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HP 17 Laptop Review: A simple office notebook with a DVD burner

Affordable office. On the positive side, the HP 17 offers a Core-i3 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD. In addition, the notebook belongs to a dying breed that still has an optical drive on board. A Windows operating system is not included.
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The HP 17 is a 17.3-inch office notebook from the lower price segment. Our test unit is run by a Core-i3 processor of the Comet Lake generation. The competitors include devices such as the Lenovo IdeaPad L340-17API and the Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA.

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HP 17-by2437ng (17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i3-10110U 2 x 2.1 - 4.1 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300-1000 MHz, single channel, 26.20.100.7926
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2666, single channel, two storage slots (one slot occupied)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel 106 PPI, BOE NT173WDM-N21, TN LED, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G, 256 GB 
, 256 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC236 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo port, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Realtek RTL8723DE (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
HP DVDRW GUE1N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.5 x 414.8 x 272.2 ( = 0.96 x 16.33 x 10.72 in)
Battery
41 Wh, 3440 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.34 V
Camera
Webcam: VGA
Primary Camera: 0.3 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.41 kg ( = 85.01 oz / 5.31 pounds), Power Supply: 282 g ( = 9.95 oz / 0.62 pounds)
Price
499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
75 %
05/2020
HP 17-by2437ng
i3-10110U, UHD Graphics 620
2.4 kg24.5 mm17.3"1600x900
81 %
08/2019
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
R5 3500U, Vega 8
2.8 kg24.3 mm17.3"1600x900
76 %
01/2020
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
R5 3500U, Vega 8
2.3 kg21 mm17.3"1920x1080

Case and Equipment - The HP 17 plastic case makes maintenance difficult

HP uses a matte-black plastic case here. With the exception of the display bezels, all the surfaces are textured (HP advertises it as "structured net pattern"). While the case does not show any faults in the workmanship, it is not one of the most robust representatives, since the lid and base unit can be warped. When pressure is applied, the base unit shows some give in several places.

It is also not very friendly in terms of maintenance. To take off the bottom of the case (there is no maintenance flap) requires removing all of the screws at the bottom - after you have taken out the optical drive. These also include the screws that hide behind the glued-on rubber bars. The bars have to be pulled off carefully to prevent their ripping. Afterwards, the bottom can be removed with the help of a flat prying tool. 

The laptop does not offer any surprises in terms of the connections. The three USB Type-A connections (1x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1) are accompanied by an HDMI port, an audio-combo port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port.

SD cards almost disappear completely (~4 mm = 0.16 inches still sticks out) in the storage card reader. With maximum transfer rates of 33.9 MB/s (transferring 250 jpg image files of around 5 MB each) and 36.2 MB/s (copying large data blocks), it is one of the slower models. We test the card readers using a reference storage card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

The Realtek WLAN chip (RTL8723DE) supports the 802.11b/g/n WLAN standards. The transfer speed measured under optimal conditions (no additional WLAN devices in close proximity, close distance between laptop and server PC) turns out to be poor. 

Size Comparison

414.8 mm / 16.3 inch 272.2 mm / 10.7 inch 24.5 mm / 0.965 inch 2.4 kg5.31 lbs413 mm / 16.3 inch 284.6 mm / 11.2 inch 24.3 mm / 0.957 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs406 mm / 16 inch 253 mm / 9.96 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 2.3 kg5.07 lbs

Connection Equipment

Left side: power, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), audio combo
Left side: power, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), audio combo
Right side: storage card reader (SD), USB 2.0 (Type-A), DVD burner, slot for a cable lock
Right side: storage card reader (SD), USB 2.0 (Type-A), DVD burner, slot for a cable lock
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=306)
62.5 MB/s ∼100% +84%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
35.8 MB/s ∼57% +6%
HP 17-by2437ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
33.9 MB/s ∼54%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=279)
78.3 MB/s ∼100% +116%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
37.1 MB/s ∼47% +2%
HP 17-by2437ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36.2 MB/s ∼46%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
542 (min: 500, max: 555) MBit/s ∼100% +791%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
329 (min: 316, max: 337) MBit/s ∼61% +441%
Average Realtek RTL8723DE
  (5 - 98, n=4)
64.5 MBit/s ∼12% +6%
HP 17-by2437ng
Realtek RTL8723DE
60.8 (min: 54, max: 72) MBit/s ∼11%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
610 (min: 555, max: 640) MBit/s ∼100% +836%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
301 (min: 277, max: 342) MBit/s ∼49% +362%
Average Realtek RTL8723DE
  (65.2 - 109, n=4)
85.6 MBit/s ∼14% +31%
HP 17-by2437ng
Realtek RTL8723DE
65.2 (min: 35, max: 84) MBit/s ∼11%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø60.3 (54-72)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø65.1 (35-84)
ColorChecker
11.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
25 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
18 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
28.9 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
ColorChecker HP 17-by2437ng: 16.83 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 28.89 ∆E

