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HP 17-1181NR 17-Inch Envy Notebook PC

by HP
42 customer reviews

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  • Intel Core i7 Processor 1.6GHz
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM
  • 750GB 5200RPM Hard Drive
  • 17.3-Inch Screen, Mobility Radeon HD
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 3.75 hours Battery Life
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Product Description

Product Description

1. Intel Core i7-720QM Processor, 1.60GHz 2. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics with 1GB Dedicated Video Memory 3. 750GB (5200RPM) Hard Drive 4. 6GB DDR3 System Memory Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 5. Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Core i7 Number of Processors: 1 RAM: 6 GB Max RAM: 8 GB 6. Size: 750 GB Manufacturer: SATA Speed: 5200 rpm Additional Drives: DVD+-RW 7. Graphics Card: Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics RAM: 1024 MB LCD Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080 8. USB 2.0 Ports: 3 VGA Video Out Ports: 1

From the Manufacturer

Count on precision crafted performance. Enjoy Blu-ray DVDs at home and on the go with the HP ENVY 17-1181NR. The large 17.3-inch diagonal Full HD HP Ultra BrightView Infinity LED Display shows your favorite videos, photos, games and graphics in sharp detail. This HP laptop also supports up to three external displays, so you can create the ultimate workspace around your notebook PC. Plus, play music the way it’s meant to be heard using Beats Audio™ and the HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer.

Precision crafted performance. Engineered for power and designed with the latest materials, the ultra-thin, lightweight HP ENVY 17-1181NR has a large widescreen display. See and feel the difference with a stylish laser-etched chassis and backlit keyboard, plus run multiple applications at once with ease. You also get more power on the go using the two batteries included in the box.

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Intel Corei7
Intel® Core i7-720QM Processor 1.60GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.80GHz
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Windows 7 Home Premium Logo
Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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17.3" diagonal Full HD HP Ultra BrightView Infinity LED Display (1920 x 1080)
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Memory (RAM)
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Hard Drive
750GB (5200RPM) SATA with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
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Weight & Dimensions (w x d x h)
7.51 lbs; 16.38" x 10.83" x 1.25"/2.15"
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Battery Life
Up to 3.75 hours with 9-Cell 93WHr Li-Ion Battery, plus up to 2.5 hours with extra 6-Cell 62WHr Li-Ion Battery
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Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN & Bluetooth®
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Optical Drive
Slot-loading Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer Support
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Video Graphics
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics with up to 3835MB total graphics memory with 1GB dedicated
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Laser-etched aluminum finish in carbon relic
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YESBlu-ray Disc Drive
Watch high-definition Blu-ray DVDs using your laptop PC

YESBuilt-in HP Webcam
Video chat in low-light environments using your HP ENVY 17-1181NR

YES5-in-1 Digital Media Reader
Transfer photos from a digital camera to your laptop PC without using cables

YESFull-size Keyboard
Access common tasks via one-touch and action keys

YESBacklight Technology
Reduce power requirements for extended battery life

Save time with wireless synching and printing

YESBeats Audio
Hear music in crisp, clear sound and deep bass

Media Reader
Media Reader


HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Help prevent data loss due to bumps or short drops
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HP Fences
Find files and apps fast, plus reduce the clutter of icons on your desktop
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HP MediaSmart
Create, share and enjoy multimedia entertainment in one stop
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HP MediaSmart Software

Exclusive HP Software

Product Information

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Screen Size17.3 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor1.6 GHz Intel Core i7
Hard Drive750 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorMobility Radeon HD
Chipset BrandATI
Card DescriptionMobility Radeon HD 5850
Graphics Card Ram Size3835 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 3.75 hours
Brand NameHP
Item model number17-1181NR
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight7.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.83 x 1.25 x 16.38 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeBlu-Ray DVD Combo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power SourceAC
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #37,376 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight14.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableOctober 24, 2010
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Bilyk on January 13, 2011
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Now that I've had this computer for a few months, I'd like to modify my review. This computer has randomly shut down about 10 times now, a dozen blue screens of death related to USB 3. I'm sure these are either hardware or driver related and rescind my recommendation for this machine.

