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The Best 17-inch Office Laptops

December 2022 Update. Looking for a portable replacement for your old desktop computer? Affordable office notebooks with large 17-inch displays feel right at home on your desk at home and more often than not offer more than enough performance for everyday tasks such as word processor or browsing the web. Find our favorites below.

Office laptops with large 17-inch displays are great for all users who prefer a notebook over a desktop to save precious space and who have fairly moderate performance expectations for their everyday tasks (browsing the web, office applications, watching videos, …). The built-in 17-inch display can be an adequate replacement for an external display while still allowing for portable use, for example outdoors in one’s backyard. Price is also an important factor for these machines, and around 1,000 Euros are usually the limit. Please also consider the following top 10 lists when looking for a device:

The Best 17-inch Office Notebooks

Position
Total Rating
Date
Image
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Screen
187.3 %
08/2022
LG Gram 17 (2022)LG Gram 17 (2022)
Intel Core i5-1240P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
1.4 kg17.7 mm17.00"2560x1600matte
285.2 %
02/2022
Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GELenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H-82JY0003GE
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
3.1 kg24.3 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
384.3 %
04/2022
Schenker Work 17 Tiger Lake-HSchenker Work 17 Tiger Lake-H
Intel Core i7-11370H
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.3 kg19.8 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
483.9 %
08/2022
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-738RAcer Nitro 5 AN517-55-738R
Intel Core i7-12700H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
3.1 kg28.6 mm17.30"1920x1080
583.2 %
10/2021
Gigabyte A7 X1Gigabyte A7 X1
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.5 kg34 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
682.8 %
06/2021
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HMAsus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Intel Core i9-11900H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.7 kg26 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
782.7 %
09/2022
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2146ngHP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2146ng
Intel Core i5-11300H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.8 kg25 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
882.6 %
05/2022
MSI Katana GF76 12UGSMSI Katana GF76 12UGS
Intel Core i7-12700H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.7 kg25.2 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
982.4 %
08/2021
HP Envy 17-cgHP Envy 17-cg
Intel Core i5-1135G7
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.7 kg19.3 mm17.30"1920x1080glossy
1080.4 %
07/2022
Lenovo V17 G2 ITL-82NX00EUGELenovo V17 G2 ITL-82NX00EUGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.2 kg20 mm17.30"1920x1080matte

The table above contains an overview over the best notebooks for less than 1,000 Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the course of the past 12 months as well as still relevant and available older products. In cases of identical score the more recent device is listed first. All prices in above table and price comparisons are updated daily and can thus differ.
Link: all devices in this class reviewed

Editor’s Comments

Not only are the boundaries between multimedia and office use blurred in this segment, but you can also find budget gaming laptops with up to a GeForce RTX 3060 alongside laptops with integrated graphics or entry-level graphics solutions. d a budget gaming laptops with a large screen are often very well suited for any work use. They often feature good input devices, sturdy cases and powerful hardware, while most also offer different performance profiles so that quiet operation is also ensured.

For media playback, simple editing of pictures and videos, and of course office applications like Word or Excel as well as web browsing, laptops with an integrated GPU and entry-level graphics card are equally suitable. If PC gaming is part of your application spectrum, you should look for laptops with Geforce RTX 3050 (Ti), RTX 3060, Radeon RX 6600M and up. You can find corresponding models in our top list of current budget gaming laptops.

1st - LG Gram 17 (2022)

LG Gram 17 (2022)
LG Gram 17 (2022)

The LG Gram 17 (2022), which is very light at 1.35 kg, takes first place in our top list. The 17 incher in 16:10 format finally gets a matt display, which is especially advantageous in outdoor use. Once you have the LG Gram with the dimensions of 380 x 262 millimeters in your hands, the low weight feels surreal. However, light plastic is not used here, but a light metal construction made of magnesium.

Compared to the predecessor of this featherweight series, quite a few things have been updated, including the design. The new Alder Lake processor (Intel Core i5-1240p in our review) doubles the performance, while the keyboard has been significantly improved and the display is now matte.

The 80 Wh battery is also sized large enough for everyday office use, allowing long battery runtimes of over 11 hours when web surfing and 16 hours when streaming video. In addition, the matte screen now covers 87 percent of the AdobeRGB color space, so nothing stands in the way of professional image editing. On the other hand, there are shortcomings such as poor maintenance options, noticeable CPU throttling and that the higher performance is bought by a louder fan in load scenarios. Due to the low weight, the construction and the materials used, the stiffness of the case is still far from optimal.