Input Devices - No keyboard illumination for the HP computer

The keys of the chiclet keyboard offer a medium stroke and clear pressure point. We like the resistance of the keys. While typing, the keyboard offers some minimal give, but this did not turn out to be much of a hindrance. Overall, HP has delivered a keyboard suitable for everyday tasks here. The multi-touch capable touchpad has a footprint of about 11.5 x 5.1 cm (~4.5 x 2 in). The smooth surface does not prevent fingers from sliding easily. The pad is also responsive to input in the corners. The two separate mouse keys have a short stroke and clear pressure point.

Input devices
Input devices

Display - It could not be much worse

The matte 17.3-inch display has a native resolution of 1600x900 pixels. The brightness (207.9 cd/m² in mains operation and 187 cd/m² in battery operation) and contrast (342:1) are unable to produce any enthusiasm. We consider values above 300 cd/m² and 1000:1 as good.

At a brightness level of 80% or below, the display shows some flickering with a frequency of 250 Hz. This low frequency might cause some headaches or eye problems in more sensitive people.

197
cd/m²
198
cd/m²
210
cd/m²
203
cd/m²
222
cd/m²
215
cd/m²
207
cd/m²
205
cd/m²
214
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NT173WDM-N21
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 222 cd/m² Average: 207.9 cd/m² Minimum: 11.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 187 cd/m²
Contrast: 342:1 (Black: 0.649 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 11.77 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.9, calibrated: 3.5
ΔE Greyscale 14.31 | 0.64-98 Ø6.1
74% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 48% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.24
HP 17-by2437ng
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Response Times
4%
-4%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42 (22, 20)
42 (22, 20)
-0%
24 (12, 12)
43%
Response Time Black / White *
12 (7, 5)
11 (7, 4)
8%
18 (9, 9)
-50%
PWM Frequency
250 (80)
Screen
9%
34%
Brightness middle
222
230
4%
262
18%
Brightness
208
201
-3%
234
13%
Brightness Distribution
89
78
-12%
84
-6%
Black Level *
0.649
0.46
29%
0.265
59%
Contrast
342
500
46%
989
189%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
11.77
10.36
12%
5.13
56%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
20.78
18.63
10%
19.16
8%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.5
3.96
-13%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
14.31
13.32
7%
1.22
91%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.54 87%
2.42 91%
CCT
19250 34%
14124 46%
6584 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
48
48
0%
38
-21%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
74
74
0%
59
-20%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
7% / 8%
15% / 28%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
12 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 5 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 14 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 54 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.2 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 250 Hz ≤ 80 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 80 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18032 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The color reproduction in the state of delivery is not convincing. A DeltaE-2000 deviation of almost 12 clearly misses the target range of DeltaE smaller than 3. In addition, the display suffers from a clear blue tint. Calibration brings some improvement, lowering the color deviation to 3.5, removing the blue tint, and displaying a more balanced grayscale. The screen is unable to display the AdobeRGB (48%) and sRGB (74%) color spaces.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Color Saturation
CalMAN - Color Saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Saturation (calibrated)

HP has equipped the 17.3-inch notebook with a TN panel that does not offer stable viewing angles. This means that the display cannot be read from any position. Outdoors, you can only read the display when the sun is not shining. The maximum display brightness, which is already low, drops even further in battery operation (187 cd/m²).

The HP 17 outdoors (taken in bright sunlight).
The HP 17 outdoors (taken in bright sunlight).
The HP 17 outdoors (taken in bright sunlight).
The HP 17 outdoors (taken in bright sunlight).

Performance - An HP laptop with a Core i3

With the 17-by2437ng, Hewlett Packard offers a simple 17.3-inch office notebook that offers sufficient computing performance for office and Internet applications. Our test unit is available for about 450 Euros (~$487). Other equipment models are also available. 

