Lately, HP is grabbing all the headlines for coming out with what it claims to be the most powerful workstations in the world. In an unexpected move, it also introduced the new Envy 15 2020 which looks to compete against the MacBook Pro 16. While it will take some time for the newly introduced laptop to hit the market, the HP Envy 17 2020, which was unveiled earlier this month, is now available for sale through the company’s official site. Let’s find out what improvements does the Envy 15 2020 brings compared to its predecessor.
HP Envy 17 2020 Overview
Design and Display
The latest iteration of the HP Envy 17 comes with the same 17.3-inch IPS FHD panel. but you can now bump the resolution to 4K UHD. Both the options come with WLED-backlit panel and edge to edge glass but with the former, you can also opt for a touch-enabled display. The device has a screen to body ratio of 86%. With the new dimension of 15.71 x 10.20 x 0.76-inches, it is smaller than its predecessor. HP has also managed to reduce the weight of the device to just 6.02lb.
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Performance and Memory
The new Envy 17 comes with Intel Ice Lake processor which doesn’t make much sense as its predecessor came with Comet Lake processor. Both are part of Intel’s 10 Gen family but the former is based on 10nm node that Intel hasn’t crafted well. In contrast, Intel has worked a lot with Comet Lake’s 14nm nodes which makes the Comet Lake better optimized. Also, Comet Lake is better suited for activities that demand more power thanks to bigger cache, and higher clock speed. But the new Envy 17 comes with up to 4GB of GeForce MX330 graphics which is an upgrade to MX250 (2GB). You can get up to 32GB of DDR4-3200 RAM (two-channel) and 1TB NVMe M.2 storage. There is also an option for a combination of HDD and NVMe M.2 storage.
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Battery and Connectivity
You can choose between Intel AC9560 WiFi 5 or the AX021 WiFi 6 adapter. As for the ports, you get an SD card reader, 3 x USB 3.1 G2 Type-A ports, 1 x USB 3.1 G2 Type-C port, an audio-mic combo jack, and an HDMI 2.0 port. The Li-ion battery is slightly bigger at 55Wh but the power adapter has remained the same at 65W. HP claims a battery life of up to 11 hours depending upon the usage. Thanks to the Fast Charge technology, you can charge the device from 0 to 50% in just under 50 minutes. HP has included a camera shutter along with the Wide Vision HD camera. There is also a dedicated mute button for the dual array digital microphone. It comes with a 3D fingerprint sensor for biometrics.
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HP Envy 17 Specifications:
- Design & Build: 15.71 x 10.20 x 0.76-inches; 6.02lb
- Display: 17.3-inches IPS panel with multi-touch option / 4K UHD
- Resolution: FHD panel with touch option / 4K UHD
- Keyboard: Full-size Island Keyboard with numeric pad, backlit
- Processor: up to Intel 10 Gen Core i7-1065G7
- RAM: up to 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
- Graphics: up to 4GB NVIDIA GeForce MX330
- Battery: 4-cell 80 Watt-hours battery
- Storage: up to 1TB NVMe M.2
- Webcam: HP Wide Vision HD Webcam with privacy shutter
- Connectivity: Intel AC9560 WiFi 5 / AX021 WiFi 6 adapter
- Ports: 1 x SD card reader, 3 x USB 3.1 G2 Type-A ports, 1 x USB 3.1 G2 Type-C port, 1 x audio-mic combo jack, 1 x HDMI 2.0 port
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HP Envy 17 Price and Availability
HP Envy 17 2020 is listed on sale on HP’s official store where the price starts from $1099 for the base variant. As of now, the laptop is available in a few select markets including the US.
|HP Envy 17 17 2020 (i5-1035G1, 2GB GeForce MX330, 17.3-inch non-touch FHD display, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 16GB Intel Optane )||$1099.99||Select market (including the US)|