HP Envy 17-j130us 17.3-Inch Touchsmart Laptop Review

HP Envy 17-j130us 17.3-Inch Touchsmart Laptop Review

HP Envy 17-j130us Touchsmart Laptop with Beats Audio
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HP Envy 17-j130us is a goodlooking 17.3-Inch laptop with a responsive large touch screen that supports multi-touch gestures and is great to use with Windows 8.1, Beats Audio for impressive sound, an amazing i7 processor and all the other functions that make it quite special. You'll see how much of a great value for money this computer is when you see more of what it has to offer below.

Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor at 2.4 GHz speed but comes with the 'Turbo Boost' function so HP Envy's speed can go up to 3.4GHz easily depending on what you're doing on it. 12 GB DDR3L SDRAM SODIMM is a huge amount of RAM to manage multiple things at once, you'll be impressed by how fast programs are working and how many tabs and apps you can run at the same time. 1TB = 1000 GB SATA hard drive at 5400RPM speed with HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection as well as 50GB free Cloud based storage for life are both generous amounts of storage space for all your files, the latter for easy access from any device with internet connection wherever you are.

17.3 inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit screen at 1600 x 900 max pixel resolution and Intel HD graphics 4600 with about 1792MB total graphics memory is a multi-touch gesture supporting touch display to tap, swipe, zoom and more, of course you won't find anything less than superb picture with the super vibrant colors and it is capable of showing you everything with the finest details. Beats Audio as well as four stereo speakers are responsible for the quality of sound on this HP: It is probably one of the best PCs out there in terms of sound. HP TrueVision HD Webcam is quite useful for those chats on Skype with family and friends.

Glass fiber with silky soft-touch paint silver HP Envy weighs a bit over 7 pounds with dimensions of 10.83 x 16.38 x 1.32 inches, so it is neither slim nor compact being a large 17.3 inch display computer with a DVD player, but this is what you get for purchasing a powerful desktop replacement, rather than a small portable but it is nothing less than superb in many ways.

HP Envy 17-j130us 17.3-Inch Touchsmart Laptop Review
Glass fiber with silky soft-touch paint silver HP weighs a bit over 7 pounds with dimensions of 10.83 x 16.38 x 1.32 inches, so it is neither slim nor compact being a large 17.3 inch display computer with a DVD player, but this is what you get for purchasing a powerful desktop replacement, rather than a small portable but it is nothing less than superb in many ways. Its 6-cell 62WHr lithium-ion battery should give you around 4.5 hours of battery life as long as you're not playing the latest games, streaming video at the brightest screen settings or running a few demanding things at once (4.5 hr is for normal dialy use- so it is quite all right).

You also won't have any problems working in dim light or dark as you have the backlit keyboard, which is rather comfy with also the 10-key numeric keypad. HP CoolSense helps keep it cool for you to feel comfy when you're working or playing on it for hours. You get all that you'd expect in terms of connectivity options from a top of the range computer such as this HP Envy, including Intel 1x1 802.11ac WLAN wireless, 4 X USB 3.0 Ports, Built-in SuperMulti DVD burner optical drive, 1 x Audio-out port, Built-in media card reader to quickly save and share pictures and movies, HDMI port to connect to an even larger HDTV using an HDMI cable and Bluetooth with WiDi to send multimedia to other bigger screens for also others to see.

Conclusion: HP Envy 17-j130us is a high end 17-inch laptop that has an immensely responsive i7 processor that brings speed and power for all your computing needs. Well it is not super light or compact by any means as this is designed to be a desktop replacement that is more like a workhorse and a huge entertainment center. And for all that you're getting, it is not expensive at all. Even if you were not planning to get something this powerful with many features, this may be well worth spending a couple of hundred extra on as you won't be buying a computer every year- especially with something this solid and sturdy that will last you a long time.

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