Processor

The HP 17 is run by an Intel Core i3-10110U (Comet Lake) dual-core processor. The CPU has a basic clock speed of 2.1 GHz, which can be increased up to 4.1 GHz via Turbo. Hyper-Threading (running two threads per core) is supported.

The processor runs through the multithread tests of the Cinebench benchmarks at 3.7 GHz for a short time, before the clock speed drops to 2.9 - 3 GHz. During the single-thread tests, it runs at 3.7 - 4.1 GHz. The behavior is identical in mains and battery operation.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
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HP 17-by2437ng Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel Core i3-10110U: Ø307 (301.6-321.01)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø626 (614.9-661.93)
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø503 (436.46-546.44)

We evaluate whether the CPU Turbo can be maintained constantly by letting the multithread test of the Cinebench-R15 benchmarks run for at least 30 minutes in a loop. From the first to the second run the results drop slightly and then remain at a constant level. The CPU Turbo is used.

CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6311
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11023
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8770
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
160 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
321 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
40.3 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (160 - 172, n=3)
168 Points ∼100% +5%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
160 Points ∼95%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
143 Points ∼85% -11%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
131 Points ∼78% -18%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 202, n=582)
116 Points ∼69% -27%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
662 Points ∼100% +106%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
622 Points ∼94% +94%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (321 - 405, n=3)
376 Points ∼57% +17%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1139, n=590)
365 Points ∼55% +14%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
321 Points ∼48%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
1385 Seconds * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
1385 Seconds * ∼100% -0%
Average of class Office
  (473 - 9415, n=64)
1198 Seconds * ∼86% +14%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Average of class Office
  (2794 - 28826, n=64)
16225 MIPS ∼100% +65%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
9858 MIPS ∼61%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
9858 MIPS ∼61% 0%
7z b 4 -mmt1
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
4269 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
4269 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Average of class Office
  (1286 - 5923, n=64)
3960 MIPS ∼93% -7%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
400 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
400 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Office
  (79 - 497, n=70)
374 Points ∼94% -6%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
370 Points ∼93% -7%
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1476 Points ∼100% +96%
Average of class Office
  (143 - 2601, n=71)
1259 Points ∼85% +67%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
753 Points ∼51%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
753 Points ∼51% 0%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
11299 Points ∼100% +36%
Average of class Office
  (1761 - 21722, n=106)
10206 Points ∼90% +23%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
8289 Points ∼73%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
8289 Points ∼73% 0%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
4455 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
4455 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Office
  (957 - 5574, n=106)
3791 Points ∼85% -15%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3701 Points ∼83% -17%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (873 - 4853, n=29)
3225 Points ∼100% +60%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
2017 Points ∼63%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
2017 Points ∼63% 0%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1308, n=29)
1038 Points ∼100% +2%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
1017 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
1017 Points ∼98% 0%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 7.8, n=63)
4.05 fps ∼100% +49%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
2.72 fps ∼67%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
2.72 fps ∼67% 0%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Office
  (51 - 244, n=25)
77.4 s ∼100% +18%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
65.4 s ∼84%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
65.4 s ∼84% 0%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.634 - 3.11, n=29)
0.88 sec * ∼100% -19%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
0.74 sec * ∼84%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
0.74 sec * ∼84% -0%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Office
  (817 - 9672, n=291)
1945 ms * ∼100% -59%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
1237.4 ms * ∼64% -1%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U (Edge 44)
1220.4 ms * ∼63%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
1220 ms * ∼63% -0%
Octane V2 - Total Score
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U (Edge 44)
29833 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
29833 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
29237 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Office
  (3727 - 49795, n=269)
24263 Points ∼81% -19%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U (Edge 44)
222.12 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
 
222 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
207.08 Points ∼93% -7%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
191.73 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Office
  (36.7 - 296, n=271)
183 Points ∼82% -18%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system runs fluidly and smoothly. The 17.3-inch laptop offers sufficient performance for applications in the office and Internet areas. A slight increase of the overall performance could be achieved by adding a second working memory module (= active dual-channel mode).

