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HP Pavilion 17-x110ng Notebook Review

Sebastian Bade, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 01/29/2017

17-inch multimedia notebook! Multimedia laptops are very versatile systems. HP offers a solid basis with a Kaby Lake processor and a discrete GPU. How does the package work?

For the original German review, see here.

The HP Pavilion 17-x110ng is not compact because it features a 17-inch display. However, if portability is not a priority, the 17-inch system is a solid notebook with Intel's modern Kaby Lake architecture. HP uses an Intel Core i5-7200U in combination with 8 GB DDR4 as well as a 256 GB SSD. 2D graphics are handled by the Intel HD Graphics 620, while more demanding 3D calculations are performed by the dedicated GPU from AMD with 2 GB DDR3-VRAM (AMD R7 M440).

HP charges 699 Euros (~$750) for this model, which is actually a fair price. Other SKUs differ in terms of CPU and GPU; there are versions with a slightly faster Intel Core i7-7500U as well as systems without a dedicated GPU. The model with the i7 processor and the AMD R7 M440 is priced at 799 Euros (~$857), so the additional price for about 10% more performance is 100 Euros (~$107). HP does not offer an alternative display option; all models are equipped with a Full HD IPS panel.

We selected multimedia devices with dedicated graphics cards as comparison devices for the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng.

Acer Aspire E5-575G Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1 Lenovo ThinkPad E470 HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng
CPU Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i7-7500U Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-7200U AMD A10-9600P
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M Nvidia GeForce 940MX Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M Nvidia GeForce 940MX AMD Radeon R8 M445DX
RAM 8 GB DDR4-2133 12 GB DDR4-2400 8 GB DDR4-2133 8 GB DDR4-2133 8 GB DDR4-2133
Price 630 Euros 999 Euros 699 Euros 680 Euros 599 Euros
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R7 M440 - 2048 MB, Core: 1021 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, DDR3 (Samsung), AMD: Crimson 16.5; Intel: 21.20.16.4471, Intel HD Graphics 620
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4, 2133 MHz, Single-Channel
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, Chi Mei CMN1738, IPS, WLED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-Y Premium PCH
Storage
SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G, 256 GB 
, M.2 2280, 180 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones/microphone combo, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller 10/100 (10MBit/s), Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
HP DVDRW GUD1N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24.9 x 417 x 279 ( = 0.98 x 16.42 x 10.98 in)
Battery
41 Wh, 2550 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable, repleaceable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, at the bottom, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Power adapter, HP Audio Switch, HP JumpStart, HP Lounge, McAfee LiveSafe (30-day trial), CyberLink PowerDirector, Netflix, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.514 kg ( = 88.68 oz / 5.54 pounds), Power Supply: 345 g ( = 12.17 oz / 0.76 pounds)
Price
699 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The chassis of the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng cannot hide the low price. Both the base unit and the lid are made of plastic. Our test model is completely black and rather bland. The lid has a slightly roughened texture with an HP logo in the middle. The base unit is also black with slightly textured and roughened surfaces, which improves the handling. Design elements like the glossy surrounding of the base unit or the barcode pattern on the palm rests are well implemented and not too obtrusive.

We would have liked a better result for the stability. Base and lid can be twisted without much force, and the center of the keyboard also bounces under pressure. The two hinges keep the display in position well, but they cannot prevent some bouncing. It is not possible to open the lid with one hand, because the initial resistance is too strong.

Considering the retail price, the overall chassis quality is okay.

Size Comparison

Our comparison group does not include any other 17-inch systems, so the larger footprint of the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng is not surprising. However, our test model is a bit slimmer than both Acer laptops (Acer Aspire E5-575G and Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1). Our 17-inch test model tips the scale at 2.7 kg (~5.95 lb) and is therefore the heaviest device here. This is still no criticism, because a 17-inch laptop weighing less than 3 kg (~6.6 lb) is a positive characteristic.

417 mm / 16.4 inch 279 mm / 11 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.5 kg5.54 lbs382 mm / 15 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 29.2 mm / 1.15 inch 2.4 kg5.29 lbs381.6 mm / 15 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 28.45 mm / 1.12 inch 2.4 kg5.32 lbs382 mm / 15 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 22.5 mm / 0.886 inch 2 kg4.39 lbs379 mm / 14.9 inch 260 mm / 10.2 inch 22.9 mm / 0.902 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs339 mm / 13.3 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 23.7 mm / 0.933 inch 1.9 kg4.12 lbs

Connectivity

The port variety is not very generous, despite the size of the chassis: A total of three USB ports, with two USB 2.0 and one 3.1 port is not up to date anymore. External displays can only be attached via HDMI. HP does not waive an optical drive on the Pavilion 17-x110ng, so it is no problem to play DVDs. All the ports are distributed across the two sides, but the majority is at the left side, which is good news for right-handers. The spacing between the individual ports could have been bigger, because wide USB thumb drives could block the adjacent ports.

