HP Envy 17 Refreshed With Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake Processorsby Gavin Bonshor on April 6, 2020 6:00 PM EST
While this past week's wave of new laptop announcements was focused squarely around the launch of Intel's 10th gen Comet Lake-H mobile processors, a couple of vendors have also been using the occasion to update their 15 Watt U-series laptops as well. Among these was HP, who has updated its Envy 17 family of notebooks. Joining the existing Comet Lake models, the HP Envy 17 series now also features models with Intel's Ice Lake-U processors, with various configurations available up to Intel's Core i7-1065G7 CPU.
Designed for professional users looking for a sleek and stylish design, the updated HP Envy 17s include multiple models across its range, with a customizable touch screen model in its arsenal. (17t-cg000 Touch). The new HP Envy 17 can be fully configured to a suitable specification dependent on the user's requirements, with multiple memory, CPU, graphics, and storage options available. Users can also equip it with a standard Intel AC9560 Gigabit Wi-Fi wireless adapter, or with an Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 adapter. A larger 55 Wh Li-ion Polymer battery is included, with its weight starting at 6.02 lb, dependent on the chosen configuration.
Starting off with displays, the latest-generation Envy 17 features a 17.3" IPS backlit WLED display, with options for either a 1080p or 4K display. Both displays are rated for similar performance, with a screen brightness of around 300 nits. HP is also offering optional touchscreen functionality on some models, though only with the 1080p display. Overall, the HP Envy 17 weighs around 6 lb and has dimensions of 15.71 (W) x 10.20 (D) 0.76 (H) inches.
Under the hood, the HP Envy 17 is powered by a Intel's Core i5 and Core i7 Ice Lake processors. Curiously, HP is taking a very binary route here: the only CPU options are the slowest Core i5, the i5-1035G1, or the fastest i7, the i7-1065G7. Both processor options offer 4 CPU cores, but along with clockspeed differences, the i5's integrated GPU is only half as powerful as the i7's. Perhaps that's why HP is also including a discrete GPU with all of the Envy 17s, using NVIDIA's GeForce MX330, which comes with either 2GB or 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
The HP Envy 17 17M-CG0013DX Notebook
Meanwhile storage options inside the silver sandblasted anodized aluminum frame run the full gamut, from Optane-cached rotating rust all the way up to a 1TB PCIe SSD. All models come with some form of solid state storage, starting with a 1TB HDD and 16GB of Optane Memory at the low end, as well as other combinations of HDDs, SSDs, and Optane Memory including a 512GB PCIe SSD with a 32GB Optane cache. As for the memory, HP offers between 8GB and 32GB of DDR4-3200 SDRAM, including a curious 12 GB configuration with one 8 GB stick and one 4 GB stick in an unbalanced dual-channel mode.
Also included in the HP Envy 17 is either an Intel AC9560 Wi-Fi 5 adapter, or one of Intel's newer AX201 Wi-Fi 6 wireless adapter. For connectivity, the laptop offers a USB 3.2 G2 10 Gbps Type-C port, with support for DisplayPort 1.4, as well as three USB 3.1 G1 Type-A ports, an AC Smart pin, and a headphone and microphone combo port. For users with HDMI, the HP Envy 17 also has a single HDMI 2.0 video output. Meanwhile, along the top of the bezel is a wide vision HD webcam with a built-in microphone, with the Envy 17's sound coming from a pair of integrated Bang & Olufsen speakers.
