Living up to its name, the new HP Envy 17-ae110nr stirs up considerable envy among contemporaries with an eighth-generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, 1TB of storage space, and a battery life of approximately nine hours depending on your usage. Reasonably sleek with a thickness of 0.92” and a durable aluminum body, this latest offering from the HP family can double up as a competent partner for both work and play. It is available at a price of around $1100 (See it on Amazon).
Processing at a Glance
The latest Intel i7 processor (four cores) supports boost up to 4.0GHz which is adequate for most day-to-day computing needs and then some. The laptop is fitted with 12GB RAM and a storage space of 1TB (SATA hard drive). That’s plentiful space for your documents, pictures, videos, etc. A slight flipside here is that the RAM is not extendable.
It runs Windows 10 Home—a productive, multitasking-friendly operating system. While the battery can easily last up to nine hours on mixed usage, you will get sizeable unplugged juice even when you playback video (8.5 hours) or stream content over a wireless network (7.25 hours).
Look & Feel: Inside Out
While the exterior of this computer is quite attractive in its aluminum casing, the touch display is truly exemplary. It is a full High-Definition display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 and support for 2.07 million pixels. Since it is fitted with a discrete NVIDIA graphics card (4GB dedicated memory), the quality is superior. The difference becomes truly palpable when you tune in to Netflix or browse through multimedia files. Moreover, it is an edge-to-edge display, so your experience is highly immersive.
Note that this HP Envy also boasts of a sound system by Bang & Olufsen, so the look and feel is further enhanced by pure sound.
Portability & Connectivity
Even though this device is rather heavy at 6.73lbs, it is fairly portable due to its reliable design and slim dimensions of 16.38 x 11.14 x 0.92”. A unique hinge-design lets you type more comfortably, elevating the screen to a position that’s natural for your hands. It also enables more efficient heat circulation, thus keeping things cooler for longer. Further, the keyboard is full-purpose and backlit, allowing you to work even in poorly lit conditions.
To get on to a wireless network, you can avail of the 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi. The computer also supports Bluetooth 4.2. It is equipped with a webcam, a card reader, and even a DVD writer.
|Specs of HP Envy 17-ae110nr
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8550U Quad-Core (up to 4.0 GHz)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce MX150 4GB|
|Storage||1TB 7200RPM HDD|
|Display||17.3″ Full-HD multi-touch|
HP has always been an authoritative voice on security, durability and performance—pillars that are well upheld by the HP Envy 17-ae110nr. Equipped with the latest Intel processor and abundant memory, this computer also delivers a fantastic display, undistorted sound, and a thoughtful, ergonomic design that suits modern working professionals.
Its long-lasting battery is the cherry on the cake, freeing your mind of anxiety while on the move. Plenty to be envious about there, fellow computers!