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HP Envy 17t (Core i7-1065G7, Nvidia MX330, 4K) Laptop Review

Silver linings. The HP Envy 17t is a well-crafted 17-inch laptop, but its beauty is only skin deep. Some of its components are major standouts, most notably the screen. While it is a competent laptop capable of crunching through office tasks and light graphical or gaming loads, it is held back by a few grating annoyances.

The Envy line is used for HP's high-end consumer-grade laptops, and today's review covers a notebook that fully fits that description. The Envy 17t is a bump up from the HP Envy 17, which we recently covered. The Envy 17t sheds the 17's DVD burner and instead opts for an aluminum chassis housing significantly more powerful hardware.

The 17t screams premium, thanks in part to its Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7 and Nvidia GeForce MX330 GPU. It's a large machine, especially outside of the gaming realm, but the big 17.3-inch display offers a lot of screen real estate. Purchasers can also opt for a UHD (3840x2160) display. As we'll see later in this review, that display option is the highlight of the machine.

Otherwise, the HP Envy 17t is in line with other 17.3-inch multimedia laptops, including the base HP Envy 17, Medion Akoya P17605, Asus VivoBook 17, Dell Inspiron 17 3780, and the LG Gram 17. The MSI Prestige 15 and Dell XPS 15 9500 target a similar audience, though they offer more power for more money.

HP Envy 17t-cg000
Processor
Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 x 1.3 - 3.9 GHz, Ice Lake U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX330 - 2048 MB, Core: 1531 MHz, Memory: 1752 MHz, GDDR5, GeForce Game Ready Driver 441.45, Nvidia Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200 / PC4-25600
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 255 PPI, No touch, AU Optronics AUO168E, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel 495 (Ice Lake-U PCH-LP Premium)
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB 
, 476 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Ice Lake-U/Y PCH-LP cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Combo audio in/out, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC Card-reader, full-sized, 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 5.0
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 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD w/ built-in privacy shield
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2 Watt Bang & Olufsen, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.73 kg ( = 96.3 oz / 6.02 pounds), Power Supply: 392 g ( = 13.83 oz / 0.86 pounds)
Price
1599.99 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
06/2020
HP Envy 17t-cg000
i7-1065G7, GeForce MX330
2.7 kg19.3 mm17.3"3840x2160
79 %
Medion Akoya P17605
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
2.3 kg18.45 mm17.3"1920x1080
76 %
01/2020
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
R5 3500U, Vega 8
2.3 kg21 mm17.3"1920x1080
79 %
11/2019
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
2.8 kg23 mm17.3"1920x1080
79 %
05/2019
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
i7-8565U, Radeon 520
2.8 kg25 mm17.3"1920x1080
84 %
04/2019
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg17.8 mm17"2560x1600

Case

The HP Envy 17t is solidly built with a decidedly premium look and feel. The aluminum body looks gorgeous thanks to its anodized finish, which resists fingerprints and smudges. Gaps are tight and consistent along the bottom panel and touchpad seams. The keyboard deck is rigid and does not flex under directed pressure.

Similarly, the lid holds firm when intentionally twisted, contorting only slightly. The hinges are strong but stiff; they hold the display steady when the keyboard is engaged but do not allow for one-handed opening. The display opens to a maximum of about 120 degrees, which may be a bit restrictive for some.

A nice feature is the addition of tiny rubber pads on the back edge of the lid; when the laptop is opened, these become the back feet of the notebook, lifting the keyboard and angling it to about 10 degrees for better ergonomics.

Overall, HP hit a home run with the design. The machine's chassis certainly lives up to the "Envy" name.

One downside of the larger display is the Envy 17t's massive footprint. The display's bezels are reasonably small and the device's screen-to-body ratio is good (~80%). The Envy 17t is a hair smaller than other 17-inch multimedia laptops, but at 2.7 kg, it is among the heaviest. As a result, the notebook is cumbersome. It is awkward to carry with one hand (especially while open) and may not fit nicely onto a lap. However, the Envy 17t is still fairly thin (19.3 mm).

415.4 mm / 16.4 inch 279.2 mm / 11 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.8 kg6.15 lbs405 mm / 15.9 inch 266 mm / 10.5 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2.8 kg6.13 lbs406 mm / 16 inch 253 mm / 9.96 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 19.3 mm / 0.76 inch 2.7 kg6.02 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 266 mm / 10.5 inch 18.45 mm / 0.726 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs381 mm / 15 inch 266.7 mm / 10.5 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 1.3 kg2.95 lbs

Connectivity

The Envy 17t offers an adequate selection of ports. Both USB ports on the left side support HP Sleep and Charge, allowing users to charge a connected USB device (like a phone) even when the laptop is asleep. Multiple displays can be connected via the HDMI 2.0 and USB-C port, which supports both HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 connections.

