Best 17-inch Laptop in 2k17 - Editors pick

We live in a world where tablets and smartphones are covering major tech industry, even smartwatches are too common these days. But throughout all these inventions, we still need laptops for a good reason. There are still most of the tasks like sending bunch of mails, editing photos or composing documents where laptop is practically an ideal option. No we are not considering those yesteryear Laptops which weighed more than 7 pounds and lasted only for 2 hours away from an outlet. However, present generation laptops are sleek, lightweight (in comp)powerful and has enough juice to get most of task done. But the sub 17-inch laptops are not for everyone, one only goes for it if either you are a gamer or you like everything the "grand-way" or else when someone daily carries your laptop bag. So, we are here with a 17-inch laptop buying guide to help you buy the best one from all.

Best 17-inch Laptop

Best Gaming Choice

Razer Blade Pro

Razer well known for "High-quality gaming" for gamers, and with that being said Razer deserves all the appreciation for claiming a breakthrough in the gaming industry. The Blade Pro by Razer is no different as it delivers power-pack gaming experience independent of any quality gaming. This Blade Pro comes with everything a gaming laptop/PC ever had with that it is also VR ready for Virtual World gaming experience like never before. Also, it has a 4K screen to deliver the amazing picture quality and high performnace.

Best Overall Choice

Gigabyte P57Xv7-KL3

Gigabyte has a key role in the gaming industry since long, majorly in manufacturing 3rd Party Graphics Card. Gigabyte has also been into making some great laptops for all purposes whether for a business or gaming use, it never disappoints. This machine is packed with high-end specifications and delivers absolute powerful performance in every field. It is also lightweight in comparison with other 17-inch laptops and has lots of customization options available, depending on your need and budget.

Best 17-inch Laptop

Best 17-inch Laptop to buy in 2017 - Detailed comparison

The key benefit a 17-inch laptop holds is has a better and bigger screen with a better set of configurations. But that is not what you always need, to select a good laptop, it should have better performance with good hardware. The laptops were manufactured to increase the portability of a work station, as a 17-inch will be considerably heavier than a normal 15-inch or 13-inch laptop. So, a laptop with a lighter and thin chassis turns out to be an advantage of a great laptop. So to help you out while choosing your laptop, we are here with the list of 5 best 17-inch Laptop.

Top 5 17-inch Laptop by Editor's Choice

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Name

Processor, RAM, Storage, GPU

Weight

Prices & Details

Best 17-inch Laptop

Razer Blade Pro

Intel 7th-gen i7 (7820HK), 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD,

8GB GTX 1080

7.7 lbs

(3.49 Kgs)

Best 17-inch Laptop

Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1

Intel 8th-gen i5 (8250U), 12 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD,

2 GB GeForce MX150

6.12 lbs

(2.77 Kgs)

Best 17-inch Laptop

Gigabyte P57Xv7-KL3

Intel 7th-gen i7 (7700HQ), 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD,

8 GB GTX 1070

6.61 lbs

(2.99 Kgs)

Best 17-inch Laptop

HP ProBook 470 G4

Intel 7th-gen i7 (7500U), 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD,

2 GB GeForce 930MX

5.79 lbs

(2.62 Kgs)

Best 17-inch Laptop

Alienware AW17R4-7003SLV-PUS

Intel 7th-gen i7 (7700HQ), 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD,

6 GB GTX 1060

9.7 lbs

(4.39 Kgs)

Razer Blade Pro

Best Gaming Laptop

The Razer Blade Pro is the thinnest yet one of the most powerful gaming laptop ever. Razer, a specialist in manufacturing Gaming components has provided everything a gaming laptop needs. From giving couple of screen resolution option to powering it with the best graphics card GTX 1080 in a laptop and that's not all. This machine comes with an overclocked Kabylake i7 processor  with 32 GB RAM to deliver the best gaming experience ever on a laptop. The 4K Nvidia resolution model which we got to test is amazingly bright, colorful and color projections are accurate. 


The Blade Pro is an attractive laptop (you are paying a hefty amount to get one) with super customizable and comfortable keyboard to make your gaming experience even great. The excellent sound output quality works as a cherry on top to the performance beast. The Razer blade outperforms mostly all the laptop in performance and delivering the best gaming experience and lets you take your gaming station with you.

