The HP 17 range is one to check out by buyers looking for a somewhat affordable notebook with generous screen estate. It is built to effectively handle everyday tasks with options of AMD and Intel processors to choose from.
HP 17 Key Features and Specs
- AMD ASeries or Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Processor
- AMD Radeon or Intel HD Graphics or AMD Radeon discrete Graphics
- Windows 10 Home
- 17.3-inch LED Display
- 4GB, 8GB, 16GB RAM (up to 16GB RAM in two slots)
- 500GB HDD, 1TB HDD, or 2TB HDD
- Integrated DVD Writer
- Up to 7 hours 45 minutes Battery Life
Build and Display
The HP 17 shows off a minimalist, workmanlike design. There is nothing overly flashy about this one. Laptops of this size don’t usually make great road companions, so don’t expect this one to be.
HP 17 weighs in at about 2.7 kg and is roughly 25mm thick. You get full-size, island-style keyboard with numeric keypad in the package.
On the front is a massive 17.3-inch diagonal display with HD+ resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. This supports comfortable outdoor use, depending on what model you buy. For enhanced content detail and colour, you can upgrade to a unit with Full HD (1080p) display.
HP 17 is a great buy if you are looking for a laptop with a built-in DVD Writer.
Power and Performance
The HP 17 series laptops offer you freedom to choose the quality of performance you can make do with. An AMD A-Series or Intel Core processor powers the laptop.
The quad-core AMD APUs come with integrated AMD Radeon R4 or R5 graphics. In addition to integrated HD graphics, the Intel Core CPU variants of the HP 17 offer optional AMD Radeon discrete graphics. The Intel processors are 6th or 7th generation offerings.
You get between 8GB and 16GB DDR4 RAM on the models. Estimated battery life falls slightly short of a full workday.
Other Specs and Features
The laptops run on Windows 10 operating system out of the box. You get up to 2 TB of hard drive space and solid state drives are available for select models.
The ports and slots available on the HP 17 include a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port and a multi-format media card reader. It doesn’t look like you will be getting a DisplayPort or VGA port here.
For wireless connectivity, the HP 17 notebooks offer Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Bluetooth 4.2. Users can expect decent sound when watching movies with provision of a pair of speakers with DTS Studio Sound.
The package also includes HP Truevision HD Camera featuring integrated digital microphone, but this depends on model.
Pricing and availability
HP 17 laptops are not yet available Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. The HP 17 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around 190,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Price in Ghana is expected to start at around GH₵ 2600. HP 17 price in Kenya starts at 63,999 KSh.
HP 17 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP 17 Notebook:
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: AMD A6, AMD A10 Processor or Intel Core i3, i5, i7 Processor
- GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics (AMD models) or Intel HD Graphics (Intel models), AMD Radeon R7 discrete Graphics with 4 GB DDR3 dedicated (high-end models)
- Memory: 4GB RAM, 8GB RAM, 16GB RAM (up to 16GB)
- Colours: Silver
- Dimension: 41.7 x 27.9 x 2.49 cm
- Weight: Starting at 2.65 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 17.3-inch back-lit LED Display, 1600 x 900 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels, optional anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full-size island-style keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
- Pointing Device: Touchpad with multi-touch gesture support
- Built-in Storage: 500GB HDD, 1TB HDD, 2TB HDD
- Optical Storage: Yes (DVD Writer)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, 720p HD Webcam
- USB Ports: Yes, two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 Port
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- VGA: Yes, 1 port
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes (Integrated Microphone)
- NFC: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Miracast
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
- Broadband: No
- DTS Studio Sound
- Dual Speakers
- Battery: HP Long Life 4-cell, 41 WH Li-ion Battery
- Use Time: up to 7 hours, 45 minutes (depends on configuration)