The ENVY 17-j130us 17.3" Notebook Computer from HP features a glass fiber finish with silky soft-touch natural silver paint. The island-style keyboard with a numeric keypad allows for comfortable typing. The HP Clickpad supports multi-touch gestures, which makes navigating through Windows 8.1 a more intuitive experience.
The 17.3" widescreen display is also a touchscreen so you'll be able to utilize the multi-touch gestures integrated in Windows 8.1 along with the traditional keyboard and touchpad. The screen has a BrightView display with 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 4th generation Haswell 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor. It also has 12GB of DDR3L RAM, a 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive, a multi-format digital media card reader, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Intel Wireless Display (WiDi), an integrated webcam and dual array microphones. There are also built-in quad speakers with dual subwoofers utilizing Beats Audio technology.
Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. Windows 8.1 rolls out the Start button (although its functionality differs from its predecessor) and you will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start Screen. Windows 8.1 introduces a redesigned Start screen with tiles that update in real-time. Windows 8.1 also focuses on cloud storage as well as offers various apps through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.