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HP ENVY 17 17-1011NR NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM (1.60GHz) 8GB Memory 640GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 17.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

  • Intel Core i7 720QM (1.60GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 640GB HDD
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • BD Combo
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Benjamin D.
  • 9/5/2014 12:47:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood for cooking eggs on

Pros: Great graphics card and RAM at the time I bought it

Cons: Overheated and shut down many times, poor design, case was used as a heat sink. Computer failed after about 18 months.

Other Thoughts: Battery life shrunk faster than other electronics despipte having two seperate batteries including the 9cell. Heat was an issue I believe. The processor just used way more power than the small fan and case as a heat sink could dissipate. bad cpu, bad engineering by HP

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  • Anthony S.
  • 12/11/2010 3:17:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Notebook

Pros: Powerful workstation replacement. Beautiful screen.

Cons: Any con would simply be a factor of this type of computer and therefor not a con at all. Some may complain it's too big or get a little warm, but thats what you get when you buy a 17 inch i7...

Other Thoughts: I added a solid state drive to this computer brining my total around $1800.00 shipped. No other vendor out there can get these specs for that price. I haved played starcraft 2 for hours on ultra as well as run 3-4 virtual machines at a time without a hick-up. I have not experienced any of the high temp or over heading proplems other have experienced. The wrist area barly gets very warm. I did a clean install on the new drive with all the latest drivers from the respective vendors.

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  • Todd W.
  • 12/9/2010 2:32:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMake Sure Turbo Boost is Working

Pros: Based on the Specs, this would probably be a good machine if it worked!

Cons: Turbo Boost does not work! After spending a week installing software and configuring the computer, I realized that Turbo Boost was not working. After contacting HP numerous times I was told that I had to rebuild the system and that this would make the Turbo Boost work. Guess what? Still does not work. Because of Newegg's Return policy, I am essentially stuck with this computer or a replacement of the exact same device. Make sure you think long and hard before you buy a computer through these people because if you do not like it for any reason, including the fact that it simply does not work as advertised, you are stuck with it!

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  • Carlos S.
  • 12/5/2010 6:39:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding laptop!

Pros: - Elegant design, probably best looking laptop on the market
- Aluminum case all the way around, with beautiful engraving
- Gorgeous 1080p display
- Back-lit full keyboard
- Much better for gaming than I thought it would be
- Just powerful; everything is so quick and snappy!
- Two batteries!
- Dual hard drives, though no raid 0/1
- Great selection of video output
- Blu-ray drive

Cons: - As expected, it runs hot
- The trackpad is not very well designed, also where is the scrolling capabilities?
- Cannot do raid 0/1, but I've come to expect this from HP at this point
- Lid is a bit hard to get open
- The pieces of hardware that connect the laptop and display together are getting scratched and scuffed by the edges of the display. Bad design. Not sure if this has happened to anyone else.
- Battery life is not good, even with the 9-cell. I get about 2 hours max with that with an SSD.

Other Thoughts: I've had several laptops over the past 10+ years, and this is by far and away the best laptop I've owned. It is the first laptop I've bought, used, and felt completely "wowed" by.

I wanted a portal desktop replacement and this laptop defines that perfectly. It is not an ideal gaming workstation but it doesn't disappoint. I've been able to play Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age on max settings at 1920x1080.

I replaced the main harddrive with and SSD and wow, what a difference. It takes about 12 seconds to do a full reboot and get to a working desktop. Just amazing! I would highly recommend doing the same.

I couple of other quick positives before I gripe about a couple of things. First, I love the keyboard. For some reason I find it way easier to type with. Second, I love how the function keys are by default settings keys.

As I mentioned in 'Cons', the pieces that hold the display to the laptop are scratched and scruffed. Very annoying. Also, the trackpad is just hard t

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  • Shawn B.
  • 11/30/2010 2:27:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsEnvy

Pros: Beautiful screen and exterior. Can't beat i7 processor.

Cons: Crack an egg and get out the bacon because the top left corner (over the processor) will cook up a fine breakfast. Seriously, this thing is way too hot. Since moved to Asus. Only other major flaws are all the junk HP loads on there and...oh, inside of one month it died, caput, adios. Complete power failure.

Other Thoughts: I probably had a worse than normal experience but the major draw back is the extreme heat. I don't know how these things could last long with that kind of temp.