A quick note: the USB ports are situated close to each other, which may cause large flash drives or cables to block adjacent ports.

Left: USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (w/ charging), HDMI 2.0, headset jack, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (w/ DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and Power Delivery 3.0), drive activity LED
Left: USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (w/ charging), HDMI 2.0, headset jack, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (w/ DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, and Power Delivery 3.0), drive activity LED
Right: Full-sized SD card reader, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, DC in
Right: Full-sized SD card reader, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, DC in

SD Card Reader

The full-size SD card reader offers average speeds (~75-80 MB/s) and is adequate for most consumers. Professionals that rely on transferring large batches of files via SD card may want to look to other devices like the XPS 15. Cards can be fully inserted into the reader and sit flush with the side of the chassis.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
198.5 MB/s ∼100% +165%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.96 MB/s ∼38%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
74.4 MB/s ∼37% -1%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
72 MB/s ∼36% -4%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
35.8 MB/s ∼18% -52%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.95 MB/s ∼14% -63%
Medion Akoya P17605
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.7 MB/s ∼12% -68%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
197.9 MB/s ∼100% +140%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
84.7 MB/s ∼43% +3%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82.6 MB/s ∼42%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
80.4 MB/s ∼41% -3%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
37.1 MB/s ∼19% -55%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34.17 MB/s ∼17% -59%
Medion Akoya P17605
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29 MB/s ∼15% -65%

Communication

The Intel WiFi 6 card in the Envy 17t offers fast wireless speeds. The Envy 17t averages ~1300 MBit/s in both send and receive tests when connected to the Netgear RAX200 router. This far exceeds most consumer internet speeds. Connections were stable; during our testing period, we experienced no dropped connections or interruptions.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1382 (min: 726, max: 1504) MBit/s ∼100%
Medion Akoya P17605
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1361 (min: 1235, max: 1428) MBit/s ∼98% -2%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
704 (min: 563, max: 724) MBit/s ∼51% -49%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
669 MBit/s ∼48% -52%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
542 (min: 500, max: 555) MBit/s ∼39% -61%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
309 MBit/s ∼22% -78%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Medion Akoya P17605
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1333 (min: 807, max: 1413) MBit/s ∼100% +3%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1297 (min: 574, max: 1585) MBit/s ∼97%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
644 MBit/s ∼48% -50%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
640 (min: 628, max: 650) MBit/s ∼48% -51%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
610 (min: 555, max: 640) MBit/s ∼46% -53%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
336 MBit/s ∼25% -74%

Webcam

The Envy 17t's webcam is a definite low point. It is usable for the occasional video chat, but images look fuzzy. Edges are poorly defined with an unpleasant "crunch," particularly at areas of sharp contrast (e.g., hairlines). Most laptops struggle in this regard, and these issues are not uncommon.

The webcam struggles with contrast. Note the fuzziness around the hairline.
The webcam struggles with contrast. Note the fuzziness around the hairline.
ColorChecker
6.4 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
7 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Envy 17t-cg000: 7.64 ∆E min: 3.87 - max: 14.02 ∆E

Maintenance

Two Torx T5 screws hold the back panel, as well as several small Philips Head screws hidden under the long rubber feet. These rubber feet must be peeled away to access the Philips Head screws, and the process is somewhat destructive. As such, we did not proceed with the removal of the bottom panel.

Warranty

The HP Envy 17t offers a standard 12-month limited warranty. We could not find any options to extend this warranty through HP's website.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The keyboard's tactility is excellent. The keys have good travel and offer great feedback. Typists will enjoy this keyboard; it feels good underhand, and the keys are well-sized and well-spaced. The half-sized up and down arrow keys are annoying, but this is up to personal preferences.

One aspect almost all users will find annoying is the loss of the right Ctrl button. HP has replaced this key with the fingerprint scanner. While the scanner is a welcome addition, the absence of Ctrl on the right side is a huge detriment to the keyboard as a whole. Hotkeys that rely on Ctrl will force some users to stretch their hands across the keyboard, which can be frustrating. Replacing Alt would have been a better choice.

