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HP 470 G7 in Review: Lackluster 17.3-inch Desktop Replacement

R.I.P. Probook 470. HP's 470 G7 features a Comet Lake quad-core CPU, a fast NVMe SSD, and a matte IPS display. Optical drives are limited to specific G7 SKUs. The operating system of choice is Windows 10 Professional.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Finn D. Boerne),

Hewlett Packard’s 470 G7 is a 17.3-inch notebook aimed at both professional as well as home users. Given that a 470 G6 was never released the G7 is the successor to the ProBook 470 G5, and its name was stripped of the ProBook moniker meaning the 470 G7 is no longer a member of HP’s ProBook family. It is powered by a Comet Lake CPU and a Radeon 530 GPU. Its main competitors are the Dell Inspiron 17 3780, Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB, and Lenovo IdeaPad L340-17API.

HP 470 G7 8VU24EA (470 G7 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10510U 4 x 1.8 - 4.8 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon 530 - 2048 MB, Core: 920 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, GDDR5, 26.20.15019.19000 (Adrenalin 20.2.2), Enduro
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666, dual-channel, two DIMM slots (both populated)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, BOE 077B, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, 512 GB 
, M.2-2280, 430 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, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.5 x 414.8 x 272 ( = 0.96 x 16.33 x 10.71 in)
Battery
41.6 Wh, 3470 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.55 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trial), MS Office 365 (trial), 36 Months Warranty
Weight
2.36 kg ( = 83.25 oz / 5.2 pounds), Power Supply: 331 g ( = 11.68 oz / 0.73 pounds)
Price
1099 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
79 %
06/2020
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
i7-10510U, Radeon 530
2.4 kg24.5 mm17.3"1920x1080
87 %
01/2018
HP ProBook 470 G5
i5-8250U, GeForce 930MX
2.5 kg22.5 mm17.3"1920x1080
79 %
05/2019
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
i7-8565U, Radeon 520
2.8 kg25 mm17.3"1920x1080
76 %
03/2019
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
i5-8550U, GeForce MX150
2.8 kg24.9 mm17.3"1600x900
81 %
08/2019
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
R5 3500U, Vega 8
2.8 kg24.3 mm17.3"1600x900

Case – 470 only available in Plastic

The 470 G7’s case is made entirely out of plastic, which is the first major difference to previous ProBook 470 devices. The latter feature a metal top case, at least some of them, and together with the ProBook moniker that, too, had to go and was replaced with a printed brushed metal texture to imitate the design. The overall color is silver-gray with a touch of black in the display bezels. The device lacks a maintenance hatch. It has to be taken apart in order to access the internal hardware. Yet another cut corner compared to ProBook 470 models that to this day feature dedicated maintenance hatches.

Overall build quality was okay, except for the poor fitting of the base’s top case. Stability is in need of improvement. We were easily able to depress the base underneath the touchpad, and warping it was a breeze. The latter is also true for the display lid. Applying pressure to the back of the display results in minor image distortions. The hinges managed to hold the display firmly in place with only some teetering. Opening the lid one-handed is possible, although it requires some finger-arm-gymnastics.

The 470 G7 is available with and without optical drive. Our review unit lacked the optical drive, and there is no way to fit one retroactively as the case itself lacks the required drive bay.

All things considered the 470 G7 is a tad smaller than its competitors, and overall comparable to the ProBook 470 G5.

Size Comparison

418 mm / 16.5 inch 292.6 mm / 11.5 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs415.4 mm / 16.4 inch 279.2 mm / 11 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.8 kg6.15 lbs414.8 mm / 16.3 inch 272 mm / 10.7 inch 24.5 mm / 0.965 inch 2.4 kg5.2 lbs413 mm / 16.3 inch 284.6 mm / 11.2 inch 24.3 mm / 0.957 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs413.8 mm / 16.3 inch 276 mm / 10.9 inch 22.5 mm / 0.886 inch 2.5 kg5.51 lbs

Connectivity – HP gets rid of USB-C

Connectivity is a dramatic regression compared to the ProBook 470 G5. The latter featured three video outputs (HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort via USB-C), the new model is limited to HDMI only. The USB-C port (Power Delivery, DisplayPort) was completely eliminated. The Type A ports remained unchanged, and the G7 continues to feature two USB 3.2 Gen 1 and one USB 2.0 ports.

