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HP Envy 17-cg1356 review: A large multimedia laptop

17 inches with the MX450. With its 17-inch display, the HP Envy 17 is well-suited for the consumption of media contents, as well as for simple games and office tasks. An Intel Core i5-1135G7 and Nvidia's GeForce MX450 are supposed to deliver sufficient performance for this. Our review shows how well this works out.
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HP Envy 17 cg1356ng

About one year ago, we already saw the Envy 17 with the model number cg0710ng in one of our tests. While our overall impression was fairly good, only the price seemed too high in our opinion. Now the HP Envy 17-cg1356ng is available for around 1000 Euros (~$1171), which is about 500 Euros (~$586) less. It is equipped with an Intel Core i5-1135G7, an Nvidia GeForce MX450, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1-TB SSD.

With this hardware, the 17-inch laptop competes against the laptops from the competitors listed below. You can also add more devices from our database below each of the sections.

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HP Envy 17-cg (Envy 17-cg Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-1135G7 4 x 2.4 - 4.2 GHz, 46 W PL2 / Short Burst, 25.5 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX450 - 2048 MB, Core: 1575 MHz, Memory: 1751 MHz, NVIDIA 462.80, Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80EUs
Memory
16384 MB 
, dual-channel
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, AU Optronics AUO439D, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB, 1024 GB 
, 890 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.3 x 399 x 259 ( = 0.76 x 15.71 x 10.2 in)
Battery
55.67 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee Personal Security, HP software, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.73 kg ( = 96.3 oz / 6.02 pounds), Power Supply: 300 g ( = 10.58 oz / 0.66 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82.4 %
08/2021
HP Envy 17-cg
i5-1135G7, GeForce MX450
2.7 kg19.3 mm17.30"1920x1080
80 %
05/2021
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
i3-1005G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
2.2 kg19.9 mm17.30"1920x1080
82.7 %
03/2021
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
2.2 kg19.9 mm17.30"1920x1080
85.8 %
11/2020
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
2.3 kg19.5 mm17.30"1920x1200

Case - A sturdy laptop from HP

HP has manufactured the case of the Envy 17 cg1356ng from aluminum, which ensures that the laptop is very robust and resistant to warping. It is also not prone to easily show fingerprints. However, the same doesn't go for the display, since this is covered by glass. In addition, the opening angle is fairly small at only about 120 degrees. To open the lid you also need both hands, since the hinges are fairly hard to move and otherwise the base unit is lifted up as well.

At a weight of slightly more than 2.7 kg (~6 lb), the HP laptop is a relatively heavy device. With the large, 17-inch display, the size of the laptop also turns out a bit larger.

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Size Comparison

403.5 mm / 15.9 inch 263.7 mm / 10.4 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.2 kg4.88 lbs402 mm / 15.8 inch 281.3 mm / 11.1 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 19.3 mm / 0.76 inch 2.7 kg6.02 lbs375 mm / 14.8 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 2.3 kg5.03 lbs

Equipment - Fast WLAN and difficult maintenance

Although HP forgoes a Thunderbolt connection in the Envy 17, the available Type-C port supports image output via DisplayPort. The rest of the connections are standard. There is no Ethernet connection.

Left side: 1x USB-A 3.1 Gen1, HDMI, audio combo port, 1x USB-C (incl. DisplayPort)
Left side: 1x USB-A 3.1 Gen1, HDMI, audio combo port, 1x USB-C (incl. DisplayPort)
Right side: SD card reader, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen1, power
Right side: SD card reader, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen1, power

SD Card Reader

Using our AV Pro microSD 128 GB V60 reference storage card, the card reader of the Envy 17 cg1356ng achieves speeds of 74 MB/s when copying and 83.9 MB/s when reading data. The values are good enough, if unremarkable.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
197 MB/s ∼100% +166%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.1 - 224, n=65, last 2 years)
79.2 MB/s ∼40% +7%
HP Envy 17-cg
  (AV Pro microSD 128 GB V60)
74 MB/s ∼38%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
 
20.8 MB/s ∼11% -72%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
204.3 MB/s ∼100% +144%
Average of class Multimedia
  (23.2 - 217, n=65, last 2 years)
89.1 MB/s ∼44% +6%
HP Envy 17-cg
  (AV Pro microSD 128 GB V60)
83.9 MB/s ∼41%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
 
