Top-quality audio with volume dial.
Good performance and graphics.
Excellent Beats Audio with dedicated volume button.
Bright full 1080p display.
Zippy boot time.
Comfortable keyboard with bright backlighting.
Long battery life.
Bundled Adobe software.
Handsome and wellbuilt.
USB 3.0 port.
Sturdy aluminum body.
Not for hardcore gamers.
Can play but not burn Blu-ray discs.
Design a little chunky.
Lid smudges easily.
No automatic graphics switching.
Somewhat limited for games.
Weak battery life.
Gets hot under graphics load.
Touchpad is still annoying.
Palmrest can get quite toasty.
Finicky multifinger input on touch pad.
By DigitalVersus on March 16, 2012
Congrats to HP! Out with the drawbacks on the previous generation. The Envy 17-3002ef is a powerful, well equipped model with decent battery life and a good audio system....100
By PC Mag on February 23, 2012
This year's HP Envy 17 is a fast, loaded media center laptop with the most stunning screen we've seen. ...80
By TopTenREVIEWS on February 17, 2012
The HP ENVY 17 is an excellent option for a laptop if you don't mind its large...-
By LaptopMag on January 27, 2012
The HP Envy 17 offers powerful performance, top-notch audio, long battery life and a full 1080p display in a stylish...80
By DigitalVersus on July 01, 2011
Powerful, well-finished and with a high contrast screen, the Envy 17 showed some promise. However its running temperature and poor audio performance mean we can only give it a four-star...80
By NotebookCheck on March 16, 2011
The HP Envy 17 is an impressive piece of technology. Design and workmanship are almost beyond any doubt. The utilized materials have been processed cleanly and fit well into the image of a premium multimedia notebook. The good keyboard also fits into...85
By CNET UK on February 22, 2011
The latest HP Envy 17, the 17-1195ea, adds some cool new features, including 3D support. This 17.3-inch laptop is a top performer and looks great, but there's no denying that it's eye-wateringly...70
By Maximum PC on January 18, 2011
The Envy 17 is the biggest and most powerful model in HP’s top-end line of laptops, which are known for their sex appeal and solid build quality. The Envy 17’s 11x16.5x1.5-inch chassis is constructed of magnesium alloy with an aluminum...90
By AnandTech on December 16, 2010
HP's Envy line-up has been so often requested around here that actually having one on the test bench feels like both a major win and a kind of letdown. These notebooks (particularly the 14, for which a review is forthcoming) are so well regarded by...-
By Engadget on October 14, 2010
Nope, HP's Envy 17 still isn't the perfect desktop replacement -- the touchpad is still a bit finicky and it can get a bit warm during graphics intensive activities -- but like the Envy 14, it comes pretty darn close to it. If you can live with...70