Right-hand side (SKU with ODD): SD card reader, USB 2.0 Type-A, optical drive, lock
Right-hand side (SKU with ODD): SD card reader, USB 2.0 Type-A, optical drive, lock
Right-hand side (SKU without ODD): SD card reader, USB 2.0 Type-A, lock
Right-hand side (SKU without ODD): SD card reader, USB 2.0 Type-A, lock
Left-hand side: Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), audio combo
Left-hand side: Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), audio combo

SD Card Reader

The built-in card reader swallows inserted SD cards almost entirely save for a 4 mm (~0.16 in) protrusion. With transfer rates of 35.1 MB/s (copying around 250 5 MB large JPEG files) and 34.9 MB/s (copying large blocks) it turned out to be one of the slower units. All tests were performed with our 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC UHS-II reference card.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP ProBook 470 G5
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.7 MB/s ∼100% +113%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=311)
62.7 MB/s ∼84% +79%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.1 MB/s ∼47%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
28 MB/s ∼37% -20%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.95 MB/s ∼37% -20%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP ProBook 470 G5
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87.3 MB/s ∼100% +150%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=284)
78.6 MB/s ∼90% +125%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34.9 MB/s ∼40%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
34.17 MB/s ∼39% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.97 MB/s ∼34% -14%

Communication

HP’s Wi-Fi chip of choice, Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 AX201, supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax as well as Bluetooth 5. Its performance was very good under ideal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices nearby, short distance between notebook and server). Wired communications are handled by a Realtek RTL8168/8111 ethernet chip that worked flawlessly and without any issues.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=63)
1161 MBit/s ∼100% +24%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
933 (min: 908, max: 952) MBit/s ∼80%
Average of class Office
  (5 - 1722, n=267)
547 MBit/s ∼47% -41%
HP ProBook 470 G5
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
496 MBit/s ∼43% -47%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
340 MBit/s ∼29% -64%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
329 (min: 316, max: 337) MBit/s ∼28% -65%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
309 MBit/s ∼27% -67%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1666, n=63)
1021 MBit/s ∼100% +55%
HP ProBook 470 G5
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
666 MBit/s ∼65% +1%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
660 (min: 152, max: 716) MBit/s ∼65%
Average of class Office
  (34 - 1666, n=266)
505 MBit/s ∼49% -23%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
336 MBit/s ∼33% -49%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
301 (min: 277, max: 342) MBit/s ∼29% -54%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
298 MBit/s ∼29% -55%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950Tooltip
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø932 (908-952)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø328 (316-337)
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø660 (152-716)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø301 (277-342)

Webcam

The built-in 0.9 MP webcam offers a maximum resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The results were somewhat washed-out, and colors were inaccurate resulting in a DeltaE deviation of 19 (ideal: less than 3).

ColorChecker
23.4 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
19.4 ∆E
22.3 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
27.5 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
20 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
26.5 ∆E
15 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
0 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
ColorChecker HP 470 G7 8VU24EA: 18.53 ∆E min: 0 - max: 27.5 ∆E

Accessories

There are no extras in the box besides the usual documentation (warranty booklet, quick-start guide).

Maintenance

While the ProBook 470 laptops were very easily upgraded and maintained thanks to their integrated maintenance hatch, HP has made this task much more arduous on the 470 G7. The bottom cover needs to be removed in order to access the internal hardware, which requires removal of all screws including the two hidden ones underneath the rubber strips. The latter need to be removed very carefully as to not tear in half. Once all screws are removed you need a plastic spudger to carefully pry the case open. We suggest taking a look at HP’s maintenance manual first.

HP 470 G7 hardware
HP 470 G7 hardware

Warranty

Depending on country of purchase the 17.3-inch laptop is available with up to three years of warranty, including pickup and return service by default, which can be extended even further to include additional services, such as for example on-site service. Prices and availability for these additional services and warranty extensions vary by region and country.

Input Devices – HP Laptop with Backlit Keyboard

Keyboard

The laptop comes with a backlit chiclet keyboard with smooth and level keycaps, medium key travel, and a very clear accentuation point. We liked the key resistance overall. The keyboard flexed slightly while typing. This did not bother us. A two-stage backlight can be enabled and controlled via a function key. All things considered the keyboard was usable.

Touchpad

The multi-touch touchpad is around 11.5 x 5.1 cm large (4.5 x 2 inches). Its smooth surface did not impede usability. The touchpad was usable up to its very edges. The two dedicated mouse buttons feature short key travel and a clear accentuation point.

HP 470 G7 input devices
HP 470 G7 input devices

Display – IPS Panel for the HP Notebook

The 470 G7’s matte 17.3-inch display runs at a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Its maximum brightness of 281.3 nits and the contrast ratio of 966:1 are barely acceptable, and too low for a notebook in the G7’s price range. We expect results north of 300 nits and 1000:1.

The panel displayed PWM flickering at a frequency of just 250 Hz, which is low enough to cause headaches or eyesore in sensitive people.

