HP Envy Laptop 17.3″ Computer Review

HP Envy Laptop 17.3″ Computer Review

HP Envy Laptop 17.3″ Computer Review

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HP Envy is a solid choice despite some serious shortcomings.  Large majority of purchasers of this machine agree that the hard drive speed at 5400 rpm is very very slow.  Biggest negative we see in reviewing user comments across the web.... Thought they were buying a touchscreen and a non-touchscreen was sent to them.  Computer's processor get hot and can lock up machine.   But most say this is a very capable machine with great speed and memory.


  • The good thing about this laptop is it's power. With it's i7 processor and discreet graphics card, you'll get the most bang for your buck here.
  • Quick and quiet and as powerful as I needed!
  • 30 days in and very satisfied. Worked perfectly out of the box.
  • So far this computer has been super-fast. Startup, shutdown, sleep functions are fast. I love that signing-in is so easy - facial recognition that actually works!!!! Programs are quick to open and I have to frequently use AutoCAD and Photoshop.


  • It's sleek design comes at a cost. Believe me when I tell you that opening and closing the lid of this laptop a few times a day will eventually cause the hinges to break. When it does, the screen will constantly droop
  • When I wanted to upgrade the HDD and found there are no removable covers on back. No Battery cover, No Memory cover, Nothing. So I went to open the case and found I could not get it open. Finally, I found the 3 screws under the glued rubber strip that also was clearly never meant to be removed or replaced.
  • It comes loaded with annoying add on software.. removed and machine ran better
  • I loved this laptop, BUT left hinge is breaking with accompanying crunchy sound effects, screw holding case together is stripped, video chip and processor are overheating.

HP Envy 17-s030nr 17-Inch Laptop Notebook Computer Review and Specifications
(Intel Core i7, 12 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Touch Screen) with Windows 10)

From the Manufacturer:
The HP Envy “With up to 16GB of RAM, the latest Intel® Core™ i Processors and 512GB of optional PCIe Solid State Storage, scrolling through your entertainment library and accessing all your documents is lightning-fast. Transformative entertainment starts with an immersive, cinematic experience. Dive right in with a brilliant FHD or 4K* display, audio by Bang & Olufsen and HP Audio Boost technology.”

  • Screen Size 17.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels (Max Screen Resolution 1920×1080 pixels)
  • Processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7
  • Memory Speed 1600 MHz
  • Hard Drive 1 TB mechanical_hard_drive
  • Graphics Coprocessor AMD Radeon HD 6850M (Card Integrated on Motherboard)
  • Wireless Type 802.11 A/C
  • Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
  • Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
  • Other Technical Details
  • Brand Name HP
  • Series ENVY
  • Item model number P4W32UA#ABA
  • Operating System Windows 10
  • Item Weight 6.9 pounds
  • Product Dimensions 8.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inches
    Item Dimensions L x W x H 8.66 x 11.81 x 0.75 inches
  • Color Aluminium, Silver
  • Processor Brand Intel
  • Processor Count 2
  • Computer Memory Type : Flash Memory Size 8.0
  • Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
  • Optical Drive Type DVD+RW
  • Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)  Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

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