Pros

  • Powerful 4th generation Intel processor
  • Quiet, sleek and compact
  • Blu-ray burner

Cons

  • A single 256GB SSD for storage
  • Middle-of-the-road video card
  • Just one PCIe x16 slot (occupied)

At A Glance

The HP Envy 700-030qe is an above-average computer that’s reasonably priced.

Manufacturer’s Description

Enjoy non-stop processing power and high-end graphics ideal for smooth and seamless digital creation. Customize your PC's capacity to take on even more with a carefully crafted design poised for expansion. Listen to premium audio while you touch up photos and piece together your latest video transitions--all on the sophisticated HP ENVY 700.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-4770
Processor speed 3400.0 MHz
Number of Cores 4.0
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX 645
Graphics Memory 2.0 GB
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Drive 1 size 238.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 887758148389
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Center/Bass Out (1/8
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8
  • Audio - Rear Surround Out (1/8
  • DVI (dual link)
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • Line Out 1/8
  • SATA 3.0
  • USB 3.0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
Memory
Memory size 12.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Optical Drive
Included Drives DVD Drive
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 352.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Start Up
Start Up 17.8   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 6101.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Peacekeeper 3600.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5096.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 47.7   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 201.3   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 57.8   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 129.0   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 186.6   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 5.3   Watt hours
Idle power usage 35.6   Watts
Gaming
3DMark, Ice Storm 84453.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 12218.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 973.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 2028.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 14.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 20.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 134.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 4.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 9.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 59.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 10.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 18.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 122.3   Frames per second (higher is better)