This is a very fast laptop. I'm a computer programmer that needs a very fast machine for pretty much everything I do, and this laptop is awesome.
This machine as it is listed has great upgraded options, like the best resolution screen, blu-ray, extra battery, and extra RAM, however, the hard drive it comes with is very slow. This laptop does have a 2nd hard drive bay and I bought the 225$ 128GB Kingston SSD, made it my primary drive, then made the original drive my secondary drive. To do this was no small task, but here's the steps to take:
Warning: I have no idea if this does or does not void your warranty, I can't find a clear answer to that.

1. Order this laptop
2. Order an SSD ($225-$250 for 128GB, or $360-$400 for 160GB)
3. Order a hard drive caddy and cable kit. HP sells it for 91$ after taxes and shipping, but you can get it for 41$ from [...]
And by the way HP, I think that it's awful that the laptop didn't come with this in the first place. $41 for just a 3" cable is robbery and the $91 that you charge is two robberies and a beating.
4. If you get a SATA hard drive enclosure, things will be easier because you can connect the drives to the eSata port. Otherwise you will need to install the ssd to the 2nd hard drive bay, do the clone, then switch them so the SSD is in the first bay.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Vasper on December 27, 2010
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I ordered this for my wife and it arrived on time and build quality was flawless. The keyboard is outstanding and the aluminum case all the way down to the illiminated HP logo is magnificent. This is the first HP laptop I've purchased (I've had 11 in my lifetime inlcuding the 21 inch Dragon Laptop) that has really impressed me. I reviewed many laptops prior to this purchase at the Apple Store and Fry's and found this to be the most well rounded desktop replacement. This machine far outshines the 17 inch MacBook Pro e.g. built in slot loading Blu-ray, Two batteries that you can remove (shame on you Apple), and an outstanding keyboard "with numeric keypad" (shame on you Apple). I highly recommend this device to anyone looking for a desktop replacement.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 19, 2011
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I did a lot of research before I bought the Envy 17. This laptop is everything I hoped it would be. Very fast on all my apps. I usually run multiple apps and I've never noticed any lag at all. The keyboard is the best I've ever used and the backlighting is awesome. I was a little worried about the touch paid because I read some reviews that were critical of it. I actually like it quite a bit. It's bigger than I'm used to and very responsive. No problems with the buttons at all. The screen is really bright and clear. Movies are beautiful on this box. I use this as more of a desktop replacement so it's ussually plugged in. I can't really speak to the battery perofrmance. I will note that mine came with both a small (6 cell) battery and a bigger (9 cell) battery. Overall, this is the best computer I've ever owned and I love it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MAC on June 9, 2011
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I purchased this machine from Amazon several months ago. At first, it was truly a portable office for me. I'm on the road most of the time and the 1181NR more than met my needs. I easily added a second 750 GB hard drive and upgraded the memory to 8 GB ... both I did myself without issue.

As for the BUT ... the unit has always run warmer than any other laptop I've owned, but it wasn't an issue until about a month ago. At that time it started getting so warm my left hand would go numb (I touch type and rest my wrist/hands on the wrist pad when not actively typing). Ultimately, the unit started shutting itself down from overheating. I would get a message when rebooting telling me it shut down to protect itself. About the same time, the noise from the fan and heat became so great, I contacted HP. That's when the real fun began. Twice, I called and wound up speaking to someone in Asia. When I couldn't understand them, they disconnected me. After 4 calls, I was able to reach someone who arranged to have the unit picked up and repaired. As the unit is still under warranty, everything was done through FedEx at their expense. Unfortunately, instead of their promised turnaround time, it was well over 2 weeks before I got the laptop back. On it's return, it was worse than ever ... temps have been as high as 137 deg F. Even worse, HP left almost 2 GB of testing software (bootleg??) on my desktop. The software is labeled 3Dmk06 and OCCTPT 3.1.0.

At my company, we have historically preferred HP equipment. In my office alone, I have an HP desktop, the above HP laptop, an HP LaserJet AIO, and an HP Color LaserJet. Our corporate server is also an HP machine. I had a similar problem with tech support on one of the printers a long time ago, but never anything like this.
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