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HP Pavilion 17-f130ng Notebook Review Update

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 12/23/2014

Affordable all-rounder. HP's 17.3-inch laptop is available for as little as 560 Euros (~$683). The configuration includes a quad-core processor, matte Full HD screen, and a dedicated Radeon GPU. Doesn't that sound like a good deal?

For the original German review, see here.

HP has countless 17.3-inch laptops within its Pavilion 17 lineup. The Pavilion 17-f050ng has already faced our tests. Now we have one of the highest configurations of the range in our hands with the Pavilion 17-f130ng. In addition to an AMD APU, the laptop sports a dedicated graphics core from AMD. Our report reveals whether the laptop is convincing.

17-3-inch all-rounders in a price range of approximately 600 Euros (~$732) belong to the Pavilion's rivals. Examples would be Asus' F751LDV-TY178HAcer's Aspire E1-772G, and Acer's Aspire E5-771G.

Since both Pavilion models feature an identical build, we will not go in-depth about casing, connectivity, input devices or speakers. The corresponding information can be found in the review of the Pavilion 17-f050ng

Display

The Pavilion features a matte, 17.3-inch screen with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The screen has a satisfactory brightness of 269.2 cd/m². It is thus located between the screens of Asus' F751LDV-TY178H (203.1 cd/m²; HD+) and Acer's Aspire E1-772G (321.7 cd/m²; Full HD).

248
cd/m²
255
cd/m²
247
cd/m²
254
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
278
cd/m²
271
cd/m²
306
cd/m²
277
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 306 cd/m² Average: 269.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 287 cd/m²
Contrast: 574:1 (Black: 0.5 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 9.99 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 11.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
59% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.31
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Screen
16%
-20%
10%
20%
8%
19%
Brightness middle
287
208
-28%
238
-17%
333
16%
271
-6%
282
-2%
391
36%
Brightness
269
203
-25%
227
-16%
322
20%
251
-7%
278
3%
365
36%
Brightness Distribution
81
81
0%
88
9%
86
6%
79
-2%
78
-4%
86
6%
Black Level *
0.5
0.32
36%
0.68
-36%
0.44
12%
0.23
54%
0.37
26%
0.42
16%
Contrast
574
650
13%
350
-39%
757
32%
1178
105%
762
33%
931
62%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
9.99
3.14
69%
12.18
-22%
10.61
-6%
8.84
12%
10.56
-6%
9.92
1%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
11.4
2.28
80%
13.57
-19%
10.74
6%
9.09
20%
10.75
6%
11.1
3%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.18 101%
2.1 105%
3.79 58%
2.14 103%
2.71 81%
2.5 88%
CCT
12657 51%
6623 98%
14690 44%
12587 52%
10313 63%
13212 49%
12328 53%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
59
50
-15%
45.6
-23%
53.3
-10%
49.9
-15%
54
-8%

* ... smaller is better

Pavilion 17 vs. sRGB
Pavilion 17 vs. sRGB
Pavilion 17 vs. AdobeRGB
Pavilion 17 vs. AdobeRGB

Both the contrast of 574:1 and black level of 0.5 cd/m² are acceptable. However, the Pavilion is outclassed by both Asus' F751LDV-TY178H (650:1; 0.32 cd/m²) and Acer's Aspire E1-772G (757:1; 0.44 cd/m²). The screen cannot completely cover either the sRGB or AdobeRGB color spaces. The coverage rates are 80% (sRGB) and 59% (AdobeRGB).

The screen's average DeltaE 2000 shift is 9.99 in state of delivery. Rates of this magnitude are the rule in the Pavilion's price range. A rate less than 3 would be desirable. The screen also exhibits a bluish cast.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps

The Pavilion is equipped with a TN screen. Consequently, the screen can only offer limited viewing angles. The angle is sufficiently wide horizontally, and several people can look at the screen simultaneously. A vertical shift quickly leads to a deteriorating image. The Pavilion can be used outdoors owing to the screen's matte surface and sufficiently bright screen.

The Pavilion outdoors
The Pavilion outdoors
Viewing angles: Pavilion 17-f130ng
Viewing angles: Pavilion 17-f130ng

Performance

The Pavilion 17-f130ng is an affordable 17.3-inch multimedia all-rounder. It has enough computing power for everyday use. Even games run on the laptop. Our review sample is sold for approximately 560 Euros (~$683). HP has countless other configurations available within its Pavilion 17 lineup.

