Full aluminum construction.
Manages to create immersive 3D experiences.
Comfortable to work on.
Bundled active-shutter 3D glasses.
Comes with Elements and Adobe Photoshop and imposing “Beats” audio system.
Powerful in both computing and games.
Full sized backlit keyboard.
Graphics engine bottlenecks performance.
Extremely large and heavy.
Not a gaming machine.
Bulky and heavy.
Poor battery life.
Cumbersome 3D setup process.
Runs very hot.
3D is gimmicky, poor and really boring.
The cooling fans for the notebook are too loud and ruin the experience of the awesome speakers of the system.
The arrow keys are disappointingly small.
Mouse pad doesn't register all gestures.
Supplied GPU is a bit weak for games at 1080p.
By NotebookCheck on February 20, 2012
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....87
By HardwareZone.com on December 14, 2011
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...80
By ITP.net on September 14, 2011
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....80
By TechCentral on August 15, 2011
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...60
By RegHardware on August 08, 2011
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...75
By eTech Reviews on June 10, 2011
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 June 10, 2011
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...80
By ThinkDigit on June 07, 2011
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...80
By Bright Side of News on April 18, 2011
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 April 18, 2011
Stylish and well-specced, the Envy 17 3D is an all-round multimedia performer with added 3D goodness - at a...80