31.2 MB/s ∼15% -63%

Communication

The HP Envy 17 cg1356ng is able to connect wirelessly via Bluetooth 5 and WiFi 6. With our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, it reaches average speeds of 1418 Mbit/s when transferring data and 1548 Mbit/s when receiving. These are very good results that are sufficient for one of the top places in our test field.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1419 (698min - 1497max) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1418 (731min - 1508max) MBit/s ∼100%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1415 (1340min - 1589max) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=274)
1154 MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (52 - 1563, n=85, last 2 years)
1001 MBit/s ∼71% -29%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
844 (423min - 919max) MBit/s ∼59% -40%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1548 (1357min - 1709max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1453 (1291min - 1633max) MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1252 (1156min - 1322max) MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=274)
1241 MBit/s ∼80% -20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 1548, n=85, last 2 years)
1077 MBit/s ∼70% -30%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
825 (551min - 1155max) MBit/s ∼53% -47%
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HP Envy 17-cg Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1548 (1357-1709)
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1453 (1291-1633)
HP Envy 17-cg Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1394 (731-1508)
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1395 (698-1497)

Webcam

As most other manufacturers, HP also only uses a low-resolution webcam with 0.9 MP in its laptop. The image quality is correspondingly mediocre, displaying objects blurry even in good light conditions and showing colors that are too pale.

ColorChecker
14.8 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
6 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
13 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Envy 17-cg: 13.23 ∆E min: 2.47 - max: 21.41 ∆E

Security

The HP Envy 17 cg1356ng can be unlocked using a fingerprint sensor, which is positioned next to the right Alt key. In our test, the sensor responded well to stored fingerprints, reliably unlocking the laptop. 

Accessories

The box of the HP laptop only contains the laptop itself and the corresponding power supply. You can order additional generic accessories from the manufacturer's website.

Maintenance

The HP Envy 17 cg1356ng should be able to offer some good maintenance options, if only it wouldn't be so hard to open. In order to remove all the screws from the bottom, you first have to remove two glued-on rubber bands. After the screws have been removed, the bottom of the case is held very tightly in place by some clamps. 

However, after you have finally been able to loosen the clamps, you get access to the SSD, the two RAM slots, the WLAN module, a slot for a 2.5-inch drive, and the screwed-in battery.

HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - maintenance options
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - maintenance options
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - available 2.5-inch slot, SSD, WLAN module
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - available 2.5-inch slot, SSD, WLAN module
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - working memory
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - working memory

Warranty

HP offers a 24-month warranty period for the Envy 17 cg1356ng. This can be expanded at an additional cost, for example 3 years with pickup and return service for about 96 Euros (~$112). 

Input Devices - A laptop with a number pad

Keyboard

The keys of the Envy 17 provide a good grip on the fingertips and clear feedback with a rather soft pressure point when typing. After a short period of getting used to the latter, even longer typing tasks are easily possible. Due to the large format, most of the keys are arranged so they each occupy a single space, and only the arrow up and arrow down keys turn out slightly too small.

Touchpad

As mouse replacement, HP uses a ClickPad that is well-suited for navigating the mouse pointer. The surface offers only very little resistance to the finger tips, easily enabling drag-and-drop movements without any problems. Mouse clicks can be triggered reliably either by clicking the pad or by touching it.

HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - Input devices
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - Input devices
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - ClickPad and fingerprint sensor
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - ClickPad and fingerprint sensor
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - Illumination
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - Illumination

Display - Strong reflections

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding

The display of the Envy 17 cg1356ng consists of a large, 17.3-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. At 349 cd/m², the brightness is relatively high and is only surpassed in our test field by the Dell XPS 17 9700. At 89%, the brightness distribution is also good.

HP does not use PWM for brightness control, which should be helpful for persons with sensitive eyes. Other display models are not offered.

