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HP Pavilion 17-g013ng Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck, Tanja Hinum (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 08/20/2015

Great display.HP’s 17.3-inch device, equipped with the necessary features is supposed to replace your desktop PC at home. However, the highlight is the great IPS display, which can cover the sRGB color space by 97%.

For the original German review, see here.

HP offers several models within the Pavilion 17-series. Our current review unit is one of the high-end models of the series: It is a multimedia all-rounder that can also be used as a desktop replacement. Our review will show if the notebook can impress us. We have recently reviewed the less expensive HP Pavilion 17-g054ng based on AMD hardware.

Rivals for the Pavilion are, for example, the Acer Aspire E5-772G, the Toshiba Satellite L70-B and the Asus F751LB.

HP Pavilion 17-g013ng (Pavilion 17 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 940M - 2048 MB, Core: 1072-1176 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, 64-bit interface, ForceWare 353.62 (10.18.13.5362), Optimus
Memory
12288 MB 
, DDR3-1600, Dual-Channel, two slots (both occupied)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Samsung, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 880 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC290 @ Broadwell PCH-LP High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined stereo jack, Card Reader: SD, Sensors: brightness sensor, accelerometer
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit/s), Broadcom BCM43142 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ8G2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27.1 x 418.8 x 286.8 ( = 1.07 x 16.49 x 11.29 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Ion, 14.8 V, 2700 mAh
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 (trial), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.79 kg ( = 98.41 oz / 6.15 pounds), Power Supply: 345 g ( = 12.17 oz / 0.76 pounds)
Price
899 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

HP has used a plastic chassis for the Pavilion. The color of our review unit is called "Natural Silver", which is the color for the display cover as well as the base unit. The same applies to the palm rest; the silver color merges into dark anthracite towards the hinges. The top of the base unit is also reminiscent of brushed aluminum. Except for the color and the surface structure, the chassis of the Pavilion has not really changed compared to the predecessors. The most noticeable change is above the keyboard: This area is more boxed. The speaker grilles were directly stamped into the top of the base unit.

Overall, the build quality of the device is decent and we cannot find any weak spots. The latter also applies to the stability, but the base unit could be a little more rigid for our taste. 17.3-inch notebooks are usually used stationary, so this is not a huge deal. We noticed some picture distortions when we tried to twist the display. This can also be achieved with pressure on the back of the display cover – but only in the center of the lid. The hinges keep the display well in position and only bounce slightly. It is rather tricky to open the lid with one hand.

HP is not very generous in terms of the ports and there are no changes compared to the predecessor. This means that you only get the essentials. The Pavilion has only one video output (HDMI), and you need an adaptor (HDMI to VGA) if you want to use a VGA port. The port layout is pleasing, all of the connectors are at the rear areas of the sides, so the areas next to the palm rest are free of cables.

Left side: Power, Ethernet, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, card reader, DVD burner
Left side: Power, Ethernet, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, card reader, DVD burner
Right side: Combined stereo jack, USB 3.0, HDMI, slot for a Kensington Lock
Right side: Combined stereo jack, USB 3.0, HDMI, slot for a Kensington Lock

Communication

Inside the Pavilion is a Wi-Fi module from Broadcom (BCM43142). It supports the WLAN standards 802.11 b/g/n as well as Bluetooth 4.0. We did not encounter any signal issues and there were no connection dropouts even two floors below the router. A Fast-Ethernet chip from Realtek’s RTL8101/2/3 family handles wired network connections. This means that HP is one of the manufacturers still using Fast-Ethernet instead of Gigabit-Ethernet for its consumer notebooks in 2015. Other manufacturers offer more in this respect.

Accessories

The Pavilion is shipped with a quick-start poster and warranty information.

Operating System

Windows 8.1 (64-bit) is preloaded, but there is no recovery DVD. It is also possible to use Windows 7 as HP provides all the necessary drivers on its homepage.