Touchpad

The touchpad is large and feels great. It is a single surface with no dedicated buttons for right- or left-clicks. Instead, users will need to click on the right and left sides of the bottom of the trackpad, á lá early unibody MacBook Pros. Gestures fire off reliably, and tracking is accurate. Clicks feel solid but sound hollow.

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The defining feature of the HP Envy 17t is its 4K (3840x2160) display. In short, the display is bright, beautiful, and sharp. The backlight averages 382 nits, which is on the lower end for a premium multimedia laptop. While the Envy 17t's display doesn't quite measure up to the likes of the MSI Prestige 15 or Dell XPS 15 9500, it should be more than bright enough for most people. The 17t's screen is a fair bit bright than most other 17-inch multimedia laptops. Black levels are good at 0.34, making for good contrast. Response times are reasonable for an IPS display. There is no PWM.

HP also sells a model with a standard 1080p IPS display and a model with a 1080p touch display. Both of these, like the 4K screen in our review device, are covered with glossy glass. There is no option for a 4K touch panel.

414
cd/m²
400.5
cd/m²
386.5
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
383.4
cd/m²
363.7
cd/m²
381.2
cd/m²
368.1
cd/m²
357.5
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics AUO168E
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 414 cd/m² Average: 382 cd/m² Minimum: 14.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 383.4 cd/m²
Contrast: 1128:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.24 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 3.7
ΔE Greyscale 6.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6
100% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 88% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.272
HP Envy 17t-cg000
AU Optronics AUO168E, IPS, 17.3, 3840x2160
Medion Akoya P17605
AU Optronics AUO429D, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
BOE084E, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
BOE0825, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AU Optronics B173HAN01.3, IPS, 17.3, 1920x1080
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
LG Philips LP170WQ1-SPA1, IPS, 17, 2560x1600
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Sharp LQ156R1, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2400
Response Times
-3%
43%
37%
-11%
1%
-16%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
45.2 (24, 21)
45 (22, 23)
-0%
24 (12, 12)
47%
30 (15, 15)
34%
46 (24.4, 21.6)
-2%
42 (20.4, 21.6)
7%
54 (26.4, 27.6)
-19%
Response Time Black / White *
29.6 (16.4, 13.2)
31 (17, 14)
-5%
18 (9, 9)
39%
18 (10, 8)
39%
35.2 (22, 13.2)
-19%
31.2 (18, 13.2)
-5%
33.2 (19.2, 14)
-12%
PWM Frequency
Screen
14%
-14%
-5%
5%
17%
19%
Brightness middle
383.4
298
-22%
262
-32%
293
-24%
322.9
-16%
370.6
-3%
557.9
46%
Brightness
382
294
-23%
234
-39%
280
-27%
322
-16%
356
-7%
541
42%
Brightness Distribution
86
88
2%
84
-2%
83
-3%
84
-2%
89
3%
91
6%
Black Level *
0.34
0.255
25%
0.265
22%
0.335
1%
0.26
24%
0.28
18%
0.39
-15%
Contrast
1128
1169
4%
989
-12%
875
-22%
1242
10%
1324
17%
1431
27%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.24
3.01
52%
5.13
18%
4.79
23%
4.19
33%
3.28
47%
4.54
27%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.18
4.59
55%
19.16
-88%
11.42
-12%
7.04
31%
5.85
43%
7.92
22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.7
2.1
43%
3.96
-7%
1.76
52%
3.55
4%
1.03
72%
3.82
-3%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.6
2.29
65%
1.22
82%
6.32
4%
4.5
32%
4.9
26%
3.2
52%
Gamma
2.272 97%
2.62 84%
2.42 91%
2.49 88%
1.97 112%
2.19 100%
1.99 111%
CCT
5973 109%
6655 98%
6584 99%
8002 81%
7041 92%
6376 102%
6451 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
88
58
-34%
38
-57%
59
-33%
57.6
-35%
60.8
-31%
89.5
2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
89
-11%
59
-41%
91
-9%
88.4
-12%
96.6
-3%
100
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
6% / 12%
15% / -5%
16% / 2%
-3% / 2%
9% / 14%
2% / 13%

* ... smaller is better

One of the strengths of the HP Envy 17t's 4K display is its color coverage. The panel covers the entirety of the sRGB gamut and 88% of the AdobeRGB gamut. While color coverage is good, color accuracy leaves something to be desired. Prior to calibration, the panel hits DeltaE2000 scores of 6.24 and 6.6 for colors and grays, respectively. These scores edge the Envy 17t out of the acceptable range for professional color work (DeltaE2000 of 3 or lower). However, colors are vibrant on the display, and multimedia pops on the large panel.

