Whether you’re streaming TV suggests or running with more than one spreadsheet, 17-inch laptops are the final productive machines. And whilst they have historically been criticized for being large and clunky, the latest fashion in the direction of thin bezels has reduced the overall footprint of those laptops. In 2019, 17-inch laptops were the same length and weight as some 15-inch laptops, making them tour partners that you can slip into a backpack and use on a plane or bus. Yes, we still suggest 13- and 15-inch laptops for greater common fliers, but if you need to maximize your work price or absolutely want a theater-like revel in, then go together with the largest display you may discover. Without similar ado, right here are the excellent 17-inch laptops for every want.

News and Updates (February 2019)

  • We’ve just published our Alienware Area-51m review, which is the “ultimate gaming rig.”
  • We reviewed the LG Gram 17, the world’s lightest 17-inch laptop. Please read our full review to find out why it’s the current best overall 17-inch laptop.

 

As the world’s lightest 17-inch laptop, the 2.95-pound LG Gram 17 weighs less than most 15-inch laptops. Combine that lightness with a relatively compact design enabled by the laptop’s slim display bezels, and the Gram 17 is one surprisingly travel-friendly laptop. Oh, and the Gram 17’s nearly 12 hours of battery life means you can use it for an entire day without even dropping into a battery-saver mode. You wouldn’t buy a 17-inch laptop if you didn’t need a gorgeous display, and Gram doesn’t disappoint with its bright and vivid panel. To conclude, the Gram 17 gets you a superlight, relatively compact chassis, all-day battery life, and a gorgeous display — what more could you ask for?

Pros: Lightest 17-inch laptop ever; Very long battery life; Bright, vivid display

Cons: No discrete graphics; Keyboard quirks; Slow SSD

Key Specs — CPU: Intel Core i7-8565U | GPU: Intel UHD 620 Graphics | RAM/Storage:16GB/256GB SSD | Display Size/Resolution: 17-inch/2560 x 1600 | Size/Weight: 15 x 10.5 x 0.7 inches/2.95 pounds

Best Value: Acer Aspire 5

 

The Acer Aspire 5 is a chameleon. The laptop’s sophisticated looks are perfect for an office environment, while its dedicated MX150 GPU will satisfy casual gamers. But no matter what you’re doing, the 17.3-inch, 1080p display will provide a vivid and detailed image. For under $1,000, you also get a spacious, comfortable keyboard and strong performance, thanks to the Aspire 5’s Core i7 CPU. Another perk is its dual storage drives: a 1TB HDD stores files while the primary 256GB SSD does the heavy lifting. Although the Aspire 5’s speakers and webcam fall flat, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better 17-inch laptop for the price.

Pros: Sleek looks; Quality display; Discrete GPU; Comfortable keyboard

Cons: Weak bass; Poor webcam

Key Specs — CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U | GPU: Nvidia GeForce MX150 | RAM/Storage:12GB/256GB SSD + 1TB HDD | Display Size/Resolution: 17.3/1080p | Size/Weight: 16.7 x 11.4 x 1.1 inches/6.6 pounds

Acer Aspire 5 deals

 

Few 17-inch laptops can convert into a tablet, so, fortunately, the Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 is such a capable machine. While it’s rather unwieldy in tablet mode, the 7000 2-in-1 gives you a massive canvas to let your creativity go wild. And it would be best if you didn’t experience any hiccups running photo or video programs since the Inspiron comes armed with an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and a discrete MX150 graphics card. DJs and sound mixers will also appreciate the Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1’s powerful and revealing speakers. Unfortunately, the laptop’s display isn’t perfect, and it relies on a sluggish hard disk drive.

Pros: Fast 8th Gen CPU; Good audio; Decent battery life

Cons: Fuzzy display; Slow HDD; Heavy

Key Specs — CPU: Intel Core i5-8250U | GPU: Nvidia GeForce MX150 with 2GB of RAM | RAM/Storage: 12GB/1TB HDD | Display Size/Resolution: 17.3-inch/1080p | Size/Weight:16.2 x 10.9 x 0.9 inches/6.4 inche

 

My goodness: The display on the HP Envy 17 is truly something to behold. Capable of reproducing a whopping 209 percent of the sRGB color gamut, this 4K panel is about as colorful as it gets. With its large surface area, the captivating viewing experience provided by the display can’t be overstated. While the large screen is the clear highlight of the Envy 17, the laptop also flaunts powerful speakers and a Core i7 CPU. Since we reviewed it, the Envy 17 has been updated with an 8th Gen CPU and a GeForce MX150 GPU, so expect even better performance.

Pros: Exceptional 4K display; Strong overall performance; Crisp, refined audio

Cons: 4K screen doesn’t support touch

Key Specs — CPU: Intel Core i7-7500U | GPU: Nvidia GeForce 940MX | RAM/Storage:16GB/256GB SSD | Display Size/Resolution: 17.3-inch/4K | Size/Weight: 16.4 x 11.1 x 0.9 inches/6.4 pounds

 

In the expanding world of gaming laptops, the Alienware Area-51m is king. From the spacecraft-booster aesthetic on the laptop’s rear to the bright RGB keyboard on its deck, the Area-51m is unapologetically flashy. But that design isn’t just for show; the Area-51m is fully upgradable and even lets you replace

the CPU and GPU, along with RAM and storage. Matching its brawny looks is the ridiculous power pumped out by the Area-51m’s Core i9-9900K CPU, 64GB of RAM, dual 1TB SSDs, and Nvidia RTX 2800 GPU. Of course, none of this comes cheap. The Area-51m is exorbitantly priced (starts at $2,549, and our review model costs $5,099), but there really is nothing else like the Area-51m on the market.

Pros: Beautiful Sci-fi design; Outstanding CPU and GPU performance; Fast SSD; Upgradable components

Cons: Costly

Key Specs — CPU: 3.6-GHz Intel Core i9-9900K | GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with 8GB of RAM/Intel UHD Graphics 630 | RAM/Storage: 64GB/Two 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD+1TB HDD (+8GB SSHD) | Display Size/Resolution: 17.3-inch/1080p | Size/Weight: 16.1 x 15.9 x 1.7 inches/8.5 pound