Maintenance

The latest version of the Pavilion 17 does not have a maintenance hatch. This means you have to open the chassis before you can replace the hard drive, for instance. Prior to any such attempt, you should download the hardware manual of the Pavilion since you cannot see all the screws that have to be removed. First, you have to remove the optical drive and then loosen the screws at the bottom (see hardware manual). Now you put the notebook on its support feet and the top of the base unit can be lifted off the bottom. This is done quite easily with a sharp object and we recommend you start from under the touchpad. After that, the notebook is turned around and put on the display cover, otherwise, the hard drive could fall out. The Pavilion has two memory slots that are both occupied. The hard drive could now be replaced without any problems.

Warranty

HP offers only a one-year warranty for the Pavilion. You will have to pay extra for a longer warranty period. A three-year coverage, for example, costs around 100 Euros (~$112).

Input Devices

Keyboard

The Pavilion is equipped with a non-illuminated chiclet keyboard. A background illumination should really be a matter of course for a notebook price of around 900 Euros (~$1006). The flat and slightly roughened keys have a firm pressure point. The resistance is basically okay, but we think it could be slightly firmer. However, this is a matter of taste. There is only a minimum degree of spring during inputs, but this does not affect the typing experience.

Touchpad

The mouse replacement is a ClickPad with multi-touch support and 11 x 6.5 centimeters (~4.3 x 2.6 in) dimensions. Therefore, there are no space issues in terms of gesture control. The various multi-touch gestures can be activated and deactivated individually in the settings menu. The pad has a smooth surface and provides good gliding capabilities and has a short travel and a clear pressure point.

Input Devices
Input Devices

Display

The matte 17.3-inch display of the Pavilion has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. We like the brightness (308.1 cd/m²) and the contrast (1003:1) of the display and hope to see these results more often in the future.

302
cd/m²
320
cd/m²
312
cd/m²
308
cd/m²
321
cd/m²
322
cd/m²
293
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Samsung
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 322 cd/m² Average: 308.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 266 cd/m²
Contrast: 1003:1 (Black: 0.32 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.79 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 4.75 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
97% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 62% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.37
Pavilion vs. sRGB
Pavilion vs. sRGB
Pavilion vs. AdobeRGB
Pavilion vs. AdobeRGB

The other measurement results of the panel are also impressive. It covers the sRGB color space by 97% and the AdobeRGB color space by 62%. These are good results for a consumer notebook. There is not much criticism for the colors, either. The DeltaE-2000 deviation is 3.79 ex-works, which means the display just misses the target value (DeltaE smaller 3). We cannot see a blue cast.

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

HP has equipped the Pavilion with an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, so the display content is easy to see from every position. The Pavilion can actually be used outdoors, but the maximum display brightness is reduced on battery power.

Viewing angles Pavilion 17
Viewing angles Pavilion 17
The Pavilion outdoors
The Pavilion outdoors
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
IPS, 1920x1080
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
TN LED, 1920x1080
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
TN LED, 1600x900
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
TN, 1600x900
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
IPS, 1920x1200
Asus F751LB-T4030H
TN LED, 1920x1080
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
TN LED, 1600x900
Screen
-59%
-65%
-94%
-17%
-7%
-86%
Brightness middle
321
243
-24%
270
-16%
213
-34%
353
10%
353
10%
234
-27%
Brightness
308
284
-8%
270
-12%
202
-34%
333
8%
336
9%
227
-26%
Brightness Distribution
89
79
-11%
84
-6%
80
-10%
90
1%
85
-4%
88
-1%
Black Level *
0.32
0.45
-41%
0.57
-78%
1.21
-278%
0.44
-38%
0.29
9%
0.47
-47%
Contrast
1003
540
-46%
474
-53%
176
-82%
802
-20%
1217
21%
498
-50%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.79
12.04
-218%
10.54
-178%
9.54
-152%
6.12
-61%
7.03
-85%
13.66
-260%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.75
13.25
-179%
12.47
-163%
11.41
-140%
5.97
-26%
6.08
-28%
16.8
-254%
Gamma
2.37 93%
2.6 85%
2.32 95%
2.48 89%
2.48 89%
2.15 102%
2.34 94%
CCT
7130 91%
14950 43%
16579 39%
14605 45%
7210 90%
7457 87%
32955 20%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62
60
-3%
52
-16%
50
-19%
57.5
-7%
65
5%
48
-23%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97
92
-5%
99
2%