Other aspects of color are more than good enough for general consumers. Gamma is nearly perfect at 2.272, and the panel's color temperature, while a bit cool at 5973 K, is acceptable.

Grayscale
Grayscale
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps
Grayscale (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
ColorChecker (calibrated)
ColorChecker (calibrated)
Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
vs sRGB: 100%
vs sRGB: 100%
vs AdobeRGB: 88%
vs AdobeRGB: 88%

While the display is fairly bright, its glossy glass makes it difficult to see the screen in sunny conditions. In the shade, the screen is perfectly usable, but under direct sunlight, images and text are extremely difficult to make out.

Viewing angles are excellent, as is expected of an IPS panel. There is noticeable backlight bleed in the upper and lower right corners of the screen. This is only visible on black or dark screens at high brightness levels.

Display in shade
Display in shade
Display in direct sunlight
Display in direct sunlight
Backlight bleed in the corners
Backlight bleed in the corners

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
29.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.4 ms rise
↘ 13.2 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 71 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
45.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 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 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 70 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17927 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Performance

The HP Envy 17t is powered by an Intel Core i7-1065G7. The quad-core Ice Lake CPU is paired with an Nvidia GeForce MX330, a low-powered dGPU designed to handle simple graphical tasks. This combination posits the Envy 17t as a well-equipped multimedia laptop that can handle video playback, light gaming, and some simpler creative workloads.

CPU-Z: CPU
CPU-Z: CPU
CPU-Z: Caches
CPU-Z: Caches
CPU-Z: Mainboard
CPU-Z: Mainboard
CPU-Z: Memory
CPU-Z: Memory
CPU-Z: SPD
CPU-Z: SPD
GPU-Z: Intel Iris Plus GPU
GPU-Z: Intel Iris Plus GPU
GPU-Z: Nvidia GeForce MX330
GPU-Z: Nvidia GeForce MX330
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Processor

The Core i7-1065G7 in the HP Envy 17t performs in line with other laptops using the same chip. While it handles short bursts very well, longer workloads (like our Cinebench R15 loop test) slow the CPU down a fair bit. Still, the Envy 17t edges out the Razer Blade Stealth, which uses the same Core i7-1065G7, in the loop test. In fact, the HP Envy 17t outperforms the average Core i7-1065G7-equipped laptop.

The HP Envy 17t has multiple performance modes that can be accessed through the HP Command Center. CPU performance is noticeably different between these modes, as evidenced by Cinebench R20. The HP Recommended and Comfort modes see performance throttled by about 26% and 50%, respectively, in Cinebench's multi-core test. The Envy 17t's CPU would throttle to keep fan speeds lower while still controlling temperatures.

