HP Envy 17-3000 17-3000ea Review posted on
17.3 inch Premium Notebook
The HP Envy 17 offers powerful performance, top-notch audio, long battery life and a full 1080p display in a stylish package.
Rating: 4

Specifications

System

Category: Premium
Released: January 2012
RRP: £1319
Display: 17.3 inch Glossy LCD (LED-lit) (1600x900 px)
Processor: 2.20 GHz Intel Core i7 2670QM (4 cores)
Memory: 6 GB DDR3
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium
Warranty: 1 Year Collect-and-Return

Storage

Type: HDD 7200 rpm
Capacity: 750 GB
Optical Drive: DVD RW

Graphics

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
Memory: 1 GB
Type: Dedicated
3DMark06: 8988

Connectivity

Express Card Slot: None
Memory Card Reader:
USB 3.0: 3
USB 2.0: 1
IEEE 1394 (FireWire):
eSATA: 0
VGA:
DVI:
HDMI:
DisplayPort:
Thunderbolt:

Dimensions & Weight

Thickness (Average): 38 mm
Width: 416 mm
Depth: 271 mm
Weight: 3.3 kg

Input Devices

Numeric Keypad:
Fingerprint Reader:

Multimedia

Webcam:
Microphone:

Communications

Ethernet (LAN): 10/100/1000
Wi-Fi (WLAN): B/G/N
Mobile Broadband (WWAN):
Bluetooth: 2.1

Power

A.C. Power Adapter: 120 W
Battery Capacity: 62 WHr
Battery Size: 6-Cell
Battery Life: 3 hours

Reviews

Laptop Mag  
The HP Envy 17 offers powerful performance, top-notch audio, long battery life and a full 1080p display in a stylish package.
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PC Mag  
This year's HP Envy 17 is a fast, loaded media center laptop with the most stunning screen we've seen.
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About  
With a suggest price of $1450 and street pricing typically around $100 less, the Envy 17 does carry a higher price price tag than their Pavilion dv7 series but it does offer a good deal more in terms of features especially when it comes to graphics. With Apple dropping out of the market, the number of similar systems has dropped with the Acer Aspire V3 offering a more affordable option while the Razer Blade and Samsung Series 7 are both a good deal more expensive.
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