* ... smaller is better

Performance

The Pavilion 17 is a 17.3-inch all-rounder with gaming capabilities and could therefore replace many desktop PCs. The performance of the notebooks is entirely adequate for  it. The retail price for our review unit is around 900 Euros (~$1006), but HP also offers many other configurations. The cheapest model from the Pavilion 17-gxxx-series is equipped with a Core i3-5010U and costs around 480 Euros (~$536), but it does not have a dedicated GPU.

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

Processor

The Intel Core i7-5500U dual-core processor (Broadwell) is one of the more frugal processors with a TDP of 15 watts. However, it does not lack any performance and it is fast enough for all common scenarios. The Broadwell core has a nominal clock of 2.4 GHz, which can be increased to 2.9 GHz (two cores) and 3 GHz (one core) via Turbo Boost. The latter is fully utilized on both mains as well as battery power. While single thread applications (2.9 up to 3 GHz) are performed with the full performance, the CPU runs at "only" 2.7 up to 2.8 GHz in Multithread scenarios.

The processor surpasses its predecessor (Core i7-4500U) in every scenario and our Core i7-5500U has an advantage of up to 15% in our benchmarks. The advantage is greater in Multithread scenarios. The reasons are the higher clocks and the improvements of the Broadwell architecture.

The CPU is soldered.
The CPU is soldered.
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6203
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9622
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4632
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
48.51 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.18 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.41 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
61.88 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
290 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
122 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
122 Points ∼56%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
121 Points ∼56% -1%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
124 Points ∼57% +2%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
120 Points ∼55% -2%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
108 Points ∼50% -11%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
132 Points ∼61% +8%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
129 Points ∼59% +6%
Asus X750LN-TY012H
GeForce 840M, 4500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
117 Points ∼54% -4%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
290 Points ∼7%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
293 Points ∼7% +1%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
304 Points ∼7% +5%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
295 Points ∼7% +2%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
260 Points ∼6% -10%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
535 Points ∼12% +84%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
331 Points ∼8% +14%
Asus X750LN-TY012H
GeForce 840M, 4500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
265 Points ∼6% -9%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1.41 Points ∼58%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1.37 Points ∼56% -3%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
1.39 Points ∼57% -1%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1.39 Points ∼57% -1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
1.26 Points ∼52% -11%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
1.54 Points ∼63% +9%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1.52 Points ∼62% +8%
Asus X750LN-TY012H
GeForce 840M, 4500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1.32 Points ∼54% -6%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3.18 Points ∼10%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3.23 Points ∼10% +2%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
3.31 Points ∼10% +4%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
3.2 Points ∼10% +1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2.81 Points ∼8% -12%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
6.33 Points ∼19% +99%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3.66 Points ∼11% +15%
Asus X750LN-TY012H
GeForce 840M, 4500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2.85 Points ∼9% -10%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4632 Points ∼43%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4589 Points ∼42% -1%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
4590 Points ∼42% -1%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
4483 Points ∼41% -3%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4196 Points ∼39% -9%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
4963 Points ∼46% +7%
Asus X750LN-TY012H
GeForce 840M, 4500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4296 Points ∼40% -7%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
9622 Points ∼19%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
9942 Points ∼20% +3%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
10227 Points ∼21% +6%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
9620 Points ∼19% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
8578 Points ∼17% -11%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
11114 Points ∼22% +16%
Asus X750LN-TY012H
GeForce 840M, 4500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
8747 Points ∼18% -9%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
6037 Points ∼19%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
6037 Points ∼19% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4998 Points ∼16% -17%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
6311 Points ∼20% +5%
Asus X750LN-TY012H
GeForce 840M, 4500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
5534 Points ∼18% -8%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2891 Points ∼60%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2896 Points ∼60% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2484 Points ∼51% -14%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2938 Points ∼61% +2%
Asus X750LN-TY012H
GeForce 840M, 4500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2851 Points ∼59% -1%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
97 ms * ∼1%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
147.4 ms * ∼2% -52%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
93.5 ms * ∼1% +4%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
111.6 ms * ∼1% -15%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
89.5 ms * ∼1% +8%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2282.9 ms * ∼4%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2899.5 ms * ∼5% -27%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2322.1 ms * ∼4% -2%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2583.5 ms * ∼4% -13%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2121 ms * ∼4% +7%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
13281 Points ∼25%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
10846 Points ∼21% -18%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
14871 Points ∼28% +12%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
12545 Points ∼24% -6%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
16075 Points ∼31% +21%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2703 Points ∼44%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2952 Points ∼48% +9%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2203 Points ∼36% -18%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
3025 Points ∼49% +12%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The user experience is generally very smooth and we did not notice any issues. The results in the PCMark benchmarks are very good and even surpass the recently reviewed 15.6-inch sibling HP Pavilion 15, which was equipped with the same CPU/GPU combination. The reason: The Pavilion 17 uses a hybrid hard drive. A hybrid hard drive or even better – an SSD – can increase the system performance significantly. The implementation of such a drive is usually more beneficial than the replacement of an ULV processor with a quad-core processor. Quad-core processors would have an advantage in CPU-demanding applications or Multithread optimized applications.