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Backlight bleeding
Backlight bleeding
268
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
284
cd/m²
257
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
288
cd/m²
311
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE 077B
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 311 cd/m² Average: 281.3 cd/m² Minimum: 12.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 237 cd/m²
Contrast: 966:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.18 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 2
ΔE Greyscale 5.63 | 0.64-98 Ø6
92% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 60% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.44
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
HP ProBook 470 G5
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
TN LED, 1600x900, 17.3
Response Times
11%
-14%
32%
32%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42 (22, 20)
36 (18, 18)
14%
46 (24.4, 21.6)
-10%
38.8 (20, 18.8)
8%
42 (22, 20)
-0%
Response Time Black / White *
30 (16, 14)
28 (16, 12)
7%
35.2 (22, 13.2)
-17%
13.6 (8.4, 5.2)
55%
11 (7, 4)
63%
PWM Frequency
250
Screen
-6%
1%
-66%
-63%
Brightness middle
280
400
43%
322.9
15%
210.5
-25%
230
-18%
Brightness
281
374
33%
322
15%
204
-27%
201
-28%
Brightness Distribution
83
87
5%
84
1%
94
13%
78
-6%
Black Level *
0.29
0.63
-117%
0.26
10%
0.63
-117%
0.46
-59%
Contrast
966
635
-34%
1242
29%
334
-65%
500
-48%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.18
4.34
-4%
4.19
-0%
9.48
-127%
10.36
-148%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.59
8.29
-9%
7.04
7%
17.19
-126%
18.63
-145%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
2
3.55
-78%
4.04
-102%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.63
3.51
38%
4.5
20%
12
-113%
13.32
-137%
Gamma
2.44 90%
2.45 90%
1.97 112%
2.12 104%
2.54 87%
CCT
6801 96%
6570 99%
7041 92%
13874 47%
14124 46%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
60
55
-8%
57.6
-4%
49.4
-18%
48
-20%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
92
84
-9%
88.4
-4%
75.8
-18%
74
-20%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
3% / -3%
-7% / -1%
-17% / -51%
-16% / -47%

* ... smaller is better

Color accuracy was decent by default, and the DeltaE deviation of 4.2 for colors just barely missed the ideal value of less than 3. The display did not suffer from a blue tint. We were able to improve accuracy through calibration. DeltaE for colors was lowered to 2, and grayscale accuracy was much more balanced. Neither AdobeRGB (60%) nor sRGB (92%) are completely covered.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - saturation (calibrated)

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
30 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 73 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse 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. » 55 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39 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

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

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 17943 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The 470 G7 is equipped with an IPS panel with wide viewing angles. The display remains readable from all angles. Outdoors, the notebook was barely usable at all. This was particularly true on battery since maximum brightness was reduced even further when running on battery.

HP 470 G7 outdoors; photo taken while overcast
HP 470 G7 outdoors; photo taken while overcast
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance – Enough for Office and Internet

The 470 G7 is a 17.3-inch notebook by Hewlett Packard aimed at professional and home users alike. It offers more than enough performance for office and internet tasks. At the time of writing our review unit sold for slightly over $1,000. Other models are available as well, and prices start at around $700.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo

Processor

The 470 G7 is equipped with a Core-i7 10510U quad-core processor based on Intel’s Comet Lake architecture. This particular ULV processor with a TDP of 15 W runs at a base clock of 1.8 GHz and can turbo boost up to 4.3 GHz on all cores, 4.8 GHz on two cores, or 4.9 GHz on one core.

In our multi-thread Cinebench benchmark the CPU ran at 3.4 to 3.6 GHz or 4.2 to 4.9 GHz in the single-thread test at first. After a short period of time these were reduced to just 2.3-2.4 GHz and 3.7-3.9 GHz in the multi and single-thread test, respectively. On battery, the CPU ran at 1.8-2.4 GHz (multi-thread) and 3.9-4.0 GHz (single-thread).

Multi-Thread (on mains)
Multi-Thread (on mains)
Single-Thread (on mains)
Single-Thread (on mains)
Multi-Thread (on battery)
Multi-Thread (on battery)
Single-Thread (on battery)
Single-Thread (on battery)

We run Cinebench R15 in a loop for at least 30 minutes in order to determine whether or not CPU turbo remains applied for sustained periods of load as well. Scores dropped between the first and second run but remained consistent afterwards. Given that the CPU was unable to fully utilize its turbo boost potential it was even slower than the ProBook 470 G5’s Core i5-8250U.

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HP 470 G7 8VU24EA Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø490 (467.15-520)
HP ProBook 470 G5 Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø569 (565.12-604.2)
Dell Inspiron 17 3780 Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø554 (548.32-600.91)
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø526 (522.29-550.6)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø626 (614.9-661.93)
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds during the CB15 loop

CPU performance results were fairly poor overall. Due to the lackluster turbo boost utilization the results were lower than on most other 10510U notebooks. The difference was more pronounced in multi-thread than in single-thread tests. We would have expected much more, particularly considering the spacious 17.3-inch case that should not stand in the way of adequate cooling.

