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HP ENVY 17 (2020) Review Rundown

HPPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of HP ENVY 17 Laptop (17t-cg100, 2020)
Neoscore* 60%
  • Large, 17-inch screen
  • Bright, vivid 4K display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
  • 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[*] 58%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 17 is a stylish everyday workhorse laptop with a large, 17-inch screen. You end up paying extra for a discrete Nvidia GeForce MX330 graphics processor. It has a thin profile, but it still weighs a not-insubstantial 6 pounds. The touchpad and keyboard feel quite nice and there's a standalone fingerprint sensor.
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Pros[**]
  • Large, 17-inch screen
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 17 costs $1,439 and has a 17.3-inch, 3840 x 2160-pixel display. It has an Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD and a discrete graphics card. On our gaming benchmark, the Envy averaged 105 frames per second, which flies over the 65 fps premium laptop average.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Bright, colorful display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre graphics performance
  • Poor speakers

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 47%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 17 is noticeably thicker than its 13-inch equivalent. The device shines in daily use though, with our review unit always running smoothly. It has an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 with up to 4 GB of VRAM too, making it a decent option for some simple image and video-editing.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good battery life
  • Fast Wi-Fi 6
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good input devices
Cons[**]
  • Underwhelming CPU performance
  • Only one USB Type-C port

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 51%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
HP targets the Envy 17 not only for multimedia applications but also offers it as an office laptop. Prices fall between 850 and 1600 Euros (~$996 - $1874), with our test unit belonging to the more affordable equipment models at around 1000 Euros (~ $1171) In the PCMark 10 test to evaluate the system performance, the HP laptop achieves second place in our test field.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
  • Good system performance
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB Type-C port
  • Low-resolution webcam

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 60%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 17t is solidly built with a decidedly premium look and feel. The 4K (3840x2160) display doesn't quite measure up to the likes of the MSI Prestige 15 or Dell XPS 15 9500. While the display is fairly bright, its glossy glass makes it difficult to see the screen in sunny conditions. At 2.7 kg, it is among the heaviest 17-inch multimedia laptops.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright 4K display
  • Good battery life
  • Fast Wi-Fi 6
  • Decent performance
Cons[**]
  • Small footprint
  • Poor webcam

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 17 is quite heavy by today's standards for a 17-incher that isn't a gaming machine. The laptop's base feels quite sturdy, but I noted some oddly behaved flex when you lift the laptop in certain spots. The keyboard includes a numeric keypad, an essential feature for desktop-replacement laptops.
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Pros[**]
  • Roomy 17-inch display
  • Solid performance for a 17-incher
  • Plenty of ports to connect all of your peripherals
  • USB Type-C port
Cons[**]
  • Poor build quality
  • Lacks support for high-dynamic range (HDR) color or OLED
  • Poor battery life

pcworld[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Pcworld have found the following[***]:
The HP Envy 17t is another reminder that big laptops are back. Despite the size, this isn't a laptop for serious gaming or heavy-duty media production. The keyboard makes no major sacrifices in size, and it easily fits in a number pad. The sound system doesn't match the vocal warmth or rich bass tones of Lenovo's C940 Yoga 14.
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Pros[**]
  • Decent performance for a 17-inch laptop
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lacks Dolby Vision HDR support
  • Thick bezels

references

  1. 1. ^ HP Envy 17 review: A home laptop that's sleek and satisfying, but not a standout. Cnet. 2020-08-06. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ HP Envy 17 (2020) review. Laptopmag. 2020-09-27. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ HP Envy 17-ce1002ng Laptop Review: A slim 17-inch machine with mixed performance. Notebookcheck. 2019-11-08. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ HP Envy 17 cg1356ng review: A large multimedia laptop. Notebookcheck. 2021-08-20. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  5. 5. ^ HP Envy 17t (Core i7-1065G7, Nvidia MX330, 4K) Laptop Review. Notebookcheck. 2020-06-16. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. 6. ^ HP Envy 17 (2020) Review. Pcmag. 2020-05-29. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  7. 7. ^ HP Envy 17t review: Buy it for the huge 4K screen, not the performance. Pcworld. 2020-07-16. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  8. *. 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.
  9. **. 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.
  10. ***. 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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