HP Envy 17t (1YU08AV_1, 2RX65AV_1, 2RX66AV_1) Big 17.3″ Laptop with Optional Touch

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The HP Envy 17t (1YU08AV_1, 2RX65AV_1, 2RX66AV_1) is a well-equipped 17.3″ laptop. This desktop PC replacement with its weight of 6.7 pounds and a relatively large footprint isn’t meant to be your travel companion. Instead, it offers a large display, spacious keyboard, and excellent internal components for comfortable home and office work. They are packed in a slim 0.9″ chassis made of sliver-colored aluminum.

Besides the big 17.3″ diagonal, the display provides Full HD or Ultra HD 4K resolution for crisp picture and lots of space on the Windows desktop and in programs’ user interfaces. Touch-screen functionality is optional. When the laptop is open, the display hinge raises the back end of the machine for more comfortable typing.

Inside, the HP Envy 17t packs the robust 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core processor and the Nvidia GeForce MX150 4GB lower-mid-range dedicated video card (still far better than the usual Intel HD / UHD 620 integrated graphics). There’s up to 16GB of system memory. Data storage options are various and include the basic 1-Terabyte hard drive, up to 1TB of solid state drive storage, or 1TB + 128GB and 1TB + 256GB HDD and SSD storage combinations. The notebook has a built-in DVD writer drive, which is missing on the most of today’s laptops.

Now, let’s take a look at the differences between the 1YU08AV_1, 2RX65AV_1, and 2RX66AV_1 versions of the HP Envy 17t for year 2017. The 1YU08AV_1 model is configurable but without touch-screen support. The 2RX65AV_1 is also configurable and features a Full HD touch-screen, while the 2RX66AV_1 is a pre-configured “Best Value” non-touch model with a 4K screen. You can find these three on the official HP Store. The same laptop is available via other sellers, too, all pre-configured and with different Envy 17 model names.

HP Envy 17t (1YU08AV_1, 2RX65AV_1, 2RX66AV_1) also has stereo speakers, a Full HD-quality web camera with IR sensor to enable face recognition Windows log-ins, 802.11AC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connections, Ethernet LAN network port, three USB 3.1 ports, a USB-C 3.1 port with video output support, the classic HDMI video out port, an SD media card reader, and a 2-in-1 combo audio-in-out jack.

The 3-cell 55.8 WHr battery inside the Envy 17t isn’t overly capacious. Yet, HP claims an excellent battery life of “up to 9 hours” and “up to 6 hours and 15 minutes” on models with FHD and UHD displays, respectively.

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Specifications of the HP Envy 17t (1YU08AV_1, 2RX65AV_1, 2RX66AV_1)

Here's the specs sheet of the HP Envy 17t (1YU08AV_1, 2RX65AV_1, 2RX66AV_1). For comparison against other laptops, use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand

HP

Laptop Type

Standard laptop

Screen Size

17.3-inch

Screen Resolution

1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)
3840×2160 pixels (Ultra HD, 4K)

Touchscreen

Optional

Other Display Specs

IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Gen quad-core 1.8-4GHz 8MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 65)

Graphics (GPU)

Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB dedicated video card (User Benchmark GPU score: 18)

System Memory (RAM)

8GB
12GB
16GB

Storage

360GB SSD
512GB SSD
1000GB (1TB) HDD
1000GB (1TB) SSD
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 128GB SSD
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 256GB SSD

DVD Optical Drive

DVD writer

Input

Backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons
Touchscreen

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

Camera

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11AC

Ethernet LAN

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes

Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G LTE)

No

USB

1 x USB-C
3 x USB 3.1

Video Ports

1 x HDMI
Video out via USB-C

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)

Battery

3-cell 55.8 WHr
“Up to 9 hours” of battery life with FHD and “up to 6 hours and 15 minutes” with UHD display

Weight

6.7 pounds

Height

0.9"

Width

16.3"

Depth

11.1"

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro

Warranty

1-Year

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Written by on October 31, 2017

User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the HP Envy 17t (1YU08AV_1, 2RX65AV_1, 2RX66AV_1)

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Rating:  

4.00 out of 5
(1 user review)

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Chris Leverich

    Purchased the 2RX66AV_1 and am extremely disappointed in the ridiculously tinny, scratchy sounding B&O speakers. And there is no audio equalizer installed so it’s impossible to enjoy listening to music without external speakers or headphones. At $1800, that’s really unbelievable.

  2. Hamilton P Carvalho

    Thanks for the info but, HP assured me that none of these models have the option to touchscreen.

    • Gene (Rick) Maze

      I had the same quandary. I found out that if I had chosen a lower screen resolution I could have had touch-screen. The 4K screen does not support touch-screen, but the lower resolution screen does.

      There should have been a pop-up warning on the website stating that if you upgrade to 4K you lose this feature. I was very angry when I received my 4K unit and it was NOT touch-screen.

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