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
520 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
48.43 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
164 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (113 - 202, n=29)
179 Points ∼100% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Core i7-8550U
166 Points ∼93% +1%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
164 Points ∼92%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Intel Core i7-8565U
163 Points ∼91% -1%
HP ProBook 470 G5
Intel Core i5-8250U
144 Points ∼80% -12%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
143 Points ∼80% -13%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 202, n=588)
117 Points ∼65% -29%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (482 - 856, n=31)
685 Points ∼100% +32%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
662 Points ∼97% +27%
HP ProBook 470 G5
Intel Core i5-8250U
603 Points ∼88% +16%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Intel Core i7-8565U
601 Points ∼88% +16%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Core i7-8550U
551 Points ∼80% +6%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
520 Points ∼76%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1346, n=596)
372 Points ∼54% -28%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (367 - 9415, n=71)
1086 Seconds * ∼100% -26%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
864.9 Seconds * ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (680 - 1051, n=18)
809 Seconds * ∼74% +6%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (12196 - 21298, n=18)
17785 MIPS ∼100% +10%
Average of class Office
  (2794 - 39649, n=71)
17336 MIPS ∼97% +7%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
16239 MIPS ∼91%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3747 - 4891, n=18)
4542 MIPS ∼100% +1%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
4490 MIPS ∼99%
Average of class Office
  (1286 - 5923, n=71)
4034 MIPS ∼89% -10%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (362 - 497, n=24)
438 Points ∼100% +5%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
417 Points ∼95%
Average of class Office
  (79 - 497, n=77)
384 Points ∼88% -8%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
370 Points ∼84% -11%
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1476 Points ∼100% +25%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1015 - 1897, n=24)
1428 Points ∼97% +21%
Average of class Office
  (143 - 3050, n=78)
1366 Points ∼93% +16%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
1177 Points ∼80%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1713 - 4467, n=19)
3597 Points ∼100% +3%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6444, n=38)
3517 Points ∼98% +1%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
3495 Points ∼97%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (977 - 1287, n=18)
1202 Points ∼100% +1%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
1189 Points ∼99%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1308, n=38)
1066 Points ∼89% -10%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3.41 - 5.5, n=18)
4.55 fps ∼100% +9%
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 9.55, n=69)
4.43 fps ∼97% +6%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.18 fps ∼92%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Office
  (51 - 244, n=32)
69.5 s ∼100% +26%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (50.7 - 77.8, n=14)
59.9 s ∼86% +9%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
55.11 s ∼79%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.613 - 3.11, n=36)
0.798 sec * ∼100% -12%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.711 sec * ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (0.638 - 0.81, n=15)
0.688 sec * ∼86% +3%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Office
  (805 - 9672, n=298)
1912 ms * ∼100% -62%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
1237.4 ms * ∼65% -5%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U (Edge 44)
1183.5 ms * ∼62%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U (Chrome 82)
862 ms * ∼45% +27%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
1094.4 ms * ∼57% +8%
HP ProBook 470 G5
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41)
1023.4 ms * ∼54% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (742 - 1184, n=23)
906 ms * ∼47% +23%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (31505 - 50464, n=14)
39797 Points ∼100% +26%
HP ProBook 470 G5
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41)
35661 Points ∼90% +13%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U (Edge 44)
31505 Points ∼79%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
29237 Points ∼73% -7%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
26445 Points ∼66% -16%
Average of class Office
  (3727 - 51878, n=274)
24706 Points ∼62% -22%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U (Edge 44)
248.65 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (143 - 296, n=15)
245 Points ∼99% -1%
HP ProBook 470 G5
Intel Core i5-8250U (Edge 41)
244.6 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Intel Core i7-8565U (Edge 44.17763.1.0)
244.39 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Core i7-8550U (Edge 41.16299.1004.0)
243.49 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
207.08 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Office
  (36.7 - 296, n=273)
183 Points ∼74% -26%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

Overall, the system performed quite smoothly, and we did not encounter any problems. The Core i7 processor offers adequate performance for most office and internet applications. It also performed fairly well in our PCMark benchmarks.  Thankfully, the G7’s RAM was running in dual-channel mode.

Two RAM slots are available
Two RAM slots are available
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3717 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3705 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5056 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
3710 Points ∼100% +20%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3232 Points ∼87% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, i5-8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
3096 Points ∼83% +1%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Radeon 530, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3079 Points ∼83%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, AMD Radeon 530
 
3079 Points ∼83% 0%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 5547, n=202)
2829 Points ∼76% -8%
HP ProBook 470 G5
GeForce 930MX, i5-8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
2586 Points ∼70% -16%
Productivity
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Radeon 530, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8351 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, AMD Radeon 530
 
8351 Points ∼100% 0%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
7862 Points ∼94% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, i5-8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
5989 Points ∼72% -28%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
5921 Points ∼71% -29%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 8567, n=202)
5735 Points ∼69% -31%
HP ProBook 470 G5
GeForce 930MX, i5-8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
5389 Points ∼65% -35%
Essentials
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Radeon 530, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
9580 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, AMD Radeon 530
 
9580 Points ∼100% 0%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
9023 Points ∼94% -6%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
7507 Points ∼78% -22%
HP ProBook 470 G5
GeForce 930MX, i5-8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
7470 Points ∼78% -22%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9821, n=202)
7298 Points ∼76% -24%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, i5-8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
5448 Points ∼57% -43%
Score
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
4594 Points ∼100% +2%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Radeon 530, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4494 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, AMD Radeon 530
 
4494 Points ∼98% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3754 Points ∼82% -16%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5409, n=203)
3458 Points ∼75% -23%
HP ProBook 470 G5
GeForce 930MX, i5-8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
3372 Points ∼73% -25%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, i5-8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
3339 Points ∼73% -26%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
5260 Points ∼100% +4%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Radeon 530, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5056 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, AMD Radeon 530
 