We would not call the port selection future-proof, because a new device should have a USB Type-C port.

Left side: Power, fan exhausts, RJ45-LAN, HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, audio in/out
Left side: Power, fan exhausts, RJ45-LAN, HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, audio in/out
Right side: Status LEDs, SD-card reader, USB 2.0, DVD-RW, Kensington Lock
Right side: Status LEDs, SD-card reader, USB 2.0, DVD-RW, Kensington Lock

SD Card Reader

The performance of the SD-card reader cannot meet our expectations at all, but it supports at least all common standards. We use our fast reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II) to determine its performance. JPG-files are only copied at 19MB/s, and AS SSD only determined a maximum sequential read performance of 20.5 MB/s. You will not be happy with the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng when you often copy large amounts of data from the card reader.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
 
67.3 MB/s ∼100% +254%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
 
59 MB/s ∼88% +211%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
 
57.36 MB/s ∼85% +202%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
 
57.3 MB/s ∼85% +202%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
 
52.6 MB/s ∼78% +177%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
 
19 MB/s ∼28%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
 
85.3 MB/s ∼100% +316%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
 
81.04 MB/s ∼95% +295%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
 
80.9 MB/s ∼95% +295%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
 
24.9 MB/s ∼29% +21%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
 
20.5 MB/s ∼24%

Communication

The HP Pavilion 17-x110ng is equipped with LAN and WLAN controllers. Wireless communications are handled by a module from Realtek (RTL8723BE), which supports the common standards IEEE 802.11 b/g/n as well as Bluetooth 4.0. Our WLAN test under ideal conditions determines very low transfer rates. We can only see 51 Mbps send and 44 Mbps receive. The 15-inch sibling HP 15-ba077ng with the Realtek RTL8723BE was similarly bad in our test scenario, so there might be a problem with the Wi-Fi chip.

This is sufficient for web browsing, but we advise against a wireless connection when you plan to transfer large amounts of data. The wired Ethernet port is a better choice here, which supports up to 100 Mbps. However, we did not experience any wireless connection problems during the review period.

Considering the low transfer rates from the WLAN module, we recommend wired network connections when you use the HP as a stationary device.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
621 MBit/s ∼100% +1311%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
44 MBit/s ∼7%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
413 MBit/s ∼100% +710%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
51 MBit/s ∼12%

Security

There is not a big focus on the security features like on a business system, since this is a multimedia laptop. Potential buyers will get a Kensington Lock as well as a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM). There is also the software McAfee LiveSafe.

Accessories

The box only contains the notebook including the power adapter. There is also a quick-start guide as well as some warranty information. The manufacturer waives other accessories like a sleeve or a mouse pad.

Operating System

The only operating system for the Pavilion is the 64-bit version of Microsoft's Windows 10 Home.

Maintenance

2 screws are hidden behind the sticker
2 screws are hidden behind the sticker

The maintenance is a bit tricky due to the missing maintenance hatch. You will only gain access to the internals once you have removed the whole bottom panel. However, you should use special tools to avoid damage. We did not try it on our test model, because two screws are located underneath a sticker (see picture – red circle). The spots are marked and perforated, but they are an indicator for the manufacturer whether you opened the chassis.

Warranty

The laptop comes with a one-year warranty, which also includes a pickup & return service. It is possible to extend the warranty period up to 36 months for 42 Euros (~$45). An accident protection for 36 months costs 77 Euros (~$83).

Please see our Guarantees, Return Policies & Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input Devices

Keyboard

Keyboard of the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Keyboard of the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng

The HP Pavilion 17-x110ng is equipped with a full-fledged chiclet keyboard, which is directly integrated into the top of the base unit. The individual keys are slightly roughened and have a size of 1.6 x 1.6 cm with a spacing of 3 millimeters. Key travel is average, but the pressure point could be firmer. The white lettering of the keys is easy to read in good lighting conditions, but this changes when it gets dark. A subtle background illumination would have been a good addition. Another drawback is the typing noise, which is clearly audible. We would call this input usable, but frequent writers should consider an external keyboard.

Touchpad

Touchpad of the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Touchpad of the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng

The touchpad measures 11.7 x 5 cm (~4.6 x 2.0 in), which is increased to 6.8 cm (~2.7 in) when we consider the two separate mouse buttons. This is not a ClickPad, so the two buttons do not have touch-sensitive surfaces. The touchpad does not really stand out from the palm rest, so you can quickly leave the actual surface. There is not much space at 5 cm to work comfortably. The roughened surface is identical to the top of the base, and precise inputs are possible after a small learning period. The two separate mouse buttons provide good feedback. All in all, the touchpad is okay, just like the keyboard, but we still recommend an external mouse if possible.

