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HP Pavilion 17

alaTest has collected and analyzed 534 reviews of HP Pavilion 17. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The price and usability also get good feedback, but the connectivity and energy efficiency get critical comments.

performance, usability, price, screen, portability

reliability, touchpad, energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Pavilion 17 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Pavilion 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of HP Pavilion 17 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the size and sound. The durability and price also get good views, but the usability and portability get negative reviews. Comments about the screen and design are different.

performance, price, durability, sound, size

portability, usability

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion 17-e031sa NB PC UK (Intel Core i3-3230M 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows 8)HP Pavilion 17-e031sa NB PC UK (Intel Core i3-3230M 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD-RW, Windows 8)

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HP Pavilion 17


alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 user reviews of HP Pavilion 17 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the size and screen. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the touchpad and energy efficiency, and opinions are divided on the portability.

performance, usability, price, screen, size

reliability, connectivity, energy, touchpad

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion 17-e079nr 17.3-Inch Laptop (Anodized Silver and Black)HP Pavilion 17-e079nr 17.3-Inch Laptop (Anodized Silver and Black)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (

HP Pavilion 17 FHD V3A33AV Notebook Review


Loud gamer. It's got the looks of a multimedia notebook and the GPU of a gaming machine. While versatile, the system runs much louder than your standard Ultrabook even during low loads.

bright display; good colors without calibration ; M.2 and 2.5-inch SATA III storage options ; good battery life; Optimus support ; fast CPU and GPU performances ; removable battery ; optical drive

no G-Sync, Macro keys, USB Type-C, DisplayPort, NVMe, or Thunderbolt 3 ; display lid could have been more rigid ; poor touchpad; small Arrow keys ; user-unfriendly serviceability ; loud fan noise

The latest Pavilion 17 walks a fine line between being a multimedia notebook and a gaming notebook. It's more powerful than what its modest plastic design would otherwise suggest and is relatively portable considering its screen size. This makes the...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (

Review HP Pavilion 17-e054sg Notebook


Bargain-buy quad-core. A well-rounded notebook for under 600 Euros (~$815) - that's what the Pavilion 17 offers. A quad-core processor and a dual graphics card supposedly ensure optimal performance. Our review reveals whether this setup really does its...

Good application performance; Good gaming performance; Lots of RAM

Only Fast Ethernet; Blue-tinted screen; Warranty good for only 12 months

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Oct, 2013

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HP Pavilion 17 review

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The HP Pavilion series may not be the manufacturer's marquee family of laptops. But judging from its Pavilion 17, HP clearly understands that 17-inch laptops need enough power to run as smoothly as traditional powerhouse desktop PCs. But is it also...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: csarebel (



only con is win8 but easily fixed by using linux dvd to kill all hdd partitions then booting win7 dvd and installing. get drivers from AMD not from HP and you're good. this also gets rid of the bloatware problem hp, dell, and other manufacturers are...

AMD ; 8gb ; large screen ; large ammount of hdd space ; good battery life

windoes 8/8.1 instead of win7

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Greg (

Does what I need it to do


I needed a great web surfer and also something that wouldn't shy away from games as I sometimes play World of Tanks with my son. The laptop does everything I need it to do with ease. I like it so much that I am buying a second one for my wife.

Fast. Windows 8.1

Nothing yet in 8 months of ownership

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (



I would honestly spend a couple hundred extra and get something that's better quality, if I could do it over again would've gone that route. This computer is not a bad buy if the price stays below $500 but wouldn't pay more than that for it.

It was a cheap buy at under $500

Cheap construction, mouse pad difficult to use(recommend getting a mouse), very loud(make sure to turn the setting to 'power saver' seems to help

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Refirb HP Pavilion 17-e049wm


The computer is a great machine. I got it when it was $439 and it was definitely a great deal, but yeah, if you get past windows 8.1 its a fantastic machine.

The computer came as expected, started fast, and so far hasn't slowed down. I bought this to be a school and casual gaming computer, and I actually got more than I expected in terms of gaming. I play lots of Source games (TF2, GMOD, Portal, etc.), and...

Though it came with windows 8.1 installed already, I'm very unhappy with it. Its a fairly lousy OS, and when I get an extra cash for an external hard drive I'm gonna wipe this drive and install windows 7 so I can have a decent OS again. 8.1 is still...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

Laptop is dead


Decently fast, was able to handle any game on low graphics, many games higher than that

It is dead. It won't turn on, even with the charger plugged in. I purchased the warranty, so I am using that. If you are dead set on buying this, make sure you get the warranty or you will be out of luck and very angry. Would NOT buy again

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Donnyb (

Super buy


Just received a couple of days ago It came with 1TB HD and 8.1 installed. Amazing value sure glad I waited for this one. Thanks Newegg. Great deal

Fast Processor ; Lots of Storage Space ; Cheap Price ; Good All-Around Performance ; Seems to be a new product

None so far

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (

HP 17-e049wm


I am pleased with the laptop especially given the price. It plays casual and older games well. I can even play Mechwarrior online in a pinch if I turn the graphic options all the way down. Most of my "cons" are nit picky. It really is a good laptop. I...

Good price. Roomy hard drive. The integrated graphics are not bad. The screen is large and the higher than normal resolution is nice

No gigabit wired Ethernet. No dedicated microphone in jack. No key combination to disable the touch pad. Very limited BIOS options (I like to tweak a little bit). It seems to run very hot. As other reviewers have mentioned the viewing angles suck

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera: No


Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.65 / 2.1
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 1.92 / 16 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000 / AMD Radeon HD 8000 / AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R3 / AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon R6 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x166 / 0x416 / 0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.65 / 2
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4


Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.32 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333 / 1333,1600 / 1866,2133,1600
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Broadwell / Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor N2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 35 / 37 / 7.5

Processor special features

Intel 64:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Instruction Replay Technology: No
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) Technology: No
Intel QuickAssist Technology: No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot: No
Intel Secure Key:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Idle Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Sound Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Unite installed: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):No / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: No
Intel® OS Guard:No / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi): No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Sound Technology: No
OS Guard:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:65700 / 71142 / 71458 / 72056 / 75104 / 75119 / 75193 / 76348 / 81015 / 81016 / 81018 / 81071 / 81074 / 88194 / i3-3110M / I5-3230M
Processor package size:25 / 31 / 37.5 / 40 / 42
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: No
True Key: No
True Key™: No
UART:No / Yes


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500