrong with the specs: 17.3-inch, 1920×1080-pixel screen, 640GB hard drive, 6GB of RAM, 1.6GHz Core i7 CPU, and an ATI Radeon HD 5850 graphics card. These aren’t ultra-high-end specs – the usual stomping ground of the Envy line – and it shows on the benchmarks. The Envy 3-D performed about in line with older, smaller machines we’ve tested that cost hundreds of dollars less. Not bad, but hardly memorable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% HP Envy 17 3D
Source: PC World English
HP's Envy 17 3D offers robust 3D Blu-ray, but limited 3D gaming. While it's a solid addition to HP's line, problems with 3D gaming and battery life are a concern.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 66% features: 97% ergonomy: 89%
90% HP Envy 17 3D
Source: PC World English
HP's Envy 17 3D offers robust 3D Blu-ray, but limited 3D gaming. While it's a solid addition to HP's line, problems with 3D gaming and battery life are a concern.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% features: 97% ergonomy: 89%
80% HP Envy 17 3D review
Source: Techradar English
The Envy 17 is a fantastic 3D-ready media machine with incredible graphics and display. 3D compatibility may not match Nvidia's 3D Vision at present, but we expect the gap to quickly narrow.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP ENVY 17 3D Review
Source: Slashgear English
The HP ENVY 17 3D is built for entertainment. If you plan on needing a cpu for business only, get a smaller machine, and one without 3D capabilities. If you want to watch spectacular graphics flash before your eyes on a titanic notebook, this is the monster for you. I’m not entirely convinced that the world is ready for 3D games, but it’s sure ready for movies, and when (if ever) the 3D gaming world catches up with reality, this ENVY will be ready. Bottom line is that if you’ve got entertainment in mind and you’d like it in a desktop-replacement notebook package, this is the one for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/01/2011
80% HP Envy 17 3D
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Envy 17 3D is not cheap, but for $1,649 you get a premium design, quad-core power, solid gaming performance, Blu-ray, and a bright 1080p display. The 3D experience isn't as robust or as seamless as laptops powered by Nvidia's 3D Vision technology, but we like that the TriDef 3D software can convert 2D content on the fl, and supports many of the latest games. The only things we're not enamored with is the Envy 17 3D's short battery life and heat issues, which keep it from earning an Editor's Choice. If you're not that keen on 3D, you can pick up the Asus G73Jw-A1, a 17-incher that offers faster performance and better frame rates for about $50 to $100 more. Overall, though, the Envy 17 3D is a good-looking, fast, and fun 3D notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

70% HP Envy 17 3D
Source: PC Magazin German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Drei Dimensionen zum Mitnehmen
Source: c't - 2/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 30% emissions: 30%
88% HP Envy 17 3D
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 73%
90% HP Envy 17 3D
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
HP Envy 17 - 3D na plný plyn
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
big display, good performance, loud fan, high temperatures, eventual instability of the 3D-technology in games
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2011
90% 세련된 스타일과 최상의 성능을 3D로 즐겨라 - HP 엔비 17 3D (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
세련된 스타일과 최상의 성능을 3D로 즐겨라 - HP 엔비 17 3D (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/04/2011

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850:

The HD 5850 is a slower clocked HD 5870 and is reliant on fast GDDR5 memory to perform in the high-end segment. It is based on the Desktop HD 5770 chip but with a lower clock speed.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


580M:

The Core i5-580M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks also between 2.67-3.33 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.


3.4 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


77.8%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)