The HP Envy 17 is an influential multimedia laptop, thought to function as the center of the home multimedia. Play games, watch movies or browse through the new platform Windows 8.1 with touch screen of HD resolution. Also, for those who want a different interaction HP has deployed a tool to control the system and applications with hand gestures through technology Leap Motion.
All with the power of a quad-core processor Intel last generation, a memory of 8 GB RAM and a dedicated graphics card with 4 GB of memory. This interesting screen laptop with 17.3-inch is available in the market for a price of 1,300 euros. Here are all the details.
The portable HP should be considered more as a compact desktop. And that we have a robust team that is difficult to manage outside the home environment, with a considerable weight of 3.4 kilos. Of course, in no time your main goal, to give the user a very powerful machine for gaming and movie viewing hides. The specific dimensions of this device are 41.6 x 27.5 x 3.3 centimeters. One detail that we find interesting in the design of this equipment is the inclusion of a backlit keyboard, a very useful feature if for example are used to playing with the room lights off.
As for the panel, the HP Envy 17, it features a 17.3-inch with a resolution of 1,600 x 900 HD pixels with touch capability. Although it is a good number to see detailed content, you are missing that HP would have bet directly by a Full HD resolution on a computer so oriented content consumption and gambling.
The HP Envy 17 features a powerful processor Intel Core i7-4702MQ of the latest generation of processors the U.S. Company. This chip has four cores and a power of 2.2 GHz thanks to the Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, can achieve a maximum power of 3.2 GHz in the times when we need more processing power. In addition, through the Hyper-Threading technology can actually work as if we counted eight physical cores (two threads per core). This chip is attached to a memory of 8 GB RAM. But perhaps the key point of this set is in the graphics, as the HP Envy 17 has a graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GT750M with dedicated memory of 4 GB, able to help smoothly run most modern games.
Leap Motion is a revolutionary technology to control the system and applications through hand gestures in the air. This mechanism is via a sensor that is placed in the bottom of the keyboard that captures the movements in three dimensions. Besides being able to move around Windows 8, the U.S. Company has also deployed a specific store to enjoy the possibilities offered by this technology application. In addition to this functionality novel, the HP Envy 17 also includes a powerful audio system Beats Audio with c four speakers and two subwoofers that will allow us to delve into a more vivid experience of game.
The chosen operating system is Windows 8.1. This is the updated version of the system Microsoft, a platform that is very much geared for use with touch devices. And although it maintains the traditional desktop (as a application) and can navigate menus using mouse, the experience with hands is more complete. In Windows 8.1, Microsoft has introduced several new features to make this platform more attractive after the difficulties encountered Windows 8 to gain a foothold in the market. For example, it has reinserted the start button (not to be confused with the start menu) to make it easier to adapt to the new management. It has also been revamped interface and app store have enhanced options for customizing the home screen and lock screen.
HP has also included a number of applications to enhance the team as HP Photo and HP Connected Music Connected to modify and enjoy multimedia files, HP ProtectSmart to prevent data loss from occurring in the event of a fall occurs or a blow on the laptop. It also highlights the role HP USB Boost for charging the devices connected to the USB port it even at the time when the laptop goes into sleep mode or hibernation.
In the field of memory, HP has opted for a traditional hard drive with a capacity of 750 GB and a speed of 5,400 revolutions per minute. With this type of boot speed memory and disk access that we enjoy with SSD memory is lost, but you gain lots of storage for our movies, games and apps.
The connectivity of the HP Envy 17 of four USB 3.0 ports is a technology that offers transfer speeds ten times faster than the traditional USB. One of these ports also has the role HP Boost USB for charging devices we connect to the computer even when you have the computer in suspend or hibernation mode. We also have a port HDMI to connect the device to the TV and see the high quality contents, a port Ethernet to connect the computer to the network via cable (of course, it also integrates free WiFi). The connections are completed with a SD card reader and connected Bluetooth to transmit information to a compatible device.