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HP ENVY h8-1417c Desktop PC Product Specifications

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United States


Figure 1: Motherboard top view
  • Manufacturer: Pegatron
  • Form factor: uATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)
  • Chipset: Intel Z75
  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR3
  • Front side bus speeds: 5 GT/s (FM Direct Media Interface bus)
  • Processor socket: LGA 1155
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 1 PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.0 for i5 and i7 Ivy Bridge processors, all others Gen 2.0)
    • 3 PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0)
    • 1 PCI Express mini card
  • For more details, see Formosa motherboard specifications .


  • TDP: 77W
  • Operating speed: 3.4 GHz (up to 3.9 GHz turbo)
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Socket: LGA 1155
  • Bus speed: DMI (Direct Media Interface) - 5.0GT/s
  • TDP: Varies by processor
  • Socket type: LGA 1155 (Socket-H2)
  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
    Intel Core i3-3xxxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core 35 W
    Intel Core i3-3xxx (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core55 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core35 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxT (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core45 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxS (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core65 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxP (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core (onboard graphics not supported)69 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxx (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core77 W
    Intel Core i7-3xxx (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core77 W
    Intel Core i7-3xxxK (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core77 W
    Intel Core i3-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core65 W
    Intel Core i3-2xxxT (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core35 W
    Intel Core i5-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) Quad Core95 W
    Intel Core i7-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) Quad Core95 W
    Intel Pentium G6xx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core65 W
    Intel Pentium G6xxT (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core35 W
    Intel Pentium G8xx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core65 W


  • Amount: 12 GB
  • Speed: PC3-12800 MB/sec (runs at PC3-10600 in this system)
  • Type: DDR3-1600
  • Dual channel memory architecture
  • Four 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
  • Supports the following:
    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)
    • PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600)
  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
  • Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB DIMMs
  • Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit systems
    NOTE:32-bit systems cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.
  • Supports up to 32 GB on 64-bit systems
    NOTE:Maximum memory shown reflects the capability of the hardware and can be limited further in the operating system.

Video graphics

Figure 2: Video card
Image of video card
Figure 3: Ports
Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - HDMI
2 - DVI
  • Form Factor: Half-height low-profile bracket
  • Maximum resolution:
    • HDMI resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
    • DVI (dual-link) resolution: 2560 x 1600 x 32bpp at 60Hz
    • Analog VGA resolution (with adapter): 2048 x 1536 x 32bpp at 75Hz
  • 2 GB onboard memory
  • Memory size: 64-bit
  • Memory type: DDR3
  • Supports Blu-ray
  • Supports HDCP
  • Supports up to two displays at the same time, in the following configurations:
*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card or an Intel processor ending with “P” is installed.
  • Integrated graphics depends on the installed processor:
    • For Sandy Bridge processors: Intel HD 2000 Graphics or Intel HD 3000 Graphics
    • For Ivy Bridge processors: Intel HD 2500 or Intel HD 4000 Graphics
  • One PCI Express x16 slot (Gen 3.0)


*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.
  • 7.1 channel audio
  • Audio codec: IDT 92HD73E
  • Beats Audio support: yes


Figure 4: Wireless card - top view
Wireless card - top view
  • Interface type: PCI express half-length mini card
  • Data transfer speeds: Up to 150 Mbps
  • Transmission standards: 802.11b/g/n
  • Antenna: Single band 2.4 GHz
  • Operating range: Depends on environment
  • Security:
    • WPA-PSK
    • WPA2-PSK
    • TKIP
    • AES
  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard
  • Technology: Atheros AR8161L
  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mb/s
  • Transmission standards: 1000BASE-T Ethernet

Hard drive

Figure 5: Hard drive
Image of hard drive
  • Size: 2 TB
  • Interface: SATA
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