330
cd/m²
349
cd/m²
330
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
347
cd/m²
323
cd/m²
311
cd/m²
330
cd/m²
327
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics AUO439D
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 349 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 328.9 cd/m² Minimum: 13.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 295 cd/m²
Contrast: 1285:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.75 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 4.88 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
69% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
95% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
68% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.53
HP Envy 17-cg
AU Optronics AUO439D, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
AU Optronics B173HAN04.3, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
BOE084E, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
SHP14D7, IPS, 1920x1200, 17.30
Display
2%
-40%
10%
Display P3 Coverage
68
68.5
1%
39.98
-41%
77.44
14%
sRGB Coverage
95
97.08
2%
59.25
-38%
100
5%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
69
70.07
2%
41.3
-40%
76.56
11%
Response Times
5%
69%
-38%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 ?(19, 21)
39 ?(19, 20)
2%
14 ?(2, 12)
65%
60.4 ?(30.8, 29.6)
-51%
Response Time Black / White *
30 ?(17, 13)
28 ?(15, 13)
7%
8 ?(2, 6)
73%
37.6 ?(20, 17.6)
-25%
PWM Frequency
2500 ?(30)
Screen
2%
-6%
41%
Brightness middle
347
330
-5%
321
-7%
636
83%
Brightness
329
309
-6%
282
-14%
580
76%
Brightness Distribution
89
88
-1%
81
-9%
86
-3%
Black Level *
0.27
0.33
-22%
0.36
-33%
0.34
-26%
Contrast
1285
1000
-22%
892
-31%
1871
46%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.75
2.82
25%
4.3
-15%
2.4
36%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.53
6.27
17%
7.1
6%
3.5
54%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.88
3.58
27%
2.26
54%
2
59%
Gamma
2.53 87%
2.42 91%
2.36 93%
2.08 106%
CCT
6624 98%
6994 93%
6650 98%
6704 97%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
38
67.5
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97
59
100
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.5
Total Average (Program / Settings)
3% / 2%
8% / -2%
4% / 21%

* ... smaller is better

While the HP Envy 17 cg1356ng places second in our test field with its good contrast ratio of 1285:1, the very good black value of 0.27 cd/m² is sufficient for first place among our selected comparison devices.

The CalMAN analysis also shows that the colors are reproduced fairly balanced already in the state of delivery. However, with a DeltaE value of 4.88, the color deviation is still slightly elevated.

CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

Due to its glossy surface, the display of the Envy 17 is very reflective. Despite the brightness value that is really quite good, image content was hard to read outdoors. There will be some reflections of the environment even in shady places.

Using the HP Envy 17 cg1356ng outdoors (sun from behind the laptop)
Using the HP Envy 17 cg1356ng outdoors (sun from behind the laptop)
Using the HP Envy 17 cg1356ng outdoors (sun from behind the laptop)
Using the HP Envy 17 cg1356ng outdoors (sun from behind the laptop)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
30 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 73 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 48 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (37.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17047 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The viewing angles of the IPS panel used here by HP are very stable. Image contents can also be viewed from very steep angles, without there being distortions or distorted colors.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Suited for many different tasks

HP targets the Envy 17 not only for multimedia applications but also offers it as an office laptop. Correspondingly, there are also configurations with a more powerful CPU or without the dedicated graphics card that is built into our test unit. The equipment for the working memory and storage solution also varies. Prices fall between 850 and 1600 Euros (~$996 - $1874), with our test unit belonging to the more affordable equipment models at around 1000 Euros (~$1171).

HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - CPUz
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - CPUz
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - CPUz
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - CPUz
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - GPUz
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - GPUz
HP Envy 17 cg1356ng - HWInfo
 

Processor

The Intel Core i5-1135G7 used here is a quad-core processor that belongs to Intel's Tiger Lake generation. The clock speeds range between 2.4 and 4.2 GHz, with the duration how long those can be maintained depending on the cooling system and the configured TDP. With a long-term PL1 of 25.5 watts and short-term PL2 of 46 watts, the TDP falls in the middle range of the possible configuration options.

In our Cinebench R15 constant load test, the performance starts out at the level of the really more powerful Intel Core i7-1165G7 in the Acer Aspire 5 A517, but then drops fairly quickly, leveling out at a value that is about 10% lower. This result is also confirmed in the single tests, meaning that the Envy 17 cg1356ng is able to place in the middle of our test field overall.

You can find out about the performance to expect from additional laptops in comparison in our CPU benchmark list.