5056 Points ∼96% 0%
HP ProBook 470 G5
GeForce 930MX, i5-8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
4922 Points ∼94% -3%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
4865 Points ∼92% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, i5-8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
4837 Points ∼92% -4%
Average of class Office
  (1226 - 5573, n=389)
4106 Points ∼78% -19%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP ProBook 470 G5
GeForce 930MX, i5-8250U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW256G7
3844 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, i5-8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
3724 Points ∼97% 0%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Radeon 530, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3717 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, AMD Radeon 530
 
3717 Points ∼97% 0%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
3509 Points ∼91% -6%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3423 Points ∼89% -8%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=451)
3115 Points ∼81% -16%

DPC Latencies

Our standardized latency monitor test (browsing the web, 4K video playback, high Prime95 load) reported high DPC latencies. The device is thus not suited for real-time video and audio editing tasks.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Radeon 530, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2098.3 μs * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Our review unit was equipped with a 512 GB large M.2-2280 NVMe SSD made by Western Digital that performed quite well overall.

In theory, the notebook can be equipped with a secondary 2.5-inch storage device. Unfortunately, our particular unit lacked both the mounting frame and the SATA ribbon cable, which means we would have been unable to add a secondary storage device.

NVMe-SSD used as system drive
NVMe-SSD used as system drive
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Sequential Read: 1074 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1113 MB/s
512K Read: 784.9 MB/s
512K Write: 878.6 MB/s
4K Read: 43.33 MB/s
4K Write: 145 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 503 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 385.8 MB/s
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
Average WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-19%
-95%
-53%
-4%
Write 4K
190.6
120.3
-37%
10.42
-95%
94.36
-50%
140 (98.2 - 191, n=25)
-27%
Read 4K
49.01
41.81
-15%
0.416
-99%
32.45
-34%
44.2 (27.6 - 53.1, n=25)
-10%
Write Seq
1108
618.7
-44%
116.4
-89%
482.8
-56%
1265 (750 - 1768, n=23)
14%
Read Seq
1077
1119
4%
76.75
-93%
524.4
-51%
1230 (423 - 1710, n=23)
14%
Write 4K Q32T1
429.3
492.2
15%
14.15
-97%
232
-46%
407 (239 - 749, n=25)
-5%
Read 4K Q32T1
543.6
398.8
-27%
0.417
-100%
253.6
-53%
424 (229 - 654, n=25)
-22%
Write Seq Q32T1
1458
811.6
-44%
108.1
-93%
496.5
-66%
1494 (1319 - 2544, n=25)
2%
Read Seq Q32T1
1734
1616
-7%
79.56
-95%
540.3
-69%
1742 (473 - 3433, n=25)
0%

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HP 470 G7 8VU24EA Radeon 530, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G: Ø1335 (141.69-1740.93)

Graphics Card

Despite the fact that it fits perfectly well into AMD’s current naming scheme the 530 is not a current GPU. It dates back to 2014 and is manufactured in the now outdated 28-nm lithography process. It has been re-released repeatedly over the years. We were not surprised when the GPU identified itself as a M440 during a driver update.

The 530 supports DirectX 12 and runs at a maximum clock speed of 920 MHz. It thus remained below AMD’s officially specified maximum of up to 1,024 MHz, which must be a decision made by HP. The GPU has access to 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. It supports switchable graphics in tandem with the UHD Graphics 620, a technology referred to as Enduro by AMD.

3DMark benchmark results are on a level expected of this particular GPU, and they were not significantly higher than the ProBook 470 G5’s. The latter featured a GeForce 930MX with DDR3 VRAM, and its 3DMark results were on a par with the Radeon 530.

3D Mark 11 (Radeon 530, on mains)
3D Mark 11 (Radeon 530, on mains)
3D Mark 11 (Radeon 530, on battery)
3D Mark 11 (Radeon 530, on battery)
3D Mark 11 (UHD Graphics 620, on mains)
3D Mark 11 (UHD Graphics 620, on mains)
3DMark 06 Standard
13132 points
3DMark 11 Performance
2602 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
68469 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
8035 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1609 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
559 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
4792 Points ∼100% +103%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3146 Points ∼66% +33%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
2376 Points ∼50% +1%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i7-10510U
2360 Points ∼49%
Average AMD Radeon 530
  (2113 - 2654, n=5)
2355 Points ∼49% 0%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i7-8565U
2156 Points ∼45% -9%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5422, n=706)
1417 Points ∼30% -40%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
584 Points ∼100% +19%
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1164, n=91)
526 Points ∼90% +7%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
493 Points ∼84% +1%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i7-10510U
490 Points ∼84%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i7-8565U
459 Points ∼79% -6%
Average AMD Radeon 530
  (424 - 490, n=3)
452 Points ∼77% -8%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
3698 Points ∼100% +109%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1981 Points ∼54% +12%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i7-10510U
1773 Points ∼48%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
1660 Points ∼45% -6%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i7-8565U
1616 Points ∼44% -9%
Average AMD Radeon 530
  (1224 - 1990, n=5)
1579 Points ∼43% -11%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=523)
1088 Points ∼29% -39%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
19545 Points ∼100% +108%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
13777 Points ∼70% +46%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i7-8565U
10669 Points ∼55% +13%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
AMD Radeon 530, Intel Core i7-10510U
9407 Points ∼48%
HP ProBook 470 G5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i5-8250U
9050 Points ∼46% -4%
Average AMD Radeon 530
  (6266 - 9466, n=5)
8145 Points ∼42% -13%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=565)
7486 Points ∼38% -20%

