When looking through available laptops for something with a large 17.3 inch display you will find plenty of high end gaming laptops that easily reach a price over $1000 but finding something more basic that still has a large screen can be a bit more challenging. Today we look at one of these options which is the HP 17-BS011DX, It features a large display along with a price tag that won’t scare you. Below we are going to go over some of its benefits and downsides to help you make the choice if it is right for you.

 
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Specs

Processor: Intel Core i5

Memory: 8 GB of RAM

Storage: 1 TB SATA

Screen: 17.3 Inches

OS: Windows 10

Benefits

– Large 17.3 inch display gives you a huge amount of viewing area
– The Intel Core i5 processor might be a small step down from the high end i7 but still packs a decent punch and can easily handle most tasks
– Plenty of storage is available due to the large 1 TB SATA drive
– At 4.98 pounds it is very light for a large 17.3 inch laptop actually beating out some smaller 15.6 inch models
– 2 USB 3.1 ports are available
– For those that still rely on an optical drive to get things done this feature is still included unlike many other models

Downsides

– No touchscreen technology available
– Average to below average battery life of just over 6 hours possible on a single charge
– Low end integrated graphics card that won’t be able to handle the video demands of many modern games
– No SSD drive included which would have made boot up times faster and increased overall performance

Verdict

Those who are not looking to spend the big money that a gaming laptop demands but still want the large display will find a real winner in the HP 17-BS011DX. It is decently powered and has enough features to keep the average user quite happy.

 
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HP 17-BS011DX Review

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