HP 17" Laptop

HP 17" Laptop

HP 17" Laptop

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
4.9
GENERAL USE: Fair6.6/10
GAMING/AI: Poor5.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.1/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Fair6.7/10
CONTENT CREATION: Fair6.9/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.1/10
BATTERY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Fair6.2/10
SIZE: 17.3"








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Large 17.3-inch display
  • Decent keyboard
  • Good fan noise management
  • Has USB-C port
  • Expandable RAM and storage
Cons
  • Moderate battery life
  • Limited portability
  • Not suited for heavy 3D tasks
  • No thunderbolt support

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
4.9
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
4.1
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Content Creation:
3.9
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
3.8
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use:
3.6
The HP 17" Laptop has a capable processor and enough RAM for typical tasks, and its screen size and quality offer a comfortable viewing experience for general use. However, its size and weight affect portability, and its battery life limits the time you can use it away from a power source.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.6
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Engineering & Design:
3.2
The HP 17" Laptop has a competent CPU and integrated GPU, which can handle engineering tasks adequately, but the performance may not suit the most intensive workloads. Additionally, its screen quality with reasonable color coverage and brightness is decent for design work but might lack the high fidelity that professional designers seek.
Gaming & AI:
3.0
The HP 17" Laptop is fair for gaming and 3D because it uses an integrated GPU, the Iris Xe, which is less powerful compared to dedicated gaming GPUs, and its display has a standard refresh rate of 60Hz, which is adequate for casual gaming but might not be as fluid as higher refresh rates offered by gaming-specific laptops.
Build Quality:
3.0
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
3.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$480
Release Date
October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
15.8'' x 10.2'' x 0.78''
Weight
4.6 lbs
Width
15.78"
Depth
10.15"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1135G7
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
4
RAM Slots
2
Storage
256 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
41 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
274 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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6/10
Portability Score
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7.2/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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9.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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6/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
No
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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PCMag

Francisco Lahoz | November 2022
"As far as starter laptops go, the HP Laptop 17 is a sound investment. Sure, it might not be the lightest of options, but what you get for the price is a well-rounded machine that fits multiple niches. Whether it be office duties that require you to multi-task between multiple programs, or study tasks in which you’ll spend hours browsing online, this laptop does it all. Plus, when it's time to unwind, you can watch your favorite shows or movies on a super-wide display. What's best of all is that you can do all this for about half a day on a single charge."

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