Features:

  • 4K Resolution Screen
  • Thinnest gaming Laptop chassis (17-inch)
  • Overclocked i7 processor
  • 8 GB GTX 1080
  • Nvidia G-sync

Editor Favorites:

  • Slim and attractive design
  • Options between 4K and 120 Hz 1080p panel
  • Comfortable and customisable Keyboard
  • Top-notch performance
  • Ultimate Graphics Output
  • Excellent Sound Quality

Flaws:

  • Slow SSD
  • Very Expensive
  • Heats up easily while gaming

Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1

 Best Budget Laptop

The Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 is a hybrid laptop with a giant screen and its lid covered with Aluminum. The Inspiron 17 comes with multiple hardware options to choose from according your configuration need. Also, the Inspiron 17 is a powerful convertible and gives you option to use it as either a laptop to perform special tasks or as a tablet while you are traveling. 


This laptop is powered by a 8th Gen CPU with 12 GB RAM and also comes with Nvidia Geforce MX150 to deliver great graphics. Talking about the design, the laptop is sleek and has premium built quality with metallic keyboard on the top. The output sound quality is great and is supported by Waves MaxxAudioPro to make your cinematic experience great.

Features:

  • Powerful Convertible
  • Premium Quality Design
  • Waves MaxxAudioPro sound
  • Metallic Keyboard
  • 2GB Nvidia GeForce MX150
  • Great Dell Service

Editor Favorites:

  • Great Audio Quality
  • Faster 8th-gen CPU
  • Great Battery Life

Flaws:

  • Heavier comparable to other same segment laptops
  • Screen is average
  • Slow Drive

Gigabyte P57Xv7-KL3

Best Overall Laptop

The Gigabyte P57Xv7 comes with everything a laptop needs making it all-in one laptop, the laptop has multiple screen resolution options to choose from with 1080p 120Hz being our favorite choice. Apart from it, the screen is also great and brighter than ever and has great viewing angles with gorgeous colors to display. The laptop is equipped with Kabylake gen i7 processor with 16 GB RAM to make it powerful enough to run any game you throw at it. For amazing gaming experience the P57Xv7 comes with NVIDIA GTX 1070 GPU to deliver amazing graphics.


Talking about the other useful features, the machine has lots and lots of ports to not let you compromise anywhere and with that also comes a swappable optical drive. The speakers are supported by Dolby Digital Plus Sound but unfortunately it delivers disappointing  audio output. Although, the Gigabyte P57Xv7 is great laptop to invest in with amazingly fast CPU and GPU performance which makes it ideal for both business and gaming.

Features:

  • Powerful i7 processing
  • Lots of ports
  • Dolby Digital Plus Sound
  • GTX 1070 GPU
  • Better than Alienware
  • Multiple Panel Options betwwen 120 Hz 1080p and normal 1440p. 

Editor Favorites:

  • Great Pricing
  • Great, Brighter Display
  • Swappable Optical Drive
  • Sleek and simple Design

Flaws:

  • Poor Audio Quality
  • Average Battery Life

HP ProBook 470 G4

Best Portable Laptop

HP ProBook 470 G4 is the most substantial model in the HP's ProBook 400 series. HP ProBook is equipped with NVIDIA GeForce 930MX and IPS FullHD Beautiful Display which leads it to the list. Apart from being most portable and lightweight is also powered by powerful Kabylake CPU and 16 GB RAM. The ProBook models from HP were mainly manufactured to deliver the professional performance and the 470 G4 makes no compromises with it.


The ProBook 470 G4 comes with Windows 10 Professional which isn't common among major laptop brands. This 470 G4 also supports M.2 SATA SSDs with optical drive as an option to run your CD or DVDs (which is hardly seen on any laptops). The ProBook comes with fantastic HP trust and under great price bracket to deliver the best it has got but only and only for professional use.

Features:

  • Powerful Kabylake CPU
  • Supports M.2 SATA SSDs
  • NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
  • Optical Drive
  • Windows 10 Professional
  • HP support
  • Budget Price Range

Editor Favorites:

  • Lightest of all
  • Gorgeous Screen
  • Excellent input devices
  • Excellent battery life
  • Sturdy and practical design

Flaws:

  • No UHD panels usable at 60 Hz
  • Only one USB-A 3.0 connector
  • Non-removable battery
  • CPU usage never exhuasts

Alienware AW17R4-7003SLV-PUS

Best Budget Gaming Laptop

The latest Alienware 17 is a fantastic option with you either want to replace your old desktop or you want a budget gaming experience. This machine is powered by i7 Kabylake processor with 8 GB RAM and powerful GTX 1060 with Tobii eye tracking to provide amazing gaming experience. Alienware, a company lead by Dell has been in the market since a while and is well known to build great gaming machines under a great price bracket. 