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System information: HP Pavilion 17-f130ng

Processor

HP installs an A10-5745M (Richland) APU from AMD in its Pavilion. It contains a quad-core processor that operates with a base speed of 2.1 GHz. It can be accelerated up to 2.9 GHz via Turbo. AMD specifies a TDP of 25 watts, and thus it is located between standard mobile processors and ULV processors. The processor ran the Cinebench benchmarks in the same manner in both AC and battery modes. The single-thread tests were performed with 2.1 to 2.6 GHz and the multi-thread tests with 2.1 to 2.6 GHz. The various benchmark scores of AMD's processor reveal that its performance is roughly on par with Intel's Core i3-4010U and Core i3-4030U processors.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
5429
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
3822
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
2071
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
1.93 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.72 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
32.73 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
33.6 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
178 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
64 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
64 Points ∼29%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
103 Points ∼47% +61%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
49 Points ∼22% -23%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
120 Points ∼55% +88%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
128 Points ∼59% +100%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
91 Points ∼42% +42%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
67 Points ∼31% +5%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
76 Points ∼35% +19%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
102 Points ∼47% +59%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
178 Points ∼4%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
238 Points ∼5% +34%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
166 Points ∼4% -7%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
298 Points ∼7% +67%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
588 Points ∼13% +230%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
239 Points ∼5% +34%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
168 Points ∼4% -6%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
191 Points ∼4% +7%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
225 Points ∼5% +26%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
0.72 Points ∼30%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1.18 Points ∼48% +64%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
0.6 Points ∼25% -17%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1.36 Points ∼56% +89%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1.44 Points ∼59% +100%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1 Points ∼41% +39%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
0.76 Points ∼31% +6%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
0.8 Points ∼33% +11%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
0.89 Points ∼36% +24%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1.93 Points ∼7%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2.61 Points ∼10% +35%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2.06 Points ∼8% +7%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3.25 Points ∼12% +68%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
6.35 Points ∼23% +229%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.58 Points ∼10% +34%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1.81 Points ∼7% -6%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2.03 Points ∼7% +5%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2.44 Points ∼9% +26%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2071 Points ∼19%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1890 Points ∼17% -9%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
4456 Points ∼41% +115%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4706 Points ∼43% +127%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2469 Points ∼23% +19%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2813 Points ∼26% +36%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5429 Points ∼11%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5958 Points ∼12% +10%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
9897 Points ∼20% +82%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
17437 Points ∼35% +221%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
5517 Points ∼11% +2%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
6285 Points ∼13% +16%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3647 Points ∼12%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
3722 Points ∼12% +2%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5702 Points ∼18% +56%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3647 Points ∼12% 0%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3779 Points ∼12% +4%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1460 Points ∼30%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1333 Points ∼28% -9%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2716 Points ∼56% +86%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1767 Points ∼37% +21%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2
HD Graphics 4400, 4030U, Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1792 Points ∼37% +23%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
259.8 ms * ∼3%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
204.7 ms * ∼2% +21%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
192.8 ms * ∼2% +26%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5708 Points ∼11%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
22007 Points ∼44% +286%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
7672 Points ∼15% +34%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
5953.6 ms * ∼10%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1638.1 ms * ∼3% +72%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4061 ms * ∼7% +32%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1126 Points ∼18%
Asus F555LD-XX243H
GeForce 820M, 4010U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1660 Points ∼27% +47%
Browsermark - 2.1 (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1619 points ∼5%
WebXPRT 2013 - Overall Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
523 Points ∼23%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system ran smoothly and we did not experience any problems. The PCMark 7 benchmark scores are decent and are roughly on a level with the results of Core i3 Haswell ULV-based laptops. The Pavilion scored very well in the PCMark 8 benchmarks. That is primarily due to its two graphics cores because they have a bigger impact on the result than in the PCMark 7 benchmark. The scores of Asus' F751LDV-TY178H equipped with a stronger processor, for example, makes that clear. Asus' laptop has a big lead on the Pavilion in PCMark 7, but both devices are neck and neck in the PCMark 8 benchmarks.