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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HP Envy 17-cg Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø728 (681.16-848.45)
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE Intel Core i3-1005G1: Ø404 (389.86-406.96)
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø798 (785.79-831.69)
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H Intel Core i5-10300H: Ø822 (807.51-895.96)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1504 Points ∼100% +13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (980 - 1556, n=53, last 2 years)
1338 Points ∼89% 0%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1333 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1172 - 1372, n=29)
1327 Points ∼88% 0%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1061 Points ∼71% -20%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Multimedia
  (2725 - 13205, n=59, last 2 years)
6900 Points ∼100% +31%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5255 Points ∼76%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5216 Points ∼76% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (2786 - 6136, n=30)
4583 Points ∼66% -13%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
2636 Points ∼38% -50%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
573 Points ∼100% +12%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
510 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (442 - 527, n=36)
507 Points ∼88% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (311 - 601, n=98, last 2 years)
489 Points ∼85% -4%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
460 Points ∼80% -10%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
407 Points ∼71% -20%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Multimedia
  (727 - 5128, n=98, last 2 years)
2374 Points ∼100% +20%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
2110 Points ∼89% +6%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1994 Points ∼84% +1%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1984 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (979 - 2382, n=36)
1784 Points ∼75% -10%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1015 Points ∼43% -49%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
222 Points ∼100% +12%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
199 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (86.2 - 205, n=38)
193 Points ∼87% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (126 - 242, n=96, last 2 years)
193 Points ∼87% -3%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
189 Points ∼85% -5%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
148 Points ∼67% -26%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Multimedia
  (334 - 2154, n=112, last 2 years)
1054 Points ∼100% +24%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
896 (807.51min - 895.96max) Points ∼85% +6%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
848 (681.16min - 848.45max) Points ∼80%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
832 (785.79min - 831.69max) Points ∼79% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (431 - 925, n=40)
783 Points ∼74% -8%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
407 Points ∼39% -52%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1129 Seconds * ∼100% -92%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (499 - 1044, n=34)
679 Seconds * ∼60% -15%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
588 Seconds * ∼52%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
581 Seconds * ∼51% +1%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
545 Seconds * ∼48% +7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (233 - 1439, n=85, last 2 years)
534 Seconds * ∼47% +9%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5380 MIPS ∼100% +13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3406 - 5865, n=84, last 2 years)
4969 MIPS ∼92% +4%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
4938 MIPS ∼92% +3%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4778 MIPS ∼89%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3924 - 4867, n=36)
4657 MIPS ∼87% -3%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
3989 MIPS ∼74% -17%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average of class Multimedia
  (8984 - 59653, n=84, last 2 years)
29586 MIPS ∼100% +49%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
24259 MIPS ∼82% +22%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
23768 MIPS ∼80% +20%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (14745 - 24873, n=36)
21155 MIPS ∼72% +6%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
19886 MIPS ∼67%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
10896 MIPS ∼37% -45%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1569 Points ∼100% +13%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1304 - 1428, n=33)
1392 Points ∼89% 0%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1391 Points ∼89%
Average of class Multimedia
  (813 - 1645, n=80, last 2 years)
1323 Points ∼84% -5%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
1225 Points ∼78% -12%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1141 Points ∼73% -18%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Multimedia
  (1604 - 9050, n=80, last 2 years)
5389 Points ∼100% +16%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5056 Points ∼94% +9%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3475 - 5472, n=33)
4774 Points ∼89% +3%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4648 Points ∼86%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
4378 Points ∼81% -6%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
2417 Points ∼45% -48%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 15.9, n=82, last 2 years)
7.96 fps ∼100% +47%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.38 fps ∼80% +17%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
6.37 fps ∼80% +17%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3.57 - 7.6, n=33)
5.83 fps ∼73% +7%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5.43 fps ∼68%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
3.53 fps ∼44% -35%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
63.6 s * ∼100% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.5 - 99.2, n=84, last 2 years)
54.5 s * ∼86% -1%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
54.1 s * ∼85%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
53.3 s * ∼84% +1%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (45.6 - 58.8, n=35)
52.3 s * ∼82% +3%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
51.7 s * ∼81% +4%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
0.747 sec * ∼100% -3%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.727 sec * ∼97%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.679 sec * ∼91% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (0.619 - 0.727, n=34)
0.642 sec * ∼86% +12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4851 - 1.002, n=84, last 2 years)
0.622 sec * ∼83% +14%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.566 sec * ∼76% +22%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
848 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
120 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
199 Points
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System Performance

In the PCMark 10 test to evaluate the system performance, the HP Envy 17 cg1356ng achieves second place in our test field. In the single disciplines, particularly the result of the "Digital Content Creation" stands out, with the HP laptop leading the field of all the other selected comparison devices here. In everyday operation, the laptop always runs smoothly without showing any micro stutters. Starting applications and accessing data succeeds smoothly and quickly. 