Display

Subpixel-array
Subpixel-array
Good: No backlight bleeding
Good: No backlight bleeding

HP uses a matte display from Chi Mei for the Pavilion 17-x110ng. It has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 127 PPI. An alternative display like a 4K screen, for example, is not available. We can measure an average luminance of 285 nits, which is superior to the 15.6 and 14-inch comparison devices. The contrast ratio is not that great at 472:1 though, especially for an IPS display. The brightness distribution of 88% is better. We can detect PWM for the brightness control at a frequency of 200 Hz for brightness levels of 90% and below. Our test model did not show any signs of annoying backlight bleeding.

273
cd/m²
298
cd/m²
265
cd/m²
281
cd/m²
288
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
283
cd/m²
290
cd/m²
302
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Chi Mei CMN1738
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 302 cd/m² Average: 285 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 288 cd/m²
Contrast: 472:1 (Black: 0.61 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.56 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 4.95 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
93% sRGB (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.48
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Chi Mei CMN1738, , 1920x1080, 17.3
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Chi Mei CMN15C4, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
BOE HF NV156FHM-N42, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Innolux N156HGE-EAL, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
N140HCA-EAB, , 1920x1080, 14
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
Chi Mei, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
13%
-42%
139%
-1%
12%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
41 (16, 25)
39 (21, 18)
5%
51 (18, 33)
-24%
44 (24, 20, starke Schwankungen mit/ohne PSU)
-7%
40.8 (22, 18.8)
-0%
41 (19, 22)
-0%
Response Time Black / White *
30 (8, 22)
24 (19, 5)
20%
38 (8, 30)
-27%
23 (7, 16, Plateau)
23%
30.4 (8.4, 22)
-1%
23 (10, 13)
23%
PWM Frequency
200 (90)
50 (10)
-75%
1000 (80)
400%
Screen
-41%
21%
-57%
-14%
-50%
Brightness middle
288
176
-39%
291
1%
234
-19%
244
-15%
240
-17%
Brightness
285
169
-41%
265
-7%
219
-23%
231
-19%
228
-20%
Brightness Distribution
88
91
3%
86
-2%
80
-9%
89
1%
89
1%
Black Level *
0.61
0.47
23%
0.23
62%
0.48
21%
0.37
39%
0.49
20%
Contrast
472
374
-21%
1265
168%
488
3%
659
40%
490
4%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.56
8.83
-94%
4.78
-5%
11.8
-159%
6.41
-41%
10.96
-140%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.76
14.01
-81%
9.51
-23%
20.69
-167%
13.4
-73%
18.36
-137%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.95
8.97
-81%
3.49
29%
13.3
-169%
5.94
-20%
11.34
-129%
Gamma
2.48 89%
2.43 91%
2.58 85%
2.47 89%
2.28 96%
2.27 97%
CCT
7669 85%
10234 64%
6013 108%
17098 38%
6101 107%
12292 53%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
93
57.3
-38%
64
-31%
100
8%
61.1
-34%
60
-35%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36.8
40
74
39.3
39
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-14% / -31%
-11% / 6%
41% / -8%
-8% / -11%
-19% / -39%

* ... smaller is better

93% sRGB coverage
93% sRGB coverage

The picture quality of the HP 17-x110ng is rather subpar. The combination of the low contrast ratio (472:1) and the high black value (0.61) results in a visible gray hue on the screen. This also prevents rich colors, which appear a bit pale. Our test model also misses the target value of 3 for the DeltaE-2000 deviations (ColorChecker: 4.56, Grayscale: 4.95). We can also notice a slight blue cast, but this can be changed by a calibration. The ICC-profile of our calibrated display is linked in the box above.

Despite all the criticism, the Chi Mei panel still covers 93% of the sRGB color space. However, the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng is not suited for graphics designers, but it should be sufficient for your travel pictures.

 

 

 

 

Grayscale
Grayscale
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps
Well-equipped for outdoor trips
Well equipped for outdoor trips

It is no problem to use the notebook outdoors thanks to the matte panel surface. The average luminance of 285 nits also ensures that there are hardly any limitations even in bright environments. We still recommend a place in the shade, despite the matte panel, and you should avoid direct sunlight.

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↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 22 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 (25.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 25 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. » 50 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (40 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 200 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 200 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 200 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 9435 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Viewing angles HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Viewing angles HP Pavilion 17-x110ng

Wide viewing angles are typical for IPS displays, and the picture is very stable from all angles on our test model. We can only notice a slight yellow hue from extreme angles. However, this should not be a problem in practice, where such viewing angles are uncommon.

