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The HP Envy 17 3D is an entertainment notebook set to be released in late 2010.

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Pros

120hz display is useful in regular viewing situations

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Slick, minimalist design - full aluminum body with imprinted patterning on the lid

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Powerful components - Core i7 processor, 4GB DDR3 memory standard, dual drive bays, AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5850

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Great value for the features

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highly configurable directly from the manufacturer

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good overall build quality

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One of the first laptops with 3D capabilities built in

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eSATA

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17.3" full 1080p 120Hz 3D capable display

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well designed, full size keyboard - includes backlighting, full number pad

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well designed multitouch touchpad - easily disabled

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slot-loading 3D capable Blu-ray drive

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HDMI output

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HD webcam

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USB 3.0 port

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Beats 2.1 audio - great quality for a laptop

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includes well built active shutter 3D glasses

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Cons

Extra premium for the 3D may not be worth the extra cost

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HDMI output is not 1.4, not capable of passing 3D information

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very high price point

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weak battery life

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Active shutter 3D is still a lame technology

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The HP Envy 17 3D is an entertainment notebook set to be released in late 2010. This laptop prominently features 3D technology, as it includes a pair of active shutter glasses for movies and games. While the standard Envy 17 is only available with the Intel Core i7 processor, this edition includes a 240Hz screen in addition to dual-core/quad-core processor options. DDR3 memory and hard drive storage options will be configurable through the manufacturer's website, allowing users to customize their performance level. The AMD Radeon HD 5850 comes standard, as it's required for 3D entertainment such as three-dimensional Blu-ray disc titles. Up to 3 external displays can be connected via AMD’s Eyefinity technology. This can be especially useful for those who need extra visual real estate for work, or for playing the latest games. HP’s Beats Audio software package is also included.

Features
  • 17.3” LCD screen
  • Full HD 1080p capable
  • Intel dual or quad-core processor
  • DDR3 memory
  • Radeon 5850 graphics
  • Included active shutter 3D glasses
  • AMD 3D technology
  • AMD Eyefinity technology
  • Beats Audio technology
Post Review
John Doiron
02/14/2011 08:35

I've had it less than a month and the LCD is bad! HP says I cannot take it to a service center to have it fixed and that I must send it back to HP for warranty work. that will take up to 9 days. I quit buying HP computers 4-5 years ago (gifts and new ones, etc.) NOW I remember why! This is how i like to recover from my previous laptop crash (different brand) just get things setup, and then .blah, blah, blah!

The mouse is horrendously bad and short on nav. features that make sense. like a three finger flick to go back, my three finger won't fit, needless to say it's just bad!

ALSO! the only way to see the exact model number and serial number is to use hp support assistant, so, if you cannot turn on or view hds you cannot answer questions for service. THEY ALWAYS ASK FOR BOTH OF THOSE #s and they are NOWHERE on the external body of the computer!

BEWARE! THIS COMPUTER IS A PRODUCT OF CHINA!!! and NOT JUST ASSEMBLED IN CHINA! I love their food but I would not have bought a computer from China, at least, not for $1600.00
I'm stupid for purchasing direct!

Yale

Yale

02/14/2011 11:13

Hey John, don't hate the Chinese, hate HP. Most electronics these days come from China, they make good stuff too - like my ThinkPad!

Anonymous

Anonymous

02/15/2011 08:26

Nearly all PC components are made in China nowadays. Raw materials come in one door and a laptop goes out the other.

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