Cinebench R20: Performance mode, multi-core
Cinebench R20: Performance mode, multi-core
Cinebench R20: Performance mode, single-core
Cinebench R20: Performance mode, single-core
Cinebench R20: HP Recommended mode, multi-core
Cinebench R20: HP Recommended mode, multi-core
Cinebench R20: HP Recommended mode, single-core
Cinebench R20: HP Recommended mode, single-core
Cinebench R20: Comfort mode, multi-core
Cinebench R20: Comfort mode, multi-core
Cinebench R20: Comfort mode, single-core
Cinebench R20: Comfort mode, single-core
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HP Envy 17t-cg000 GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø719 (697.41-836.33)
Medion Akoya P17605 GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, E12-256G-Phison-SSD-B16-BB1; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø525 (519-560.59)
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1065G7, Lite-On CA5-8D512; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø694 (683.57-745.3)
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø503 (436.46-546.44)
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø496 (486.1-549.01)
Dell Inspiron 17 3780 Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø554 (548.32-600.91)
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1 UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø508 (504.9-529.32)
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 5.1 / 5.2: 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 R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7
471 Points ∼100%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
466 Points ∼99% -1%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
453 Points ∼96% -4%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
446 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (358 - 474, n=21)
439 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (62.6 - 493, n=48)
401 Points ∼85% -15%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2401 Points ∼100% +42%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2208 Points ∼92% +30%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
2107 Points ∼88% +24%
Average of class Multimedia
  (148 - 3422, n=49)
1787 Points ∼74% +5%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1694 Points ∼71%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (1081 - 2024, n=21)
1531 Points ∼64% -10%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
188 Points ∼100% +1%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7
187 Points ∼99%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
186 Points ∼99% -1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
180 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (149 - 190, n=23)
178 Points ∼95% -5%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
175 Points ∼93% -6%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
Intel Core i7-8565U
165 Points ∼88% -12%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Intel Core i7-8565U
163 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (36 - 204, n=406)
132 Points ∼70% -29%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
131 Points ∼70% -30%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1035 Points ∼100% +24%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
894 (min: 743.73, max: 893.95) Points ∼86% +7%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
889 (min: 827.87, max: 893.75) Points ∼86% +6%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7
836 (min: 697.41, max: 836.33) Points ∼81%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (495 - 836, n=24)
677 Points ∼65% -19%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
622 Points ∼60% -26%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Intel Core i7-8565U
601 Points ∼58% -28%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
Intel Core i7-10510U
580 Points ∼56% -31%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
Intel Core i7-8565U
529 Points ∼51% -37%
Average of class Multimedia
  (72.4 - 1600, n=426)
525 Points ∼51% -37%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (330 - 8394, n=34)
1162 Seconds * ∼100% -54%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (679 - 1340, n=12)
869 Seconds * ∼75% -15%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7
756 Seconds * ∼65%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
645 Seconds * ∼56% +15%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
523.9 Seconds * ∼45% +31%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
508 Seconds * ∼44% +33%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
4889 MIPS ∼100% +7%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4589 MIPS ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (3948 - 4589, n=13)
4332 MIPS ∼89% -6%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4315 MIPS ∼88% -6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4292 MIPS ∼88% -6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1445 - 5335, n=30)
4276 MIPS ∼87% -7%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
26652 MIPS ∼100% +63%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
24388 MIPS ∼92% +49%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
23877 MIPS ∼90% +46%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2537 - 41529, n=30)
21046 MIPS ∼79% +29%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (11929 - 22898, n=13)
17380 MIPS ∼65% +6%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7
16326 MIPS ∼61%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1320 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (948 - 1324, n=9)
1261 Points ∼96% -4%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
1183 Points ∼90% -10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1101 Points ∼83% -17%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1088 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (207 - 1320, n=20)
1060 Points ∼80% -20%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4792 Points ∼100% +14%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4440 Points ∼93% +6%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
4399 Points ∼92% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (2464 - 4855, n=9)
4245 Points ∼89% +1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (392 - 7825, n=21)
4200 Points ∼88% 0%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4186 Points ∼87%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
7.81 fps ∼100% +40%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.28 fps ∼93% +30%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7
5.58 fps ∼71%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.46 - 11.1, n=34)
5.54 fps ∼71% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (2.98 - 6.38, n=12)
4.73 fps ∼61% -15%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
78 s ∼100% +31%
Average of class Multimedia
  (47.1 - 137, n=17)
67.9 s ∼87% +14%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
63.6 s ∼82% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (51 - 85.3, n=8)
63.2 s ∼81% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
59.83 s ∼77% 0%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7
59.7 s ∼77%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.58 - 2.86, n=21)
0.865 sec * ∼100% -31%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (0.661 - 0.899, n=9)
0.723 sec * ∼84% -9%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.661 sec * ∼76%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.646 sec * ∼75% +2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.629 sec * ∼73% +5%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
836 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
103 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
187 Points
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System Performance

Overall system performance is snappy and in line with expectations for a device with these specifications. The Envy 17t chews through office tasks and web browsing without much problem. Additionally, it can handle some light creative work and graphical loads thanks to the Nvidia GeForce MX330 GPU.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Multimedia
  (1001 - 7296, n=133)
3784 Points ∼29% +8%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
3710 Points ∼29% +6%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3524 Points ∼27% +1%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3499 Points ∼27%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
 
3499 Points ∼27% 0%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3231 Points ∼25% -8%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
2967 Points ∼23% -15%
Medion Akoya P17605
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, E12-256G-Phison-SSD-B16-BB1
2766 Points ∼21% -21%
Productivity
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
7862 Points ∼75% +15%
Medion Akoya P17605
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, E12-256G-Phison-SSD-B16-BB1
7344 Points ∼70% +7%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7247 Points ∼70% +6%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
6948 Points ∼67% +1%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6847 Points ∼66%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
 