Performance

The performance of the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng is solid. The Intel Core i5-7200U even has some headroom for multithread applications. It is supported by 8 GB DDR4-RAM, which is sufficient for the intended range of applications. Our test model is also equipped with the dedicated GPU AMD R7 M440, which only handles 3D calculations. We also like the implementation of the SSD, but the storage capacity of 256 GB is not very generous. This is the only storage solution, so we would have liked to see an SSD with at least 500 GB.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
DPC Latency
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

Processor

The CPU is provided by Intel and has the designation Intel Core i5-7200U. HP therefore uses the modern Kaby Lake platform. The performance advantage over the Skylake counterpart, Intel Core i5-6200U, is about 10%. This is also supported by our comparison table with the Cinebench R15 scores. The Single-Core performance of the Acer Aspire F15 is 9% behind the test sample, while the Multi-Core test shows an advantage of 12% over the Acer Aspire F15. The leader in this comparison is the Lenovo IdeaPad 510. This is the result of the processor, because Lenovo uses the Intel Core i7-7500U. The latter has an even better single-core performance (+14%) compared to the Intel Core i5-6200U, but the multithread result is almost identical (+2%). The processor is soldered onto the mainboard and cannot be replaced. The base frequency of the Intel Core i5-7200U is 2.5 GHz, which can be raised to 3.1 via Turbo Boost. The HP Pavilion 17-x110ng is only available with the Intel Core i5-7200U right now; other CPU configurations are currently not planned.

Cinebench R10
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Jetstream 1.1
Jetstream 1.1
Octane V2
Octane V2
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
148 Points ∼68% +14%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
130 Points ∼60%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
129 Points ∼59% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
129 Points ∼59% -1%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U
119 Points ∼55% -8%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
75 Points ∼34% -42%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
338 Points ∼8% +2%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
331 Points ∼8% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
331 Points ∼8% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
331 Points ∼8%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U
295 Points ∼7% -11%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
215 Points ∼5% -35%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
1.48 Points ∼61% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
1.48 Points ∼61% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
1.48 Points ∼61%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U
1.35 Points ∼55% -9%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
0.87 Points ∼36% -41%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
3.7 Points ∼11% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
3.7 Points ∼11% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
3.69 Points ∼11%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U
3.24 Points ∼10% -12%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
2.59 Points ∼8% -30%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
6496 Points ∼63%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U
5829 Points ∼56% -10%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
14471 Points ∼19%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U
13058 Points ∼17% -10%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
244.58 Points ∼70% +15%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
220.75 Points ∼63% +4%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
213.08 Points ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
207.21 Points ∼59% -3%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U
201.52 Points ∼57% -5%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
127.57 Points ∼36% -40%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
32356 Points ∼62% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
32288 Points ∼62%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
32242 Points ∼62% 0%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U
30546 Points ∼58% -5%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
18921 Points ∼36% -41%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
2098.3 ms * ∼4% -77%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U
1216.2 ms * ∼2% -2%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
1186.7 ms * ∼2%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
1163.8 ms * ∼2% +2%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
1139.5 ms * ∼2% +4%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8207
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11318
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5001
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
8347 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
14471 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6496 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
26.42 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.48 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
331 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
130 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
34.47 fps
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System Performance

The subjective performance impression of the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng is very good. The system is quickly ready thanks to the SSD and there are no annoying waiting times. 8 GB RAM are sufficient in practice, and even a couple of browser tabs are no problem. Our test model falls slightly behind in the PCMark 8 Home test, but it can actually beat the competition in the Creative and Storage benchmark. We think the dedicated AMD R7 M440 is a good addition for occasional gaming experiences. However, your expectations should not be too high, and we will have a closer look at the actual gaming performance later on.

Although the performance of the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng is good, there is still some room for criticism. The multimedia device, which can be confronted with some games, will quickly have storage problems. Because of the steadily dropping SSD prices, there should at least be a 500 GB SSD, or a combination of SSD and HDD. We have no idea why the manufacturer does not offer such a solution since there is plenty of space inside the 17-inch chassis.

PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 7
PCMark 8
Storage Score v2
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
4841 Points ∼95%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
2112 Points ∼41% -56%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1874 Points ∼37% -61%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
4429 Points ∼46%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
4389 Points ∼46% -1%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3872 Points ∼41% -13%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3696 Points ∼39% -17%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P, 2400,
3569 Points ∼37% -19%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, Liteonit CV3-DE256
3778 Points ∼62% +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
3546 Points ∼58% +14%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3390 Points ∼56% +9%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3162 Points ∼52% +2%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
3102 Points ∼51%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P, 2400,
2904 Points ∼48% -6%
PCMark 7
Productivity
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
3953 Points ∼36%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P, 2400,
3062 Points ∼28% -23%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
1591 Points ∼15% -60%
Score
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
5035 Points ∼55%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P, 2400,
4340 Points ∼47% -14%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
3021 Points ∼33% -40%
PCMark 7 Score
5035 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3102 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4429 points
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Storage Devices

We already mentioned that the test model is only equipped with one SSD a couple of times. HP implements a SanDisk Z400s SSD with a storage capacity of 256 GB, and you can use about 180 GB for your own files or applications, the rest is occupied by the Windows installation and the recovery partition. AS SSD determines sequential transfer rates of 500 MB/s (read) and 325 MB/s (write) for the M.2-2280 SSD. The M.2 slot is only attached via SATA-interface, but this should still be sufficient for the majority of users. The determined transfer rates meet the specs from the manufacturer: SanDisk advertises up to 546 MB/s (read) and 342 MB/s (write). The 4K read result is just under 20 MB/s. We would have preferred a drive with better 4K read results.

CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark
AS SSD
AS SSD
ATTO
ATTO
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
Liteonit CV3-DE256
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-22JC3T0
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
 
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-92%
40%
-89%
39%
-10%
Write 4k QD32
272.7
0.722
-100%
245.9
-10%
0.884
-100%
178.3
-35%
131.4
-52%
Read 4k QD32
145.4
0.647
-100%
364.7
151%
0.895
-99%
276
90%
125
-14%
Write 4k
86.03
0.726
-99%
66.8
-22%
0.9
-99%
78.82
-8%
46.55
-46%
Read 4k
11.24
0.366
-97%
28.68
155%
0.413
-96%
35.15
213%
17.04
52%
Write 512
300.3
25.93
-91%
297.9
-1%
46.13
-85%
291.1
-3%
281.2
-6%
Read 512
290.2
29.32
-90%
338.3
17%
35.32
-88%
346.4
19%
261.9
-10%
Write Seq
325.1
85.61
-74%
431.5
33%
105.6
-68%
458.7
41%
316.6
-3%
Read Seq
500.1
95.33
-81%
469.2
-6%
108.1
-78%
476.5
-5%
502.8
1%
SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
Sequential Read: 500.1 MB/s
Sequential Write: 325.1 MB/s
512K Read: 290.2 MB/s
512K Write: 300.3 MB/s
4K Read: 11.24 MB/s
4K Write: 86.03 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 145.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 272.7 MB/s

GPU Performance

The graphics card of the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng is provided by AMD and has the designation R7 M440. It is identical to the previous AMD R7 M340 and is equipped with 320 shader units. The AMD R7 M440 runs at 1021 MHz and can use 2 GB DDR3-VRAM. The latter is attached via a 64-bit interface and the VRAM is clocked at 1000 MHz (2000 MHz effectively). When we compare the performance with the competition from Nvidia, the AMD R7 M440 is sitting right between the Nvidia GeForce 920M and 920MX. Our test model is clearly beaten by the comparison devices. The next fastest model in line is the Lenovo ThinkPad E470 with the dedicated Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU, which is 47% faster in the 3DMark Fire Strike test. The combination of Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M and the Intel Core i5-7200U in the Acer Aspire E5 is even 200% faster in the same test.

If you do not need the additional performance, the integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 graphics card takes care of simple tasks. You do not notice the switch, which is automatically handled by the system. The Intel HD Graphics can also reduce CPU load during video playback, because the Kaby Lake hardware now supports decoding of H.265/HEVC Main 10 (10-bit color depth) as well as Google's VP9 codec.

3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Sky Diver Stresstest
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark 11
3DMark Vantage
3DMark 06
3DMark 05
3DMark 03
 
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Intel Core i5-7200U
3574 Points ∼9% +200%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Intel Core i5-6200U
3555 Points ∼9% +199%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD Radeon R8 M445DX, AMD A10-9600P
2209 Points ∼5% +86%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
1752 Points ∼4% +47%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
AMD Radeon R7 M440, Intel Core i5-7200U
1190 Points ∼3%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Intel Core i5-7200U
22439 Points ∼12% +277%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Intel Core i5-6200U
21635 Points ∼12% +263%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD Radeon R8 M445DX, AMD A10-9600P
12483 Points ∼7% +110%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
9501 Points ∼5% +60%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
AMD Radeon R7 M440, Intel Core i5-7200U
5953 Points ∼3%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Intel Core i5-7200U
4251 Points ∼8% +86%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Intel Core i5-6200U
4239 Points ∼8% +86%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD Radeon R8 M445DX, AMD A10-9600P
3775 Points ∼7% +66%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
2556 Points ∼5% +12%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
2436 Points ∼5% +7%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
AMD Radeon R7 M440, Intel Core i5-7200U
2280 Points ∼4%
3DMark 03 Standard
18884 points
3DMark 05 Standard
16534 points
3DMark 06 Standard
8950 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
5698 points
3DMark 11 Performance
2398 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
45093 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5168 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1083 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
547 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
433 points
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Gaming Performance

Because the 3DMark benchmark scores were low, we did not expect a lot from the AMD R7 M440 in the gaming benchmarks. Our test model is actually in the last spot within our comparison group. As expected, the two Acer notebooks with the much more powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M are at the top. If you need a laptop with some gaming capabilities, you should get a combination of modern processor and GeForce GPU. You should really consider the Acer Aspire E5 in this respect, especially since the price is on par with the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng.

The AMD R7 M440 can only handle smooth gameplay in simple titles. Modern or more challenging games can often only be played at the lowest settings and low resolutions. Overall, the gaming performance of the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng is not very good.

Note: After a driver update, the graphics card was shown as the AMD R7 M340. This does not change the performance, since the AMD R7 M440 is identical to its predecessor.

BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
96.8 fps ∼100% +130%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
93.3 (min: 18.33, max: 156.07) fps ∼96% +122%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
53.1 fps ∼55% +26%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
48.6 fps ∼50% +16%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD Radeon R8 M445DX
42.9 fps ∼44% +2%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
AMD Radeon R7 M440
42 fps ∼43%
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 1366x768 Medium Preset AF:2x
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
35.8 fps ∼100% +201%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
31.6 fps ∼88% +166%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD Radeon R8 M445DX
13.9 fps ∼39% +17%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
AMD Radeon R7 M440
11.9 fps ∼33%
Battlefield 4 - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
81.4 fps ∼100% +121%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
78.6 fps ∼97% +113%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
46.7 fps ∼57% +27%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD Radeon R8 M445DX
37.2 fps ∼46% +1%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
AMD Radeon R7 M440
36.9 fps ∼45%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 73.64232.69.6fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 51.236.923.37.6fps
GTA V (2015) 50.743.712.2fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 21.113.46.9fps
Anno 2205 (2015) 35.317.17fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 5442.926.920.3fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 2211.963.5fps
XCOM 2 (2016) 22.87.95.24.9fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 20.69.98.9fps
The Division (2016) 23.115.66.2fps
Doom (2016) 22138.1fps
Overwatch (2016) 60.542.622.312.4fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 13.910.15.2fps
FIFA 17 (2016) 61.859.734.629.7fps
Mafia 3 (2016) 148.9fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 31.822.79.69.6fps
Civilization VI (2016) 36.426.19.5fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 69.759.321.1fps
Titanfall 2 (2016) 41.129.811.2fps
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (2016) 26.422.612.1fps
Dishonored 2 (2016) 10.99.2fps
Watch Dogs 2 (2016) 18.713.6fps
Resident Evil 7 (2017) 40.515.9fps

Emissions

System Noise

Noise development
Noise development

The noise development of the cooling solution is on par with the competitors. The fan is always active, so we can measure 31 dB(A) while idling, but the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng can be the loudest device at 44.8 dB(A). The average noise is much better at 33.8 dB(A), and the test model just misses the top spot. Only the Acer Aspire E5 is a bit quieter at 33.4 dB(A) in this case.

Subjectively, the system noise left a very positive impression during our review period and we would not call the fan noise annoying. The fan control is linear, so the fan speed does not have to adjust all the time and there is no pulsating.

Noise Level

Idle
31 / 31 / 31 dB(A)
DVD
35.8 / dB(A)
Load
33.8 / 44.8 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: 29 dB(A)
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
7200U, Radeon R7 M440
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
7200U, GeForce GTX 950M
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
7500U, GeForce 940MX
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
6200U, GeForce GTX 950M
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
7200U, GeForce 940MX
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
A10-9600P, Radeon R8 M445DX
Noise
2%
-2%
-3%
5%
-5%
off / environment *
29
28.9
-0%
31.6
-9%
31.2
-8%
29
-0%
31.2
-8%
Idle Minimum *
31
30.8
1%
32.6
-5%
32.4
-5%
29
6%
31.7
-2%
Idle Average *
31
30.8
1%
32.6
-5%
33.5
-8%
29
6%
31.9
-3%
Idle Maximum *
31
30.8
1%
32.6
-5%
33.5
-8%
29
6%
31.9
-3%
Load Average *
33.8
33.4
1%
35.3
-4%
35.2
-4%
35.6
-5%
41
-21%
Load Maximum *
44.8
40.1
10%
37.1
17%
38.7
14%
38.5
14%
42.7
5%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.937.135.740.137.92538.736.638.635.538.73132.632.332.631.132.64029.432.33029.829.45029.530.330.129.529.56330.330.132.133.330.38028.228.626.927.828.210027.328.628.32727.312525.726.125.625.325.71602727.126.924.32720024.325.324.524.624.32502424.92422.42431523.224.823.321.823.240022.725.322.620.322.750022.526.221.72022.563022.628.421.218.922.680023.731.320.318.123.7100024.733.819.617.724.7125023.633.718.516.823.6160024.137.818.316.324.1200023.538.518.116.123.5250020.834.417.815.620.8315018.930.217.515.518.9400018.227.117.315.418.2500017.923.717.11517.9630017.821.417.215.317.8800017.619.717.215.217.61000017.318.11714.917.31250017.117.716.914.917.11600017.217.7171517.2SPL33.844.93129.133.8N24.11.61.22median 22.7median 26.2median 18.5median 16.8median 22.7Delta2.73.32.83.52.7hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP Pavilion 17-x110ng

Temperature

3DMark 11 after stress test
3DMark 11 after stress test

The HP Pavilion 17-x110ng can handle the heat of the components very well. We only measured an average chassis temperature of 32.4 °C (90.32 °F) under load, and the hot spot (46.1 °C/115 °F) is at the bottom around the fan exhaust. This result is on par with the two models Lenovo IdeaPad 510 and HP Pavilion 15, while the two Acer systems and the Lenovo ThinkPad E470 get much warmer.

