HP 17" Laptop

HP 17" Laptop

HP 17" Laptop

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.3/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.3/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.1/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.2/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.1/10
BATTERY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.7/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.6/10
SIZE: 17.3"








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Pros
  • Large 17.3-inch display
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen 7 processor
  • Good general use performance
  • Has backlit keyboard
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • Not very portable
  • Moderate screen brightness
  • Limited color accuracy
  • Basic GPU for gaming

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
General Use:
4.1
The HP 17" Laptop, with a capable AMD Ryzen processor and 16GB of RAM, offers sufficient performance for everyday tasks and multitasking, which are critical for general use. Its 17.3-inch IPS display provides good screen quality, however, its size and weight make it less portable, with a moderate battery life that may be more suitable for stationary use rather than on-the-go.
Content Creation:
4.1
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.
Portability:
4.1
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Engineering & Design:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D 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:
4.0
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 Screen Quality:
3.8
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.
Gaming & AI:
3.4
The HP 17" Laptop has a GPU integrated into the AMD Ryzen 7 processor, which is less powerful than a dedicated gaming GPU, and a standard screen refresh rate of 60Hz, which is lower than the higher rates often preferred for gaming and 3D applications. While its screen resolution and IPS panel indicate decent display quality, the performance limitations primarily stem from the GPU capabilities and refresh rate not being optimized for high-end gaming or 3D rendering tasks.
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
$650
Release Date
June 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.8'' x 10.2'' x 0.81''
Weight
4.58 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7730U
Graphics
Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

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
287 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
Fan Noise Score
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8/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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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