HP Pavilion 17-e118dx Cheap Big-Screen Laptop



HP Pavilion 17-e118dx
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The HP Pavilion 17-e118dx is a large 17.3-inch affordable laptop computer, based on the AMD A8-4500M processor and 4GB of RAM, which are good enough for your daily web and office tasks, as well as multimedia playback. The spacious display has a resolution of 1600×900 pixels, which is an ordinary one for a 17.3-incher. Data storage space is generous 750GB instead of usual 500GB. This laptop is made of plastics and has a keyboard with numeric pad. The 17-e118dx weighs in at 6 pounds so it is obviously rather a desktop replacement laptop than a travel companion. It’s 1.3-inch thick. The interior of the chassis is glossy black with dotted pattern. The lid is silver-colored.

The included A8 processor is from the previous generation of AMD CPUs, which is less power efficient than the latest A8 and some handy laptop features are missing such as keyboard backlight. But, the 17-e118dx offers enough for your buck and is probably the best-priced budget-class 17.3-incher on the market at the time of this writing.

Left ports on 17-e118dx

Lid of HP 17-e118dx

Note: The 17-e118dx is the same as the older 17-e113dx, which is discontinued now.

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Brand

HP

Screen Size

17.3-inch

Screen Resolution

1600×900

Touchscreen

No

IPS Display Tech

No

Processor

AMD A8-4500M Trinity Quad-Core 1.9-2.8GHz 4MB Cache (~2,700 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics

AMD Radeon HD 7640G Integrated Graphics

RAM

4GB

Storage

750GB HDD

Optical Drive

DVD Writer

Input

Multi-Touch Trackpad with Physical Buttons, Non-Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Pad

Speakers

Stereo Speakers

Cameras

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11N

Ethernet LAN

Yes

USB

2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI + 1 x VGA

Media Card Reader

Yes

Battery

6-Cell

Weight

7 pounds

Height

1.3″

Width

16.5″

Depth

10.5″

Windows Version

Windows 8

Warranty

1-Year

  1. Gabriel
    5 out of 5

    Gabriel – April 17, 2014:

    This is a 5 star rating with a “but” or two. First, this is my first HP and my first AMD, thus I have nothing to compare it to regarding my observations. Overall this is both the least expensive and highest performing laptop I’ve owned, in a field of 9. Clearly AMD processors do not have the performance of Intel’s, but apparently within AMD-land this one is a high performer. Maybe some kudos also go to Windows 8.1, for which I stay on the “desktop” side, that is, I don’t use the “market/modern apps/tiles” as they are alternately referred to.

    I have found all operations fast and smooth, memory management excellent, sleep and wake function crisply, the computer runs cool (thus the fan runs a lot, but is quiet) and it has the best keyboard I’ve had. The trackpad also has as great feel, a textured one. By the way, I don’t play games, rather I bought this AMD because of the overall package at a smokin’ $369.

    Now for my 2 issues. The big issue, for which I am working with HP to figure out and resolve, is that certain operations overly tax the processor, causing it to run high, such as opening many applications, and running some common ones like any videochat client (Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook videochat). This is mostly not a critical issue, but I have seen the processor hang out between 80 and 100 % while using Google Hangouts. The other issue is that the display has a washed-out look. It is very sharp in terms of resolution, but the contrast is off, and attempting to manually adjust the contrast, whether increasing or decreasing, makes it worse. It isn’t terrible, just apparent.

    Overall I am very happy, maybe elated with this laptop, and imagine that others priced about $200 will be comparable.

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