HP Envy 17-ch0001sf, Thin and Fast Versatile 17″ Silver Portable Laptop with 1TB SSD and 8 Hours of Nomadic TB4 – LaptopSpirit

Our opinion on the HP Envy 17-ch0001sf

Slim notebook PC in elegant silver design, theHP Envy 17-ch0001sf with 17-inch IPS Full HD screen with more faithful colors than average, which provides an autonomy of 8 hours under Windows 11, benefits from an enhanced responsiveness of its fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB. Equipped with a webcam shutter to preserve privacy, a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader or even a connection with Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi ax, this versatile laptop is efficient in daily use thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and its Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core i7 processor with Iris Xe graphics module capable of running modest games.

Best known price: €999

Features of HP Envy 17-ch0001sf

screen(s) 17.3” Full HD LED IPS micro-edge 100% NTSC 300cd/m² Corning Gorilla Glass edge-to-edge glass (1920×1080, glossy)
Processor Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Graphics card Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
plug 3 USB 3.2 (Gen2, 1 rechargeable) + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0b, SD
Network Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit keyboard Yes
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello Yes, via fingerprint reader
Sound system 2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 2.0
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Advertised autonomy / battery 8 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 55Whr (240 gr)
Weight/dimensions (mm) 2.54 kg / 399 x 259 x 19.9

HP Envy 17-ch0001sf against the competition

HP Envy 17-ch0001sf is currently showing as campaign at Amazon and meets very few competitors in its category, where it is one of the only ones to offer an SSD with such a high capacity as well as Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.

Chassis, connector, screen on HP Envy 17-ch0001sf

50% rechargeable in 45 minutes, this thin all-purpose laptop in a natural silver aluminum design has a sleek and understated look.

Its connectivity options are good, including 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV, for example wireless Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless remote connections and communication, Ethernet and audio ports or even 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices to it.

Since a biometric reader is integrated, you can authenticate yourself by fingerprint recognition using Windows Hello technology.

The webcam is accompanied by a significant shutter to maintain privacy.

Thanks to the backlight system of the chiclet keyboard, you can better distinguish its keys when the ambient light is limited, which is noticeable.

HP Envy 17-ch0001sf

The screen is glossy and non-reflective to be more readable in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) because it is coated with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. In addition, the screen reproduces colors more faithfully than average, while offering significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology. With its 16:9 format and Full HD definition, the screen is also very suitable for showing videos and wider High Definition content.

Performance, autonomy for HP Envy 17-ch0001sf

The HP Envy 17-ch0001sf is a slim and stylish full-size laptop designed for general purpose on-the-go.

It is actually able to last about 8 hours on battery in light use in terms of autonomy, which is all the more significant since this mobile PC is thin. However, its weight and its large format do not place it as the most easily transportable by nature. However, a 17 inch has the advantage of being comfortable for mainly sedentary use (e.g. at home).

To ensure such autonomy, this versatile laptop incorporates energy-efficient components. In particular, it ignores a dedicated graphics card and leaves all the graphics to Iris Xe, a solution that resides directly in the processor. Thanks to Iris Xe (which we tested), you can view photos and videos, but also indulge in modest games.

The Iris Xe is directly integrated into the Quad Core i7-1165G7, a low-power Intel Tiger Lake processor here combined with 16 GB of RAM to provide a good overall performance suitable for many users.

HP Envy 17-ch0001sf

Best known price: €999

However, it is better to choose a PC based on a dedicated graphics card and/or a non-low-power processor if you plan to frequently do work that requires graphics and/or processor resources.

In any case, the storage is clear to the bottom, because it is entrusted to an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB, which can accommodate more software and files.

In addition, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a hard drive: greater resistance to shocks, lower energy consumption, silent operation or even greater speed.

As a result, the SSD provides much better responsiveness and fluency than a hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, starting/stopping, processing and launching applications is much faster, for example, and we get on the cards faster in online games.

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