HP Envy 17 3D

  • HP Envy 17 3D
78
Based on 27 scores, 32 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Full aluminum construction.
  • Minimalist design.
  • Excellent screen.

Cons:

  • Graphics engine bottlenecks performance.
  • Extremely large and heavy.

Expert reviews and ratings

By NotebookCheck on 87

On the whole, the new Envy 17 3D is a highly versatile notebook with an impressive design, feature set and build quality. The fact that it is also comparatively slim and lightweight for a laptop in its size category improves our overall impression....

By HardwareZone.com on 80

The HP Envy 17 3D is a notebook with a lot going for it. We love the clean, minimalist design and full aluminum construction with its subtle floral dot matrix pattern that keeps the notebook interesting without being gaudy or attracting too many...

By ITP.net on 80

Given its positioning its disappointing that the Envy lacks gaming grunt. If gaming isn’t a concern however, you’ll find the Envy 17 a capable app machine and an immersive 3D entertainer....

By TechCentral on 60

The HP Envy 17 3D is a powerful multimedia and gaming machine that serves well as a desktop replacement laptop for the home. Its 3D effects are good both in games and movies, but you are limited to just one person at a time as it only comes with a...

By RegHardware on 75

Let’s compare the HP Envy 17 3D with the nattily named Sony Vaio VPCF21Z1E/BI, both being home-user 3D entertainment portables. Although the Sony Vaio is more powerful and has more comfortable 3D shutter glasses, HP’s Envy has a nicer design...

By eTech Reviews on

Pros:The HP Envy 17 3D is a 3D notebook, which on its own is a huge asset. In addition to that the Envy 17 comes with Backlit keyboard, stunning, ultra-bright display, comes with Elements and Adobe Photoshop and imposing “Beats” audio...

By Tbreak.com on 80

There are many laptop manufacturers that come out with high-end machines that are more focused on power than aesthetics. In terms of brilliant engineering by bringing high power in a robust yet eye catching chassis is concerned, none have beaten Apple...

By ThinkDigit on 80

High-end gaming notebooks are a rare breed with few takers. If you are one such person, the HP Envy 3D 17 is a good package - strong graphics, Blu-ray playback and a stereoscopic 3D display with bundled glasses. It's expensive, but a good buy for...

By Bright Side of News on

What to we think?HP introduced the ENVY 17 3D in October 2010, in time for the holidays. HP intended the ENVY 3D to be the firstHD, 1080p 3D Blu-Ray movie media laptop that could play 3D movies. And they wanted the consumer to have a great...

By Pocket-lint on 80

Stylish and well-specced, the Envy 17 3D is an all-round multimedia performer with added 3D goodness - at a...

By CIOL on

If you want extreme gaming and multimedia experience on go then this HP Envy 17 can be your ideal desktop replacement, but then you do not complain about weight. You get 3D viewing capability in its full HD and Beats Audio makes a superb viewing...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

As one of the biggest computer manufacturers in the world, HP certainly knows how to put together an attractive laptop, and since its conception, looks have been one of the major raisons d'être for its Envy line. Unlike some rivals, HP...

By Computer Shopper on 79

This 3D-capable laptop is identical to the 2D-only Envy 17 we loved, but its finicky 3D makes the price premium tough to swallow. Stick with the non-3D version for now....

By PC Mag on 70

From movies to gaming, the HP Envy 17 3D should please 3D enthusiasts with its polished integration of 3D technology into an already impressive media center laptop. Those content with two dimensions may want to hold off, but for those who want more...

By Stuff.tv on 100

Thin and light for a 17-incher, the Envy 17 would be a laptop to be proud of even if it didn't do 3D....

By IT Reviews on

If this is your first foray into 3D laptops, then you'll need deep pockets and a strong back. The HP Envy 17 3D is a sleek, powerful heavyweight that brings out the best in 3D movies, but still has a bit of catching up to do on its NVIDIA gaming...

By Wired on 50

First they came for our 2-D televisions. Now they want our laptops.If you thought 3-D was a tough sell for the living room, now imagine if you had to lug the technology around with you. That, in fact, is the big sell of the HP Envy 17 3D, and any...

By PCWorld on 70

HP's Envy 17 3D offers robust 3D Blu-ray, but limited 3D gaming. While it's a solid addition to HP's line, problems with 3D gaming and battery life are a concern....

By TechRadar on 80

HP has updated its Envy 17 laptop to include ATi's latest 3D technology, a direct competitor to Nvidia's 3D Vision, and the result is a desirable media machine that is perfect for keeping the family fully entertained. ATi has used the same...

By SlashGear on

The display is bright, the display is sharp, and the display is HUGE. This is a desktop replacement without a doubt, and you’ll never go back to a tower again if this monster is slid under your nose (that’s a bit presumptuous, I know you...