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The Best 17-inch Office Laptops

July 2024 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
187.1 %
10/2023
SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)SCHENKER XMG Apex 17 (Late 23)
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.5 kg24.9 mm17.30"2560x1440matte
286.4 %
05/2023
LG Gram 17 (2023)LG Gram 17 (2023)
Intel Core i7-1360P
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
1.4 kg17.8 mm17.00"2560x1600matte
386.3 %
05/2024
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Tulpar T7 V20.6Tulpar T7 V20.6
Intel Core i7-13700H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.6 kg30.05 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
486.3 %
04/2023
HP Envy 17-cr0079ngHP Envy 17-cr0079ng
Intel Core i7-1255U
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
32 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.6 kg19.6 mm17.30"3840x2160glossy
585.6 %
01/2024
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI-NS94
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.5 kg25.4 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
685.5 %
06/2023
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-5552Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55-5552
Intel Core i5-12500H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
3 kg28.9 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
785.2 %
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
884.3 %
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
984.1 %
04/2022
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX707Z-HX011WAsus TUF Gaming F17 FX707Z-HX011W
Intel Core i7-12700H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.5 kg25 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
1083.3 %
01/2023
Gigabyte G7 KEGigabyte G7 KE
Intel Core i5-12500H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.6 kg25 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 lines between multimedia and office use blurred in this segment, but you can also find budget gaming laptops with up to a GeForce RTX 3060 or RTX 4050 alongside laptops with integrated graphics or entry-level graphics solutions, as inexpensive 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.

aptops with an integrated GPU or entry-level graphics card are equally suitable for playing media, simple editing of pictures or videos and of course for office applications like Word or Excel, as well as for surfing the web. If PC gaming is part of your application spectrum, you should look for laptops with Geforce RTX 3050 (Ti), RTX 3060, Radeon RX 6600M, RTX 4050 and up. You can find corresponding models in our top list of current budget gaming laptops.

1st - Schenker XMG Apex 17 (Late 2023)

Schenker XMG Apex 17 (2023)
Schenker XMG Apex 17 (2023)

Number 1 in our top list is currently Schenker's XMG Apex 17 (Late 2023). It is actually a gaming laptop and impresses with either a GeForce RTX 4050 or RTX 4060. You also have a choice of display, either with QHD or FHD resolution. Accordingly, the refresh rate is 240 Hz or 144 Hz. Both panels cover 100% of the sRGB color space.

The system performance is immense, especially thanks to the built-in eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS. Gamers can also work quietly and the RAM can be upgraded in the same way as the SSD memory (two slots each).

The 2.5 kg heavy and 25 mm thick gaming behemoth impresses above all with its raw performance and, together with the built-in RTX graphics, is suitable as a mobile workstation.

Compromises have to be made with the battery life of 5 hours, as well as the mediocre keyboard, the lower chassis rigidity and the lack of Thunderbolt 4 and Power Delivery.

It's possible to custom configure your own device on the Schenker online shop*.

Price comparison

2nd – LG Gram 17 (2023)

LG Gram 17 (2023)
LG Gram 17 (2023)

The LG Gram 17 (2023) weighs just 1.35 kg and narrowly takes first place in our top list. The 17-incher has a matte 16:10 display with QHD resolution, 97% DCI-P3 and a brightness of 363 cd/m². Once you have the LG Gram with its dimensions of 380 x 262 millimeters in your hands, the low weight feels surreal. However, no plastic is used, but a light metal construction (magnesium).

With the built-in Raptor Lake processor, the multi-core performance is a whopping 50% higher than its predecessor. Coupled with a long battery life of almost 13 hours, the LG Gram 17 is an ideal mobile companion. 

The keyboard continues to deliver an excellent performance. On the other hand, there are shortcomings such as poor maintenance options and the fact that the higher performance comes at the price of a louder fan under load. Due to the low weight, the design and the materials used, the rigidity of the case is still anything but optimal.

At the time of writing, Amazon US lists some variants of LG Gram 17 (2023) with prices starting at $1,200.

Price comparison

3rd – Tulpar T7 V20.6

Tulpar T7 V20.6
Tulpar T7 V20.6

With a GeForce RTX 4060 and an Intel Core i7-13700H, the Tulpar T7 V20.6 offers brute performance within the office class. The 30 mm thick monster has very good office properties overall, as it remains absolutely quiet and cool under low loads, offers a very comfortable keyboard with a long stroke and comes with a 350 cd/m² bright FullHD IPS display, including a high contrast ratio, full sRGB coverage, short pixel response times and 144Hz refresh rate.

There is also HDMI 2.1 (4K @60Hz) and an SD card reader, which is, however, very slow and lacks Thunderbolt. The built-in 1 TB SSD and 16 GB RAM are easily expandable, and the manufacturer also offers a lifetime, annual, free maintenance of the 17-inch notebook. 

The inexpensive Tulpar T7 V20.6 is an inconspicuous gaming notebook that can easily pass as an office machine and basically offers everything you need. However, the battery life and the touchpad leave a lot to be desired.