PCMark 7 Score
1853 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2603 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
2685 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3331 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
2603 Points ∼43%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2033 Points ∼33% -22%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2349 Points ∼39% -10%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2486 Points ∼41% -4%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2850 Points ∼47% +9%

Storage Devices

HP uses a hard drive from Hitachi's Travelstar Z5K500 line in our review sample. It has a capacity of 500 GB and spins with 5400 revolutions per minute. The transfer rates are a bit meager: CrystalDiskMark recorded a read speed of 85.73 MB/s, and HD Tune delivered an average transfer rate of 71.5 MB/s. A 5400 rpm drive should at least achieve 80 MB/s (HD Tune). We know that the installed hard drive can achieve this because we have tested it in other laptops. We assumed that it was due to a driver error and installed the latest SATA driver from AMD's website. However, it did not improve anything.

Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
Transfer Rate Minimum: 23.8 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 98.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 73.5 MB/s
Access Time: 18 ms
Burst Rate: 191.3 MB/s
CPU Usage: 4.8 %

Graphics Card

Two AMD graphics cores in the forms of the integrated Radeon HD 8610G GPU and the dedicated Radeon R7 M260 chip are installed in the Pavilion. However, they do not create a Crossfire array ("dual-graphics") but operate via a graphics-switching solution ("Enduro"). The HD 8610G core has a relatively low performance and is satisfied with little energy. Thus, it is enabled in routine use and battery mode. The Radeon R7 M260 chip takes care of applications that need a lot of graphics power, such as computer games. Switching between both cores is done automatically, but the user sometimes has to intervene manually.

The Radeon R7 M260 core is a member of the lower mid-range. It supports DirectX 11.2 and clocks with speeds of up to 980 MHz. The Pavilion achieves 3DMark scores that are on par with comparable devices, such as the Satellite Pro C70-B-111. The 3DMark results place the Radeon core's performance roughly between Nvidia's GeForce 825M and GeForce 830M cores.

3DMark 06 Standard
7810 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1912 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
36176 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
3819 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
940 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1912 Points ∼6%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1384 Points ∼4% -28%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
859 Points ∼3% -55%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1389 Points ∼4% -27%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1358 Points ∼4% -29%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1831 Points ∼6% -4%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
1995 Points ∼6% +4%
HP ProBook 470 G0-H6P56EA
Radeon HD 8750M, 3632QM, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2005 Points ∼6% +5%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2361 Points ∼8% +23%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
940 Points ∼4%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
840 Points ∼3% -11%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
485 Points ∼2% -48%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
819 Points ∼3% -13%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
779 Points ∼3% -17%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1043 Points ∼4% +11%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
1210 Points ∼5% +29%
HP ProBook 470 G0-H6P56EA
Radeon HD 8750M, 3632QM, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
1281 Points ∼5% +36%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1324 Points ∼5% +41%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
1833 Points ∼3%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1767 Points ∼3% -4%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
4386 Points ∼8% +139%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
3819 Points ∼6%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4558 Points ∼8% +19%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
2489 Points ∼4% -35%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
4955 Points ∼8% +30%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
5443 Points ∼9% +43%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
5142 Points ∼9% +35%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
4817 Points ∼8% +26%
HP ProBook 470 G0-H6P56EA
Radeon HD 8750M, 3632QM, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
7521 Points ∼13% +97%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
5540 Points ∼9% +45%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
36176 Points ∼3%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
47380 Points ∼4% +31%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
33555 Points ∼3% -7%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
43697 Points ∼4% +21%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
50811 Points ∼5% +40%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
55345 Points ∼5% +53%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
45538 Points ∼4% +26%
HP ProBook 470 G0-H6P56EA
Radeon HD 8750M, 3632QM, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
58505 Points ∼5% +62%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
7810 Points ∼17%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4731 Points ∼10% -39%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
8284 Points ∼18% +6%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
8243 Points ∼18% +6%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
9170 Points ∼20% +17%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
10204 Points ∼22% +31%

Gaming Performance

It is possible to play computer games on the Pavilion. However, users should primarily concentrate on titles that appeared before 2014. Most of the 2014 hits, like Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed Unity or Alien: Isolation, only achieve a playable frame rate in very low resolutions and quality settings. More modest games, such as FIFA 15, F1 2014 or The Sims 4, run smoothly, though. The Pavilion produces frame rates that are roughly on par with GeForce 820M laptops.

