HP Envy 17 Review
Powerful performance mixed with high-quality sound system and an alluring and stylish design all packed into one. HP envy 17 is one of the most awaited model in the HP series for every detail has been carefully fabricated. Every design and interior set-up are meticulously engineered so as to deliver only the best and fastest performance and also to give every consumer their bragging rights upon holding HP envy 17 in their hands. With its stylish and one-of-a-kind casing, it is a certified cutting edge among the numerous laptops which are coming out in the market. Here is a short review of HP Envy 17.
The newest addition to the HP Envy series proves to be sporting as a big competitor of the 17-inch MacBook Pro. With its impressive features and affordability consumers would be amazed at how this laptop is packed with only good things. Aluminium plus magnesium, the laptop’s casing attests at how unique and high-end HP Envy 17 is. A glossy finish rather than the matte design may be problematic in terms of the fingerprints. Though there is no latch to keep the lid in position, the lid stays firm because of the resistance in the hinges.
Good graphics and a bright full 1080p display are what Envy 17 gives you. At 7.5 pounds, it also consists of a TN panel which makes the display more remarkable. It is 3D-enabled and requiring you to use 3D glasses. A slight problem with the viewing angle but its horizontal viewing shows a full bright spectrum of colors.
Similar with any HP Envy series, the Chiclet keyboard is backlit and provides ease and comfort when typing. It has a number pad making it more satisfying since you do not have to attach a number pad device. This 17.3-inch laptop also has an impressive touchpad which includes a myriad of finger gestures which makes it functional in every finger swipe. It has two-finger scrolling option, three-finger swipe and zooming capacity. Likely, the touchpad tools can be activated by double-tapping in the upper left corner of the pad.
Fast and reliable quad-core Intel Core i7-2670QM is what makes Envy 17 a real stand out. The processing is powerful with quad core while the graphics is being handled by AMD Radeon HD 7690M. It has 200 MHz mode and Turbo Boost mode for a better performance. It is efficient to use especially in video editing and using Photoshop image editing.
It contains 750 GB and has 7200 revolutions per minute, which can also be upgraded with hard drives/SSD combinations. It comes with 8 GB DDR3 Ram, giving HP Envy 17 sufficient memory and storage space. Windows 7 is its operating system and has excellent Beats Audio sound system. The sound is outstanding because it has a volume knob for controlling the volume. The 6-cell battery has a battery life of 6 hours and 37 minutes in idle mode.
The laptop has three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, a memory-card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, two headphone jacks and a microphone jack. It also caters Bluetooth and WI-Fi and a Blu-ray player/DVDRW burner.
When you are looking for a laptop with remarkably powerful performance, stylish glossy design and outstanding features then HP Envy is perfect for you. The full bright display is commendable making it a reliable entertainment device. It has an excellent sound system, 3D-enabled display and large memory storage. The only downside is the cost, but if a laptop is packed with good features, what would you expect right?