The hardware inside the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng also stays reasonably cool. Our stress test with the tools Prime95 and FurMark is a real challenge for the system, and the Intel Core i5-7200U only reaches a temperature of up to 75 °C (167 °F); the GPU up to 67 °C (152.6 °F). Both values are far away from critical, and there is no problem with sustained workloads. The processor starts at 2.5 GHz, but levels off at around 2 GHz over the course of the test. We cannot determine thermal throttling for the CPU, and the AMD R7 M440 can always maintain a core clock of 1021 MHz.

We repeated 3DMark 11 immediately after the stress test; the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng scored 2198 points (about 200 points less compared to a cold run).

Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test FurMark
Stress test FurMark
Stress test Prime95
Stress test Prime95
Max. Load
 37.5 °C
100 F
40.2 °C
104 F
24.9 °C
77 F
 
 40.3 °C
105 F
37.9 °C
100 F
25.2 °C
77 F
 
 29.3 °C
85 F
31.3 °C
88 F
24.6 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 40.3 °C = 105 F
Average: 32.4 °C = 90 F
24 °C
75 F
42.5 °C
109 F
46.1 °C
115 F
24.3 °C
76 F
33 °C
91 F
42 °C
108 F
22.8 °C
73 F
27.3 °C
81 F
26.6 °C
80 F
Maximum: 46.1 °C = 115 F
Average: 32.1 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  43.1 °C = 110 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.4 °C / 90 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 40.3 °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 46.1 °C / 115 F, compared to the average of 38.8 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23 °C / 73 F, compared to the device average of 30.9 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31.3 °C / 88.3 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.1 °C / 84.4 F (-2.2 °C / -3.9 F).
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
7200U, Radeon R7 M440
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
7200U, GeForce GTX 950M
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
7500U, GeForce 940MX
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
6200U, GeForce GTX 950M
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
7200U, GeForce 940MX
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
A10-9600P, Radeon R8 M445DX
Heat
-29%
3%
-27%
-12%
1%
Maximum Upper Side *
40.3
48.1
-19%
38.3
5%
46.6
-16%
43.8
-9%
33.4
17%
Maximum Bottom *
46.1
60.8
-32%
36
22%
65.4
-42%
53
-15%
32.9
29%
Idle Upper Side *
23.8
30.8
-29%
24.9
-5%
28.9
-21%
25.9
-9%
27.7
-16%
Idle Bottom *
23.4
31.9
-36%
25.6
-9%
29.8
-27%
27.1
-16%
29.4
-26%

* ... smaller is better

Idle top
Idle top
Idle bottom
Idle bottom
Load top
Load top
Load bottom
Load bottom

Speakers

Speaker measurements
Speaker measurements

The two stereo speakers are located at the front of the system. The sound is directed at an angle towards the bottom, so it is reflected from the table, for example. This is a small issue when you use the Pavilion on a soft surface, where the result will be muffled. The overall sound quality is sufficient. HP does not implement a dedicated subwoofer, so the sound puts emphasis on high and medium tones. The maximum volume is acceptable, but the quality will suffer when you crank it up, and the high tones will distort.

HP also installs the dts Studio Sound software, so the sound settings can be adjusted to your personal preferences, at least to some extent. There are some predefined sound profiles as well as a manual equalizer. The software cannot perform miracles, so we recommend an external sound solution.

dts Studio Sound
dts Studio Sound
With equalizer
With equalizer
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2040.340.140.3253735.5373135.631.135.64037.429.837.45039.429.539.4634033.340804127.84110040.42740.41254225.34216044.324.344.320048.524.648.525052.722.452.731557.621.857.640057.420.357.450061.62061.663067.618.967.680064.118.164.1100060.317.760.3125059.116.859.1160059.416.359.4200060.816.160.8250064.315.664.3315069.415.569.4400069.215.469.2500066.71566.7630062.915.362.9800060.815.260.81000063.714.963.71250067.514.967.51600069.41569.4SPL77.229.177.2N39.51.239.5median 60.8median 16.8median 60.8Delta4.33.54.335.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP Pavilion 17-x110ngApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.2% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 19% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 77% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 19%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 12% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

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Energy Management

Power Consumption

The power adapter has a nominal output of 65 watts.
The power adapter has ...
The power adapter has a nominal output of 65 watts.
... a nominal output of 65 watts.

The HP Pavilion 17-x110ng is not a particularly efficient system due to the dedicated GPU. However, this is not only the case for our test model, because the comparison devices are not much better. The two models from Acer with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M even consume slightly more power. We noticed the much higher idle consumption of the HP though, because the 17-inch model needs at least 7.7 watts and 14 watts on average, which is much higher compared to the rivals. HP should improve the efficiency of upcoming models.