A LG Gram 17 variant, which is equipped with a i5-1240P, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB NVMe SSD, can be purchased on Amazon US for just under $1,100.

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2nd – Lenovo Legion 5 17 AMD

Lenovo Legion 5 17 AMD
Lenovo Legion 5 17 AMD

The Lenovo Legion 5 17 places itself on the borderline of gaming, multimedia and office. It comes with a FHD gaming-ready Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 (RTX 3060 in our review), offers a good full-size keyboard, and a matte, calibrated FullHD display with a fast 144 Hz refresh rate that can also increase office work flow. One finds many USB ports, an SD card reader and Gigabit Ethernet.

The price of €999 (~$1,053) for the Legion 5 17, with a strong AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 144 Hz screen and the quiet operation is decidedly good. It can be used for office, gaming and multimedia, not least thanks to the matte, calibrated screen.

Currently, the Legion 5 17 AMD (Ryzen 7 5600H, RTX 3060) is available on Amazon for $1,999.

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3rd – Schenker Work 17

Schenker Work 17
Schenker Work 17

The Schenker Work 17 is primarily an office notebook, but with multimedia ambitions thanks to the quality FullHD IPS display, which can also be used outdoors without any problems thanks to the matte finish and 390 nits brightness. However, the speakers are quite weak. At 2.2 kg, it is pleasantly light considering its size, and the RGB-illuminated keyboard is excellent.

The mostly aluminum case is sturdy, the Core i7-11370H's performance is high, and the battery life of 10 hours is long. In addition, the maintenance options are user-friendly. The Work 17 stays very cool, but can get loud under load. Thunderbolt 4, microSD card reader and LAN port are present.

The Schenker Work 17 does well in office use, thanks to a high-quality display and good input devices. Furthermore, it offers a long battery life, Thunderbolt 4 and can be upgraded easily.

Schenker's devices are not yet available in the North America.

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4th – Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55

Not a typical office workhorse, but still meets the usage criteria of our 17-inch office top list. Not only the looks are a bit unusual for the office desk, but the inner values are also perfectly suited for gaming during lunch breaks, as an Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 with ray tracing technology is installed.

While we took a closer look at the configuration with the Intel Core i7-12700H in our review, we unfortunately also found negative points, because the 31, kg 17-inch laptop gets very loud under load.

The matte Full HD IPS display of the Acer Nitro 5 offers 144 Hz, but it lacks brightness and color fidelity. The RGB-illuminated keyboard is good, and the battery life of 6.5 hours is average.

A variant of Acer Nitro 5 AN517, which is equipped with a Core i7-12700 and a RTX 3050 Ti, is available on Amazon for about $1,300.

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5th – Gigabyte A7 X1

Gigabyte A7 X1
Gigabyte A7 X1

The Gigabyte A7 X1 is based on a stable plastic case from Schenker and also here gaming aspects are mixed with office suitability. A GeForce RTX 3060 is used as the graphics unit (an RTX 3070 in our detailed review) and the processor is the strong AMD Ryzen 7 5800H or Ryzen 9 5900HX in our review. Thus, you get a very powerful package with high power limits for CPU and GPU at a low price.

Furthermore, the matte FullHD IPS display convinces with its fast 144 Hz, 320 nits brightness, a high contrast and accurate colors after calibration. The keyboard of the bulky and 2.5 kg heavy 17.3-inch behemoth is very good, but the battery life is short with about 4 1/2 hours and it can get quite loud under load. You also have to do without an SD card reader and Thunderbolt 4.

The Gigabyte A7 X1 is bulky, but it offers an extraordinary performance, a high-quality 144 Hz display and good input devices for a relatively low price. In return, the 17-incher can get quite loud.

At the time of writing, it seems to be hard to find out the Gigabyte A7 X1 in the US market.

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6th – Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM

Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM

The Asus TUF Gaming F17 is currently available for an affordable 900 euros, so it is included in this list with an 83 percent rating. The CPU performance is as decent as that of the RTX-3060 graphics unit. The case with reinforcing metal plate in the lid is sturdy and Thunderbolt 4 is on board. Furthermore, the refresh rate of 144 Hz is fast and the battery life of 7.5 hours of the 2.5 kg 17-incher is quite long. HP 470 G7 in review: Lackluster 17.3 incher for the desk.

The maintenance options of the Asus TUF Gaming F17 are just as decent as the performance, but the display is too dark and the arrow keys are small, including the narrow number pad of the RGB-lit keyboard.

The touchpad is a bit small, but has dedicated keys. The color space coverage and color accuracy are also on a low level, while the response times of the matte FullHD IPS display are slow. WLAN speeds are also slow, and there is no card reader. The emissions are also quite high.

