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HP ENVY 17 (2020) Review Rundown

HPPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Large, 17-inch screen
  • Bright, vivid 4K display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons**
  • Short battery life

Summary

The HP Envy 17 is a stylish everyday workhorse laptop with a large, 17-inch screen. It's a good desktop replacement, but it only offers negligibly better performance than many 13-inch laptops do. Overall, if you're willing to forgo good battery life and need a large display, it's a solid buy.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 17 has a quad-core Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor and Nvidia GeForce MX330 graphics. It has a thin profile, but it still weighs a not-insubstantial 6 pounds (2.7 kg) The touchpad and keyboard feel quite nice, and there's a standalone fingerprint sensor.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Decent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Not as bright as other 17-inch laptops

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 47%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Envy 17 transcoded a 4K video to 1080p on our HandBrake benchmark in 22 minutes and 23 seconds. On our Dirt 3 benchmark, the Envy averaged 105 frames per second, which flies over the 65-fps premium laptop average. The machine continuously surfed the web over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness for only 6 hours and 12 minutes.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Solid 4K display
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Short battery life
  • Mediocre speakers

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Envy 17 runs quietly even under load, to the extent that we can hardly hear it unless we are in a quiet room. Surface temperatures on our review unit reach only 27.4 °C at idle and 42.6 °C under load. The 512 GB Intel SSD delivered acceptable read and write speeds in the benchmarks that we conducted, the results of which you can view below. The GeForce MX250 has 2 GB of VRAM, but HP also sells a 4 GB version.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good battery life
  • Decent input devices
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre graphics performance

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 61%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 17 cg1356ng is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce MX450. This is suitable for 3D applications with medium demands on the graphics performance. With a noise level of up to 46.6 dB(A), the fans can become quite loud. In our realistic WLAN test, the HP laptop achieves a battery life of almost 8 hours.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Matte 5-inch display
  • Good input devices
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre graphics performance

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 17t's screen is a fair bit bright than most other 17-inch multimedia laptops. Black levels are good at 0.34, making for good contrast. Response times are reasonable for an IPS display and there is no PWM. While the display is fairly bright, its glossy glass makes it difficult to see the screen in sunny conditions.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright 4K display
  • Good battery life
  • Good system performance
Cons[**]
  • No Thunderbolt 3

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 62%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 17 is a decent desktop replacement laptop. Its bulk and its build quality shouldn't be issues if it spends most of its time on your desk. It offers typing comfort, an excellent optional 4K display, and adequate performance and connectivity. If big-screen performance is what you're after, you can get more bang for your buck by choosing a 17-inch gaming laptop.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Solid keyboard and touchpad
  • Optional 4K display
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

pcworld[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 51%
Reviewers from pcworld have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 17t's 55Whr battery is tiny for a laptop of this size. It's no match for a 17-inch display at 4K resolution. The fingerprint reader is also a bit of a letdown. At $1,590 as reviewed, it is more affordable than Dell's XPS 17.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Large 4K screen
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster graphics performance

References

2. ^ HP Envy 17 (2020) review. laptopmag. 2020-09-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ HP Envy 17-cg1356 review: A large multimedia laptop . notebookcheck. 2021-08-20 Retrieved 2021-08-20.
5. ^ HP Envy 17t (Core i7-1065G7, Nvidia MX330, 4K) Laptop Review. notebookcheck. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ HP Envy 17 (2020) Review. pcmag. 2020-05-29 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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