6847 Points ∼66% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1407 - 8020, n=134)
6357 Points ∼61% -7%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5840 Points ∼56% -15%
Essentials
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
9316 Points ∼81% +19%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
9023 Points ∼79% +15%
Medion Akoya P17605
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, E12-256G-Phison-SSD-B16-BB1
8862 Points ∼77% +13%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
8430 Points ∼74% +8%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7822 Points ∼68%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
 
7822 Points ∼68% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2891 - 10539, n=134)
7822 Points ∼68% 0%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7397 Points ∼65% -5%
Score
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
4594 Points ∼57% +12%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4442 Points ∼55% +8%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4102 Points ∼51%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
 
4102 Points ∼51% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1144 - 5758, n=135)
4077 Points ∼50% -1%
Medion Akoya P17605
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, E12-256G-Phison-SSD-B16-BB1
4048 Points ∼50% -1%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
4000 Points ∼49% -2%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3719 Points ∼46% -9%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP Envy 17t-cg000
GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5267 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
 
5267 Points ∼80% 0%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
5260 Points ∼80% 0%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5138 Points ∼78% -2%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
4642 Points ∼70% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2213 - 5651, n=306)
4340 Points ∼66% -18%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Envy 17t-cg000
GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3762 Points ∼62%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
 
3762 Points ∼62% 0%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
3509 Points ∼58% -7%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3502 Points ∼57% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1371 - 4900, n=327)
3397 Points ∼56% -10%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
3363 Points ∼55% -11%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3762 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5267 points
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DPC Latency

Some significant DPC latency can be observed when opening multiple browser tabs, which may cause annoyances in some workloads (e.g., video editing). However, 4K streaming and playback are perfectly smooth; we saw no dropped frames when streaming 4K video from YouTube.

4K playback is smooth with no dropped frames.
4K playback is smooth with no dropped frames.
LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
9855.5 μs * ∼100% -221%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1065G7, Lite-On CA5-8D512
4572 μs * ∼46% -49%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3071 μs * ∼31%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The Western Digital NVMe SSD in the HP Envy 17t is speedy. Though it does not offer read/write speeds as high as the Samsung PM981, average 4KiB speeds are more than fast enough for general consumers. Apps open quickly, and load times in most games are reasonably quick.

The Envy 17t can be configured with an additional 32 GB of Intel Optane memory or a 1 TB 2.5" SATA hard drive. Prospective buyers should be able to add an extra NVMe SSD and SATA drive themselves, though the process is somewhat destructive.

AS SSD
AS SSD
Crystaldiskmark 6.0.1
Crystaldiskmark 6.0.1
HP Envy 17t-cg000
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Medion Akoya P17605
E12-256G-Phison-SSD-B16-BB1
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
AS SSD
38%
-20%
-24%
-33%
-52%
Copy Game MB/s
1189.72
512.45
-57%
414.87
-65%
Copy Program MB/s
766.4
653.21
-15%
613.93
-20%
Copy ISO MB/s
1349.73
875.9
-35%
816.25
-40%
Score Total
2783
3552
28%
1810
-35%
1693
-39%
1434
-48%
1106
-60%
Score Write
1260
1361
8%
1030
-18%
923
-27%
468
-63%
423
-66%
Score Read
1013
1488
47%
528
-48%
537
-47%
650
-36%
445
-56%
Access Time Write *
0.026
0.019
27%
0.047
-81%
0.046
-77%
0.034
-31%
0.05
-92%
Access Time Read *
0.067
0.047
30%
0.058
13%
0.081
-21%
0.063
6%
0.084
-25%
4K-64 Write
1040.89
1057.87
2%
835.24
-20%
715.09
-31%
314.79
-70%
305.46
-71%
4K-64 Read
856.79
1180.4
38%
323.96
-62%
321.49
-62%
504.61
-41%
369.65
-57%
4K Write
138.64
194.58
40%
104.25
-25%
170.34
23%
104
-25%
71.04
-49%
4K Read
40.63
59.31
46%
45.24
11%
53.81
32%
39.13
-4%
30.18
-26%
Seq Write
809.23
1079.09
33%
900.47
11%
373.73
-54%
491.42
-39%
460.96
-43%
Seq Read
1160.7
2481.91
114%
1591.56
37%
1620.13
40%
1061.12
-9%
454.47
-61%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
44%
-12%
-5%
-7%
-36%
Write 4K
124.2
213.2
72%
132
6%
134.8
9%
120.3
-3%
89.73
-28%
Read 4K
46.11
59.18
28%
52.05
13%
54.69
19%
41.81
-9%
36.59
-21%
Write Seq
1124
973.1
872
618.7
422.4
Read Seq
1156
1606
1447
1119
454.9
Write 4K Q32T1
447
588
32%
210.4
-53%
392.2
-12%
492.2
10%
321.1
-28%
Read 4K Q32T1
350.1
611.5
75%
312.2
-11%
331.6
-5%
398.8
14%
340.1
-3%
Write Seq Q32T1
1463.1
1112
-24%
982
-33%
919.7
-37%
811.6
-45%
509.1
-65%
Read Seq Q32T1
1750.5
3121
78%
1847
6%
1723
-2%
1616
-8%
545.2
-69%
Write 4K Q8T8
445.5
Read 4K Q8T8
926.4
Total Average (Program / Settings)
41% / 40%
-16% / -17%
-15% / -17%
-20% / -25%
-44% / -47%