Gaming Performance

Many games can be played smoothly on the 17.3-inch 470 G7, although these are mainly games with either low hardware requirements or those that are already a few years old. Either way, most games will require lowered resolutions and reduced details (medium or even low) in order to run smoothly. AAA titles of recent years are not playable at all.

The Witcher 3 - 1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
59.7 fps ∼100% +103%
HP ProBook 470 G5
Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
30.5 fps ∼51% +4%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon 520
29.7 fps ∼50% +1%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, AMD Radeon 530
29.4 fps ∼49%
Average AMD Radeon 530
  (24 - 32.8, n=4)
28.3 fps ∼47% -4%
Average of class Office
  (8.3 - 81.7, n=111)
27.5 fps ∼46% -6%
BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 High Preset
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
82.8 fps ∼100% +67%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, AMD Radeon 530
49.7 fps ∼60%
HP ProBook 470 G5
Intel Core i5-8250U, NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
43.9 fps ∼53% -12%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
43.4 fps ∼52% -13%
Average AMD Radeon 530
  (33.7 - 49.7, n=5)
41.9 fps ∼51% -16%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon 520
36.3 fps ∼44% -27%
Average of class Office
  (4.43 - 128, n=371)
28.4 fps ∼34% -43%
GTA V - 1366x768 Normal/Off AF:4x
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U, AMD Radeon 530
79.2 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon 530
 
79.2 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Office
  (16.7 - 79.2, n=14)
39.3 fps ∼50% -50%

In order to determine whether or not a device can maintain consistent frame rates over long periods of time we run “The Witcher 3” in a 60-minute loop in FHD resolution on maximum details. The avatar remains stationary throughout the entire test. We did not notice a drop in frame rates, and the GPU was thus capable of ensuring a consistent performance.

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HP 470 G7 8VU24EA Radeon 530, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G: Ø5.94 (1-7)
GPU data during the Witcher 3 test
GPU data during the Witcher 3 test
low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 118.7 59 43.5 20.3 fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 118.2 60.3 49.7 16.6 fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) 52.2 32.3 16 fps
GTA V (2015) 85.6 79.2 16.2 7.1 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 29.4 18.9 10.1 6.1 fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 29 24 11 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 106 66.6 30 27.7 fps
Civilization VI (2016) 74.4 31.7 12.1 fps
Fortnite (2018) 80.9 41.4 12.6 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 18.6 12.3 12.2 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 25 11 10 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 25 9 7 fps
Assassin´s Creed Odyssey (2018) 31 18 15 fps
Battlefield V (2018) 37.8 15.7 12.8 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 36.3 14.2 10.6 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 10.3 6.7 4.9 fps
Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) 42.7 13.5 11 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 29 11 7 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 32.8 10.7 6.4 fps
Rage 2 (2019) 17.6 5.6 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 33.1 9.5 5.5 fps
F1 2019 (2019) 36 17 15 fps
Control (2019) 24 7.1 4.9 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 24.6 9.6 6 fps
FIFA 20 (2019) 99.6 52.1 49.1 37.8 fps
Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019) 16 8 7 fps
GRID 2019 (2019) 35.6 12.8 7.1 fps
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 (2019) 21.7 12.2 8.5 fps
Need for Speed Heat (2019) 25.1 11.3 8.9 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 12.7 10.2 fps
Escape from Tarkov (2020) 31.5 16.3 11.6 fps
Hunt Showdown (2020) 20.7 9 7.7 fps
Doom Eternal (2020) 16.5 fps
Gears Tactics (2020) 45.6 16.9 10.8 fps

