Of the latest HP releases, this HP ENVY 17 is the most powerful of all. With a next- generation i7 chip and 16GB of RAM, you're up for any challenge . It is also the largest: 17-inch screen with Full HD resolution that is also tactile. A luxury in a device with Windows 10 Home and a price of 1,300 euros.
Design and power
The HP ENVY 17 will offer us experience mixed navigation technology to include multitouch screen with resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels . Both for its 17-inch screen and its weight of 3 kg, this is not a laptop designed to be very mobile. Its ideal use would take place in a fixed space.
In exchange for this movement limitation, the HP ENVY 17 offers us enormously powerful hardware. It is a 7th-generation dual-core Intel Core i7-7500U processor clocked at 2.7 GHz . The RAM is 16GB, and the hard drive is 1TB HDD. The graphics card, for its part, is a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 940 MX. As we can see, it is a team prepared to give it intensive use without affecting its performance.
The operating system of the HP ENVY 17 is Windows 10 Home, in which we are going to see some customizations by HP. These are proprietary programs, such as HP ePrint, software designed to facilitate remote printing via Wi-Fi. Another program is the HP Audio Switch, which allows you to switch from speaker to microphone easily and quickly .
We will also have access to the HP Orbit program, which seeks to speed up the synchronization and sending of information from the HP ENVY 17 and our smartphone . Finally, we have the HP Coolsense, which regulates the temperature of the terminal, and the HP 3D DriveGuard, a hard drive protection system in case we move the computer from its site.
As for pre-installed third-party programs, on this laptop we find Netflix and Dropbox. In addition, with the CyberLink Power Media Player we can enjoy our DVDs with the highest quality . Finally, we include a 30-day trial version of McAfee Live Safe, in which we can check the effectiveness of this popular antivirus.
Connectivity, camera and audio
In the HP ENVY 17 we will find up to four USB ports: one of type C and three of type 3.1 . In addition, it also includes an HDMI port, speaker port and another RJ-45 Ethernet. We will be able to watch movies if we want, since the laptop includes a DVD player and recorder.
Wi-Fi reception is guaranteed thanks to the two 802.11ac WLAN antennas . In addition, thanks to a 10/100/1000 GbE LAN connection card we can take advantage of the high speed of fiber optics.
As for the camera, the HP ENVY 17 includes an HP Wide Vision front camera with Full HD quality with integrated dual microphones . Finally, the speakers included are from the Danish brand Bang & Olufsen, reproducing audio with stereo sound.
Availability and price
The HP ENVY 17 will be available in our country from June. In specialized stores or on the HP website we can get it for 1,300 euros, in a single silver model . If we are looking for a laptop to give it intensive use and that does not have too much mobility, we could be the perfect option. From graphic design to gaming to movie viewing, everything fits in this powerful notebook from HP.