* ... smaller is better

WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1750.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1463.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 350.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 447 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 46.11 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 124.2 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 445.5 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 926.4 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance

The HP Envy 17t sports an Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 iGPU and an Nvidia GeForce MX330 dGPU. The Iris Plus iGPU is more than capable of powering the 4K display and handling most general use graphical demands (e.g., streaming video, light photo edits). The MX330 is employed for more demanding workloads to offer a bit of a graphical push, thanks in part to its 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

While the Envy 17t is in no way a video editing or gaming monster, it can handle lighter video editing projects and some light gaming, albeit at lower settings. The MX330 offers about a 25-35% bump in performance over the integrated Iris Plus Graphics chip (per 3DMark). When compared to the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, the MX330 doesn't hold much muster, routinely offering less than half the performance.

Compared to AMD's APUs, though, the MX330 is a clear winner. The Nvidia GPU scores about 20% higher than the AMD RX Vega 7 in most 3DMark tests. 

Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Extreme
Fire Strike Extreme
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Ice Storm Extreme
Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H
3601 Points ∼24% +210%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1065G7
3098 Points ∼21% +167%
Average of class Multimedia
  (142 - 7372, n=90)
1664 Points ∼11% +43%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
1160 Points ∼8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
  (1059 - 1190, n=3)
1136 Points ∼8% -2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
973 Points ∼6% -16%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
847 Points ∼6% -27%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, i7-8565U
459 Points ∼3% -60%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H
9930 Points ∼24% +164%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1065G7
8093 Points ∼20% +115%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
3885 Points ∼10% +3%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
3762 Points ∼9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
  (3581 - 3838, n=3)
3727 Points ∼9% -1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
3134 Points ∼8% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (337 - 19655, n=446)
3100 Points ∼8% -18%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
3062 Points ∼8% -19%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 3500U
2462 Points ∼6% -35%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, i7-8565U
1616 Points ∼4% -57%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H
34971 Points ∼18% +69%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1065G7
30436 Points ∼16% +47%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
23863 Points ∼12% +15%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
22895 Points ∼12% +10%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
20729 Points ∼11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
  (15595 - 23580, n=3)
19968 Points ∼10% -4%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
17892 Points ∼9% -14%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2468 - 77755, n=442)
17527 Points ∼9% -15%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, i7-8565U
10669 Points ∼5% -49%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
9844 Points ∼5% -53%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
80922 Points ∼11% +150%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3538 - 171011, n=101)
65177 Points ∼9% +101%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
59626 Points ∼8% +84%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
  (32370 - 66932, n=2)
49651 Points ∼7% +53%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1065G7
34142 Points ∼5% +5%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
32370 Points ∼4%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H
13027 Points ∼58% +186%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1065G7
9874 Points ∼44% +117%
MSI Prestige 14
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, i7-10710U
5155 Points ∼23% +13%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
4638 Points ∼21% +2%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
4559 Points ∼20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
  (4403 - 4588, n=4)
4517 Points ∼20% -1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
4045 Points ∼18% -11%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
3663 Points ∼16% -20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (375 - 15962, n=665)
2669 Points ∼12% -41%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, i7-8565U
2149 Points ∼10% -53%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1821 Points ∼8% -60%
1280x720 Performance Physics
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H
16597 Points ∼75% +78%
MSI Prestige 14
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, i7-10710U
10012 Points ∼45% +8%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1065G7
10005 Points ∼45% +7%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
9735 Points ∼44% +5%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
9479 Points ∼43% +2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
9360 Points ∼42% +1%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
9310 Points ∼42%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
  (7640 - 9310, n=4)
8375 Points ∼38% -10%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, i7-8565U
7280 Points ∼33% -22%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
6729 Points ∼30% -28%
Average of class Multimedia
  (653 - 16597, n=669)
5108 Points ∼23% -45%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H
12865 Points ∼25% +166%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1065G7
11501 Points ∼22% +138%
MSI Prestige 14
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, i7-10710U
6151 Points ∼12% +27%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
4990 Points ∼10% +3%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
4839 Points ∼9%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
4822 Points ∼9% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
  (4616 - 4863, n=4)
4787 Points ∼9% -1%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
4612 Points ∼9% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (352 - 26292, n=669)
3210 Points ∼6% -34%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, i7-8565U
2156 Points ∼4% -55%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
1813 Points ∼4% -63%
1280x720 Performance
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H
13331 Points ∼35% +157%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-1065G7
11070 Points ∼29% +114%
MSI Prestige 14
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, i7-10710U
6397 Points ∼17% +23%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
5183 Points ∼13% 0%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, i7-1065G7
5180 Points ∼13%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
5164 Points ∼13% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
  (4898 - 5180, n=4)
5080 Points ∼13% -2%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
4932 Points ∼13% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (28 - 22567, n=683)
3165 Points ∼8% -39%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, i7-8565U
2409 Points ∼6% -53%
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U
2037 Points ∼5% -61%
3DMark 11 Performance
5180 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
22597 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
15382 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3470 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
1773 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1293 points
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Gaming Performance