There are two slots for working memory.
There are two slots for working memory.
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3116 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3005 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4764 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3232 Points ∼25% +38%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3231 Points ∼25% +38%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 5547, n=194)
2783 Points ∼22% +19%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
2335 Points ∼18%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
2335 Points ∼18% 0%
Productivity
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
6758 Points ∼65%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
6758 Points ∼65% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
5921 Points ∼57% -12%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5840 Points ∼56% -14%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 8567, n=194)
5702 Points ∼55% -16%
Essentials
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
7583 Points ∼66%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
7583 Points ∼66% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
7507 Points ∼66% -1%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7397 Points ∼65% -2%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9821, n=194)
7233 Points ∼63% -5%
Score
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3754 Points ∼46% +6%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3719 Points ∼46% +5%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3542 Points ∼44%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
3542 Points ∼44% 0%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5409, n=195)
3422 Points ∼42% -3%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3423 Points ∼56% +10%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3116 Points ∼51%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
3116 Points ∼51% 0%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=443)
3099 Points ∼51% -1%

DPC Latencies

In our standardized Latency Monitor test (web surfing, 4k video, high load with Prime95), we were able to observe high DPC latencies. Thus the system is not suited for video and audio-processing in real-time.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
2578.8 μs * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

The system drive consists of a 256 GB NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) from Kioxia (until end of 2019: Toshiba memory), which delivers good transfer rates. However, it does not belong to the top models among the SSDs.

An SSD serves as the system drive.
An SSD serves as the system drive.
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1503 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 796.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 483.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 272.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 881.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 668.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 52.52 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 126.7 MB/s
HP 17-by2437ng
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Average Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-37%
15%
-3%
1%
Write 4K
126.7
94.36
-26%
132
4%
115 (94.8 - 149, n=7)
-9%
103 (0.217 - 227, n=194)
-19%
Read 4K
52.52
32.45
-38%
52.05
-1%
48 (44.3 - 52.7, n=7)
-9%
35.7 (0.176 - 166, n=194)
-32%
Write Seq
668.5
482.8
-28%
973.1
46%
727 (667 - 883, n=7)
9%
810 (21.4 - 2714, n=192)
21%
Read Seq
881.2
524.4
-40%
1606
82%
885 (665 - 1068, n=7)
0%
1072 (74 - 2827, n=192)
22%
Write 4K Q32T1
272.2
232
-15%
210.4
-23%
253 (167 - 332, n=7)
-7%
287 (0.222 - 701, n=195)
5%
Read 4K Q32T1
483.5
253.6
-48%
312.2
-35%
400 (307 - 496, n=7)
-17%
310 (0.647 - 773, n=195)
-36%
Write Seq Q32T1
796.4
496.5
-38%
982
23%
849 (657 - 1017, n=7)
7%
1037 (56.5 - 3407, n=195)
30%
Read Seq Q32T1
1503
540.3
-64%
1847
23%
1493 (1202 - 1606, n=7)
-1%
1749 (78.6 - 3564, n=195)
16%

Graphics Card

The graphics output is handled by Intel's UHD Graphics 620 graphics core. The GPU supports DirectX 12 and runs at speeds between 300 and 1000 MHz. The results in the 3DMark benchmarks range at a normal level for the graphics core used here.

3DMark 11 Performance
1619 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
54076 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
6113 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
895 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
361 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3146 Points ∼100% +110%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=212)
1735 Points ∼55% +16%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
1501 Points ∼48%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5422, n=699)
1396 Points ∼44% -7%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
584 Points ∼100% +84%
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1164, n=84)
510 Points ∼87% +61%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=64)
374 Points ∼64% +18%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
317 Points ∼54%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2462 Points ∼100% +155%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1981 Points ∼80% +105%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1418, n=180)
1145 Points ∼47% +18%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=516)
1071 Points ∼44% +11%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
967 Points ∼39%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
13777 Points ∼100% +77%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=193)
9179 Points ∼67% +18%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
7787 Points ∼57%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=558)
7357 Points ∼53% -6%

Gaming Performance

The hardware of the HP notebook is able to bring some games to the screen smoothly - at low resolution and low quality settings. This includes games that only place moderate demands on the hardware. The frame rates could be increased by activating the dual-channel mode (= inserting a second working memory module). However, you would still be unable to play current demanding games such as Doom Eternal.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 44.9 26.4 22 fps
BioShock Infinite - 1280x720 Very Low Preset
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
87.1 fps ∼100% +94%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (18.3 - 90.2, n=180)
60.7 fps ∼70% +35%
Average of class Office
  (12.2 - 212, n=399)
58.4 fps ∼67% +30%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
44.9 fps ∼52%

Emissions and Power Management - The HP 17 runs quietly and hardly heats up

Noise Emissions

During idle operation, the fan runs constantly at a low speed. Once again, HP's own "Fan Always On" BIOS option is responsible for this. After this is deactivated, the fan is often turned off during idle operation. However, some small load is often enough to turn on the fan. Under full load, it only revs up slightly. We measure a noise level of 33 dB(A) during the stress test. Using the DVD drive creates more noise. 