Another laptop would be needed for clearly more gaming power, such as Acer's Aspire E5-771G. The installed GeForce 840M core ensures significantly higher frame rates. The laptop features a Full HD screen and is sold for approximately 550 Euros (~$671, without a Windows operating system).

low med. high ultra
Alan Wake (2012) 25.917.48.6fps
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (2012) 58.146.930.116.1fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 67.534.121.210.6fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 51.832.525.38fps
GRID 2 (2013) 52.732.427.813.4fps
Splinter Cell: Blacklist (2013) 23.126.714.54.9fps
Saints Row IV (2013) 2017.111.7fps
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (2013) 3620.612.9fps
Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) 563219fps
Thief (2014) 14.913.912.77fps
Tomb Raider
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
21.2 fps ∼4%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
21.9 fps ∼4% +3%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
5.1 fps ∼1% -76%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
21.7 fps ∼4% +2%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
19.4 fps ∼4% -8%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
24.2 fps ∼5% +14%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
28.3 fps ∼6% +33%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
34.1 fps ∼6%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
38.4 fps ∼7% +13%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
12.3 fps ∼2% -64%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
37.9 fps ∼7% +11%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
34.5 fps ∼6% +1%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
43.2 fps ∼8% +27%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
53.5 fps ∼9% +57%
1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
67.5 fps ∼11%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
78 fps ∼12% +16%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
24.6 fps ∼4% -64%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
77.5 fps ∼12% +15%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
69.2 fps ∼11% +3%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
90 fps ∼14% +33%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
110.1 fps ∼18% +63%
BioShock Infinite
1366x768 High Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
25.3 fps ∼7%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
26.4 fps ∼8% +4%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
14.3 fps ∼4% -43%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
27 fps ∼8% +7%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
25.7 fps ∼7% +2%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
35.3 fps ∼10% +40%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
38.7 fps ∼11% +53%
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
32.5 fps ∼9%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
31.4 fps ∼8% -3%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
19 fps ∼5% -42%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
31.1 fps ∼8% -4%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
30.7 fps ∼8% -6%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
43.8 fps ∼12% +35%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
47.7 fps ∼13% +47%
1280x720 Very Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
51.8 fps ∼11%
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
55.1 fps ∼12% +6%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
32.2 fps ∼7% -38%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
58.7 fps ∼13% +13%
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
56.3 fps ∼12% +9%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
74.7 fps ∼17% +44%
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
79.9 fps ∼18% +54%
Saints Row IV
1366x768 High Preset AA:4x MS AF:4x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
11.7 fps ∼12%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
13.3 fps ∼14% +14%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
15.9 fps ∼17% +36%
HP ProBook 470 G0-H6P56EA
Radeon HD 8750M, 3632QM, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
18.6 fps ∼20% +59%
1366x768 Medium Preset AA:2x MS AF:2x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
17.1 fps ∼17%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
34.5 fps ∼35% +102%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
39.5 fps ∼40% +131%
HP ProBook 470 G0-H6P56EA
Radeon HD 8750M, 3632QM, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
29.1 fps ∼30% +70%
1280x720 Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
20 fps ∼19%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
42.8 fps ∼41% +114%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
46.9 fps ∼45% +135%
HP ProBook 470 G0-H6P56EA
Radeon HD 8750M, 3632QM, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
36.8 fps ∼35% +84%
Thief
1366x768 High Preset AA:FXAA & Low SS AF:4x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
12.7 fps ∼9%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
1.2 fps ∼1% -91%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
12.4 fps ∼9% -2%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
16.3 fps ∼11% +28%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
13.9 fps ∼9%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
4.1 fps ∼3% -71%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
15.5 fps ∼11% +12%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
19.9 fps ∼13% +43%
1024x768 Very Low Preset (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
14.9 fps ∼10%
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
8.3 fps ∼6% -44%
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
26.2 fps ∼17% +76%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
29.7 fps ∼20% +99%
Batman: Arkham Origins
1366x768 DX11 Enhanced / On (PhysX Off) AA:2x MS (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
19 fps ∼11%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
24 fps ∼14% +26%
1366x768 Normal / On (PhysX Off) (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
32 fps ∼12%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
38 fps ∼14% +19%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
52 fps ∼19% +63%
1024x768 All Off (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
56 fps ∼16%
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
74 fps ∼22% +32%
HP Pavilion 17-f003ng
GeForce 830M, 4030U
87 fps ∼25% +55%

Emissions

System Noise

The Pavilion is virtually silent when idling. The fan permanently runs at a low speed. The hard drive's noise and the access noises are more audible than that of the fan. We measured a noise level of 48.9 dB during our stress test. Both the Asus F751LDV-TY178H and Acer Aspire E1-772G contenders are louder than the Pavilion when idling but quieter in the stress test.

