HP ENVY 17-j161ea reviews and prices: 17" Laptop computer

15 customer reviews

+ This laptop scores high on performance. - It scores poorly on size and weight.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 15 reviews.
HP ENVY 17-j161ea with Intel Core i7 i7-4702MQ 2.2 GHz , 12GB of Memory and 1000GB Storage on Windows 8.1. Built-in disc drive, 5 hours of battery See full product description

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Roy, Aldershot General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Outstanding performance, stunning looks. Not cheap, but you definately get what you pay for
Bad points:
Wrong choice if you're looking for a light weight
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2014

Vasile, bournemouth General home user

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
sound,display,speed
Bad points:
keyboard wobbling,overheating,
Overall rating 5.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Jun 2014

Aleksandra, newbury Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great machine. It looks great and has the features I was after.
Bad points:
Expensive.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Feb 2014

Kelly, General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fast machine and smooth to use.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2014

bill, warrington General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
quick at video editing which is why I bought it very happy with all the spec

the sound very good so is the display

all round a very good machine

I would buy one again
Bad points:
blue-ray drive on a machine with spec like this would have been nice

on lifting the laptop up off a table, if lifting by the optical disk drive feels uncomfortable as the drive tray door gets trapped and feels that it may break

Leap motion works but is hard work, unless using a HDMI lead and having on a TV as your hands block out what you are trying to achevie on the lap top
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jul 2014

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 17
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Operating system Windows 8.1
RAM (Gigabytes) 12
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 1000
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i7
Processor number i7-4702MQ
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.2
Number of USB ports 4
Connections HDMI
Connections Bluetooth 4.0
Built-in disc drive Yes
Card reader Yes
Battery life (Hours) 5
Weight (kg) 3.4
Graphics card brand nVidia GeForce
Graphics card model number GT 750M
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 4000
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Manufacturer's Description

Blisteringly powerful, stylish and brimming with the latest technology, the HP ENVY 17-j161ea Leap Motion 17” Touchscreen Laptop offers premium computing.

Windows 8.1
The ENVY 17 comes preinstalled with the expressive Windows 8.1 operating system. Packed full of intuitive apps, it gives you the information that’s important to you as soon as you need it.

The Start screen is based around Live Tiles. These programme icons display real time information from all your favourite apps including social networking, emails, news and sports directly on the home screen. You don’t even have to open the programme to receive important info and notifications.

There have been additions to Windows 8 with the launch 8.1, including the reintroduction of the Start button, new Live Tile sizes and adjustable four-way multitasking windows along with developments to the lock screen, search and more.

Breathtaking performance
The ENVY 17 is powered by a blisteringly fast 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4702MQ Processor. From everyday browsing to specialist tasks such as media editing and music creation, the i7-4702MQ effectively takes care of anything you ask of it thanks to a hugely impressive 3.2 GHz TurboBoost clock speed.

The i7-4702MQ blurs the line between high-performance laptop and desktop processors by featuring a 6 MB cache. This allows the four processing cores to work faster and more efficiently, delivering a smooth, instant computing experience regardless of task.

A vast 12 GB of RAM helps the i7-4702MQ to effortlessly run demanding software along with enabling serious multitasking, so whether you’re working on a single expansive project or run several pieces of software simultaneously, you can rely on the ENVY 17.

Serious memory
File storage is provided by a huge 1 TB hard drive which provides ample space for software, media, photos and documents.

Backing up your files and folders is simple as the ENVY 17 features four USB 3.0 ports. Providing far faster transfer speeds than previous generations, USB 3.0 significantly cuts down the time it takes to transfer large files to external storage such as external hard drives and USB sticks.

High definition display
Thanks to a combination of a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics card and a 1080p TrueVision screen, the ENVY 17 delivers the best of your everyday interfaces along with impressive clarity across film, online TV and games.

You can even enjoy your film and video on a larger screen by connecting an HDMI cable between the laptop and the TV, monitor or projector of your choice – perfect for film nights or sharing online content with friends.

Leap Motion Control
The ENVY 17 features HP’s innovative Leap Motion Control that lets you navigate your laptop with pin-point accuracy using intuitive hand gestures and movements.

Although Leap Motion can be used to manage everyday computing, it comes into its own when used with apps from the dedicated AirSpace Store and offers everything from motion controlled games to gesture effected desktop apps.

Wireless connectivity
Accessing the web is simple as the ENVY 17 includes an integrated WiFi adapter along with Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility for easy pairing with speakers, headphones and other peripherals.

HP Connected
Exclusive to the brand is HP Connected Music, an embedded music service that provides a year’s free access to the entire Universal Music catalogue, along with chances to win live music prizes and meet and greet events.

Experience incredibly powerful portable computing with the HP ENVY 17-j161ea Leap Motion 17” Touchscreen Laptop.

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