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HP produces desktop replacement laptops with 17 inch display size which find wide application in home, business and workstations. The major operating systems on which theses laptops from HP work are Windows 8 and Windows 7 Home Premium/Professional. The best HP 17 inch laptops are used by professionals, gamers and designers.

The 17 inch HP laptops weigh more and are appropriate for using indoors. The top rated HP 17 inch laptops are configured with Intel/AMD processors and integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000/discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT graphics. High performance Quadro graphics cards from NVIDIA are used for workstations. Installed memory of at least 6GB and hard drives of 750GB are dominant in these 17-inch HP laptops. You can also get storage of 1TB if the requirement is of more space for saving graphical projects.

In an attempt to help you choose the best HP 17 inch laptops, we list here the topmost products by taking into account the opinions of major notebook reviewers.

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HP Pavilion g7

HP Pavilion g7-2270us 17.3-Inch Laptop


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HP Pavilion g7(Dec'12)
HP EliteBook 8770w Mobile Workstation
Hewlett Packard Pavilion DV7T
Hewlett Packard Pavilion dv7 (2012)
HP ProBook 4710s
HP Pavilion g7-2270us 17.3-Inch Laptop
HP EliteBook 8770w Mobile Workstation ( ENERGY STAR ) (C1E41UTABA) PC Notebook
Hewlett Packard Pavilion DV7T-7000 (886112226145) PC Notebook
HP Envy dv7-7238nr 17.3-Inch Laptop
HP ProBook 4710s Notebook  2 1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile T6570  3GB DDR2  320GB HDD  DVD RW DL  Windows XP Pro  17 3  LCD
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Release Date
Dec 2012
Jun 2012
May 2012
Jan 2012
Jul 2009
Display Size
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
17.3 in.
Display
17.3 in. LED backlight
17.3 in. LED-backlit FHD WVA anti-glare
17.3 in. HD LED
17.3 in. HD+ BrightView LED-backlit
17.3 in. TFT Active Matrix
Hard Drive
750 GB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
750 GB SATA II, 7200 rpm
1000 GB
640GB SATA, 5400RPM
320 GB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
Installed Memory
6 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
8 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
8 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
6 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
3 GB (DDR2 SDRAM)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 64-Bit
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Windows 8
Microsoft Windows Vista Business
Processor
Core i3 2.4 GHz
Core i7 2.3 GHz
Core i7 2.3 GHz
A-Series Quad-Core A8-4500M 1.9 GHz
Core 2 Duo 2.1 GHz
Laptop Type
Desktop Replacement
Desktop Replacement
Mid-Size Laptop

  • In short, the HP EliteBook 8770w offers high performance and connectivity, but the user has to accept severely limited mobility. The battery life is around the 2 hour mark and the relatively high weight and case size further limit mobility. Noise emissions of a high-performance workstation, such as this one, are expected to be quite high. However, our test model operates at an unnecessarily high level, which can be changed in the BIOS.


  • The HP EliteBook 8770w is a great workstation for those looking for productivity and durability. The sturdy well-built design ensures that the notebook will hold up, while the beautiful display, comfortable keyboard, and touchpad make using the device a joy to use. Additionally, its solid CPU and GPU allow the machine to tackle almost any program or function with consistent performance; and its cornucopia of ports allows the workstation to connect to a wide array of devices simultaneously.


  • A very good display, sufficient performance for applications of all kinds and a â?? very appealing hardware design for the retail price of 1200 Euros - the HP Envy dv7-7202eg provides a lot of value. Other positives include a Blu-ray burner, three fast USB 3.0 ports, the integrated fingerprint reader for additional security, and the two 2.5-inch hard drives with 750 GB of storage capacity each. The other models from the Envy dv7 series may be more affordable, but also have less potent CPU/GPU combinations.


  • The replacement for the Pavilion dv7, the new ENVY dv7, offers a good balance of configuration options and cost.


  • HP's Pavilion dv7 continues the trend of the consumer laptop to offer some general computing performance at a much more affordable price than their Envy laptops. In addition to this, the high capacity battery provides it with some of the best running times available in this size of laptop. They even provide it with plenty of storage space and one more USB 3.0 port than many competitors. The downside is that it relies on integrated graphics and a display panel that can't do 1080p video.

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    - The ATI Radeon 4330 GPU with 512MB of dedicated memory sounds impressive, but this is a fairly entry-level discrete graphics solution for a 17-inch desktop replacement.


  • - The HP ProBook 4710s features a roomy keyboard, complete with number pad, but the expansive keyboard surround could use some multimedia controls and a larger touch pad.
    - The screen is big enough to have multiple windows open at once and also to use the ProBook 4710s as a presentation device.
    - The spill-resistant keyboard is very comfortable, with good key travel.

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    - Vertical viewing angles are only average as the screen begins to wash out from above and colors begin to invert from below after about 45 degrees in either direction.
    - The touchpad is very responsive to my touch with a scroll zone on the right side that works exactly as it should.
    - Overall the keyboard layout is nice and large … like you expect to see on a 17-inch desktop replacement notebook.