25.05.2016 1:52

HP Envy 17-r100ur Review: Price and Specs

Notebooks with the 17-inch display, as a rule, are ideal for leisure when having fun, you can play, watch movies, etc. If, however, such a device has also a high-performance, then there are no problems. An example of this can be considered a laptop HP Envy 17-r100ur, which will embody all your ideas that will satisfy even the demanding owner. This notebook works on the basis of a powerful processor Core i7-6700HQ, complemented by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M discrete accelerator, 8 GB of RAM. Comfort when viewing videos on the Envy 17-r100ur provides high-quality Full HD-display as well as an impressive acoustic with four speakers and a subwoofer. Surely with such qualities, he does not give many other devices.

Design HP Envy 17-r100ur

Despite the classic silver coloring of the housing, the laptop looks, on the one hand, the stylish, on the other – more restrained. At the same time, the Envy 17 looks-the HP r100ur relative to the original, though no further details, and in the center is placed a logo of the manufacturer, the working area is made interesting, “under the tree.” The bottom, with positioned thereon ventilation grilles, speakers, subwoofer, and the battery compartment firmly closes the internal components. To get to them, it is necessary to unscrew the screws about ten. It must be said that the notebook boasts high-quality materials. In particular, aluminum is used here is perfectly combined with plastic; and he and the other quite hard, so to bend the cover or the base HP Envy 17-r100ur, try to twist the structure will not work.

HP Envy 17-r100ur Review: Price and Specs

It should be noted that the notebook is very pleasant to hold. Its surface is smooth, however, did not slide, in addition to the bright matte cover practically invisible fingerprints, but not so on the work surface. On the black-coal-polished surfaces are very visible traces.

With dimensions of 415x281x30 mm, the notebook looks quite large, which, in general, is not surprising at a diagonal of 17 inches. Incidentally, with weight miracle also occurred. 2.8 kg – the best figure for a given form factor. It is best if such a device will be on the table, but not on a daily basis to go with his owner.

Display, sound, webcam HP Envy 17-r100ur

The Envy 17-r100ur installed 17.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The screen surface is matte, not gleams and excellent color reproduction. Especially juicy they can not be called, but they accurately convey the picture. Regarding the brightness, its level of about 330-340 cd / m2 is sufficient for indoor use, and often even on the outside. By the way, the happy presence of IPS-matrix, it is an excellent visibility from any position. Perhaps a little pumped up the contrast (320: 1). In general, such a display is useful not only for work but in his spare time, when he wants to watch a movie, play a game.

The manufacturer installed in the laptop 1.3-megapixel camera. It is supplemented by a pair of microphones that can recognize the owner’s authorization system. Of course, a webcam allows you to comfortably communicate with colleagues, friends in the web conference call.

HP Envy 17-r100ur Review: Price and Specs

Also, the device has as many as four speakers, subwoofer speakers, and Bang & Olufsen. The sound is different realism, richness, depth, lack of low frequencies is not felt. There are no particular problems with the volume, the location of the speakers is that the sound is not blocked, and goes directly to the user. Thus, the pair is above the keyboard, and two more – at the front edge of the bevel. In general, we can say with confidence that the speaker is one of the advantages of a laptop while the headphones are connected, it will be the dream of any audiophile.

Keyboard and Touchpad HP Envy 17-r100ur

With the keyboard unit is also all right. It is quite large, with a standard layout, a num pad. All the buttons are flat, located at a convenient distance from each other, are pressed easily, and relatively quiet. The only thing that grays markings on the silver keyboard looks no better. More specifically, it is not very clearly visible. Regarding the size of the buttons, the functionality of the smallest of the upper row turned even larger arrows. To all the rest of the questions asked, even if you have large fingers, press keys will be convenient. By the way, the laptop keyboard backlight is provided, but the glow almost merges with the bright surface of the buttons and not much contrast with the marking. It is unlikely that in the dark it may seem convenient.

