HP Envy 17


HP Envy 17Notebook: HP Envy 17 (Envy 17 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 82.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 83%, features: 94%, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Envy 17

70% HP Envy 17 review
Source: Engadget English
Nope, HP's Envy 17 still isn't the perfect desktop replacement -- the touchpad is still a bit finicky and it can get a bit warm during graphics intensive activities -- but like the Envy 14, it comes pretty darn close to it. If you can live with those shortcomings, and our guess is that you can by picking up an external mouse, the 17.3-inch rig is bound to keep you procrastinating -- whether with games, glorious sounding tunes or stunning HD movies -- for a very long time. Obviously, we speak from experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
93% HP Envy 17
Source: Computer Shopper English
Desktop replacements usually come big, bigger, and biggest, with power and performance being their driving factors. The best under-$2,000 entertainment desktop replacement to date, the Envy 17 comes packed with extras that should drive the price up—but somehow don’t. Its performance and portability were also big surprises.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 93%
80% HP Envy 17
Source: CNet English
In an era where truly upscale laptops seem like an endangered species, it's always nice to run across a well-built system with few compromises, such as the HP Envy 17. We've always liked the Envy line in general, and the two most-recent models, the 14-inch Envy 14 and this 17-inch Envy 17, manage to surpass last year's original 13- and 15-inch versions by coming in at much more reasonable prices. Though it's still in the upper ranges of current laptop prices, HP's upscale-feeling Envy 17 offers great hardware at a decent price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 60%
80% HP Envy 17
Source: Laptop Mag English
While $1,599 isn't exactly a budget price for a notebook these days, it's a steal when you consider everything the HP Envy 17 offers. You get a stunning but understated design, bright full HD display, fast performance, and strong graphics. Only the short battery life and Blu-ray playback issue we encountered keep this system from being an Editors' Choice pick. While Apple's (much more expensive) 17-inch MacBook Pro caters to a similar audience, you'll be hard-pressed to find another big-screen laptop that offers this much speed and style for the money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% HP Envy 17 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the HP Envy 17 looks to be an elegant, relatively compact laptop (as desktop replacement systems go) for digital photographers, music buffs, video enthusiasts, and gamers. HP's Envy 17 is a robust, media-centric desktop replacement that's svelte enough to lug around if you need a large screen on the go. Just make sure you keep it cool!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% HP Envy 17
Source: Techreview Source English
The HP Envy 17 laptop has been designed to be sturdy thanks to its laser-etched aluminum body and looks extremely sleek and stylish. It does weight 7.51 pounds, which is quite heavy, so consider this a desktop replacement unit and not something you'd want to be carrying around. It measures 16.4 x 10.8 x 1.5-inches (wdh), so again, it's quite large.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Envy 17
Source: PC World English
HP's Envy 17 is a robust, media-centric desktop replacement that's svelte enough to lug around if you need a large screen on the go.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2010
Rating: performance: 86% features: 92%
HP Envy 17, the largest Envy is an all-round powerhouse
Source: PC Authority English
All up, the Envy 17 has a lot to like, and while we still have a couple of reservations, the performance goes a long way to silencing our criticisms. At $2699, it doesn't take too much of a bite out of your wallet, either.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2010
Rating: price: 83% performance: 83% features: 100%

Foreign Reviews

Az új HP Envy 17
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2012


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.

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.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.» 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.

3.5 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

82.17%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» HP Envy 17-3D
Core i5 580M

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» HP Envy 17-1117ef
Core i7 720QM, 4.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 7745G-5464G50Mnks
Core i5 460M, 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 7745G-728G1TBiks
Core i7 720QM, 3 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP EliteBook 8560w
Core i7 2820QM, 15.6", 3.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G-7748G64Wnss
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» HP Envy 17-1190eg
Core i7 720QM, 17,3", 3.41 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-9319
Core i7 740QM, 18.4", 4.5 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-7748G1.5TWns
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-9429
Core i7 740QM, 18.4", 3.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-624G1TMn
Core i7 620M, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-72161.28TWn
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 3.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G-5454G64Mnss
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G-728G64Wnss
Core i7 720QM, 15.6", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-6782
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 3.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G-728G1.28TWn
Core i7 720QM, 18.4", 3.93 kg
» Acer Aspire 8943G
Core i7 820QM, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» MSI GX640-i5447LW7P
Core i5 430M, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 8942G-526G64Bi
Core i5 520M, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» MSI GX640
Core i7 720QM, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 8942G-434G50Mi
Core i5 430M, 18.4", 4.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 5942G-524G64Bn
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 3.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)