HP ENVY 17 3D hands-on

Thursday, August 11, 2011

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Taking about the leading notebook these days, HP envy 17 tops the chart. The variant has outnumbered other brands in its section with some mesmerizing specifications and attributes create another world for this model. Envy 17 is one of newest member to the HP notebook family which offers the Intel core i7 processor. It is a bigger and an enhanced version of the magnesium-alloy of the 14-inch variant. The 14-inch net book from HP was a killer, stirred electricity in my body. So, when I heard about the echelon being raised by HP, it made me enthralled and awaited for this version to pop out on my hands.
Here are some specification about the new HP envy 17 which my verdict.
Appearance and Design
Starting with the look, envy looks radiant and vividly designed. There is nothing new with the design as compared to the other and previous version of envy. If you have tried your hands over the 14-inch version then you won’t find any dissimilarity or uniqueness. Hp has used the same magnesium-alloy framework, etched lid, and the up market aluminum edges. Every brand tries to give the lusterless metallic feel to their notebook and we all seem to love that. Excluding the Mac book, envy stands on the top in the list of light notebooks. It is available in carbon relic color.
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Technical Description
I really appreciate the configuration used by HP and for me it is the most exciting section to describe envy. Apart from Intel core i7 processor, the envy has loads of features to boast. The variant comes with 1.60 GHz speed with the Intel HM55 chipset. HP has planted 8GB DDR3 of standard memory or RAM. Internal drives displays the lethal 1X2 TB SATA HDD (Hard disk) working at 5200rpm, optical drives on the other hand are boosted with a Blu-ray ROM integrated with Super Multi doubled layer DVD rewritable. Infused high range graphics makes it more combative as envy has an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 along with 1GB dedicated GDDR5 for crystallized display. It has a diagonal display size of 17.3” with Full High-Definition HP Ultra View Infinity display.
Coming to the expansion slots, the model features 1VGA port, HDMI port, Stereo headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack, Ethernet port, Super speed USB  3.0 port, and 3 USB 2.0 ports. The slots it offers can glue every trendiest accessory in town with 5 in 1 Digital Media reader for secure plugging of digital cards, memory cards, and picture cards.
The envy offer HP True Vision HD Webcam with integrated subwoofer along beats sound system.
Don’t worry as it is the latest from HP, so it has an enhanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability.
Power and Weight
I must say that other brands will envy the HP envy as it is powerful offering 6-cell Lithium –Ion battery. It will last more than two hours while running high graphic rather new generation of games.
Miscellaneous
HP nowadays is using the classy keyword which is made from rubber, looks very elite and gives a stylish persona to the notebook. I was a bit disappointed with the touchpad. The touchpad offered a niggling pain with its slippery tone.
Verdict
Envy is the brightest high definition notebook oozing loads of panache while snubbing every other series competing in the same configuration. With an external mouse, it will surely deliver the best deal to you coming at a reasonable pricing up to $1,599. Envy slots a high position in my list with the hype of it replacing a desktop looks a slight blur. I’ll rate it 7.5 out of 10.
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