PCMark 7 Score
3104 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3359 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4009 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4251 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3359 Points ∼55%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3429 Points ∼56% +2%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
3215 Points ∼53% -4%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2949 Points ∼48% -12%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
3791 Points ∼62% +13%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2858 Points ∼47% -15%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
3104 Points ∼34%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5254 Points ∼57% +69%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2878 Points ∼31% -7%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
3278 Points ∼36% +6%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2800 Points ∼31% -10%

Storage Solution

Inside the Pavilion is a hybrid hard drive from Seagate. It has a capacity of 1 TB and works with 5400 rpm. The hard drive also has an SSD cache (8 GB), which ensures the quick launch of frequently used applications. CrystalDiskMark determines a read performance of 115.8 MB/s, while HD Tune shows an average transfer rate of 90.5 MB/s. These are very good results for a 5400-rpm drive.

The hard drive can be replaced.
The hard drive can be replaced.
Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
Transfer Rate Minimum: 53.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 118.6 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 90.5 MB/s
Access Time: 19.2 ms
Burst Rate: 158.9 MB/s
CPU Usage: 6 %

GPU Performance

HP has equipped the Pavilion with a GeForce 940M GPU, a mainstream graphics adaptor that is ideal for all-round notebooks. Similar to its predecessor (GeForce 840M), the GPU is based on Nvidia's Maxwell architecture, so the only difference between the cores is the maximum clock (1124 MHz vs. 1176 MHz). They are very close to each other and therefore the performance is very similar.

The GeForce core can be used in combination with Intel's HD Graphics 5500 GPU. Nvidia’s GPU handles more complex applications like games, while the Intel core is used for simpler tasks and on battery power. The switching happens automatically and the user does not have to intervene.

The graphics core is soldered.
The graphics core is soldered.
3DMark 11 Performance
2438 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
43873 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
6531 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1333 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
2438 Points ∼7%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2501 Points ∼7% +3%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2247 Points ∼6% -8%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2487 Points ∼7% +2%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2094 Points ∼6% -14%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
2977 Points ∼8% +22%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
2579 Points ∼7% +6%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
1333 Points ∼5%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1427 Points ∼5% +7%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
1267 Points ∼5% -5%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1409 Points ∼5% +6%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
1250 Points ∼5% -6%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
1963 Points ∼7% +47%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
1493 Points ∼6% +12%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
4766 Points ∼8%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
5459 Points ∼9% +15%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4697 Points ∼8% -1%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
2904 Points ∼5% -39%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
5735 Points ∼9% +20%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
6531 Points ∼11%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
6526 Points ∼11% 0%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
5685 Points ∼9% -13%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
6543 Points ∼11% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
5850 Points ∼9% -10%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
9950 Points ∼16% +52%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
6883 Points ∼11% +5%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
43873 Points ∼4%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
57411 Points ∼5% +31%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
43489 Points ∼4% -1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
49492 Points ∼4% +13%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
69310 Points ∼6% +58%

