HP's Envy 17 laptop is a fully-powered desktop replacement. Featuring a full complement of ports (including HDMI, USB 3.0 and Mini-Display), the machine has a 1080p screen, dual hard drives, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics, and a slot-loading Blu-Ray drive. Senior Editor Jason Cross likes it a lot!
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.
- Good gaming performance
- Excellent display and audio quality
- Fan gets noisy, and surface of the unit can get hot
- Nongaming performance is average for its class