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

Specifications of the HP Pavilion 17t 17t-g100 (2015)

Here's the specs sheet of the HP Pavilion 17t 17t-g100 (2015). For comparison against other devices click on the "Compare Specs" button below.



Screen Size


Screen Resolution

1600×900 pixels (HD+)
1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)



Other Display Specs

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

Processor (CPU)

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 (GPU)

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

System Memory (RAM)



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

DVD Optical Drive

DVD writer


Non-backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers





Ethernet LAN



Yes (Optional)

3G - 4G Mobile Broadband



2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)


4-cell 41WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion


6.2 pounds
6.8 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro



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  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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