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HP's Envy 17 is the sequel to their previous 17-inch Envy laptop. It sports a Blu-ray optical drive, an LED-backlit display, and a backlit keyboard with a proximity sensor for your hands. It also features a multitouch trackpad. Packed in the metal body is a 6.1 speaker setup by Beats Audio.


  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $1,099.99


  • Laptop type: Desktop replacement
  • Width: 16.37 inches
  • Depth: 10.67 inches
  • Thickness: 1.28 inches
  • Weight: 7.5 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black


  • Operating system: Windows 7


  • Screen size (diagonal): 17.3 inches
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 900 px

Display (base)

  • Size (diagonal): 17.3 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlit: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px

Display (max)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: Yes


  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes


  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2430M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2.4 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Base RAM size: 6 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1333 MHz
  • RAM slots: 2


  • Base drive type: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 750 GB


  • Optical drive type: Slot-loading
  • Compatible media: DVD±R/RW, BD-ROM

Optical Drive

  • Speakers: 6
  • Subwoofer: Yes
  • Audio brand: Beats Audio


  • USB: 3
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • HDMI: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Wireless video: WiDi


  • Size: 91 Wh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)


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