Built to perform
Display and design
The HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j171nr (E7Z54UA) Laptop poses a 15.6-inch Full HD BrightView LED-backlit display and supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixels. The supreme display architecture gives you an enriching visual environment, with wide arrayed colour spectrum and good brightness and contrast levels. The laptop comes decked in a glossy silver outfit with a waistline of 27.9 mm and weighs 2.2 KG. The input devices hosted beneath the display are - Clickpad with Multi-touch Gesture Support , a Full-size island-style backlit keyboard with numeric keypad and a fingerprint scanner.
Processor and OS
For a well balanced and optimized performance, the laptop is empowered with a 4th generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor clocked at 2.4 GHz and sits on a Intel HM87 Express chipset. To elevate the performance further, the CPU is boosted with a 8GB DDR3 RAM placed in a 1 x 8 Gigabyte memory layout and with a speed of 1600 Mhz. The memory can be further expanded up to 16GB via one DIMM memory slot. This laptop is a blessing for the gaming freaks as it comes with a dedicated external 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M graphics processor. It sails on the latest 64-bit Windows 8.1 Operating System.
Camera, storage and multimedia
The new laptop from HP is armed with a HP TrueVision webcam and mated with an in-built microphone it provides a good quality video call experience to the users. HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j171nr laptop comes with a 750GB SATA hard disk to store in multimedia files and documents. The Beats Audio quad stereo speakers with two subwoofers are quite good in providing entertainment with next- gen quality sound.
Battery and connectivity
The laptop is juiced by a good quality 6 Cell Li-Ion battery. On the connectivity front the device houses options like - Ethernet, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, four USB 3.0 slots, one HDMI port and Digital Media Reader.
The new laptop from HP is powerful enough to perform well in anything you throw at it. It justifies the price by possessing an extremely powerful processor backed by ample RAM. The design and built is quite good and the supremely built display is an added incentive. The 2GB external graphics card along with highly technologically advanced speakers creates the perfect ambience for high-end gaming also apt for viewing movies and intensive video editing sessions. With such attributes, this laptop is definitely the one you should look out for.