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The Best 17-inch Office Laptops

April 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.
J. Simon Leitner (translated by Finn D. Boerne), 🇩🇪 🇸🇪

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

Total Rating
186.7 %
LG Gram 17Z90P-G.AA56GLG Gram 17Z90P-G.AA56G
Intel Core i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
16 GB Memory, 512 GB NVMe
1.4 kg17.8 mm17.00"2560x1600glossy
282.9 %
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76Asus TUF A17 FA706IU-AS76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
16 GB Memory, 1024 GB SSD
2.6 kg26 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
381.9 %
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Intel Core i5-10300H
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.9 kg26.2 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
481.1 %
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQAcer Nitro 5 AN517-53-54DQ
Intel Core i5-11300H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
8 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.6 kg25 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
580 %
Lenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGELenovo V17-IIL 82GX008TGE
Intel Core i3-1005G1
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
8 GB Memory, 256 GB SSD
2.2 kg19.9 mm17.30"1920x1080matte
678.8 %
HP 470 G7 8VU24EAHP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
AMD Radeon 530
16 GB Memory, 512 GB SSD
2.4 kg24.5 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

There’s a very fine line between multimedia and office use in this category, which is why you will find devices with integrated graphics as well as those with entry-level dedicated graphics below. Nevertheless, the use case scenarios for these devices remain identical. Even notebooks equipped with dedicated GPUs such as Nvidia’s GeForce MX250 are only capable of running a few older games at reduced details and resolutions smoothly. In return, notebooks with integrated graphics are just as capable as those with dedicated graphics when it comes to media consumption, entry-level photo and video editing, and of course running office applications such Microsoft Word or Excel or browsing the web. If, however, you are looking for something capable of gaming as well you should rather go for laptops with GeForce GTX 1660 or RTX 2060 instead. You will find a great selection thereof in our current budget gaming top list.

1st - LG Gram 17Z90P-G.AA56G

Those of us, who might have to return to the office after working from home for the past two years, might be eyeing the LG Gram 17. This 17-inch 16:10 notebook with a 35 x 26 cm (13.8 x 9.8 inches) footprint weighs an impressive and almost surreal 1.35 kg (2.98 lbs). And don’t be fooled by thinking the case is made exclusively of plastic. Quite the contrary, LG opted for an incredibly lightweight magnesium frame.

Compared to its predecessor LG updated both design and CPU. Intel’s new Tiger Lake processors (Core i5-1135G7) brings Thunderbolt 4 as well as PCIe 4.

Its 80 Wh battery is large enough to last for a full office day. On the flip side its shortcomings include its reflective display, its poor maintenance options, and its case’s comparatively low rigidity.

While the Core i5 SKU is not available in the US prices for the Core i7 model start at just over $1,200.

LG Gram 17Z90P-G.AA56G
LG Gram 17Z90P-G.AA56G


2nd – Asus TUF A17 FA706IU

The Asus A17 FA706IU was first introduced at CES 2020 and has now dropped to a price point below 1,000 Euros, which means it finally qualifies for our 17-inch business laptop top list. We’ve had the SKU with AMD Ryzen 7 and dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile in review, and you can find our detailed analysis here. The TUF offers two SO-DIMM and two M.2-2280 slots for upgrades.

Even when it was first introduced its price of around 1,300 Euros was impressive for a 120 Hz display, a long battery life, and a metal lid. Now, after many months, this gaming/office laptop is finally available for less than 1,000 Euros.

Downsides include the lack of Thunderbolt 3, quiet speakers, and a rather narrow numpad that can be a deal-breaker for office use. Prices in the US have not yet decreased as dramatically as they have in Europe, and the device currently sells on Amazon for $1,550.

Asus TUF A17 FA706IU
Asus TUF A17 FA706IU

3rd – Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05

Thanks to its Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU Lenovo’s Legion 5 17 sits right in-between traditional office and modern multimedia notebooks. It is capable of running select games in native FHD resolution on its internal display. Gamers will most likely not be very satisfied with its performance; however it should be very well suited as entry-level gaming laptop for children and teenagers. Apart from its high performance it also offers a solid matte display, low noise emissions when running office applications, and a long battery life of over 11 hours when subjected to low load tasks and applications.

The Legion 5 is more than just an entry-level gaming device as it is also very well suited as office device and offers great battery life to boot.

With GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 Ti models no longer available in Lenovo’s own webstore a GTX 2060-powered SKU will set you back $1,200. In comparison, Amazon has limited stock of the GTX 1650-equipped SKU listed for $830.

Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05
Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05


4th – Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53

It may not be your typical office workhorse, but it still meets our 17-inch business notebook criteria. True, its looks are somewhat extraordinary for your typical office, but its internal hardware is gaming-capable in return thanks to its Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 with Raytracing technology. Our detailed review of the Core i5-11300H SKU, which performed slightly faster than Intel’s Core i5-10300H, can be found here. Downsides include the comparatively poor display.

The Acer Nitro 5’s display may run at a fast 144 Hz, but it is lacking in both brightness and color accuracy.

On battery, it lasted more than 7 hours in our Wi-Fi test, and the device’s overall price-performance ratio is excellent. At the time of writing, the i5-11300H SKU was not available in the US while a slightly more powerful i7-11800H SKU was available on Amazon for $1,200

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53


5th – Lenovo V17-IIL

The Lenovo V17 is a typical traditional affordable office laptop. Our review unit, equipped with Core i3 CPU and integrated GPU performed very well when running simple office tasks such as browsing the web, email communication, or word processing. The most important aspect for an office laptop is its display, and the V17 performed very well in this regard. Its 17-inch FHD display offers good colors as well as a decent brightness and contrast ratio.

The Lenovo V17 offers a lot of display for not a lot of money.

The device is currently not available in North America.

Lenovo V17-IIL
Lenovo V17-IIL


6th – HP 470 G7

HP 470 G7 - great price-performance ratio and large display
HP 470 G7 - great price-performance ratio and large display

HP's 470 G7 is available in various configurations ranging from $600 to around $1,000. The main differences are in its internal hardware, most importantly CPU, RAM, and storage (SSD or HDD). Our review unit was the top-of-the-line model and came equipped with an i7 CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512 GB SSD. This is as fast as the HP 470 G7 will be. Accordingly, you can save quite a lot of money by opting for different components, for example an i5 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD. A model equipped as such would be the ideal companion for home office users with moderate expectations.

Benefits include the matte display, good Wi-Fi performance, decent input devices, low heat emissions, and last but not least low noise emissions when subjected to typical office workloads. The HP 470 G7 feels right at home on your desk connected to mains. Its battery life of just 4 hours puts a very early end to all aspirations of portability.


The Best 17-inch Office Notebooks

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J. Simon Leitner, 2022-04-27 (Update: 2022-04-27)