We can see a better result under average load, where the Pavilion 17-x110ng is the most frugal device at 33 watts. Even the maximum consumption of 54.6 watts is not particularly high, because the comparison devices can consume up to 81.6 watts. Overall, the test model leaves a good impression in this section.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 7.7 / 14 / 15.1 Watt
Load midlight 33 / 54.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
7200U, Radeon R7 M440
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
7200U, GeForce GTX 950M
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
7500U, GeForce 940MX
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
6200U, GeForce GTX 950M
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
7200U, GeForce 940MX
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
A10-9600P, Radeon R8 M445DX
Power Consumption
-2%
24%
-19%
26%
13%
Idle Minimum *
7.7
6
22%
3.9
49%
8.3
-8%
2.7
65%
5.5
29%
Idle Average *
14
8.1
42%
7.4
47%
12.1
14%
5.5
61%
8.2
41%
Idle Maximum *
15.1
9.8
35%
9.5
37%
15.4
-2%
6.5
57%
9.5
37%
Load Average *
33
52.5
-59%
41
-24%
56
-70%
44.2
-34%
44.5
-35%
Load Maximum *
54.6
81.6
-49%
48
12%
70
-28%
65.2
-19%
58
-6%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

3DMark 11 on battery
3DMark 11 on battery

HP equips the Pavilion 17-x110ng with a 41-Wh battery, which is a bit surprising when you consider the size, especially since 15-inch systems are equipped 62-Wh modules. We would have liked to see at least a 60-Wh battery in the test model. The capacity also affects the battery runtimes, where the test model only lasts 90 minutes under maximum load. The maximum runtime is 8:47 hours, while the WLAN test determines 5:46 hours before the notebooks shuts down. These results are sufficient to beat HP's own Pavilion 15, but it is clearly beaten by the two models from Acer (both 62-Wh batteries).

We performed 3DMark 11 on battery to see if the performance is reduced without the attached PSU. Our test model managed 2007 points, so there is no big deficit on battery power.

The battery is replaceable and has a capacity of 41 Wh.
The battery is replaceable and ...
The battery is replaceable and has a capacity of 41 Wh.
... has a capacity of 41 Wh.
Maximum battery runtime
Maximum battery runtime
Minimum battery runtime
Minimum battery runtime
WLAN runtime
WLAN runtime
H.264 runtime
H.264 runtime
Charging
Charging
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
8h 47min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (EDGE: 38.14393.0.0)
5h 46min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
4h 47min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 30min
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
41 Wh
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
62 Wh
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
30 Wh
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
62 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
45 Wh
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
41 Wh
Battery Runtime
30%
-21%
31%
51%
-11%
Reader / Idle
527
767
46%
667
27%
1043
98%
560
6%
H.264
287
460
60%
335
17%
503
75%
194
-32%
WiFi v1.3
346
451
30%
275
-21%
386
12%
326
-6%
260
-25%
Load
90
75
-17%
152
69%
124
38%
95
6%

Pros

+ good system performance thanks to a fast processor
+ low temperature development
+ no thermal throttling of the processor
+ display with wide viewing angles
+ matte screen
+ moderate system noise
+ low weight despite 17 inches
+ optical drive available
+ SSD

Cons

- no keyboard illumination
- cannot handle all games, despite dedicated GPU
- missing maintenance hatch
- low WLAN performance
- only 256 GB storage
- no HDD
- very slow SD-card reader

Verdict

In review: HP Pavilion 17-x110ng. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.
In review: HP Pavilion 17-x110ng. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.

HP's 17-inch multimedia notebook Pavilion 17-x110ng currently retails for 699 Euros (~$750). It is equipped with a combination of Intel processor and AMD graphics card inside an inconspicuous black plastic chassis. The Intel Core i5-7200U is a modern Kaby Lake chip, and the efficient dual-core SoC provides sufficient performance for most multimedia applications. 8 GB DDR4-RAM are also decent and there should not be any problems even with demanding applications. The IPS display provides wide viewing angles and we cannot determine backlight bleeding.

The HP Pavilion 17-x110ng convinces with good system performance, but the gaming capabilities are limited due to the slow graphics card.

A dedicated graphics card is a nice addition, but you should really think about your usage scenarios, because the performance is only sufficient for smooth gameplay in low resolutions. The storage solution is both good and bad. It makes sense to use a fast SSD as system drive, but 256 GB will not be sufficient for a multimedia device, where large amounts of data are basically a given.

HP Pavilion 17-x110ng - 01/24/2017 v6
Sebastian Bade

Chassis
78 / 98 → 80%
Keyboard
78%
Pointing Device
77%
Connectivity
40 / 81 → 49%
Weight
60 / 20-67 → 84%
Battery
82%
Display
85%
Games Performance
58 / 85 → 69%
Application Performance
83 / 92 → 90%
Temperature
93%
Noise
87 / 95 → 92%
Audio
59%
Camera
42 / 85 → 50%
Average
71%
79%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Bade, 2017-01-29 (Update: 2019-04-21)
Andreas Osthoff
Andreas Osthoff - Senior Editor Business
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.