The HP 17-X173DX is a value-for-money desktop replacement featuring 7th generation Intel Core i7. It features a big display with a diagonal of 17.3-inch and a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. A dual-core Intel Core i7-7500U processor inside is clocked at 2.8 GHz and Turbo Boost technology makes it possible to reach 3.5 GHz. It has 4MB of L3 cache and Intel HD Graphics 620. 8 GB of DDR4 SDRAM at 2133 MHz makes it pretty good for multitasking. A 1 TB 5400RPM HDD inside gives you ample space for your files.
There is an HDMI output port, a headphone output/microphone input combo jack, an RJ45 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and a SuperSpeed USB 3.1 port supporting up to 10Gbps. The keyboard is island-style with full-size keys and 10-key numpad. It has a touchpad with multi-touch control. A card reader slot is on the right side along with a DVD-RW drive.
Connectivity is a bit disappointing as it still uses 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN and 10/100 Ethernet LAN. For video conferencing, there is an HP TrueVision HD webcam with dual-array digital microphone. It has a pair of stereo speakers, boosted by DTS Sound. A 3-cell Lithium-ion battery insides provides up to 6 hours of battery life. With dimensions of 16.5 x 11 x 1 inches, the desktop replacement weighs 5.84 lbs.
HP 17-X173DX Specifications
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Intel Core i7-7500U (dual-core, 2.8 GHz, Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache)
1600 x 900 pixels (HD+)
Intel HD Graphics 620
1 TB 5400RPM HDD
8 GB DDR4 SDRAM (2133 MHz)
Built-in stereo speakers with DTS Sound
Inputs & Controls
Full-size keyboard with 10-key numpad
1 x HDMI output
1 x headphone output/microphone input combo
1 x RJ45
2 x USB 2.0
1 x SuperSpeed USB 3.1 (10Gbps)
802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
10/100 Ethernet LAN
HP TrueVision HD webcam with dual-array digital microphone
3-cell Lithium-ion battery
Up to 6 hours of battery life
Dimensions and Weight
Weight: 5.84 lbs.
HP Audio Switch
Dropbox (25 GB Cloud Storage, 1 year free)
McAfee LiveSafe (30 days trial)
Black (textured linear gradient grooves)