Noise Level

Idle
31.4 / 31.4 / 31.4 dB(A)
DVD
38.7 / dB(A)
Load
32.6 / 33 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.1 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.130.532.63234.12543.631.831.533.443.63131.829.631.83131.84029.429.129.62929.4503032.331.331.5306326.928.227.629.626.98025.927.628.625.125.910024.725.825.225.424.712525.126.123.925.125.116025.123.924.123.525.120023.223.423.122.223.225023.421.722.322.623.431523.622.121.321.423.640022.421.621.420.422.450021.321.620.720.221.363020.120.519.218.620.180021.121.219.617.921.1100021.622.120.117.521.6125023.825.122.216.823.816002122.319.41721200020.820.718.516.920.8250019.920.218.61719.9315018.919.317.917.418.9400018.218.317.817.418.2500018.318.1181818.3630018.218.318.318.218.2800018.418.418.418.518.41000018.818.718.818.618.8125001918.81918.8191600019.319.319.219.119.3SPL32.63331.530.232.6N1.81.81.61.41.8median 21median 21.2median 19.4median 18.6median 21Delta2.21.71.51.62.229.732.334.233.929.731.230.831.831.331.235.935.134.632.835.929.832.633.429.929.829.632.130.228.429.627.729.329.22927.725.92626.925.625.926.32625.725.426.325.724.925.624.425.724.82522.823.824.823.8242222.723.8242521.621.82426.926.620.520.426.925.325.419.719.425.322.122.819.419.122.122.722.718.518.522.723.523.318.318.223.524.424.51817.624.425.525.417.717.625.524.724.417.517.224.724.624.517.417.224.624.424.517.217.324.423.92417.517.423.921.721.817.417.621.720.720.617.617.720.720.520.417.817.820.518.718.617.917.818.718.118.11817.818.117.817.917.917.717.81817.81817.81835.435.430.13035.42.32.31.41.42.3median 23.9median 24median 18median 17.8median 23.91.821.41.41.833.534.133.734.333.53735.836.834.13736.836.335.33636.831.831.630.933.831.832.332.532.632.232.330.530.529.53130.528.829.72928.228.830.228.928.129.330.229.228.628.329.329.226.125.224.924.326.123.523.723.422.423.522.723.422.322.422.723.422.121.721.223.42320.720.220.42321.820.120.119.521.823.619.718.818.723.623.819.818.218.323.82720.717.917.72727.221.417.717.727.224.819.617.817.124.825.119.217.517.425.123.218.617.617.423.221.518.617.717.621.522.818.51817.722.822.818.418.21822.819.618.418.31819.61918.318.418.31918.518.518.318.118.518.318.318.218.218.318.318.418.318.218.335.831.730.530.435.82.41.61.51.42.4median 23.2median 19.7median 18.3median 18.2median 23.21.82.422.31.8hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP 17-by2437ngLenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GEAsus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T

Temperatures

The HP 17 during the stress test.
The HP 17 during the stress test.

The HP laptop runs through our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running for at least one hour) in the same way in battery or mains operation. The processor runs for several seconds at 3.5 GHz, and then the clock speed drops to 1.1 GHz. The graphics core is throttled from the initial 1000 MHz down to 800 MHz. The stress test represents an extreme scenario that does not occur during everyday operation. We use this test to evaluate whether the system also remains stable under full load. 

The heat development of the laptop is very limited. We measure temperatures clearly below 40 °C (104 °F). The values turn out even lower during everyday operation.

Max. Load
 34.6 °C
94 F
34.4 °C
94 F
25.8 °C
78 F
 
 34.4 °C
94 F
32.5 °C
91 F
25.8 °C
78 F
 
 26 °C
79 F
25.5 °C
78 F
26.1 °C
79 F
 
Maximum: 34.6 °C = 94 F
Average: 29.5 °C = 85 F
25.2 °C
77 F
36.3 °C
97 F
32.1 °C
90 F
25.2 °C
77 F
32.4 °C
90 F
37.1 °C
99 F
24.1 °C
75 F
25.3 °C
78 F
25.9 °C
79 F
Maximum: 37.1 °C = 99 F
Average: 29.3 °C = 85 F
Power Supply (max.)  49 °C = 120 F | Room Temperature 23.9 °C = 75 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.5 °C / 85 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.6 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.1 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.1 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 26.1 °C / 79 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28 °C / 82.4 F (+1.9 °C / 3.4 F).
Heat development - top (load)
Heat development - top (load)
Heat development - bottom (load)
Heat development - bottom (load)
Heat development - top (idle)
Heat development - top (idle)
Heat development - bottom (idle)
Heat development - bottom (idle)