It costs around $1,199 for a variant of the ASUS TUF Gaming F17, which is equipped a Core i5-11260H and a RTX 3050 Ti, on Amazon.

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7th – HP Pavilion Gaming 17

HP Pavilion Gaming 17
HP Pavilion Gaming 17

The 2.8 kg HP Pavilion Gaming 17 is already a good choice for the low list price of 980 euro. Many aspects are on an average level, but the matte FullHD display with just under 320 nits of brightness, a 144 Hz refresh rate and fast response times is well equipped for both office tasks and gaming.

The emissions are kept within limits and the keyboard is also good for everyday office use, only the arrow keys have been realized in a small version. Thunderbolt is not available, but USB-C with Power Delivery and DisplayPort, as well as an SD card reader and Gigabit Ethernet.

The performance of the Core i5-11300H is more than sufficient for office work, while the installed RTX 3050 Ti can also handle somewhat more graphics-heavy tasks. 

While the not-so-bright display is sharp, the letters and symbols are all the more difficult to read due to the grey lettering on the silver keys. This makes it difficult to work in the dark or outdoors. In addition, you should always stay close to a power socket, because the 32 Wh small battery in the 17-inch case only lasts a scant 4 hours in WLAN mode.

At the time of writing, our review configuration doesn't seem to be available in the United States.

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8th – MSI Katana GF76 12UGS

MSI Katana GF76 12UGS
MSI Katana GF76 12UGS

The decisive factor for MSI Katana GF76 is the good price-performance ratio. Because you get a very high performance thanks to the latest Core i5-12500H from the Alder Lake generation and an RTX-3050 graphics unit for only 900 Euros (in our detailed review, it is equipped with an RTX 3070 Ti and a Core i7-12700H).

On the other hand, the keyboard is a bit spongy and has small keys, the 144 Hz FullHD IPS display is quite dark and has a low color gamut coverage, while the fans even spin while idling.

The MSI Katana GF76 offers high system performance at a small price, but you have to make concessions especially in the important points for an office notebook, the display, the keyboard and the noise development.

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9th – HP Envy 17

HP Envy 17
HP Envy 17

Let's return to a pure office notebook in the 17-inch laptop class for a change. The HP Envy 17 is related to the HP 17 and HP 470. The case of the office laptop, which is only 19 mm thin and weighs 2.7 kg, is made of sturdy aluminum, an SD card reader is present, but no LAN port.

The HP Envy 17 is a classic office notebook in the 17-inch class and offers a good keyboard, low emissions and a good 60 Hz display, which is however highly reflective.

The display gets sufficiently bright with 330 nits and offers a high color space coverage, but it is reflective, which is very annoying in backlight and especially outdoors. The Core i5-1135G7 offers good office performance, while the HP Envy 17 remains fairly quiet and cool. The 56 Wh battery lasts just under 8 hours after all, and the input devices can be described as good.

The HP Envy 17 (Corei7-1165G7, MX450) is listed on Amazon for $1,150.

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10th – Lenovo V17 G2

Lenovo V17 G2
Lenovo V17 G2

The Lenovo V17 G2 is a classic office notebook and offers a good, crisp keyboard, a 300 nits bright, matte IPS FullHD display and low emissions. Thus, the most important points for an office device are already fulfilled. The plastic case is sturdy, the Tiger-Lake processor's performance is quite high, an SD card reader is available and it is easy to upgrade.

The 2.15 kg light and 20 mm thin Lenovo V17 G2 meets the most basic requirements for an office notebook with a 17-inch screen, and the battery life is still okay at 6 hours.

Currently, the device is not yet available in North America.

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The Best 17-inch Office Notebooks

414.8 mm / 16.3 inch 272 mm / 10.7 inch 24.5 mm / 0.965 inch 2.4 kg5.2 lbs404 mm / 15.9 inch 280 mm / 11 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.6 kg5.66 lbs399 mm / 15.7 inch 269 mm / 10.6 inch 26 mm / 1.024 inch 2.6 kg5.73 lbs398.6 mm / 15.7 inch 290 mm / 11.4 inch 26.2 mm / 1.031 inch 2.9 kg6.42 lbs402 mm / 15.8 inch 281.3 mm / 11.1 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs380.2 mm / 15 inch 260.1 mm / 10.2 inch 17.8 mm / 0.701 inch 1.4 kg2.98 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs
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J. Simon Leitner, 2022-12- 4 (Update: 2022-12- 4)