HP Envy 17-r100ur Review: Price and Specs

The touchpad is made not so spacious as extended in width. He perfectly smooth surface glide fingers commands are executed without delay. Use the touchpad can perform multi-touch gestures such as zoom or scroll the page. Certain touchpad mouse buttons are not vested, they are hidden and not always well-pressed.

Performance HP Envy 17-r100ur

Laptop HP Envy 17-r100ur (W0X76EA) works on pre-installed operating system Windows 10 Home (64-bit). Among the hardware components provided the processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ, belonging to the sixth generation skylake. It is built according to the norms 14th technologies, has four processing cores with a frequency of 2.6 GHz and a cache level 3 of 6 MB. With the support of a number of technologies, in particular, Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost processor can improve performance. So, instead of four streams will be handled by just eight, and the base rate will rise to 3.5 GHz. At the same time, the chip can not be called energy efficient, its TDP is 45 watts. Overall, Core i7-6700HQ – quite a powerful processor, it is free to cope with modern computing.

Graphics subsystems are built-in Intel HD Graphics card 530 and a discrete accelerator NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M. First, solve simple problems, the second – intensive. Integrated graphics has support for DirectX 12, easily decodes various video formats, however, due to lack of internal memory but uses the system. But more powerful video card has 4 GB of DDR3 memory and 640 shader threads. Of course, in the version with GDDR5 performance GTX 950M will be higher. If we talk about games, then the user will always be able to play without problems in the Need for Speed in 2016, Rainbow Six Siege on high settings and native Full HD-resolution with a frequency of more than 35 frames per second. At the same time, toys like Rising of the Tomb Raider, Hitman and The Division in 2016 will approach medium and resolution of 1366×768 pixels. Such modern Break games will go from 40 fps. In general, even the most advanced graphics of the game will draw “a great success”. So fans play definitely will be satisfied.

As for memory, then its volume is 8 GB 1600 MHz bus speed. DDR3L standard is not the most modern, however, nothing wrong with that. Tanks have enough RAM to cope with contemporary challenges. Storage space is also enough, in particular, the manufacturer has provided a hard disk 1 TB with a spindle speed of 5400 revolutions per minute and SSD-cache 8 GB.

Ports and Communications HP Envy 17-r100ur 

Interfaces filled side of the notebook. To the right is a pair of USB 3.0, one of which also recharges connected to the HP Envy 17-r100ur device. Also here you can see the HDMI, network RJ-45 connector, memory card reader, reads the formats SD / MMC / MS / Pro / xD, and power jack.

HP Envy 17-r100ur Review: Price and Specs

On the opposite side are the optical drive DVD ± RW, two USB 3.0, a combined headphone and microphone jacks, and a Kensington lock slot. On each of the side faces of the indicators are present in addition to the interfaces. Thus, the left – LED indicating the drive to work and the laptop, right – the battery charge status. Front and rear ports and connectors available.

As a dual-band wireless modules used by Wi-Fi 802.11 / b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0. In addition, there is support for Miracast.

Battery HP Envy 17-r100ur

The battery in the laptop segment 6-lithium-ion has a capacity of 62 Wh. With its balanced load charge is only enough for five or six hours. Thus, HP Envy 17-r100ur not suitable for long trips. Although it is clear that the 17-inch form factor involves the essentially stationary use, and thus finding near the outlet.

Conclusion HP Envy 17-r100ur

Become the owner of the notebook performance as HP Envy 17-r100ur, surely everyone wants, especially if you love to listen to music, play games, watch movies. This notebook will make everything to make you spend a pleasant leisure. To this end, it provides excellent sound system; display, transmit rich lifelike colors; modern stuffing, which shoulder the challenges. Of course, I would like to see a more diverse set of ports, high autonomy. Otherwise, everything, as they say, at the level of a comfortable keyboard is spacious, stylish design and good build quality. So if you want to buy good media, then perhaps this is the best option, for $ 1,300 when you can make a very good buy.