Speakers

The stereo speakers are placed above the keyboard behind a perforated cover. They produce a fairly decent but to a large extent bass-free sound.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.53233.52533.833.433.831373137403029305027.831.527.86328.829.628.88026.525.126.510025.725.425.712526.225.126.216035.223.535.220039.622.239.625041.422.641.431551.121.451.140060.320.460.350056.520.256.563055.118.655.180051.817.951.8100064.817.564.8125071.516.871.51600661766200066.216.966.2250067.21767.2315068.917.468.9400067.517.467.5500063.81863.863006718.267800061.918.561.91000061.718.661.71250060.418.860.4160005819.158SPL78.430.278.4N401.440median 60.4median 18.6median 60.4Delta101.610hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP 17-by2437ng
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP 17-by2437ng audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (71.53 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (12.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 70% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 65% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 27% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power Consumption

Over the whole range of loads, the power consumption remains on a normal level for the hardware used here. During idle operation, we measure a power consumption of 9 watts. During the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour), the value increases up to 30.5 watts. The power supply is rated at 45 watts. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.21 / 0.45 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.7 / 8.6 / 9 Watt
Load midlight 29.3 / 30.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Using a script, our realistic WLAN test simulates the load when loading websites. The "Balanced" power profile is activated, the brightness is set at about 150 cd/m², and the power-saving functions are turned off. The HP 17 achieves a runtime of 5:39 h.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 44)
5h 39min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Average of class Office
  (105 - 1104, n=394)
424 min ∼16% +25%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
R5 3500U, Vega 8, 36 Wh
414 min ∼16% +22%
HP 17-by2437ng
i3-10110U, UHD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
339 min ∼13%
Asus VivoBook 17 M712DA-AU017T
R5 3500U, Vega 8, 37 Wh
198 min ∼8% -42%

Pros

+ matte display
+ 8 GB of RAM
+ SSD
+ hardly heats up
+ operates mostly quietly

Cons

- dark display with poor contrast and unstable viewing angles
- case could be more robust
- HD+ resolution
- meager WLAN transfer rates
- slow storage card reader
- difficult maintenance
- only one-year warranty

Verdict

The HP 17-by2437ng (9CL50EA), test unit provided by cyberport.
The HP 17-by2437ng (9CL50EA), test unit provided by cyberport.

With the HP 17, Hewlett Packard delivers a simple office notebook with a Core-i3 processor that supplies sufficient computing power for office and Internet applications. It is surprising that the CPU is unable to run constantly at full Turbo speed in multithread operation. On the positive side: The laptop runs mostly quietly and heats up moderately at most.

The HP 17-by2437ng represents a solid office laptop that is not up to date in all aspects.

An SSD ensures a smoothly running system. To replace it with a higher-capacity model would require opening the case. Users who want an optical drive should be pleased with the DVD burner. The built-in keyboard turned out to be suitable for everyday tasks, and the battery life is also decent.

The display won't win any prizes. HP has equipped the laptop with a dark HD+ display with low contrast and unstable viewing angles. The notebook also delivers bad WLAN data rates, since the WLAN chip only supports the 802.11n standard. While it does not absolutely have to be a WiFi-6 chip (802.11ax) in a laptop of this price range, we would expect a Wi-Fi-5 model (802.11ac) in 2020. In addition, HP only offers a one-year warranty for the laptop.

While a Windows operating system is not included, Windows 10 could be installed without any problems. Alternatively, you could also use Linux. A brief test with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS did not reveal any problems. The whole hardware works - including the Function keys.

HP 17-by2437ng - 05/13/2020 v7
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
69 / 98 → 70%
Keyboard
77%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
38 / 80 → 48%
Weight
60 / 20-75 → 73%
Battery
67%
Display
70%
Games Performance
45 / 78 → 58%
Application Performance
79 / 95 → 83%
Temperature
95%
Noise
92%
Audio
52%
Camera
22 / 85 → 26%
Average
66%
75%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2020-05-14 (Update: 2020-05-19)
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