Pros

  • Good gaming performance
  • Excellent display and audio quality

Cons

  • Fan gets noisy, and surface of the unit can get hot
  • Nongaming performance is average for its class

At A Glance

HP's Envy 17 is a robust, media-centric desktop replacement that's svelte enough to lug around if you need a large screen on the go.

Manufacturer’s Description

Now there's a notebook with the power to meet your every challenge and unique styling that sets it apart from the rest. Crafted with premium materials and engineered with advanced technologies, the HP ENVY 17 fuses design with technology to deliver awesome performance without compromise.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WQ829UA#ABA
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 17.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WSXGA
Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
Storage
Storage Size 640 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Manufacturer Part Number WQ829UA#ABA
UPC Code 885631502945
Brand Name HP
Product Name Envy 17-1010NR WQ829UA Notebook
Marketing Information

Now there's a notebook with the power to meet your every challenge and unique styling that sets it apart from the rest. Crafted with premium materials and engineered with advanced technologies, the HP ENVY 17 fuses design with technology to deliver awesome performance without compromise.

Product Model 17-1010NR WQ829UA
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.hp.com
Product Line Envy
Product Series 17-1000
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 6 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Envy 17-1010NR WQ829UA Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 2.2"
Width 16.4"
Depth 10.8"
Weight (Approximate) 120.16 oz
Color Aluminum
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-450M
Processor Speed 2.40 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type ClickPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 108.0
Battery
Battery Life 2:19   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 320.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 366.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 211.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 396.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 341.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 362.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 235.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 240.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 204.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 135.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 138.26   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 99.08   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 85.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 86.66   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 78.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 358.0