Emissions – Moderate Heat Emission from the 470 G7

System Noise

When idle, the 470 G7’s fan ran at low speeds at all times. Once again, the culprit for this behavior was the BIOS setting “Fan always on”. Once disabled the fan was off very often when the device was idle. It very quickly ramped up under load and reached up to 42 dB(A) under both medium and high load. Too much noise for a notebook at this performance level. When running our Witcher 3 loop the fan settled at a slightly quieter 40.7 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
32.7 / 32.7 / 32.8 dB(A)
Load
42 / 42 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: 31.2 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.632.732.935.132.62532.536.93529.932.53131.631.833.933.131.64029.631.331.129.129.65032.330.229.43032.36335.435.229.528.535.48027.627.328.128.127.610026.526.526.327.426.512526.227.326.325.826.216025.625.425.525.125.620025.525.4252425.525024.724.523.72324.731525.525.8232225.540027.829.222.721.727.850025.425.821.720.825.463026.126.821.220.126.180028.428.121.31928.4100031.23122.418.731.2125032.532.423.118.532.5160032.132.320.518.332.1200035.735.320.518.335.7250032.43320.418.532.4315028.328.619.218.528.3400026.726.619.118.826.7500025.225.41918.825.2630021.721.619.318.921.7800020.720.519.318.920.71000019.819.619.218.919.81250019.319.11918.819.31600019.91919.118.819.9SPL42.142.132.831.242.1N3.63.61.91.63.6median 26.1median 26.5median 21.2median 18.9median 26.1Delta2.32.62.71.52.3hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP 470 G7 8VU24EA
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
i7-10510U, Radeon 530
HP ProBook 470 G5
i5-8250U, GeForce 930MX
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
i7-8565U, Radeon 520
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
i5-8550U, GeForce MX150
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
R5 3500U, Vega 8
Average AMD Radeon 530
 
Average of class Office
 
Noise
9%
2%
8%
10%
3%
9%
off / environment *
31.2
30.5
2%
28.1
10%
28.6
8%
30
4%
29.7 (28 - 31.2, n=5)
5%
29.7 (26.2 - 31.8, n=343)
5%
Idle Minimum *
32.7
30.5
7%
31.7
3%
29
11%
30
8%
31.6 (30.5 - 32.7, n=5)
3%
30.4 (26.2 - 39.8, n=1037)
7%
Idle Average *
32.7
30.5
7%
31.8
3%
29
11%
30
8%
31.6 (30.5 - 32.7, n=5)
3%
31.1 (26.2 - 47.4, n=1037)
5%
Idle Maximum *
32.8
30.5
7%
31.8
3%
31.8
3%
30.2
8%
31.8 (30.6 - 32.8, n=5)
3%
31.5 (26.2 - 46.7, n=1036)
4%
Load Average *
42
33
21%
38.7
8%
34.8
17%
35.4
16%
39.5 (32.8 - 45.5, n=5)
6%
33.7 (22.6 - 49.1, n=1036)
20%
Witcher 3 ultra *
40.7
39.9
2%
Load Maximum *
42
38
10%
48.5
-15%
40.8
3%
35.3
16%
42.3 (34.2 - 48.8, n=5)
-1%
37.9 (29.9 - 55.6, n=1035)
10%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

HO 470 G7 stress test
HO 470 G7 stress test

Our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously for at least one hour) was performed identically on battery and on mains with the CPU running at between 1.5 and 1.8 GHz. GPU performance differed and varied between 300 MHz on battery and 715 MHz on mains. Keep in mind that our stress test represents an extreme load scenario that rarely ever occurs during everyday use. We use this test to check for potential stability issues under maximum load.

The notebook remained comparatively cool under maximum load (stress test) as well as gaming load (Witcher 3 loop), and we only found a few singular hot spots of more than 40 °C (~104 °F). Temperatures were much lower in normal everyday use scenarios.

Max. Load
 36.6 °C
98 F
39 °C
102 F
26.7 °C
80 F
 
 36.1 °C
97 F
37.3 °C
99 F
26.8 °C
80 F
 
 26.7 °C
80 F
26.4 °C
80 F
25.8 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 39 °C = 102 F
Average: 31.3 °C = 88 F
26.2 °C
79 F
40 °C
104 F
34.5 °C
94 F
28.7 °C
84 F
33.7 °C
93 F
36.2 °C
97 F
25.3 °C
78 F
26.2 °C
79 F
26.9 °C
80 F
Maximum: 40 °C = 104 F
Average: 30.9 °C = 88 F
Power Supply (max.)  40 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 23.5 °C = 74 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.3 °C / 88 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 39 °C / 102 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 40 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.7 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.1 °C / 86 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 26.7 °C / 80.1 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28 °C / 82.4 F (+1.3 °C / 2.3 F).
Heatmap top (load)
Heatmap top (load)
Heatmap top (idle)
Heatmap top (idle)
Heatmap top (Witcher 3)
Heatmap top (Witcher 3)
Heatmap bottom (load)
Heatmap bottom (load)
Heatmap bottom (idle)
Heatmap bottom (idle)
Heatmap bottom (Witcher 3)
Heatmap bottom (Witcher 3)
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
i7-10510U, Radeon 530
HP ProBook 470 G5
i5-8250U, GeForce 930MX
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
i7-8565U, Radeon 520
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
i5-8550U, GeForce MX150
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
R5 3500U, Vega 8
Average AMD Radeon 530
 
