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.