Gaming Performance

The Pavilion is an all-rounder, so you can also use it for games. The mainstream GPU is usually sufficient for HD settings (1366x768 pixels), but the native display resolution can be used in only a few games. Many games can be played with medium and some even with high settings. Exceptions are very demanding games like “Assassin’s Creed Unity” or “The Witcher 3”, which require reduced details/resolutions. “Batman: Arkham Knight” never reached playable frame rates.

A better performance is only possible with a faster notebook. Examples would be devices with a GeForce GTX 850M/GTX 950M GPU or GeForce GTX 860M/GTX 960M GPU like the Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro (VN7-791G-57L9, Core i5-4210HGeForce GTX 950M, Full-HD display, no Windows) for around 900 Euros (~$1006). The model VN7-791G-51V3 (Core i5-4210HGeForce GTX 960M, Full-HD display, Windows 8.1) retails for 950 Euros (~$1061).

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 130.262.134.217.6fps
Company of Heroes 2 (2013) 34.726.416.16.3fps
Saints Row IV (2013) 6048.617.210.8fps
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (2013) 49.144.930.518.7fps
X-Plane 10.25 (2013) 80.541.621.611.1fps
Evolve (2015) 34.22513.712fps
Battlefield Hardline (2015) 72.652.21811fps
Dirt Rally (2015) 171.945.222.812.5fps
Tomb Raider
1366x768 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
34.2 fps ∼7%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
32.5 fps ∼6% -5%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
33.8 fps ∼7% -1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
31.3 fps ∼6% -8%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
52.6 fps ∼10% +54%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
37 fps ∼7% +8%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate ST1000LM014 Solid State Hybrid Drive
62.1 fps ∼11%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
60.9 fps ∼11% -2%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
62.5 fps ∼11% +1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
55.4 fps ∼10% -11%
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
Radeon R9 M265X, 4710HQ, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075
75.8 fps ∼13% +22%
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
GeForce 840M, 4210H, Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVX
68.2 fps ∼12% +10%

Emissions

System Noise

The Pavilion 17 is another HP notebook where the fan is always spinning while idling. Once again, this is a result of HP’s own BIOS setting "Fan Always On". The fan becomes silent once this setting has been deactivated. It gets really loud under maximum load and we can measure a system noise of 50.6 dB(A) – too much for a notebook in this performance class. We noticed the same behavior in the recent test of the 15.6-inch Pavilion sibling, which is not surprising since both notebooks use the same components.

The fan is running all the time.
The fan is running all the time.

Noise Level

Idle
32.7 / 33.3 / 34 dB(A)
HDD
32.8 dB(A)
DVD
38.9 / dB(A)
Load
45.6 / 50.6 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)
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
5500U, GeForce 940M
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
5500U, GeForce 940M
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
4210M, GeForce 930M
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
4710HQ, Radeon R9 M265X
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
4210H, GeForce 840M
Asus F751LB-T4030H
5500U, GeForce 940M
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
5200U, GeForce 830M
Noise
7%
14%
1%
8%
12%
4%
off / environment *
Idle Minimum *
32.7
32
2%
31
5%
33
-1%
30.6
6%
31.4
4%
32.2
2%
Idle Average *
33.3
32.3
3%
31
7%
33
1%
30.6
8%
33.2
-0%
32.2
3%
Idle Maximum *
34
32.6
4%
32.4
5%
33
3%
33
3%
33.2
2%
33.6
1%
Load Average *
45.6
41.2
10%
34.8
24%
47.2
-4%
39
14%
36.4
20%
43.6
4%
Load Maximum *
50.6
41.6
18%
36.6
28%
47.3
7%
46.2
9%
33.4
34%
45.2
11%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Stress test Pavilion
Stress test Pavilion

Our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark for at least one hour) is also similar to the recently reviewed 15.6-inch sibling. The GPU always runs at a constant 1163 MHz. The CPU can maintain 2.3 up to 2.5 GHz on mains power. The situation is similar on battery power, but the CPU is regularly throttled to 500 MHz. The Pavilion 17 does not get very warm. Most spots do not even reach 40 °C (~104 °F) and only two spots are slightly warmer. The heavily spinning fan ensures a good heat dissipation and low chassis temperatures.