Figure 6: Optical drive
Image of the optical drive
  • Interface: SATA
  • Data buffer memory: 2 MB minimum
  • Disc diameter: 120 mm
  • Write and read speeds for supported formats and disc types are shown in this table:
Formats/Disc typesWrite speedsRead speedsStorage capacity
DVD-ROM SLNAup to 16xup to 4.7 GB
DVD-ROM DLNAup to 8Xup to 8.5 GB
DVD+R SLup to 16xup to 12Xup to 4.7 GB
DVD+R DLup to 8xup to 8xup to 8.5 GB
DVD+RW SLup to 8xup to 8xup to 4.7 GB
DVD+RW DLnot supported
DVD-R SLup to 16xup to 12xup to 4.7 GB
DVD-R DLup to 8xup to 8xup to 8.5 GB
DVD-RW SLup to 6xup to 8xup to 4.7 GB
DVD-RW DLnot supported
DVD-RAMup to 5x up to 12x4.7 GB
CDROMNAup to 40Xup to 700 MB
CDRup to 40Xup to 40Xup to 700 MB
CDRWup to 24Xup to 32Xup to 700 MB
CD-DANAup to 32Xup to 700 MB
Video CDNAup to 16Xup to 700 MB

Memory Card Reader

Supports the following cards:
  • Secure Digital (SD)
  • Mini Secure Digital (mini-SD)
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick (MS), including MS-DUO, MS-PRO, MS-PRO DUO, MS-Memory Select Function, MS ULTRA II, MS ROM
  • Magic Gate MS, Magic Gate MS Pro, Magic Gate MS-DUO, Magic Gate PRO DUO
  • Compact Flash (CFI), (CFII)
  • IBM Microdrive (MD)
  • Smart Media (SM)
  • Transflash (with an adapter)

Computer Case

Bay size Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch) ODD2
8.89 cm (3.5 inch) HDD2
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Power Supply

  • Form Factor: internal ATX
  • Total wattage: 460W
  • Nominal input voltage range:
    • 100-127V/3A (50-60Hz)
    • 200-240V/2A (50-60Hz)
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)
  • * This power supply has an LED to indicate a possible failure condition when LED is off and power is connected.

I/O Ports

  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Microphone: 1
  • Headphone: 1
Figure 7: Back I/O ports
Image of the back I/O ports
1 - S/PDIF
2 - USB 2.0: 4
3 - LAN (ethernet)
4 - USB 3.0: 2
5 - DVI-I: 1 and DVI-D: 1
6 - Audio: Center/subwoofer
7 - Audio: Line-in
8 - Audio: Rear speaker out
9 - Audio: Line-out
10 - Audio: Side speaker out
11 - Audio: Microphone

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

NOTE:Keyboard layout and functionality may vary by country/region.
Figure 8: Top view of keyboard
Top view of keyboard
  • Interface: USB
  • Cable length: 1.8 meters (70.8 inches)
    • Height: 32.8 mm (1.29 inches)
    • Width: 157.4 mm (6.19 inches)
    • Weight: 0.614 Kg
    • Volume control on all models
    • *Buttons are not configurable
NOTE:Mouse color may vary by country/region.
Figure 9: Top view of mouse
Image of mouse
  • Interface: USB
  • Cable length: 1.8 m (6 feet)
  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel


NOTE:HP provides basic support for software that comes with the computer. For in-depth feature assistance, refer to the help section in the software or on the software vendor's Web site.
Software CategorySoftware TitleRecovery Manager: Program Reinstallation
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • No
CD/DVD Burning
  • Cyberlink Power2Go
  • Yes
Entertainment, Music & Games
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD (for CD, DVD and Blu-ray playback)
  • HP Beats Audio
  • HP Connected Music powered by Meridian
  • HP Games
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • No
Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • Cyberlink Photo Director
  • Yes
Connected with HP
  • HP Connected Backup
  • HP Connected Photo
  • HP Connected Remote
  • HP MyRoom
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • Norton Internet Security 2013 (60-day security update subscription)
  • Norton Studio
  • No
  • No
  • HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI
  • HP Support Assistant
  • No
  • Yes
  • HP Recovery Manager
  • No
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
  • No
NOTE: This support document provides specifications and component images that reflect the original design intention for all PCs of this model. Under certain circumstances, a factory or service provider may install a component that meets or exceeds the listed specification and/or appears different than the image shown.