The Alienware 17 also comes with lots of customization options whether be in Storage, Graphics and Screen Resolution to deliver the best you need. The machine makes no compromises and is as powerful as your Desktop plus adding portability to it. Now talking about the keyboard, the AW17 comes with a great keyboard and touchpad experience built under the high quality chassis.


The screen is ultra bright and colorful with 300-nits mark on the top and also has option for UHD, QHD, 120 Hz and IPS resolution to choose.

Features:

  • Tobii eye-tracking
  • Excellent CPU Performance
  • Wide display options (FHD, QHD, UHD, 120 Hz, GSync, IPS, TN)
  • Customizable lights and backlights
  • GTX 1060 GPU
  • Graphics amp provides impressive gaming experience

Editor Favorites:

  • 300-nits Gorgeous Display
  • Good keyboard and touchpad experience
  • Very high quality chassis
  • 2x USB TypeC
  • Great Pricing

Flaws:

  • Though slim the weight is very high at 10 pounds
  • Heats up easily while gaming
  • Only the QHD configuration comes with GSync support

What should you know before buying a Laptop

In the generation of daily changing tech, it gets really hard to choose a brand while buying a laptop. There are lots of companies which offers hardware at a low price but lacks the customer trust. The big brands like HP, Dell and Apple are among the favorites but costs much due to their service and great built quality. So here are some tips to help you buy the best laptop according to your need/usage. Before selecting a laptop you need to think carefully the purpose you need the laptop for before you come to a conclusion.

  • First comes the screen size, there is no single perfect laptop. It depends on your requirements and the budget where picking a perfect size plays a major role. It is important because the whole chassis of the laptop depends upon the screen size of the laptop. A big 17-inch laptop will be great for documentation work and editing photos and also at gaming while a smaller screen size like 15 or 13-inch laptop will be great for portability as they are lightweight and good for office work.
  • Secondly, the screen resolution depends on the kind of profession you hold. Although, the higher resolution doesn't mean everything; a higher resolution on a smaller screen tends to compress the text and files making it a bit difficult to use. However having a high resolution screen does have better display and viewing angles, the texts are smooth and easy to use. To exactly know the difference in screen resolution, we suggest you to visit a store and find out.
  • Thirdly, the performance, the most important factor to choose a laptop. If you are buying a cheap laptop you at least need to have Intel i3 processor with 4 GB RAM in it. If you are video editor or gaming beginner, you need minimum of 8 GB RAM with Intel i5 or i7 processor to choose. And if you are a gamer or professional video editor who uses lots of multitasking, you should opt for 16 GB for a better performance. But with increasing RAM and CPU power, price also increase and electricity bill too (just saying).

The laptops are still excessively used even in the world of growing smartphones, smartwatches and tablets. Thus a good humble laptop is all we need to perform a lot work which a smartphone, or tablet can't do in a better way. A laptop/PC plays a major role in industries and office if either you are a developer or banker or a blogger (like us), it is hard to replace a laptop by a tablet/smartphone, due to its great functionalities and features.


Best 17-inch laptop
  • Another hardware which plays an important role is the Graphics. Although, these days most of the laptops come with integrated Intel HD Graphics but that's only good for general purpose. If you are a gamer or a professional graphics designer, you need a powerful Graphics Processing Unit made by either Nvidia or AMD.
  • Battery is what which gives the juice to your machine to run. It is not every-time possible to get a seat near a power socket either in a train, bus or cafe. So if you are planning to travel, the small screen sized laptops will be ideal for you as they deliver a pretty good battery backup than a laptop with a bigger screen.
  • Lastly, the storage, it is where you keep all your data and on which the booting speed of your Laptop depends. It is best if you have SSD as an option to increase your laptop's booting speed. But if you don't get a customization option, 7200 rpm HDD is also a good option. All if talking about the storage size, even a 2 TB HDD won't be enough for storing data as it increase with time. However, you should go for the maximum Storage Capacity available under your budget.

Final conclusion about buying best Laptop

A laptop is one of the basic needs of our daily life. Everyone needs the laptop whether you are a student or profession person. I know It's always hard to choose a laptop because there are many laptops of many brands they have different configuration also. So, if you are planning to get a laptop you must have clear your mind what configuration, purpose, the size you want.

We hope our guide helped you to find right Laptop for you. And ah, we will make sure to include any newly available options around the market as part of our regular updates with this piece. Till then, here’s us bidding adieu for today from this one.

Adios.

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