Max. Load
 29.2 °C
85 F
38.8 °C
102 F
38.7 °C
102 F
 
 28.5 °C
83 F
37.9 °C
100 F
41 °C
106 F
 
 27.2 °C
81 F
30.5 °C
87 F
32.2 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 41 °C = 106 F
Average: 33.8 °C = 93 F
38.2 °C
101 F
32.7 °C
91 F
28.6 °C
83 F
44 °C
111 F
35.7 °C
96 F
28.4 °C
83 F
33.1 °C
92 F
28.4 °C
83 F
28.3 °C
83 F
Maximum: 44 °C = 111 F
Average: 33 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  60.1 °C = 140 F | Room Temperature 25.3 °C = 78 F | Voltcraft IR-360
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.8 °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 41 °C / 106 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 44 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 38.8 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.5 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 30.9 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (32.2 °C / 90 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.1 °C / 84.4 F (-3.1 °C / -5.6 F).
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
5500U, GeForce 940M
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
5500U, GeForce 940M
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
4210M, GeForce 930M
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
4710HQ, Radeon R9 M265X
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
4210H, GeForce 840M
Asus F751LB-T4030H
5500U, GeForce 940M
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
5200U, GeForce 830M
Heat
-9%
0%
-13%
-3%
18%
13%
Maximum Upper Side *
41
46.9
-14%
37.6
8%
54
-32%
44.6
-9%
34.3
16%
32.8
20%
Maximum Bottom *
44
54.7
-24%
41
7%
51.3
-17%
45.6
-4%
37.9
14%
34.7
21%
Idle Upper Side *
31.5
32.6
-3%
32.9
-4%
32.8
-4%
31.7
-1%
25.1
20%
30
5%
Idle Bottom *
32.6
31.3
4%
36.3
-11%
31.8
2%
32.1
2%
25.1
23%
31.2
4%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

The Beats Audio speakers of previous Pavilion models are a thing of the past. HP now uses speakers from the competitor Bang & Olufsen for the new models. However, nothing has really changed except for the name. They are still above the keyboard underneath a perforated grill. The sound does not really differ from the predecessor, either. They produce a decent sound that you can listen to for prolonged periods. Like most notebook speakers, the new models in the Pavilion lack bass.

The speakers are provided by Bang & Olufsen.
The speakers are provided by Bang & Olufsen.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Pavilion reaches up to 10.8 watts while idling – a decent result for a 17.3-inch notebook. We can measure up to 61.1 watts during the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark for at least one hour), which is once again okay. Compared to the similarly equipped Aspire E5-772G (73.7 watts), our Pavilion is actually frugal. The consumption is around 51.7 watts during gaming (+/- 5 watts). The power adaptor is rated at 65 watts.

The power adaptor is rated at 65 Watts.
The power adaptor is rated at 65 Watts.
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.2 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.3 / 10 / 10.8 Watt
Load midlight 51.7 / 61.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
5500U, GeForce 940M
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
5500U, GeForce 940M
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
4210M, GeForce 930M
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
4710HQ, Radeon R9 M265X
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
4210H, GeForce 840M
Asus F751LB-T4030H
5500U, GeForce 940M
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
5200U, GeForce 830M
Power Consumption
-19%
-14%
-28%
-43%
5%
-1%
Idle Minimum *
5.3
6
-13%
9
-70%
6.9
-30%
7.9
-49%
3.9
26%
6.8
-28%
Idle Average *
10
12.2
-22%
9.2
8%
10.9
-9%
13.3
-33%
11.6
-16%
11.8
-18%
Idle Maximum *
10.8
14.5
-34%
12.6
-17%
11.5
-6%
20.3
-88%
12.2
-13%
12.2
-13%
Load Average *
51.7
54
-4%
46
11%
79.5
-54%
54.7
-6%
41.3
20%
37.8
27%
Load Maximum *
61.6
73.7
-20%
62.1
-1%
86
-40%
85.9
-39%
55.6
10%
44.6
28%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The Pavilion manages an idle runtime of 10:15 hours. The rival Acer Aspire E5-772G (7:34 h) has to be recharged sooner. We simulate the idle mode with the Battery Eater Reader's Test: The display brightness is set to minimum, the energy-saving profile is active and the wireless modules are turned off. You can expect 1:16 h under load, and the Aspire (1:12 h) is on par. We check the runtime under load with the Battery Eater Classic Test: The display runs at the highest brightness with the high-performance power profile and the wireless modules are turned on.

