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Date First Available
June 24, 2012
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Enjoy 3D entertainment using the HP ENVY 17-3290NR, which comes with HP 3D Active Shutter Glasses. This notebook PC also has Beats Audio and HP Wireless Audio. Watch Blu-ray DVDs on a large display. Plus, save energy with a brilliant keyboard that lights up when you're near and dims when you're away. Scroll and zoom with pinpoint precision using the HP Imagepad on this ENVY 17 laptop. Also, stay more comfortable on the go with HP CoolSense technology.
Breakthroughs you can see, hear, and feel. Now in 3D.
Take work and play to the next level using a stylish HP ENVY 17-3290NR that packs a 3D punch. Watch movies in 3D with exceptional color reproduction, plus hear music the way the artists intended with Beats Audio.
This Product Has
Start and wake fast. Use full Adobe apps. No interruptions.
Get real on movie night with life-like 3D
Hear music the way the artists intended, only from HP
An incredibly bright keyboard that lights up as you approach
Simply touch to scroll, zoom and rotate with precision
Automatically keep data safe from accidental drops and bumps
Automatically keep your PC cool and comfortable on the go
Capture video or chat in brilliant HD—even in low light
Stream crystal-clear audio to up to four devices wirelessly
Get personal assistance, free set-up help, and more
Find key Windows Live and HP Recommended apps grouped together on the task bar and a box to customize with your own
Large Full HD display Enjoy ultra-sharp 1080p video on a wide screen
Built-in Blu-ray player Enjoy razor-sharp playback of Blu-ray discs
Intel WiDi ready Wirelessly stream your photos, videos, and other PC content to an HDTV
Dedicated graphics card Plunge into ultra-realistic videos and games powered by discrete graphics
Built-in CD/DVD burner Watch DVD movies, load software and burn videos to media
Built-in memory card slots Transfer photos from your memory cards in seconds
10-key numeric keypad Crunch numbers fast with the separate numeric keypad
Solid state drive Run faster and lower your risk of data loss
HDMI port View photos, videos and files stored on your PC on your HDTV
17.3" diagonal Radiance Full HD 3D Infinity LED-backlit display (1920 x 1080)
8GB installed memory
1.08TB dual drive (80GB mSATA SSD + 1TB 5400RPM HDD) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
3rd generation Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor 2.30GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.30GHz
6-cell 86WHr lithium-ion HP extended life battery (up to 5 hrs, 15 mins of battery life)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Weight and dimensions
7.37 lbs, 16.37"L x 10.66"W x 1.28"H
All-aluminum body in nero black and natural silver
Radeon HD 7850M graphics with 1024MB GDDR5 and up to 5093MB total graphics memory
Slot-loading Blu-ray player and SuperMulti DVD burner
802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth with WiDi
1-year limited hardware warranty with toll-free support
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Thin and light Count on a sleek laptop that won't weigh you down
HD display Enjoy full-screen views of HD video
Beats Audio Hear music the way the artists intended, only from HP
HP CoolSense Technology Automatically keep your PC cool and comfortable on the go
HP Radiance Backlit Keyboard An incredibly bright keyboard that lights up as you approach
HP Wireless Audio Stream crystal-clear audio to up to four devices wirelessly
2-year Norton Internet Security 2012 subscription Get #1 Norton Internet Security free, right out of the box
HP MyRoom Premium 12-month free subscription for 4-way video calling, IM, and file sharing in and outside a virtual room
3D capability Watch 3D movies and games in vivid color with a 3D- capable display
Enjoy a new dimension with 3D HP ENVY 17-3290NR technology on the HP ENVY 17-3290NR, which comes with a pair of 3D Active Shutter Glasses. Watch Blu-ray DVDs on a large 17.3-inch diagonal Full HD LED-backlit display that delivers life-like colors in 2D and 3D. Hear music the way the artists intended using Beats Audio and experience fast gaming with a powerful processor and HD video graphics. This HP laptop also has a large dual drive to store your music library, videos and more. Plus, stream content wirelessly to an HD TV using Intel Wireless Display. Keep your HP laptop powered for up to 5 hours and 15 minutes using the extended life battery. The HP ENVY 17-3290NR notebook is a work of art with a durable and stylish all-aluminum body in nero black and natural silver. The HP TrueVision Webcam and HP Radiance Backlit Keyboard make working in low-light environments easy, too. Integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth help you connect and sync your HP laptop to a printer, MP3 player or smartphone without using cables. You can transfer photos directly from a memory card to your notebook PC. With the ENVY 17, it's all about ultimate performance and ultimate style in 3D with full HD.
