Anybody in need of a sleek new 17-inch laptop with good performance might find the HP ENVY 17t-cg000 to be ideal. It’s even available with a 4K touchscreen for those willing to pay a bit more. Everything looks great with the aluminum chassis housing, which contains powerful hardware.
The machine has an anodized finish to help prevent smudges and fingerprints. There is a sturdy keyboard deck as well as strong hinges that hold the display in place. The small rubber pads along the lid’s back edge is another neat feature, as these pads become the “back feet” of the notebook when the cover is open.
There are several external I/O ports, including USB 3.2 Gen-2 Type-C, DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.2 Gen-1 Type-A, headphone/microphone combo, HP sleep and charge capabilities, and so forth. Audio comes from Bang & Olufsen and which deliver through dual speakers. HP Audio Boost enhances sound quality.
Get average speeds with the full-sized SD media card reader that comes with the HP ENVY 17t-cg000. The primary storage drive is PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD with optional Intel memory – 32GB (with the pricier touch version). The touch version also supports dual storage as 1TB SATA (7200-RPM) and 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 solid-state drive (no Optane memory with this setup). With the non-touch version of the ENVY 17t, you can get a 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 solid-state drive.
HP ENVY 17t-cg000 Configuration Options
As for the memory, the configuration may include 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 SDRAM, 12GB, 16GB or 32GB (2 x 16GB). For the average user, 8GB – 16GB is more than enough. Either model will come with a 17.3-inch diagonal IPS WLED-backlit display with either a 1920 x 1080 or 3840 x 2160 4K UHD resolution. All panels – including the multitouch-enabled model, have an edge-to-edge glass.
The HP ENVY 17t-cg000 is compatible with an Intel Core i5 quad-core processor or i7 quad-core processor that can get up to 3.9-GHz of speed. Combined with the processor to provide even more power and performance is an NVIDIA GeForce 2GB – 4GB graphics card. Why not do a bit of gaming or video streaming with this notebook while you’re at it?
The primary battery is 4-cell / 55-Wh Li-Ion, and both models start at 6.02-lbs. There is also a 65-W AC power adapter included.
Whether you want to use it for business or entertainment, and whether you want the touchscreen or not, the HP ENVY 17t-cg000 is a perfect notebook. The precision touchpad also provides an accurate, smooth way of interacting with the machine.