Our practical Wi-Fi test determines a runtime of 4:21 h for the HP notebook, which is once again on par with the Aspire (4:19 h). This test simulates web browsing while the "Balanced" power profile is active and the display brightness is adjusted to around 150 cd/m². We check the video playback runtime with a loop of the short movie Big Buck Bunny (H.264, 1920x1080 pixels). The wireless modules are turned off, and the display brightness is adjusted to around 150 cd/m². The Pavilion manages 5:01 h and the Aspire (3:19 h) falls behind.

The battery has a nominal capacity of 41 Wh.
The battery has a nominal capacity of 41 Wh.
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
10h 15min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (IE 11)
4h 21min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
5h 01min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 16min
HP Pavilion 17-g013ng
41 Wh
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
37 Wh
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
47 Wh
Toshiba Satellite L70-B-130
48 Wh
Acer Aspire V17 Nitro VN7-791G-50MV
53 Wh
Asus F751LB-T4030H
37 Wh
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
38 Wh
Battery Runtime
-11%
-8%
-35%
-23%
-10%
-6%
Reader / Idle
615
454
-26%
484
-21%
468
-24%
524
-15%
H.264
301
171
-43%
186
-38%
WiFi v1.3
261
259
-1%
271
4%
208
-20%
234
-10%
246
-6%
Load
76
72
-5%
70
-8%
46
-39%
61
-20%
WiFi
197

Pros

+ matte Full-HD IPS display
+ a lot of storage
+ gets hardly warm
+ powerful enough for gaming

Cons

- only 12 months warranty
- only Fast-Ethernet

Verdict

In Review: HP Pavilion 17-g013ng. Test model courtesy of HP Germany.
In Review: HP Pavilion 17-g013ng. Test model courtesy of HP Germany.

HP’s Pavilion 17 is an all-rounder that offers more than enough performance for common tasks and can even handle games. There is sufficient storage for games: HP has equipped the notebook with a 1 TB hard drive. The notebook is usually quiet and gets hardly warm. The input devices are not among the best you can get, but do the job for private users. The battery runtimes are decent for a 17.3-inch notebook. While we had to criticize the recently reviewed 15.6-inch sibling of the Pavilion for the bad display, we can praise the panel of the Pavilion 17. HP has equipped the device with a matte, bright and high-contrast IPS display with wide viewing angles that covers the sRGB color space by 97%.

HP's current Pavilion 17 is a convenient all-rounder that also works well as a desktop PC.

The Pavilion also reveals some drawbacks. The notebook has only a one-year warranty, while potential buyers of the Aspire E5-772G get a two-year coverage. The notebook is also only equipped with a Fast-Ethernet port; Gigabit-Ethernet is the standard nowadays.

HP Pavilion 17-g013ng - 08/12/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
80 / 98 → 82%
Keyboard
79%
Pointing Device
75%
Connectivity
64 / 81 → 79%
Weight
58 / 20-67 → 81%
Battery
84%
Display
88%
Games Performance
81 / 85 → 95%
Application Performance
83 / 92 → 90%
Temperature
88%
Noise
72 / 95 → 76%
Audio
56%
Camera
44 / 85 → 52%
Average
73%
80%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2015-08-20 (Update: 2015-08-20)
Andreas Osthoff
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I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.