The Hewlett Packard - HP Envy 17-j020us 17.3" Notebook Computer has a glass fiber chassis, complete with silky soft-touch paint in a natural silver finish. The island-style keyboard features a numeric keypad and comfortable typing. The HP Clickpad supports multi-touch gestures, which makes navigating through Windows 8 a more intuitive experience.
The 17.3" Brightview display has a glossy finish. The display also features LED-backlighting for vibrant color and lower power consumption. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1600 x 900 native resolution supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600.
The system is powered by a quad-core Haswell 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive, a multi-format digital media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Intel WiDi and an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in quad speakers with dual subwoofers utilizing Beats Audio technology.
Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.