As mentioned, the HP Envy 17t is capable of playing lighter titles like Rocket League without much trouble, though settings will need to be dialed back. Even modern titles like Shadow of the Tomb Raider are within reach, albeit at 1280x720 and the lowest graphical settings. Still, for casual gamers that don't mind turning down resolutions and settings, the Envy 17t fits the bill.

BioShock Infinite
1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
77 fps ∼100% +103%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
37.9 fps ∼49%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
 
37.9 fps ∼49% 0%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
37.08 fps ∼48% -2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3.62 - 149, n=236)
29.2 fps ∼38% -23%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
22.6 fps ∼29% -40%
1366x768 High Preset
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
188.4 fps ∼100% +96%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
96.29 fps ∼51% 0%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
96 fps ∼51%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
 
96 fps ∼51% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (9.3 - 277, n=266)
66.4 fps ∼35% -31%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
61.5 fps ∼33% -36%
1366x768 Medium Preset
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
215.1 fps ∼100% +89%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
116.45 fps ∼54% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
 
114 fps ∼53% 0%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
113.8 fps ∼53%
Average of class Multimedia
  (10.7 - 292, n=256)
74.6 fps ∼35% -34%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
73 fps ∼34% -36%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
296.3 fps ∼100% +70%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
 
174 fps ∼59% 0%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
173.9 fps ∼59%
HP Envy 17-ce1004ng
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
165.96 fps ∼56% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (19.5 - 370, n=255)
114 fps ∼38% -34%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
109.6 fps ∼37% -37%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
48 fps ∼100% +500%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
37 fps ∼77% +363%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
35 fps ∼73% +338%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6 - 92, n=25)
31.3 fps ∼65% +291%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
  (8 - 10, n=2)
9 fps ∼19% +13%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
8 fps ∼17%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:SM
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
57 fps ∼100% +470%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
44 fps ∼77% +340%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
42 fps ∼74% +320%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6 - 105, n=28)
33.7 fps ∼59% +237%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
  (10 - 12, n=2)
11 fps ∼19% +10%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
10 fps ∼18%
1920x1080 Medium Preset
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
62 fps ∼100% +265%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
55 fps ∼89% +224%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
51 fps ∼82% +200%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6 - 84, n=30)
34 fps ∼55% +100%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
17 fps ∼27%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
  (17 - 17.1, n=3)
17 fps ∼27% 0%
1280x720 Lowest Preset
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
139 fps ∼100% +231%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Core i7-10710U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
113 fps ∼81% +169%
Razer Blade Stealth Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 4K
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
102 fps ∼73% +143%
Average of class Multimedia
  (13 - 151, n=32)
69 fps ∼50% +64%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX330
  (42 - 52.4, n=3)
46.5 fps ∼33% +11%
HP Envy 17t-cg000
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
42 fps ∼30%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 i7-1065G7
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
31 fps ∼22% -26%

Long play sessions, as analyzed by an hour-long playthrough of The Witcher 3, are stable. We noticed no frame drops or other hiccups during our review period.

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