|HP Envy 17 Intel 10th Gen Refresh Specifications|
|Intel i7-1065G7||Intel i5-10210U||Intel i7-10510U|
|GPU||GeForce MX330 (2 GB)
GeForce MX330 (4 GB)
|GeForce MX330 (2 GB)||GeForce MX250 (2 GB)||GeForce MX250 (2 GB)|
|Display||17.3" FHD IPS
17.3" FHD IPS Touch
17.3" 4K UHD IPS
|17.3" FHD IPS||17.3" FHD IPS||17.3" FHD IPS|
|Memory||8 GB DDR4-3200 (2 x 4 GB)
12 GB DDR4-3200 (1 x 4 GB, 1 x 8 GB)
16 GB DDR4-3200 (1 x 16 GB
32 GB DDR4-3200 (2 x 16 GB)
|12 GB DDR4-3200 (1 x 4GB, 1 x 8GB)||8 GB DDR4-2666 (2 x 4 GB)||16 GB DDR4-2666 (1 x 16 GB)|
|Storage||1 TB HDD + 16 GB Optane
1 TB HDD + 128 GB M.2
1 TB HDD + 256 GB NVme M.2
512 GB NVMe M.2
512 GB NVMe M.2 + 32 GB Optane
1 TB NVMe M.2
|512 GB M.2
32 GB Intel Optane
|512 GB M.2
16 GB Intel Optane
|512 GB M.2
32 GB Intel Optane
|Networking||Intel AC9560 Wi-Fi 5
Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6
|Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6||Gigabit LAN
Intel AC9560 Wi-Fi
Intel AC9560 Wi-Fi
|Power||65 W AC Adaptor|
|Battery||55 Wh Li-on||52 Wh Li-ion|
|Ports||1 x SD Card Reader
1 x USB 3.2 G2 Type-C
3 x USB 3.1 G2 Type-A
1 x 3.5 mm Phono/Mic
1 x HDMI 2.0
|1 x SD Card Reader
1 x USB 3.1 G2 Type-C
3 x USB 3.1 G1 Type-A
1 x 3.5 mm Phono/Mic
1 x Gigabit RJ45
1 x HDMI 2.0
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||15.71 x 10.20 x 0.76 inches||15.94 x 10.47 x 0.88 inches|
|Weight||6.02 lb||6.22 lb|
|Price (USD)||Starts at $950||$1250||Starts at $730||Starts at $950|
Every model in the new HP Envy 17 Intel 10th Generation refresh comes equipped with a 65 W AC adaptor, a multi-media SD Card Reader. The price of each model varies, with prices for the BTO models starting at $950 and ranging up to $2070 for the top-spec model, while the pre-configured 17-cg0013dx SKU for Best Buy is available for pre-order at $1250.
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milkywayer - Monday, April 6, 2020 - linkI wish all these big name OEMs had placed some trust in the new AMD mobile chips. I understand there's months of lead time for any chip they use but it's disenginious to their customers when they sell only intels crappy rebranded chips aka 14nm+++++
Meanwhile AMD is now wiping the floor with Intel both at price, performance and power levels. I'd love to have the new xps 13 with the AMD 4000 chips.
deil - Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - linkxps 13 with ryzen 4600u (6/12) and dual m.2 nvme + 32GB/64GB of ram. you cannot imagine how hard I want that to happen.
yankeeDDL - Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - linkTotally agree. Here in Spain the Asus Zephyrus G14 with the Ryzen 7 4800HS sold out in 3 days and it is the only laptop I could find available with Ryzen 4***.
You see laptops being released with "mobile" core that consume 135W, when you can have a fairly portable gaming laptop, with almost 12h of battery life using Ryzen. It makes so little sense...
Dell (here in Spain) offers 3 Inspiron with Ryzen 2***. None with Ryzen 3***.
It's amazing how tight is Intel's chuck-hold of the vendors.
Tchamber - Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - linkThat i7-1065G7 is a 10nm part according to ark.intel.
Unfortunately, most PC buyers don't read hardware reviews like Anandtech, so they but what's available, what they're used to. I have the older Envy 17 with 4k screen, i7-8550u with an mx150 4GB card, and can run and older game like Pose at full resolution just fine. When I got it, AMD want a viable option yet...
Tchamber - Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - linkOops, older game like PoE
Rookierookie - Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - linkWell, if you wanted AMD, Envy x360s with Ryzen 3000 chips have been available for a long time.
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ikjadoon - Monday, April 6, 2020 - linkThe pricing is great for 17" Ice Lake system, but that battery size is bewlidering. I don't buy 17" laptops, so please correct me:
A 55 Whr battery, in a 6 lb laptop, with a guzzling 17" screen & mandatory 10 W to 25 W dedicated GPU, sounds woefully far too small. Nobody needs a 24-hour laptop, but 55Whr in a huge chassis feels insulting. Most high-end 13" laptops fit in 50+ Whr batteries.
And batteries do not weigh much, contrary to popular online commenters. Dell quotes 1 Whr = 0.01 pounds. That's including all circuitry. Source: https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/04/lati...
The Lenovo Yoga 920: 72 Wh battery / 3.02 lb laptop
The HP Spectre x360 13t (13t-ae000): 60 Wh battery / 2.76 lb laptop
The Acer Swift 5: 60Wh battery / 2.19lb laptop
The LG Gram 13: 72 Wh battery / 2.19lb laptop
But, maybe 17" laptop owners (even the poor 4K users) don't really care for battery life?
Dolda2000 - Monday, April 6, 2020 - linkAs the owner of a fairly low-end ThinkPad, 14" with a 45 Wh battery, I can only agree. For what is pretty much twice the price and a significantly larger chassis, 55 Wh really does sound almost like an insult.
Flunk - Monday, April 6, 2020 - linkThis looks like a value play more than anything, HP seems to have decided that the battery is were they can skimp to keep it in budget. It's not like they're running low on space. I have a XPS 15 and that has a 84Wh battery, which isn't exactly a thick notebook. There is no way HP couldn't fit a larger battery in this, this has to be intentional.