HP Pavilion 17t (17t-g100 / 2015) 17.3″ Mainstream Laptop


HP Pavilion 17t 2015

The HP Pavilion 17t (17t-g100) is a 17.3-inch mainstream-class laptop with various component and chassis color choices. The Pavilion 17t is based on Intel’s computing technology, as opposed to AMD-powered 17z. In other aspects they’re the same.

HP Pavilion 17t 2015 White - Left ViewThe 17t series for 2015 comes with either the 5th Gen Intel Core i5-5200U and i7-5500U dual-core processor with the Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics or newer 6th Gen i5-6200U and i7-6500U with the Intel HD 520. Optionally customers can choose the dedicated Nvidia GeForce 940M 2GB dedicated video card in combination with the i7-6500U. The 940M performs similar to the 840M we reviewed here. Both the i5 and i7 can handle your daily tasks easily and can be additionally used for more demanding stuff like photo and video editing. The 6th Gen variants are only slightly faster than the 5th Gen, and also a bit more power-efficient. For seamless multitasking, the 17t provides from 6 to 16GB of system memory. As for storage, HP offers a 750GB, 1-Terabyte, and 2-Terabyte hard disk drive. Another option is a 1TB hybrid hard drive with improved performance over the standard HDD version.

HP Pavilion 17t 2015 BlueThe display has a resolution of 1600×900 or 1920×1080 pixels, depending on configuration. The later option also includes IPS wide viewing anglte technology, while both are offered with optional touchscreen support.

Other important features are a built-in DVD burner, optional keyboard backlight, stereo speakers, HP TureVision 720p web camera, 802.11N or newer and faster 802.11AC wireless network support, optional Bluetooth, Ethernet LAN network port, 2 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0, a multiformat media card reader, and a combo headphone/microphone audio jack.

HP Pavilion 17t 17t-g100 2015 RedRegarding design, the 17t combines a gray palmrest with finish resembling brushed metal. The lid and bottom are plain and are available in various colors – gray, white, blue, red, and violet purple.

The battery has a capacity of 41WHr.

The whole system weighs in at 6.2 pounds without touchscreen and 6.8 with it, which isn’t heavy for a 17.3-incher, but it’s still quite hefty for carrying around on daily basis. The chassis is 1.1″ thick.

The HP Pavilion 17t-g100 is available as a configurable notebook at the official HP Store. The same laptop but with AMD’s processors, the Pavilion 17z, is available too. Both the 17t and 17z can be found as the pre-configured HP Pavilion 17-g000 series in retail stores. If you want basically the same notebook in a smaller 15.6-inch form factor, you can check out the HP Pavilion 15t.

HP Pavilion 17t-g100 2015 Rear

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Brand

HP

Screen Size

17.3-inch

Screen Resolution

1600×900, 1920×1080

Touchscreen

Optional

Other Display Specs

IPS (wide) or TN (limited) viewing angles – depending on configuration

Processor

Intel Core i5-5200U 5th Gen Broadwell Dual-Core 2.2-2.7GHz 3MB Cache (~3,800 PassMark benchmark points), Intel Core i5-6200U 6th Gen “Skylake” Dual-Core 2.3-2.8GHz 3MB Cache (~3,900 PassMark benchmark points), Intel Core i7-5500U 5th Gen “Broadwell” Dual-Core 2.4-3.GHz 4MB Cache (~4,300 PassMark benchmark points), Intel Core i7-6500U 6th Gen “Skylake” Dual-Core 2.5-3.1GHz 4MB Cache (~4,450 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics

Intel HD 520 Integrated Graphics, Intel HD 5500 Integrated Graphics, Nvidia GeForce GT 940M 2GB Dedicated Video Card

RAM

6GB, 8GB, 12GB, 16GB

Storage

750GB HDD, 1000GB (1TB) SSD, 2000GB (2TB) HDD

Optical Drive

DVD Writer

Input

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

Speakers and Audio

Stereo Speakers

Cameras

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11AC, 802.11N

Ethernet LAN

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes (Optional)

3G - 4G Mobile Broadband

No

USB

2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes

Battery

4-cell 41WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion

Weight

6.2 pounds, 6.8 pounds

Height

1.1″

Width

16.5″

Depth

11.3″

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro

Warranty

1-Year

Reviews, ratings, and Q&A on “HP Pavilion 17t (17t-g100 / 2015) 17.3″ Mainstream Laptop”

  1. David Gattis – July 14, 2016:

    How long should the fully charged battery last on this machine? The one I have reports 4 hr 12 min at 100% charged. Shouldn’t it last longer?


    • Danijel Z – July 14, 2016:

      More than 4 hours on a mainstream 17.3″ laptop seems to be a quite decent battery life. You can try to further increase run time in various ways, but the most effective one is decreasing your screen brightness.


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