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HP Envy 17 series

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Overall 9

HP Envy 17-J102TX Leap Motion Touchsmart SE

25 February 2014
  • Summary: The HP ENVY 17 is an extremely powerful laptop, with top of the line specs with a massive 17.3-inch and brilliant Full HD screen. The motion sensor feature is something that is gives us a glimpse of the future, but at the moment, it has better show off value than practical purpose. Buy this, because the performance is undeniable.
  • Pros: Brilliant performance, Very good display, Well built, Leap Motion feature has a lot of potential
  • Cons: Too heavy to carry around daily, Disappointing battery life
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Overall 9

HP Envy 17 Review

maximum pc
18 January 2011
  • Excerpt: The Envy 17 is the biggest and most powerful model in HP’s top-end line of laptops, which are known for their sex appeal and solid build quality. The Envy 17’s 11x16.5x1.5-inch chassis is constructed of magnesium alloy with an aluminum wrapping that’s decoratively etched on the lid and palm rest. The chiclet keyboard is large, with a dedicated number pad, and the keys feel pleasant to type on. The keyboard’s backlight can be turned on and off with a key press.
  • Pros: Handsome and well-built; good performance/portability ratio; Eyefinity.
  • Cons: Somewhat limited for games; weak battery life; gets hot under graphics load.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

5 October 2010
  • Excerpt: The best under-$2,000 entertainment desktop replacement to date, the Envy 17 comes packed with extras that should drive the price up—but somehow don’t. Its performance and portability were also big surprises.
  • Pros: Startling performance for the price, Full-HD resolution, Enormous touch pad, Above-average audio, Gorgeous LCD, Slot-loading Blu-ray drive
  • Cons: Brief battery life, Finicky multifinger input on touch pad
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Overall 9

HP Envy 17 review

PC Advisor
10 September 2012
  • Summary: HP's design philosophy when it comes to the Envy series of laptops is to borrow liberally from Apple's Macbook line, then add some of its own flavour. The HP Envy 17 is no exception.
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Overall 9
Performance 8

HP Envy 17, the largest Envy is an all-round powerhouse

PC Authority
1 April 2012
  • Summary: Slick design, excellent build quality and an all-round powerhouse make this a handy gaming machine on-the-go.
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