PCMark 10 / Score
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
5278 Points ∼100% +2%
HP Envy 17-cg
GeForce MX450, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
5196 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
 
5196 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3028 - 6725, n=89, last 2 years)
4925 Points ∼93% -5%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
4162 Points ∼79% -20%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, Samsung PM991 MZALQ256HAJD
3422 Points ∼65% -34%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
9368 Points ∼100% +4%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
9160 Points ∼98% +2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6441 - 10690, n=88, last 2 years)
9103 Points ∼97% +1%
HP Envy 17-cg
GeForce MX450, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
8985 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
 
8985 Points ∼96% 0%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, Samsung PM991 MZALQ256HAJD
7954 Points ∼85% -11%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
9071 Points ∼100% +9%
HP Envy 17-cg
GeForce MX450, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
8303 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
 
8303 Points ∼92% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5448 - 9729, n=88, last 2 years)
7380 Points ∼81% -11%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
7138 Points ∼79% -14%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, Samsung PM991 MZALQ256HAJD
5252 Points ∼58% -37%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
HP Envy 17-cg
GeForce MX450, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
5103 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
 
5103 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2148 - 9415, n=88, last 2 years)
4943 Points ∼97% -3%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
4804 Points ∼94% -6%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
2928 Points ∼57% -43%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, Samsung PM991 MZALQ256HAJD
2606 Points ∼51% -49%
PCMark 10 Score
5196 points
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DPC Latencies

In the test with LatencyMon, our test configuration of the HP laptop shows increased latencies, which make it unsuited for real-time applications.

LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
9205.1 μs * ∼100% -327%
HP Envy 17-cg
GeForce MX450, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
2154.6 μs * ∼23%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
1526.2 μs * ∼17% +29%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, Samsung PM991 MZALQ256HAJD
938.3 μs * ∼10% +56%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

HP has equipped the Envy 17 with a Samsung PM991 SSD that achieves very good read and write rates in the storage benchmarks. With this, it is at the level of comparable storage solutions, placing third in our test field, just behind the Lenovo V17-IIL.

You can find out what performance to expect from other storage solutions in our HDD/SSD benchmark list.

HP Envy 17-cg
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Samsung PM991 MZALQ256HAJD
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
Average Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
2%
44%
-1%
8%
Write 4K
137.5
170.5
24%
242.2
76%
106.94
-22%
133 ?(98.9 - 168, n=5)
-3%
Read 4K
38.26
56.45
48%
51.58
35%
41.49
8%
42.4 ?(32.4 - 55, n=5)
11%
Write Seq
1283
846.9
-34%
1970
54%
1025.39
-20%
1419 ?(1283 - 1582, n=4)
11%
Read Seq
1349
1168
-13%
2010
49%
1429.13
6%
1571 ?(1349 - 1887, n=4)
16%
Write 4K Q32T1
381.3
449.8
18%
578.5
52%
342.77
-10%
427 ?(375 - 504, n=5)
12%
Read 4K Q32T1
398
489.3
23%
673
69%
364.16
-9%
452 ?(398 - 506, n=5)
14%
Write Seq Q32T1
1654
1034
-37%
1976
19%
1714.4
4%
1615 ?(1492 - 1706, n=5)
-2%
Read Seq Q32T1
2386
2123
-11%
2420
1%
3205
34%
2523 ?(2329 - 3153, n=5)
6%
AS SSD
-22%
12%
-7%
-6%
Seq Read
1961.19
1734.12
-12%
2216.62
13%
2424
24%
2128 ?(1960 - 2618, n=5)
9%
Seq Write
953.97
911.24
-4%
1919.57
101%
1159
21%
1225 ?(954 - 1547, n=5)
28%
4K Read
48.32
50.71
5%
31.52
-35%
34.68
-28%
43 ?(31.6 - 49.8, n=5)
-11%
4K Write
131.44
134.52
2%
215.26
64%
101.7
-23%
130 ?(96.4 - 164, n=5)
-1%
4K-64 Read
1021.43
467.49
-54%
301.35
-70%
984.61
-4%
948 ?(455 - 1298, n=5)
-7%
4K-64 Write
882.77
706.25
-20%
1395.23
58%
955.71
8%
735 ?(262 - 909, n=5)
-17%
Access Time Read *
0.072
0.117
-63%
0.052
28%
0.116
-61%
0.0765 ?(0.053 - 0.112, n=4)
-6%
Access Time Write *
0.029
0.028
3%
0.035
-21%
0.036
-24%
0.0386 ?(0.028 - 0.062, n=5)
-33%
Score Read
1266
692
-45%
555
-56%
1262
0%
1204 ?(682 - 1598, n=5)
-5%
Score Write
1110
932
-16%
1802
62%
1173
6%
987 ?(533 - 1155, n=5)
-11%
Score Total
2982
1954
-34%
2635
-12%
3020
1%
2769 ?(1552 - 3464, n=5)
-7%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-10% / -12%
28% / 26%
-4% / -5%
1% / 0%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2386 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1654 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 398 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 381.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1349 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1283 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 38.26 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 137.5 MB/s

Constant Performance Reading: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics Card

For the display of graphically more demanding image content, the Envy 17 cg1356ng is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce MX450. This is suitable for 3D applications with medium demands on the graphics performance, allowing it to perform for example video and image processing to some extent. 