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  • T S.
  • 11/24/2010 4:58:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Laptop

Pros: Simple macbook pro-like design, crisp screen, dual hard drive bays and a chicklet keyboard. * GB of RAM is awesome

Cons: First thing out of the box you need to update the BIOS. It is so hot you could cook an egg on it.

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  • Brent P.
  • 11/17/2010 12:03:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHigh Performance

Pros: 1) Quality built laptop--great design--came in well packaged.
2) Nice bright screen...backlit keyboard, 17 inch screen nice...with separate number pad is great.
3) Graphics amazing...very fast laptop...and quiet for the size of processor...not loud to me even with laptop cooler fans.
4) Great stats: graphics card high end, 8g memory, I7, hard drive size good, blue ray, 9 cell extra battery a plus as is 3.0 USB slot, beats audio nice, wifi and bluetooth works well also.
5) Have had no quality issues as some have mentioned...all memory there and has run great.
6) Price would be about $300+more to build the same laptop on the vendors site so great value for the stats you get for the money...expensive...but you pay for what you get.

Cons: 1) Left of mouse pad is warm to hot...read the reviews, knew it would be (should be for the I7) so got a laptop cooler pad...works great and moves the hot to warm...so not bad.
2) Lots of bloatware.

Other Thoughts: 1) Some have mentioned the mouse pad...I have no issues with it...works well...like the upper left hand corner touch to turn it off when using external mouse.
2) Had to hunt around to find a case that it can fit in...not all 17 inch cases are really big enough.
3) Bought as replacement for desktop...does the job well.
4) Upgraded to Windows 7 ultimate...love the xp mode for old programs...loaded slick and quick.

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  • Judy M.
  • 10/27/2010 4:02:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsA great deal if you can get it as advertised.

Pros: Beautiful, sleek, USB 3.0, Fast i7 chip, despite what other users have reported it does not seem to get any hotter than other 17" laptops I've owned.

Cons: My unit arrived with two memory chips:
SAMSUNG M471B5273BH1-CH9
SAMSUNG M471B5673FH0-CH9

One of these is a 4GB chip, the other sadly is only a 2GB chip. The part # on my box reads WQ831UA#ABA, which whether you buy it here or anywhere else, or search on HP, list it as an maxed out with 8GB.

Other Thoughts: Newegg to their credit will take a return or refund, which I am considering. Although a g.skill memory chip would run me about $70, I believe the equivalent Samsung chip is closer to double that.

HP told me to go through Newegg and wouldn't budge, but did say if I ordered it through them, they would send me a 4GB chip, which is what I asked newegg for but was denied.

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  • Antonio F.
  • 10/26/2010 12:03:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHot, Noisy, Hate Mouse Pad, Bad design

Pros: Sleek, Powerful. High resolution.

Cons: Hard drive is noisy and can't sleep with laptop on. My left palm gets burnt from the heat escaping the Video card. Shuts off for no reason, probably due to overheating. Hopefully, HP replaces it soon. Bad USB design.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/19/2010 3:35:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsA great deal -- but not without its flaws

Pros: This machine has excellent specs for the price. I can finally play Crysis! The screen and exterior design are both beautiful. It doesn't scream "gaming laptop" like some machines do.

The inclusion of a 9-cell extended life battery in addition to the standard 6-cell is a plus.

Cons: My machine was defective on arrival -- the system fan would always run at full speed. HWTemp led me to believe it was a faulty temperature sensor. I was pleasantly surprised by how easy and quick the repair process was with HP. They turned my machine around in one day. Unfortunately, it seems to have been treated somewhat poorly--there were chips in the paint on the bottom where it appears they used a hard tool to remove the rubber feet to gain access to the screws. They solved my fan problem by replacing the system board.

My machine wobbles slightly, but not enough to bother me. I probably wouldn't have noticed if it hadn't been reported by others.

I wish it had a docking station port like my old HP Pavillion dv9500. I now have to disconnect 6 cables whenever I take my laptop on the go.

I've noticed an occasional high pitched whine when the machine is idle, but this appears to have decreased lately.

Other Thoughts: This machine does run hot, but I have my machine elevated on a passive notebook stand (no fans) and while temperatures get into the 70s and 80s Celsius when gaming, the machine has remained stable. I also use a external keyboard, so I don't notice the body of the machine getting hot since I'm not normally in contact with it.

I've had one spontaneous reboot (the machine wasn't even under load), but hopefully it was just a fluke and doesn't become a problem.

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