HP Pavilion 17-e117dx Laptop Review

In a computer market that has been over flooded by tablets and hybrid laptops, regular laptops have become fairly of a postscript. Sometimes those hybrid laptops are often expensive or lack some general features of traditional laptops. In time of using HP Pavilion 17-e117dx you are sure to enjoy a complete product that gives you a great value for money.

Build and Design

HP Pavilion 17-e117dx has a 17.3 inch screen. Its very comfortable for working on school/college projects, watching videos, or browsing the websites It has a quiet Good resolution of 1600 x 900 . Which is Not top of the line display resolution, but can be said more than enough.

HP Pavilion 17-e117dxHP Pavilion 17-e117dx is a bit heavy. It weights almost 6 and a half pounds. You can use it more as a desktop replacement at home. It is quite good for watching the occasional movie on the couch but not one you want to carry around. HP Pavilion 17-e117dx doesn’t get very hot at all.

Accessories and Performance

HP Pavilion 17-e117dx offers 750 GB of hard drive space. It also has 4 GB DDR3 RAM. It has a 3rd generation Intel Core I3 processor of 2.6 Ghz . You will face no problem handing daily tasks at all. It performs very fast. Beside this It turns and it is fully functional within a minute. It Opens up program quickly and it is usually very responsive. You can run 3 to 4 programs on the background at all times and there will be no lag. you will face no problem handling most programs if you install a good Antivirus Software . If you are a Game freak then you can add more memory and a dedicated graphic card. The webcam situated at the top is functional. You can talk with relatives living in another state or country via Skype and other video calling service providers.

HP Pavilion 17-e117dx Feature

  • Screen Size: 17.3 inches
  • Display: BrightView LED-backlit display
  • Screen Resolution: 1600 x 900
  • Processor: Intel Core i3
  • Hard Drive: 750 GB
  • Wireless Type: 802.11bgn
  • Item Weight: 6.4 pounds
  • Item Dimensions –(L x W x H): 10.50 x 16.50 x 1.30 inches
  • Video Graphics: Intel HD graphics 4000
  • Multimedia Drive: Super-Multi DVD burner


HP Pavilion 17-e117dx’s keyboard is quiet good. It is pretty spacious. The keys are not so deep which will improve your typing speed. HP Pavilion 17-e117dx also has a separate part for the numbers on the right hand side of keyboard.

Multimedia Drive

HP Pavilion 17-e117dx has a standard DVD/CD optical drive. You can listen to music, watch movies, and install programs straight from CDs or DVDs.

USB Slot

HP Pavilion 17-e117dx has 3 USB ports of which Two are USB 3.0 and the rest one is an older USB 2.0. Beside this It also has a separate HDMI port through which can connect your computer to an external display.


The battery life on this laptop is mediocre. It has 5 hours battery life. But its more than enough.


1. Big lively screen.

2. Great performance.

3. A lot of hard drive space.

4. Optical drive included.

5. Very affordable Price.

6. 3 USB Ports


1. Heavy and large.

2. Battery life could be better.

Finally , would I recommend this computer? Yes. Why not? It performs very fast, has a big and bright display, and offers a very nice experience. HP Pavilion 17-e117dx is pretty large and somewhat heavy if you compare it to other laptops available in market. The battery life is a bit little compared to desired as well. But if you are looking for a high-quality computer to use at home this one is the best option at a very reasonable and affordable price.