HP Natural Silver 17.3″ Envy 17-j157cl Leap Motion SE Laptop

Computer manufacturers will always be trying to get consumer attention by introducing cutting-edge technologies into their products and HP Natural Silver 17.3″ Envy 17-j157cl Leap Motion SE is a brilliant example of it. Not only does it come with powerful specs, it is Leap Motion feature enabled as well. Integrated Leap motion feature makes this HP 17.3” laptop more compelling than other laptops available in the market. As this laptop is a part of venerated Envy family, it is obvious that this special edition laptop notebook will be packed with premium features. True to its lineage, it comes with backlit keyboard, Beats audio with quad speaker and two subwoofer.  HP Envy 17-j157cl is powered by Intel core i7-4702MQ processor and comes preinstalled with 12GB memory and 1TB hard drive.  It is a successor to HP ENVY 17-j057cl. Only drawbacks with this laptop are that it doesn’t come with dedicated graphics card and doesn’t support full high definition playback. The laptop is currently on sale at Wal-Mart at around $1000.Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Envy 17-j157cl Leap Motion SE.

HP Natural Silver 17.3″ Envy 17-j157cl Leap Motion SE Laptop  Performance and Specification

HP ENVY 17-j157cl is integrated with 4th generation Intel core i7-4702MQ processor which is a quad core processor. The processor operates with basic frequency of 2.2GHz and the frequency can boost up to 3.2 GHz. As the processor is hyperthreading enabled,  it can process 8 threads at a time. The processor is coupled with Intel HD 4600 Graphics. Though the laptop will not support extreme gaming or other high end tasks, still it will be able to do little bits of everything. Buyer can use ENVY 17-j157cl for photo editing, personal video editing, converting files, 2D designing or small 3D designing. You can play games like Borderlands 2,  Batman: Arkham Origins, COD Ghosts , Total War Rome II in low to medium resolution and details. However, Fifa 14, Dead space 3 can be played in high resolutions. As this laptop is leap motion enabled, you can play games, draw, and even perform some tasks without ever touching the mouse.

HP Natural Silver 17.3″ Envy 17-j157cl is installed with 12GB base memory which can be scaled up to 16GB. The laptop comes with a 1TB 5400RPM hard drive which is preloaded with Windows 8.1 and other softwares ( including HP proprietary software). SSD is not available with this laptop.

17.3” display supports maximum of 1600 X 900 pixels resolution, thus, user can view up to 900p high definition content. It comes with in-built DVD burner but Blu-Ray drive is not available.

HP 17-j157cl envy leap motion laptop comes with an array of ports and connectivity features which include 4 USB 3.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 x headphone/microphone jack and 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port. It has a finger print reader as well as a high definition webcam. Network connectivity is supported by Wireless-N  Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet. It is also WiFi enabled which allows you to stream laptop contents wirelessly to HDTV or monitor.

Pros of HP Natural Silver 17.3″ Envy 17-j157cl

Leap motion feature

Powerful processor

Plenty of memory and Storage

Cons of HP Natural Silver 17.3″ Envy 17-j157cl

No dedicated graphics

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