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First of all be warned that I don't have this exact model, but Envy 17-3290el which shows the following differences:
- processor: Intel i7 3612QM instead of 3610QM (slightly lower power consumption) - monitor: 2D instead of 3D - disc: only 1Tb HDD, no SSD drive
I made the following additions to the product:
- Crucial m4 256Gb mSata SSD drive: the 1Tb magnetic drive is a bad performance bottleneck and the 256Gb SSD used as system drive allows the computer to run 3-4 Windows XP or Linux virtual machines flawlessly - matte screen protector: the glass-covered display is way too reflective, so that the matte cover improves usability radically - wireless mouse: I just can't get used to any touchpad, but that's probably my fault
- performances: great CPU, good GPU, fast with SSD drive - expansion: good. 1 Sata6 2.5" bay, 1 Sata3 2.5" bay, 1 Sata6 mSata bay, 4 usb3, 1 Hdmi, 2 Display port - battery: lasts up to 6-7 hours of my normal use (internet, writing, light web development) and 3 hours of intensive gaming. I appreciate HP battery management, as it doesn't continue to charge a full battery when connected to the network: I had this problems with Acer notebooks and it took painfully careful management or the battery would die too soon - display: good, not an IPS one, but a TN display with good viewing angle, contrast and color rendition; just too reflective - audio: just the greatest notebook audio I ever heard - keyboard: good. To dim/increase backlight you should press the keyboard backlight button plus up/down arrows (this was not in the manuals and I had some issue as it was my first backlit keyboard) - heating: none at all.Read more ›
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I'm very pleased with this Envy. The price was great and it was easy to upgrade to 16GB of RAM, add a nice SSD and third drive (you need to get the drive carrier from another company--I used newmodeus and it was perfect).
The build quality is pretty strong and it's a fast machine. It replaced an aging Dell Studio 1745. Like others said, the battery is integrated, but I never swapped batteries in my Dell. While I wish the battery would hang on a little longer, it''s adequate enough to lug into the conference room for 1-2 meetings.
Yes, it is a large machine. It serves a niche for those of us that want a single machine that does it all. The Envy fits the bill nicely.
Received mine from Amazon at the beginning of the month and am very pleased. Mine did come with the Norton 2 years free. The 3D works fine. System start up is lightning fast. The light up keyboard is great and the machine runs pretty quiet and stays cool. Although I'm not thrilled that the 80gb hard drive is so small, I'm happy that it's a SSD. I foresee a day not too far in the future where it will fill up quickly and at that point I plan on replacing the drive with something larger but also SSD. I just have to try to make sure everything that's non-operating system is installed on the D drive. The D drive is partitioned into two additional smaller drives for a Recovery Tool and Recovery Data.
There wasn't much bloatware on the system, which is great for once. The speakers are rather nice for a laptop, it has two headphone jacks on the left side and two display ports and an HDMI port on the right side. Unfortunately, the HDMI port is too far up on the right side. So, it's near your mouse hand if you're right handed. However, on the rare occasions I plug my computer into an HDMI cord, it's because I'm using my computer for whatever reason with my TV; so wouldn't be using my computer directly anyway..but still annoying nonetheless. I like the touchpad, which is unusual for me. It operates multi-touch kind of like an I-pad or I-pod. You can also turn it on or off directly through the touchpad by double-tapping in the corner of it. The screen is glossy and the colors are vivid thanks to the glossiness. However, this also means it reflects like crazy. But, this being a 17" laptop and not that portable--for me anyway, I don't really see this as an issue as it probably won't be leaving home. One thing that worries me is the slot drive.Read more ›
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The Envy is a great line of laptops. They're built well, they look good, and they deliver straightforward computing with no surprises. I set this laptop up for my Dad before giving it to him and I'm happy to report there was very little in the way of promotional software that had to be uninstalled.
Personally, I would never buy the 17" model for myself as it really becomes more of a desktop replacement at that point and not very mobile. However, my Dad loves the larger size and he is very happy with it.
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