HP Pavilion 17-g113dx is a 17.3” desktop replacement laptop which is suitable for typing documents, browsing web, watching videos, social networking and video calling/emailing etc. Powered by 5th generation Intel core i3-5020u processor, it also supports small photo and video editing, video transcoding and casual gaming. You won’t get fast performance for such tasks since more memory and full HD display is preferable for HD photo and video editing. When it comes to gaming, you can run games like Dirt Rally and Sims 4 smoothly on this machine but it will struggle if you try to run Fallout 4 and Anno 2205 etc. HP Pavilion 17-g113dx is not a touchscreen laptop and supports max resolution of 1600 X 900p which can playback up to 720p but not 1080p or full HD content. You can also consider HP Pavilion 17-f233 which is a touchscreen laptop and comes with Intel core i5-5200u processor, 12GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. It also comes with full HD display panel (1920 X 1080). However, it is Windows 8.1 refurbished laptop and will cost you around $500. You can upgrade it to Windows 10 at no extra cost. This laptop also supports games like Fallout 4 and Call of Duty Black ops III but you may need to turn off extra and fancy features. However, for home users, HP 17-g113dx offers more than enough performance. As discussed earlier, it is not a touchscreen enabled laptop.
Thus, if you are looking for a touchscreen laptop with same hardware specifications, you can consider HP Pavilion 17-g140 which comes with similar specs as Pavilion 17-g113dx. Only difference between the two is that the former is touch-enabled while HP 17-g113dx is not a touchscreen laptop. None of these laptops come with backlit keyboard but both have DVD drive. Here is a brief review about specifications of HP Pavilion 17-g113dx.
Pavilion 17-g113dx comes with Intel core i3-5020u processor which operates with fixed 2.2GHz frequency. Unlike Intel core i5-5200u, the frequency can’t be increased further. On the other hand, Intel core i5-5200u operates with 2.2 GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 2.7GHz on system demand. Both the processors are dual core processor and have 3MB of processor level cache.
Model: 17-g113dx comes with integrated Intel HD 5500 graphics which is the only graphics option for it. It has 6GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. The laptop comes with 1TB, 5400rpm hard drive, preinstalled with Windows 10. It doesn’t come with MS office subscription and you need to buy Microsoft Office Suite separately.
Ports and connectivity features include Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader, 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 (LAN) and 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. It comes with HD webcam. Network connectivity is supported by Ethernet LAN and Wireless ac. Audio is supported by bang & olufsen PLAY.
HP Pavilion 17-g113dx comes with 4-cell 41WHr battery pack which provides up to 4 hours of battery backup on single charge.
HP 17-g113dx is a decent desktop replacement laptop for home. However, if you need to work with CPU intensive tasks, like photo and video editing, then HP 17-f233 or similar laptop will be more suitable option as it comes with more memory, stronger processor and full HD display.