In the 3DMark benchmarks, the MX450 in the Envy 17 demonstrates a significant advantage compared to the internal graphics units in our test field, and it is also able to surpass the Nvidia GeForce MX350 predecessor model. However, compared to other MX450 units, the performance of the GPU is below average. This is due to the fact that there are four versions of the MX450, all offering different performance levels, with the second-weakest version being used here.

You can find out about the performance offered by other graphics cards in our GPU benchmark list.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (1365 - 31866, n=87, last 2 years)
9458 Points ∼100% +21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (6341 - 9580, n=13)
8076 Points ∼85% +3%
HP Envy 17-cg
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i5-1135G7
7847 Points ∼83%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6166 Points ∼65% -21%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i3-1005G1
1955 Points ∼21% -75%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i5-10300H
1717 Points ∼18% -78%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average of class Multimedia
  (6498 - 87836, n=72, last 2 years)
33710 Points ∼100% +24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (25467 - 33806, n=10)
28203 Points ∼84% +4%
HP Envy 17-cg
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i5-1135G7
27235 Points ∼81%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
26239 Points ∼78% -4%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i3-1005G1
9889 Points ∼29% -64%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i5-10300H
9507 Points ∼28% -65%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Multimedia
  (920 - 23674, n=95, last 2 years)
6758 Points ∼100% +44%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (4336 - 5573, n=14)
4761 Points ∼70% +2%
HP Envy 17-cg
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i5-1135G7
4689 Points ∼69%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4536 Points ∼67% -3%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i3-1005G1
1347 Points ∼20% -71%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i5-10300H
1158 Points ∼17% -75%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Multimedia
  (300 - 9323, n=84, last 2 years)
2395 Points ∼100% +121%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (1086 - 2300, n=13)
1713 Points ∼72% +58%
HP Envy 17-cg
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i5-1135G7
1086 Points ∼45%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i3-1005G1
396 Points ∼17% -64%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel UHD Graphics 630, Intel Core i5-10300H
373 Points ∼16% -66%
3DMark 11 Performance
7542 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
14229 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4254 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1204 points
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Gaming Performance

Nvidia's GeForce MX450 is quite suited for gaming and is able to ensure smooth frame rates, as long as you are content with medium to low graphics settings. In the games we tested, smooth gaming was also still possible in Full-HD resolution with this. However, current games such as "Cyberpunk 2077" require a significant reduction in the graphics settings and resolution in order to maintain frame rates above 30 fps.

You can find out what performance to expect in additional games in our GPU games list.

The Witcher 3 - 1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Multimedia
  (10.5 - 243, n=67, last 2 years)
82.5 fps ∼100% +32%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
62.4 fps ∼76%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (34 - 81.4, n=13)
60.4 fps ∼73% -3%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
42.27 (23min - 54max) fps ∼51% -32%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
84 (72.8min) fps ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (13.4 - 144, n=88, last 2 years)
78.2 fps ∼93% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (34.9 - 97.4, n=17)
77.5 fps ∼92% -8%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
65.8 (55.7min) fps ∼78% -22%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
20.4 (17.4min) fps ∼24% -76%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H, Intel UHD Graphics 630
17.5 (16.4min) fps ∼21% -79%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 Standard Quality
Average of class Multimedia
  (6.87 - 112, n=37, last 2 years)
40.8 fps ∼100% +48%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (25 - 34.5, n=10)
27.9 fps ∼68% +1%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
27.5 fps ∼67%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (35.4 - 66, n=17)
53.5 fps ∼100% +10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8.55 - 87.6, n=80, last 2 years)
51.3 fps ∼96% +6%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
48.5 fps ∼91%
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
30.2 fps ∼56% -38%
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
10.7 fps ∼20% -78%
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
Intel Core i5-10300H, Intel UHD Graphics 630
10.3 fps ∼19% -79%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T
Average of class Multimedia
  (19 - 109, n=19, last 2 years)
50.6 fps ∼100% +58%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (24 - 41, n=6)
33.3 fps ∼66% +4%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
32 fps ∼63%
Cyberpunk 2077 - 1280x720 Low Preset
Average of class Multimedia
  (19 - 117, n=12, last 2 years)
50.2 fps ∼100% +47%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (33.9 - 39.5, n=4)
35.8 fps ∼71% +5%
HP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
34.2 fps ∼68%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 107 62.4 33 19.9 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 123 103 92 84 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 58.8 27.5 18 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 62.8 54.6 48.5 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 63 32 27 26 fps
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) 34.2 13.6 9.4 fps

