The most affordable desktop replacement laptop series from Hewlett-Packard Company, the HP Pavilion 17 laptop series get new family member with the HP Pavilion 17-f113dx 17.3 inch laptop. Though it’s an affordable laptop and not designed as a travel companion, but with the 4th generation of Intel Core i5-4210U “Intel Haswell” dual core processor as the heart, the 6.2 lbs Pavilion 17-f113dx laptop is still brings many strengths that provides big performance and big value for the price.
HP Pavilion 17-f113dx is may not a superstar machine, but it’s still has a few impressing features. The 1.7GHz Intel Core i5-4210U dual core processor that integrated with 4GB of DDR3L SDRAM provides fairly smooth and seamless for running daily mobile computing performance. There is also a Intel Turbo Boost technology that gives the laptop’s system extra processor speed up to 2.7GHz when you handle some demanding applications at once. Like its competitor on its price suggest, the HP 17-f113dx 17.3 inch laptop also equipped with a 750GB of SATA disk drive which up to 5400 rotate per minutes for read/write data speeds.
Speaking of design, the Pavilion 17-f113dx laptop is looks identical to the HP Pavilion 17-f029wm 17.3 inch laptop. The stylish natural silver lid cover that combined with solid black interior make it looks more durable and sturdy than they really are. Combine the brushed design with HP texture linear finished design offers premium appearance and looks more expensive than its competitor on its price suggest. Yeah, like common desktop replacement laptop PCs from another brand, the HP Pavilion 17 laptop is not designed for user on the go. Measures around at 16.51 10.98 x 1.1 inch and weighing at 6.2 lbs, this machine is too bulky and too heavier to carry around with you.
Like the previous model, HP Pavilion 17-f113dx comes with a 17.3 inch High Definition Plus display provides fairly bright, clear and natural color for streaming new movies, watching video or play some modern games. The WLED-backlit laptop’s display is powered by HP BrightView technology and supports a 1600 x 900 pixels native resolution. Its mean the laptop’s screen is not designed for watching your video in 1080p HD resolution and only supports for 720p video playback. If you really needed, there is a HDMI port on the left HP Pavilion 17 laptop’s side. On the center of top laptop’s bezel, the front facing HD web camera with internal digital microphone and HP TrueVision technology is perfect to keep in touch with family or friends when you in the office.
Like common Intel Core i5-4210U laptop from another brand, the HP 17-f113dx also integrated with Intel HD Graphics 4400 as graphics engine. Yeah, it’s not a multimedia and gaming machine, but it’s still compatible for running daily multimedia applications and play some casual modern games, such as Alien: Isolation, GRID: Autosport, Titanfall, Call of Duty: Ghosts and more. On the bottom cover, the internal stereo speakers that optimized with BeatsAudio technology provides fairly crisp, clear and loud enough for listening music, streaming video or play your favorite games in low resolutions and detail settings.
Of course, as a modern machine, HP Pavilion 17-f113dx laptop also equipped with full range of I/O ports, such as 3.5mm audio combo jack, two USB 3.0 port, RJ 45 port, USB 2.0 port, HDMI port and media card reader slot for SD card. For internet connection, the HP 17.3 inch budget friendly desktop replacement laptop PCs comes with 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN and WiFi 802.11b/g/n provides reliable and fast connection through wireless networks. Other specifications are security lock slot, full sized keyboard with numeric keypad, HP ProtectSmart technology and 4-cell Lithium Ion 2800 mAh battery.
Running on the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 for the operating system, this laptop is compatible with almost all modern office, productivity and multimedia applications. Yeah, the Pavilion 17-f113dx is may not the superstar on its class. But with large memory space, powerful processor and full I/O port features, HP Pavilion 17-f113dx laptop that priced only around at $499 is still a great deals and worth for your money. So, what do you think? If you are preferred with AMD laptop’s performance, we suggest you to check the sub-$400 HP Pavilion 17-f001dx laptop that comes with AMD A8-6410 quad core processor and paired with 4GB of RAM.