HP Envy 17

HP Envy 17

HP Envy 17

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BEST RATING
General Use:
4.2
GENERAL USE: Good7.6/10
GAMING/3D: Fair6.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.2/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.7/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The HP Envy 17 offers good general performance and should handle everyday tasks quite well, with a focus on productivity and multimedia usage. Its larger 17.3-inch IPS touchscreen display is great for watching videos and editing documents, but the size makes it less portable than smaller laptops. While capable of some light gaming and entry-level creative work, it is not designed for intensive 3D rendering or heavy gaming. It has a good number of ports, including USB-C that supports charging, and a backlit keyboard with a number pad, enhancing its functionality as a desktop replacement. The HP Envy 17 has a reasonable price, so it strikes a balance between features and affordability, making it suitable for students and professionals looking for a larger screen and solid build without the top-tier price tag. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Large 17.3-inch touchscreen display
  • Good battery life for size
  • Plenty of USB-C and HDMI ports
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Thunderbolt and USB-C charging supported
Cons
  • Heavier than smaller laptops
  • Not suited for intensive 3D tasks
  • Moderate screen resolution for size
  • Limited color space coverage

Ratings by Category

General Use:
4.2
The HP Envy 17 is good for general use because it boasts a powerful CPU and sufficient RAM which ensure smooth operation for everyday tasks, along with a high-quality IPS display that offers clear visuals on a larger screen. However, this laptop's larger size decreases its portability, and while it has a moderate battery life, it may not be ideal for all-day use without access to power.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
The HP Envy 17 is well-suited for engineering and design use due to its powerful Intel i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM for efficient multitasking and demanding applications, paired with a high-quality IPS screen that delivers good color accuracy and brightness. Although it offers substantial computing power, this laptop is less portable owing to its larger size and weight, and the onboard graphics are capable but may not handle the most intensive 3D tasks.
Build Quality:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Portability:
4.0
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.0
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
3.7
PerfectRec’s Gaming and 3D Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as general performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and 3D work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$749
Brand
HP
Release Date
January 05 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 10.2'' x 0.77''
Weight
5.49 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700H
Overall CPU Score
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9.1/10
Graphics
Iris Xe
Overall GPU Score
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2.4/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
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7.1/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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6.4/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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7.1/10
Diagonal Size
17.3"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
0
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 hours
Battery Capacity
55 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Fingerprint Reader
No
Number Pad
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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7.2/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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Marcus Schwarten | April 2023
"In our test, the HP Envy 17-cr0079ng presents itself as a balanced multimedia laptop. Thanks to its solid CPU performance and dedicated entry-level GeForce, it can also be used for playing video games, as long as the demands aren't too high. Those looking for more can find it in the Dell XPS 17 for example."

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