HP Envy 17

HP Envy 17

HP Envy 17

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BEST RATING
General Use:
4.2
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.4/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.5/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.5/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.9/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The HP Envy 17 is priced in the lower midrange and focuses on providing a good balance of performance and features for the cost. It has a large 17.3-inch display with a standard resolution and IPS panel, which is not a touchscreen but should offer good color and a wide viewing angle. The laptop's performance is driven by an Intel i7 processor and integrated graphics, which are capable for general use and even some engineering but may not be suited for intensive gaming or demanding 3D/machine learning tasks. It comes with ample storage and memory, accommodating most productivity needs. One notable feature is the all-round connectivity, offering multiple USB-C ports including Thunderbolt, and an HDMI port. The full-size keyboard with a number pad and backlit keys provides comfort for long typing sessions. While portability is decent, the larger screen size and a weight of over 5 pounds may make it less ideal for frequent travelers. It operates on Windows 11 Home and boasts a respectable battery life for typical usage. Overall, the HP Envy 17 serves well for everyday tasks, multimedia consumption, and some creative or professional work but is not the first choice for highly mobile users or those needing top-tier graphics performance. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • High-resolution large screen
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Good general use performance
  • Plentiful USB-C and Thunderbolt ports
  • Solid build quality and heat management
Cons
  • Moderate battery life
  • Not very portable
  • Limited for engineering tasks
  • Not suited for fast motion graphics

Ratings by Category

General Use:
4.2
The HP Envy 17 is equipped with a powerful Intel i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM, ensuring smooth performance for everyday tasks and multitasking, while the 17.3-inch IPS display provides clear visuals and wide viewing angles, although its larger size and weight may reduce portability. Adequate battery life supports general use without frequent recharging, but may not be suited for extended use away from power outlets.
Engineering & Design:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
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 & AI:
3.4
The HP Envy 17 has an integrated GPU that may not handle demanding games and 3D applications as well as a dedicated gaming GPU, and its screen refresh rate is standard at 60Hz which is lower than the higher refresh rates preferred for smooth gaming experiences.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,535
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 10.2'' x 0.77''
Weight
5.49 lbs
Width
15.68"
Depth
10.2"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700H
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4
RAM Slots
0
Storage
512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
55 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
329 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.2/10
Portability Score
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7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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7/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6.5/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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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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