Noise Level

Idle
31.2 / 31.2 / 31.4 dB(A)
HDD
32.1 dB(A)
DVD
35.4 / dB(A)
Load
37 / 48.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Voltcraft sl-320 (15 cm distance)

Temperature

HP Pavilion 17-f130ng in the stress test
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng in the stress test

The graphics core processed the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) with full speed in both AC and battery mode (980 MHz). The CPU clocked with 2.1 GHz in AC modes. It started the stress test with 1.6 GHz but throttled to 1.1 GHz after only a few minutes. Owing to the powerful fan, the Pavilion's casing barely heats up. It only marginally surpassed 40 °C on one measuring point. Neither Asus' F751LDV-TY178H nor Acer's Aspire E1-772G suffers under temperature problems.

Max. Load
 40.7 °C
105 F
37.7 °C
100 F
25.1 °C
77 F
 
 36.5 °C
98 F
38.5 °C
101 F
26 °C
79 F
 
 35.6 °C
96 F
36.3 °C
97 F
27.3 °C
81 F
 
Maximum: 40.7 °C = 105 F
Average: 33.7 °C = 93 F
23.8 °C
75 F
32 °C
90 F
38 °C
100 F
24.2 °C
76 F
39.1 °C
102 F
38.2 °C
101 F
26.3 °C
79 F
34.2 °C
94 F
33.7 °C
93 F
Maximum: 39.1 °C = 102 F
Average: 32.2 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  56.1 °C = 133 F | Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Voltcraft IR-360
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.7 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 30.9 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.7 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.1 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 38.8 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.6 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 30.9 °C / 88 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 36.3 °C / 97.3 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.1 °C / 84.4 F (-7.2 °C / -12.9 F).

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The Pavilion proves to be a power-guzzler over the entire load range. The laptop already treats itself to as much as 15.1 watts in idle mode. It is on par with Acer's Aspire E1-772G, which, however, sports a standard mobile processor with a TDP of 37 watts. Asus' F751LDV-TY178H, with a ULV processor (TDP: 15 watts), is more frugal. The Pavilion's power consumption climbed up to 71.2 watts during the stress test, which is again identical with the Aspire. Asus' laptop is again the most economic laptop among our three comparison devices.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 8 / 13.7 / 15.1 Watt
Load midlight 57 / 71.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Runtime

The battery of the Pavilion lasted for 5:43 hours in idle modeAsus' F751LDV-TY178H (5:34 h) and Acer's Aspire E1-772G (5:03 h) are right behind that. Idle mode is simulated with Battery Eater's Reader's test using the screen's minimum brightness, enabled energy-saving profile, and disabled wireless modules. The Pavilion shut down after 0:52 hours of load. The Aspire E1-772G (0:57 h) is on par while Asus' F751LDV (3:25 h) runs for a few hours. The load runtime is ascertained using Battery Eater's Classic test. The screen's brightness is set to maximum, the high-performance profile is enabled, and the radio modules are on.

HP's laptop stopped our real-world Wi-Fi test after 2:41 hours. The Aspire E1-772G (3:57 h) and Asus' laptop (3:20 h) manage a considerably longer runtime on one battery charge. In this test, websites are automatically opened every 40 seconds, the energy-saving profile is enabled, and the screen's brightness is set to roughly 150 cd/m². We check the video playback time by running the short movie Big Buck Bunny (H.264 encoding, 1920x1080 pixels) in a loop. The wireless modules are disabled, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m². The Pavilion lasted 2:40 hours. We did not perform this test on the contenders.