Emissions - Throttling only under very heavy load

Noise Emissions

Noise characteristics
Noise characteristics

With a noise level of up to 46.6 dB(A), the fans of the Envy 17 can become quite loud. But this is only rarely the case, and the HP laptop can be considered a quiet laptop. While using office programs or surfing in the Internet, the fans mostly remain turned off, so that the laptop is also suited for noise sensitive environments.

We were unable to notice any other noises such as coil whine.

Noise Level

Idle
26 / 31.7 / dB(A)
HDD
0 dB(A)
Load
43.2 / 46.6 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 26 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2021.522.121.220.530.521.52524.726.923.921.431.724.73122.825.534.320.53222.84024.119.326.817.730.724.15029.728.928.118.629.929.76317.617.421.716.120.317.68016.618.921.115.516.916.610016.617.818.314.716.716.612516.518.320.815.217.816.516016.320.819.515.516.716.320016.119.519.214.614.716.125014.219.718.413.81414.231514.82421.113.21414.840015.82421.91212.115.850014.42422.111.412.214.463020.326.124.811.311.920.380017.62826.711.511.517.6100020.332.229.711.611.820.3125023.535.232.91211.823.5160022.134.231.711.712.322.1200023.136.934.512.412.423.1250021.234.73212.712.321.2315018.834.131.714.81318.8400016.540.134.513.813.316.5500015.436.430.313.813.315.4630014.729.526.314.113.514.7800014.631.728.514.613.914.6100001631.830.418.115.5161250015.127.72718.715.315.11600012.81819.114.812.812.8SPL31.746.743.225.725.131.7N1.45.140.70.61.4median 16.3median 28median 26.7median 13.8median 13.3median 16.3Delta2.26.25.21.31.62.230.823.72425.630.83230.335.227.53230.226.328.92930.225.12226.223.225.130.121.224.924.130.123.722.726.720.423.720.221.219.617.220.22315.716.8192317.116.817.115.717.115.416.417.213.615.415.916.81713.115.915.116.917.212.415.114.820.520.61214.815.424.724.612.115.413.42322.512.113.41627.82911.61616.928.428.31216.917.230.13111.817.220.434.935.512.320.416.732.833.311.816.715.434.334.811.915.414.635.335.912.314.614.834.13513.114.814.732.533.213.214.714.132.132.913.414.113.729.730.113.413.713.625.826.713.613.613.520.421.31413.513.41818.416.313.412.81715.313.712.827.944.144.824.927.90.94.24.40.60.9median 15.1median 25.8median 26.7median 13.1median 15.11.27.57.30.91.2hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP Envy 17-cgAcer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

According to our measurements, the surfaces of the Envy 17 can reach temperatures of up to 49.7 °C (~121 °F) in our stress test scenario, with the warmest point being at the bottom center towards the back. At a maximum of 27 °C (81 °F), the palm rests always stay within a moderate temperature range. However, the stress test represents an extreme scenario, and the values should turn out significantly lower in everyday operation, so that you can always use the laptop on your lap without any problems.

During our constant stress test, the temperatures inside the HP laptop briefly rose up to 93 °C (199 °F). At this time, the clock speeds dropped to about 400 MHz. Until the end of the test, the cooling system was then able to stabilize them at an average value of 1.5 GHz. Even though this is below the basic clock speed of 2.4 GHz, the system could still be operated smoothly during this time. Since a load such as in our stress test is unlikely to occur in practice, you don't have to expect any limitations due to the temperatures being too high.

Max. Load
 34.2 °C
94 F
44 °C
111 F
45.9 °C
115 F
 
 34 °C
93 F
37.9 °C
100 F
32.9 °C
91 F
 
 27.1 °C
81 F
25.4 °C
78 F
27 °C
81 F
 
Maximum: 45.9 °C = 115 F
Average: 34.3 °C = 94 F
44.5 °C
112 F
49.7 °C
121 F
33.8 °C
93 F
30 °C
86 F
40 °C
104 F
31.5 °C
89 F
24.9 °C
77 F
26.2 °C
79 F
27 °C
81 F
Maximum: 49.7 °C = 121 F
Average: 34.2 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  54.3 °C = 130 F | Room Temperature 22.2 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.3 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 31 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 45.9 °C / 115 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 49.7 °C / 121 F, compared to the average of 39 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.2 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 31 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 27.1 °C / 80.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (+1.8 °C / 3.2 F).
Heat map - Idle operation (top)
Heat map - Idle operation (top)
Heat map - Idle operation (bottom)
Heat map - Idle operation (bottom)
Heat map - Under load (top)
Heat map - Under load (top)
Heat map - Under load (bottom)
Heat map - Under load (bottom)