The T7 V20.6 from Tulpar is currently available on Amazon for 997 euros in the aforementioned configuration. With a slightly weaker Core i7-12650H, you can save around 50 euros.

Currently, the Tulpar T7 is not yet available in the US. Apparently, the manufacturer is set to launch its products in the United States later this year. 

Price comparison

4th – HP Envy 17 (2023)

HP Envy 17 (2023)
HP Envy 17 (2023)

An office-multimedia hybrid in the 17-inch laptop class is the HP Envy 17, which is related to the HP 17 and HP 470. The chassis of the 17-incher, which is only 19.6 mm thin and weighs 2.55 kg, is made of sturdy aluminum, a full-size SD card reader, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, three USB-A ports, 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 that is, however, highly reflective.

Our test model is equipped with a 4K display that gets sufficiently bright with 385 cd/m² and offers 98% DCI-P3. The basic configuration still includes an FHD IPS panel with 100% sRGB and a specified 300 cd/m². The Core i7-1255U offers very good office performance that is almost double that of the predecessor, while the HP Envy 17 remains quite quiet and cool. However, it can get loud up to 48 dB(A) when gaming on models with RTX 2050. However, the 56 Wh battery only lasts 4.5 hours (8 hours in the direct predecessor) and the working memory is soldered.

At the time of writing, various configurations of HP Envy 17 are available on HP's webstore, prices starting at $850.

Price comparison

5th – Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI

Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI

Our review model of the Asus TUF Gaming A17 has a more powerful Ryzen 9 7940HS and an RTX 4070, while a significantly cheaper configuration with a Ryzen 7 7735HS and an RTX 4050 should be absolutely sufficient for most people. The case with reinforcing metal plate in the lid is stable and USB4 is also on board. You also get a 144 Hz fast refresh rate and a long battery life of 9 hours.

The maintenance options of the Asus TUF Gaming A17 are just as good as the performance, with the main drawbacks being the low display brightness and the workmanship in detail.

The touchpad is quite large and offers good feedback. However, the color space coverage and color accuracy are on a low level and the response times of the matte FullHD display are also slow. The Realtek WLAN chip is also relatively slow. There is also no card reader. The case temperatures remain low, but under full load the fans turn up quite a bit.

In the United States, users can purchased the Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA707XI on Amazon among other retailers.

Price comparison

6th – Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55 (2023)

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

Not a typical office workhorse that nevertheless 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 4050 with DLSS3 support is installed.

While we took a closer look at the configuration with the Intel Core i5-12500H in our review, we unfortunately also found negative points, because the 3 kg 17-inch laptop gets tremendously loud with up to 67.5 dB(A) under load and does not remain silent even in pure office mode.

The matte FullHD IPS display of the Acer Nitro 5 offers 144 Hz, but it lacks brightness (257 cd/m²) and color fidelity. The RGB-illuminated keyboard is pleasant and the battery life of 9.5 hours is pretty good.

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.

In the US, Amazon offers some variants of Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55, with prices starting at around US$ 950.

Price comparison

7th – 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 $1,099.

Price comparison

8th – 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.

Price comparison

9th – Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM

Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM
Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM

The Asus TUF Gaming F17 has a fast Alder-Lake CPU with the Core i5-12500H or Core i7-12700H in our test, as well as a strong RTX-3060 GPU. The case with a reinforcing metal plate in the lid is stable 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.

The maintenance options of the Asus TUF Gaming F17 are just as decent as the performance, but the display is too dark and the build quality is poor.

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

Currently, it's hard to get the Asus TUF Gaming F17 FX706HM in new condition. However, you can keep tabs on stores like Amazon, newegg, and Best Buy and wait for the device to appear there.

Price comparison

10th – Gigabyte G7 KE

Gigabyte G7 KE
Gigabyte G7 KE

The Gigabyte G7 KE from 2022 is the Intel version of the Gigabyte A7 and therefore relies on the same robust plastic chassis, while the entire barebone is also used by manufacturers such as Schenker and Captiva.

Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 with a 115W TGP handles graphics-intensive tasks, while the main computing operations are performed by the fast Alder Lake Core i5-12500H, resulting in good value for money.

The matte 16:9 IPS display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels is very fast with 300 Hz and just bright enough for outdoor use with 300 nits. Contrast and colors are convincing even without calibration.

We found the keyboard of the 2.6 kg 17-incher with narrow screen edges to be good, but the battery life of 5:17 hours is lower average. A very loud 59 dB(A) can also be reached under load. Thunderbolt 4 is installed, but without Power Delivery. In return, there is a microSD card reader.

Gigabyte's heavy G7 KE laptop offers a very high performance, a very fast, pre-calibrated 300 Hz FHD display and solid input devices. However, the inexpensive gaming laptop gets very loud during tasks away from office.

Currently, the device is not available in North America.

Price comparison

The Best 17-inch Office Notebooks

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