HP Envy 17-ae120nd
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Envy 17-ae120nd
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 20%
Model: As desktop replacements are becoming more the purview of gamers and creative professionals, it is getting harder to find a 17-inch laptop for mainstream consumers. The HP Envy 17 is one of the few desktop replacements on the market with the everyday user in mind. The 17-inch Envy is an elegant desktop replacement with an aluminum chassis that matches the all-metal minimalism that Apple popularized several years back. Updated for 2017, the laptop chassis has seen some minor changes since we reviewed the previous version, including a slimmer, lighter chassis. The laptop is not small by any stretch of the imagination, measuring 41.66 x 28.19 x 2.34 cm (16.4 x 11.1 x 0.92 inch) and weighing 2.9 kg (6.4 lb). The Envy also boasts a lovely 17.3-inch 4K display that offers bright, vibrant color and crisp details. The panel produces an impressive 209 percent of the sRGB color gamut, which is much better than other desktop replacements that hover around 100 percent. Brightness is also top-notch, averaging 276 nits. The HP Envy 17-ae120nd also came with a 2.7-GHz Intel Core i7-8550U processor and 16 GB of RAM, with a 256 GB solid-state drive for the operating system and a 1 TB, 7,200-rpm hard disk drive for mass storage. The Envy 17 has a dedicated graphics card, but the Nvidia GeForce 940MX and 2 GB of VRAM it comes with will not do much for gaming. It's far better suited to non-gaming uses, like photo editing.
A stylish speaker grille runs with a checkered triangle design across the top of the keyboard. The soundbar houses two Bang & Olufsen speakers, and they produced plenty of sound, which is enough to fill one of the smaller rooms. Using the included Bang & Olufsen Audio Control software, users can cycle through presets for music, movies, and dialogue, as well as adjust bass, treble, and audio quality levels. The Envy's integrated webcam is actually one of the nicer cameras on a laptop, with Full-HD resolution and a wider angle than most webcams. The result is a mostly clear image that captures more of surroundings. The camera caught details pretty well, and colors looked pretty accurate. The Envy also has an IR camera for simple, secure login using Windows Hello. The larger chassis provides plenty of room for ports and other features, including a tray-loading DVD drive on the right-hand side of the machine. It is joined by a single USB 3.0 port on the right. On the left, there is a Kensington lock slot, a compact RJ45 port for Gigabit Ethernet, a full-size HDMI port, two additional USB 3.0 ports (one with sleep and charge), a USB Type-C port with USB 3.1 support and an integrated SD card slot. An audio jack lets user plug in headphones or a headset. The Envy 17 is one of those rare 17-inch laptops for power users that is not ‘gaming’ focused. If you are interested in something in this category, the Envy 17 is a clear choice for you.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa RajarathnamNVIDIA GeForce MX150: Pascal GP108 based laptop graphics card and mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. Offers 384 shader cores and usually 2 GB GDDR5 with a 64 Bit memory bus. Manufactured in 14nm. 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.
8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.» 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.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
20%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.