The battery life is not good, but that is not surprising when considering the Pavilion's high idle power requirement. Since the battery life of a 17.3-inch laptop of this category is secondary, these rates can be tolerated.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
5h 43min
WiFi Surfing
2h 41min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
2h 40min
Load (maximum brightness)
0h 52min
HP Pavilion 17-f130ng
Radeon R7 M260, A10-5745M, Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680
Asus F751LDV-TY178H
GeForce 820M, 4210U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
HP Pavilion 17-f050ng
Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L), A8-6410, Toshiba MQ01ABF050
Acer Aspire E1-772G 54208G1TMnsk
GeForce 820M, 4200M, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Lenovo G710 59397112
GeForce GT 720M, 4702MQ, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
Medion Akoya P7631T
GeForce 825M, 4000M, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q
GeForce 840M, 4210U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Battery Runtime
105%
72%
15%
31%
42%
21%
Reader / Idle
343
334
-3%
540
57%
303
-12%
459
34%
H.264
160
WiFi
161
200
24%
274
70%
237
47%
210
30%
228
42%
195
21%
Load
52
205
294%
99
90%
57
10%
67
29%

Verdict

The buyer gets a 17.3-inch all-round device for a price of approximately 560 Euros (~$683) when opting for HP's Pavilion 17-f130ng. The computing power of AMD's processor is absolutely sufficient for everyday use, and the laptop can be used to a certain degree for playing computer games. It runs very quietly in normal use and also barely heats up. A matte, Full HD screen with very decent rates complements that. The high idle power consumption is noticed adversely and ultimately results in an outdated battery life. We also missed a maintenance cover that would at least allow replacing the battery and upgrading the working memory. HP also only includes a one-year warranty on this laptop. Buyers of Asus' F751LDV-TY178H and Acer's Aspire E1-772G enjoy a two-year warranty.

Gaming-eager users will not be happy with the Pavilion, Asus' F751LDV-TY178H or even Acer's Aspire E1-772G. These users should take a laptop that sports a GeForce 840M as a minimum. Examples from the 600-Euro (~$732) range would be Acer's Aspire  E5-771G (starts at 550 Euros, ~$671, without a Windows operating system) or Lenovo's IdeaPad Z710 (starts at 599 Euros, ~$731, without a Windows operating system; the latest models are equipped with a GeForce 840M core rather than the GeForce GT 740M core that was installed in our review sample).

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In review: HP Pavilion 17-f130ng. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de
In review: HP Pavilion 17-f130ng. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de

Specifications

HP Pavilion 17-f130ng (Pavilion 17 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R7 M260 - 2048 MB, Core: 600-980 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, 13.352.1004.0, Enduro
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3, single-channel, two memory banks (one bank filled)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Au Optronics, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD A76M
Storage
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 HTS545050A7E680, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 410 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Hudson-2 High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio jack, Card Reader: SD
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit), Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
hp CDDVDW SU-208FB
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.7 x 419.5 x 279 ( = 1.09 x 16.52 x 10.98 in)
Battery
38 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink Media Suite 10, Cyberlink YouCam, Foxit PhantomPDF, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial), MS Office 365 (trial), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.9 kg ( = 102.29 oz / 6.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
559 Euro

 

The lid's back...
The lid's back...
...features a grooved texture.
...features a grooved texture.
The base unit's upper side is aluminum.
The base unit's upper side is aluminum.
It is susceptible to fingerprints.
It is susceptible to fingerprints.
The hinges...
The hinges...
...rock a bit.
...rock a bit.
The speakers are above the keyboard.
The speakers are above the keyboard.
They find support in software developed by Beats Audio.
They find support in software developed by Beats Audio.
The Pavilion's input devices.
The Pavilion's input devices.

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Pros

+Matte Full HD screen
+Decent application performance
+Limited gaming suitability
+Stylish design
+Solid build
+Good input devices
+Device's low temperature development
 

Cons

-No maintenance cover
-12-month warranty only
-Short battery life

Shortcut

What we like

The matte Full HD screen and the casing's low temperature development.

What we'd like to see

A maintenance cover and a better battery life.

What surprises us

HP only includes a one-year warranty - it should actually be two.

The competition

Asus F751LDV-TY178H, Acer Aspire E1-772G, Acer TravelMate P276-MG-56FU, Acer Aspire E5-771G-553Q, Lenovo G710, Medion Akoya P7631T.

Rating

HP Pavilion 17-f130ng - 12/17/2014 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
76 / 98 → 78%
Keyboard
69%
Pointing Device
79%
Connectivity
60 / 81 → 74%
Weight
57 / 20-67 → 79%
Battery
73%
Display
80%
Games Performance
69 / 85 → 81%
Application Performance
59 / 92 → 64%
Temperature
90%
Noise
83 / 95 → 87%
Audio
65%
Camera
60 / 85 → 71%
Average
71%
75%
Multimedia - Weighted Average
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Sascha Mölck, 2014-12-23 (Update: 2014-12-24)