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The Envy 17 is HP's desktop replacement laptop in the Envy series.

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Pros

powerful ATI Mobility Radeon 5850 graphics - capable of playing the latest games on high settings and resolutions

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powerful current generation Core i5 / i7 processors - up to the quad core Core i7-820QM

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VGA, Mini Display Port, and HDMI outputs

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USB 3.0 port

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HD Webcam

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external slot-loaded drive (Blu-ray and DVD writer options)

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affordable base configuration

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full numpad with the trackpad shifted to be centered over the regular part of the keyboard

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customizable directly from the manufacturer

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quite lightweight and slim for its power

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Beats(TM) audio for superior sound subwoofer

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USB/eSATA combo port

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beautiful aesthetic

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Cons

Style is ripped off from Apple

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Only one cooling fan for both processor and graphics card.

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not very mobile - extremely power hungry, large size, heavy at 7.6 pounds

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No option to upgrade the screen to "HP Radiance Display"

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really expensive to upgrade components directly from HP

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high price

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trackpad is still iffy

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The Envy 17 is HP's desktop replacement laptop in the Envy series. With the 17's increase in size over the Envy 15, it allows for more powerful components and features including Core i7-820QM quad core processor, slot loaded Blu-Ray drive, and the ATI Mobility Radeon 5850 graphics card. Other notable components include up to 8GB ram, a USB 3.0 port, and an edgeless  high definition LED display. Even with all these powerful components the Envy 17 weighs in at 7.58lbs which is just below the average weight for similar 17'' laptop. The Envy 17 is a premium desktop replacement laptop aimed at those looking for a multimedia powerhouse and those who are looking for portable gaming power.

Features / Specifications
  • Intel Core i5 / i7 Processors
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 ram
  • 640GB HDD (Solid state drive options available)
  • 17.3'' HD Infinity LED Display
  • Blu-Ray and DVD-RW option
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 5850 with GDDR5 Vram
  • 6-cell Battery (with additional battery slice option)
  • 3x USB2.0, 1x USB3.0, HDMI out
  • 41.6cm x 27.5cm 3.1cm (16.4 in x 10.8 in x 1.2 in) 3.44kg/7.58 lbs
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