HP Envy 17: 2022 refresh arrives with 28 W Intel Alder Lake processors from US$1,099.99
HP has unveiled a 2022 refresh of the Envy 17, a 17.3-inch laptop now powered by Intel Alder Lake processors. Unfortunately, the 16:9 aspect ratio of its predecessors remains, which makes the laptop rather wide at 398.27 mm. Incidentally, the new Envy 17 is 259.08 mm deep, 19.56 mm thick and weighs 2.49 kg. As HP's marketing images show, the laptop also features a number pad, unlike the latest XPS 17.
However, the Envy 17 relies on 28 W Alder Lake processors, not 45 W ones. Specifically, HP equips the Envy 17 with a Core i5-1240P or the Core i7-1260P, which the company complements with up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and a 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD. Also, the Envy 17 can be configured with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050, should you need more GPU performance than the integrated Iris Xe Graphics provides.
Moreover, HP offers the Envy 17 with a choice of three IPS display options, starting with a 1080p non-touch panel that peaks at 300 nits. Additionally, HP provides a touchscreen version or a 4K edition that lacks a touchscreen but peaks at 400 nits. Furthermore, the laptop has a 55 W battery and includes the following ports:
- 1x 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo jack
- 1x HDMI 2.1
- 1x multi-format SD media card reader
- 2x Thunderbolt 4 (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4, 40Gbps signalling rate)
- 3x USB Type-A (10 Gbps signalling rate)
The HP Envy 17 is orderable from today in the US, where it starts at US$1,099.99. While HP has not confirmed how much the laptop will cost in other markets, it states that Best Buy and select Best Buy retail locations will stock the Envy 17.