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The speakers of the HP Envy 17 cg1356ng are able to produce a relatively loud volume, offering a sound spectrum that emphasizes the higher frequencies. This makes them suited for reproducing voice content, for example, but for listening to media content or music, external speakers or headphones are recommended.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs202630.5262530.331.730.33123.23223.24028.930.728.9503629.9366321.920.321.98017.416.917.410018.916.718.912527.517.827.516037.316.737.320040.314.740.325052.71452.731559.31459.340066.712.166.750065.112.265.163065.611.965.680066.711.566.7100066.211.866.2125074.311.874.316007212.372200074.112.474.1250068.512.368.5315073.21373.240007313.373500075.213.375.2630077.513.577.5800079.813.979.81000083.715.583.71250080.315.380.31600070.612.870.6SPL87.425.187.4N67.70.667.7median 68.5median 13.3median 68.5Delta10.11.610.122.322.822.32935.92929.630.629.623.225.623.230.824.730.823.522.123.520.621.120.621.822.321.818.917.218.924.515.424.531.113.531.146.415.546.457.114.757.16219.46256.713.356.761.512.961.568.212.268.26912.96966.513.166.568.412.468.469.91369.966.913.266.963.213.163.26213.26263.413.563.464.913.664.965.413.565.462.513.662.557.513.457.556.612.656.678.125.678.141.30.741.3median 62median 13.4median 629.40.99.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP Envy 17-cgLenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP Envy 17-cg audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.68 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 72% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 20% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 55% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 37% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (69.03 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 51% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 37% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 54% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Power Management - A good battery life in the WLAN

Power Consumption

According to our measurements, the maximum power consumption of the Envy 17 is 68 watts. At an average of 9.4 watts in idle operation and 64.4 watts under load, it is one of the less efficient devices in our test field.

The included power supply is rated at 65 watts, so it is slightly too small.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.35 / 0.8 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.8 / 9.4 / 10.1 Watt
Load midlight 64.4 / 68 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
HP Envy 17-cg
i5-1135G7, GeForce MX450, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
i3-1005G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Samsung PM991 MZALQ256HAJD, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Acer Aspire 5 A517-52G-79Z5
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-1T00, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Dell XPS 17 9700 i5-10300H
i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G, IPS, 1920x1200, 17.30
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
 
Average of class Multimedia
 
Power Consumption
12%
8%
-5%
-0%
-29%
Idle Minimum *
3.8
4.4
-16%
4.1
-8%
3.7
3%
4.38 ?(3 - 7.2, n=13)
-15%
6.04 ?(2.22 - 28.6, n=86, last 2 years)
-59%
Idle Average *
9.4
10
-6%
7.8
17%
8.3
12%
7.85 ?(4.9 - 10.4, n=13)
16%
10.5 ?(3 - 26.5, n=86, last 2 years)
-12%
Idle Maximum *
10.1
11.7
-16%
10
1%
11.3
-12%
10.8 ?(5.7 - 14.2, n=13)
-7%
13.7 ?(4.6 - 42, n=86, last 2 years)
-36%
Load Average *
64.4
47
27%
44
32%
56.4 ?(25 - 74, n=13)
12%
65.4 ?(24.8 - 150, n=86, last 2 years)
-2%
Witcher 3 ultra *
64.4
26.8
58%
Load Maximum *
68
42
38%
64.7
5%
109
-60%
73.2 ?(50.4 - 99, n=13)
-8%
94.1 ?(28.8 - 235, n=86, last 2 years)
-38%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption Witcher 3 / Stress Test

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; Witcher 3 ultra: Ø64.4 (62.7-65.4)
; 1280x720 Prime95 28.10 and Furmark 1.25: Ø68.2 (67.5-68.8)

Battery Life

In our realistic WLAN test, the HP laptop achieves a battery life of almost 8 hours. In our test field, only the Dell XPS 17 9700 achieved a better result, but that is also equipped with a larger battery.

Due to the support of quick charging, the 55.67-Wh battery is completely recharged after about 1.5 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)