HP Envy Touchsmart 17 is a well-equipped laptop that is designed to outperform many rival laptops in similar price range. It comes with a super-fast processor, full-HD touchscreen and generous memory capacity. HP Envy Touchsmart 17 is massive in virtually every sense of the word.
Design and Display
While it is true that HP Envy Touchsmart 17 is a very powerful machine, you might want to look elsewhere if portability is your top criterion because this is a beast of sort with its massive 17-inch display.
Plastic is used significantly in the design of the laptop, which unsurprisingly features a full-sized keyboard. HP Envy Touchsmart 17 packs in a 17.3-inch touchscreen with full HD (1080p) resolution, which is just perfect for the massive size of the display.
HP Envy Touchsmart is best if you want a laptop that can deliver the power and performance of a desktop. The large 17-inch screen makes it a great workstation.
HP Envy Touchsmart 17 is provided with a powerful, quad-core processor to guarantee top performance. The Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor is capable of producing speeds higher than 3GHz when the Turbo Boost feature is enabled.
Performance is further enhanced with the availability of 8GB of DDR3 L SDRAM, which is upgradeable up to 16GB. Out of the box, HP Envy Touchsmart 17 runs on Windows 8.1 operating system. The computer’s battery was able to support slight over six hours of use in test conducted.
In terms of storage, HP Envy Touchsmart 17 impresses with a hard drive of a massive 1TB capacity – way more than what many of its rivals have to offer. The onboard storage is sufficient to store hundreds of thousands of music, photos and other files.
If by any chance you are not satisfied with that massive onboard storage capacity, you also get 50GB of complementary cloud storage space from Box.
The SimplePass feature on HP Envy Touchsmart 17 allows users to log into Windows simply by scanning their fingerprint with the integrated scanner; same method can also be used to access configured sites.
There is also Beats Audio speaker to treat you to quality sound. Available interfaces include four 3.0 USB ports, an SD card reader and full-sized HDMI output port.
Pricing and availability
HP Envy Touchsmart 17 laptops are available in Nigeria. HP Envy Touchsmart 17 price in Nigeria starts at around N213,500, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP Envy Touchsmart 17 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP Envy Touchsmart 17 Notebook:
- OS: Windows 8.1, Windows 8 (Windows 7 Pro optional)
- Processor: Intel Core i5, Core i7 Processors
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics
- Memory: 8GB, RAM (in one slot), up to 16GB RAM
- Colours: Silver
- Dimension: –
- Weight: 3.2 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 17.3-inch back-lit LED Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full-sized keyboard with numeric keypad
- Pointing Device: Touchpad with 2-piece pick button with left and right click functions, multi-touch gesture support
- Built-in Storage: 1TB hard drive
- Optical Storage: DVD Writer
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 4 port
- USB 2.0: No
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- VGA: Yes, 1 port
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)
- HP Connected Photo
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Windows Essentials: Movie Maker, SkyDrive, Photo Gallery
- CyberLink Power DVD (optional)
- Battery: 6-cell, 62 WHr Li-ion Battery
- Use Time: up to 6 hours