Average of class Office
 
Heat
-1%
-23%
-23%
-10%
-12%
-11%
Maximum Upper Side *
39
38.4
2%
49
-26%
47.4
-22%
36.7
6%
41.7 (30 - 52.6, n=5)
-7%
38.4 (26 - 62.5, n=1001)
2%
Maximum Bottom *
40
40.1
-0%
39.6
1%
51
-28%
44.1
-10%
42.3 (28.3 - 53.8, n=5)
-6%
41.6 (28 - 71.6, n=1001)
-4%
Idle Upper Side *
24.9
25.4
-2%
32.2
-29%
29
-16%
28.8
-16%
28.3 (24.9 - 32, n=5)
-14%
28.9 (21.2 - 40, n=903)
-16%
Idle Bottom *
24.5
24.9
-2%
33.8
-38%
30.6
-25%
29.3
-20%
29.3 (24.5 - 32.8, n=5)
-20%
30.4 (22.1 - 44.9, n=903)
-24%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

The speakers are located above the keyboard behind a perforated cover. They are quite voluminous but lack bass.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.135.131.1253429.9343133.133.133.14031.229.131.25032.33032.36329.228.529.28028.128.128.110028.227.428.212528.325.828.316035.325.135.320036.52436.525039.52339.531548.82248.840058.621.758.650055.420.855.463053.320.153.380050.11950.1100066.118.766.1125072.318.572.3160066.718.366.7200067.118.367.1250066.918.566.9315071.218.571.240006918.869500065.518.865.5630068.718.968.7800065.118.965.11000063.718.963.71250060.518.860.51600057.118.857.1SPL79.631.279.6N42.31.642.3median 60.5median 18.9median 60.5Delta10.71.510.73734.43737.33937.338.842.238.833.235.433.236.237.836.230.129.630.129.928.829.928.228.328.228.325.628.336.823.336.844.422.744.444.921.544.950.920.850.964.620.464.663.419.363.462.418.562.466.418.266.470.117.970.171.717.971.77117.77169.217.869.269.617.769.670.418.170.467.818.267.87018.37068.418.568.467.418.667.462.618.662.662.118.462.154.918.554.980.930.680.948.91.448.9median 64.6median 18.5median 64.610.21.810.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP 470 G7 8VU24EAHP ProBook 470 G5
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (72.27 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (14% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 82% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 78% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 17% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

HP ProBook 470 G5 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (71.69 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 51% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 49% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management – HP system with poor stamina

Power Consumption

HP’s notebook did not offer any surprises in regard to power consumption. When idle we determined a maximum consumption of 9.8 W, which increased to 61 W during our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously for at least one hour). The power supply is rated at 65 W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.22 / 0.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3 / 7.7 / 9.8 Watt
Load midlight 52 / 61 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
i7-10510U, Radeon 530
HP ProBook 470 G5
i5-8250U, GeForce 930MX
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
i7-8565U, Radeon 520
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
i5-8550U, GeForce MX150
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
R5 3500U, Vega 8
Average AMD Radeon 530
 
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
-8%
-27%
-24%
20%
-15%
-35%
Idle Minimum *
3
3.4
-13%
5
-67%
4.7
-57%
3.8
-27%
5.34 (3 - 8.4, n=5)
-78%
7.39 (1.3 - 32, n=1019)
-146%
Idle Average *
7.7
9.6
-25%
10.9
-42%
9.2
-19%
6.3
18%
8.12 (6.4 - 11.7, n=5)
-5%
11.2 (3.7 - 42, n=1019)
-45%
Idle Maximum *
9.8
11.8
-20%
12
-22%
10.6
-8%
6.8
31%
11.3 (6.9 - 24.1, n=5)
-15%
13.5 (4.8 - 67, n=1019)
-38%
Load Average *
52
43
17%
49.6
5%
56.3
-8%
31
40%
46.5 (28.1 - 62.6, n=5)
11%
37.2 (7.43 - 99.3, n=1004)
28%
Witcher 3 ultra *
43
55
-28%
Load Maximum *
61
61
-0%
66.9
-10%
75.3
-23%
38.6
37%
54.8 (28.2 - 66.8, n=5)
10%
46.3 (12.2 - 129, n=1006)
24%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our real-life Wi-Fi battery test, the 470 G7 ran for 4:34 hours. This test simulates typical web browsing load. All energy-saving features are disabled, the power profile is set to “Balanced”, and display brightness is normalized to 150 nits. In our video test, the 17.3-inch device ran out of power after 5:37 hours. In this test we run the Big Buck Bunny short film (H.264-encoding, FHD resolution) in a loop. The power profile is set to “Energy Saver”, all wireless modules as well as energy-saving features are disabled, and display brightness is once again normalized to 150 nits.

41.7 Wh battery capacity
41.7 Wh battery capacity
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
13h 57min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 44)
4h 34min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
5h 37min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 19min
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
i7-10510U, Radeon 530, 41.6 Wh
HP ProBook 470 G5
i5-8250U, GeForce 930MX, 48 Wh
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
i7-8565U, Radeon 520, 42 Wh
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
i5-8550U, GeForce MX150, 34 Wh
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
R5 3500U, Vega 8, 36 Wh
Average of class Office
 
Battery Runtime
56%
-18%
-13%
51%
22%
Reader / Idle
837
1123
34%
578
-31%
507