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Best Large Laptops from HP
May 5, 2022
Let’s face it, screen size matters. When you’re a designer, engineer, photographer, or want a bigger window into your working world, a laptop with a big screen makes a huge difference.
Maybe you edit video projects on Adobe Premiere, or you’re a programmer who likes Sublime Text open in one window and RAD Studio in another. Even office warriors can get a lot of mileage from the largest laptop screens, with plenty of room to see spreadsheets, docs, and web pages with less scrolling and zooming.
In this article, we’ll provide you with the best large-screen laptops from HP for 2022, like the HP ENVY 17, HP OMEN 17, and HP ZBook Fury 17 G8. We’ll also share tips about who needs a large screen laptop and who doesn’t, and you’ll see the specs that matter most.
What’s the largest screen laptop?
The largest-screen laptop is 17.3 inches in 2022. Laptop screens are measured diagonally, so an extra inch of laptop screen size gives you plenty of added real estate. Manufacturers cap their biggest laptop screen size at 17.3 inches for two reasons: portability and the ease and affordability of buying an external screen.
Should you buy a large screen laptop?
If portability is your main focus, steer clear of buying a large-screen laptop. If you’ll always have the option to plug into an external screen, a small-screen laptop is usually best. However, if you’ll work exclusively on a laptop, need more viewing space, or want more powerful specs, go for a large-screen laptop.
Laptops with bigger screens tend to have more ports, more RAM and storage, better processors, and more powerful video cards. You’ll see more of your work on a 17-inch laptop, and you’ll get better gaming performance, more resources for video editing and 3D rendering, and more space for watching movies.
Smaller, slimmer 13-inch and 15-inch laptops are more portable and easier to take with you in a pinch. If your workflows don’t include processor-heavy apps like CAD or Adobe Photoshop, you don’t play CPU-intensive games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and you do most of your work on an external screen, a smaller laptop screen will serve you well.
1. HP ENVY 17.3 inch Laptop
If you’re a video editor or graphic designer, this is your dream machine. The HP ENVY 17.3-inch laptop has the speed and power to keep up with CPU-heavy workflows, and the screen size to let your imagination run wild. The display is calibrated to deliver super-accurate, brilliant colors. It’s also available in Full High Definition (FHD) and 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolutions.
The real jaw-dropper is the power under the hood that only a large laptop can deliver. With 32GB of available memory, you’ll easily handle Adobe Premiere, CAD, SAS, and Photoshop. You’ll also enjoy long battery life for sessions off the grid thanks to a TI 55Whr Long Life Polymer Fast Charge 4-cell battery.
17.3-inch diagonal, edge-to-edge UHD or FHD screen
Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor
Up to 32GB DDR4-3200 RAM
Up to 1TB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
Intel Iris® Xe or NVIDIA® RTX™ 2050 GFX graphics
2. HP OMEN 17.3-inch Laptop
There are two great things about owning a top-of-the-line gaming laptop like the 17.3-inch HP OMEN Laptop. The first is it has the power to deliver no matter your workflow, thanks to eye-popping specs like an Intel i7-11800H 8-core processor that clocks at a blistering 4.6 GHz.
But the second mind-bending perk is that when your work takes a break from flowing, you can step into gaming mode. The Intel UHD and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics supply graphical memory for high-performance, high-res visuals in gorgeous games like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Control.
The HP Wide Vision 720p HD camera with dual mics and dual-speaker audio by Bang & Olufsen make this a conference-taming, work-crunching, and entertainment-driving dream machine among large laptops.
Hands down, the best large laptop on a budget is the HP 17z Laptop. Its super-low price point comes in at less than half what you’d pay for most high-end phones. Yet this is a powerful, thoughtfully designed, business-ready device with everything you need to support your workday without feeling stripped-down.
For instance, the HP True Vision HD camera with dual mics and dual speakers delivers plenty of crisp, full sound for your next Zoom or Google Meet call. A comfy full-size, island-style backlit keyboard and plenty of ports (1 SuperSpeed USB Type-C, 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A, and 1 HDMI) provide all the benefits that come with a 17-inch screen.
As an added perk, the optional 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution makes this laptop a joy for streaming your favorite shows or putting in some heavy work time with minimal eye strain.
17.3-inch diagonal HD+ to FHD display
AMD Ryzen™ 3 5300U to 7 5700U processor
8GB to 16GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM
Up to 1TB SSD (PCIe NVMe M.2)
AMD Radeon™ Graphics
4. HP ZBook Fury 16 G9
For desktop power and performance in a laptop package, it’s hard to hold a candle to the HP ZBook Fury 16. This machine packs serious power under the hood with a desktop-class 55W Intel® CPU.
Combine that versatile processor with improved thermals and pro graphics like an NVIDIA RTX™ A5000 laptop GPU or an AMD Navi 2 GPU, and you’ll easily tackle 8K video editing, complex 3D rendering, or advanced machine learning models, all in a surprisingly portable form factor.
The HP ZBook Fury G9 is expandable and tool-free, with up to 128GB of RAM and up to a 16TB hard drive. To put that amount of storage in perspective, it can hold 8,000 hours of HD video – or whatever other massive files you’re working on.
You’ll also enjoy complete color accuracy on a 16:10 HP DreamColor display, developed in cooperation with DreamWorks movie studios, plus Audio by Bang & Olufsen and a 5MP camera.
16-inch diagonal WUXGA or OLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate, with option for touch display
Up to an Intel Core i9 vPro® processor
Customizable keyboard lighting and shortcuts
Multiple Thunderbolt™ 4 with USB Type-C®, HDMI 2.1 or HDMI 2.0b, Mini DisplayPort™, SD Card Reader, and more
WiFi 6E and up to 5G wireless broadband
5. HP Spectre x360 16-inch 2-in-1 Laptop
The next generation in power, performance, and portability, the HP Spectre x360 16-inch 2-in-1 laptop is a full redesign that supports remote work from every angle. Shaving an inch off the 17-inch screen adds a slice of extra portability but manages to pack in a stunning features list.
For instance, an HP True Vision 5MP IR camera and dual-array digital microphones show you in your best light during calls. Meanwhile, the 2TB Gen4 PCIe SSD keeps all your files, data, and movies in one place.
This is basically a portable desktop packed with sensors, high-end speakers, ports, and other features from an HP Tilt Pen to WiFi 6 connectivity, in a convenient 2-in-1 form factor that lets you fold, tent, collaborate, and create with ease.
16-inch diagonal UHD+ 4K display
12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor
Up to 32GB DDR4-3200 RAM
Up to 2TB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
6. HP ENVY 16-inch Laptop
Built for portability without skimping on power, the HP ENVY 16-inch laptop breaks new ground with a suite of remote-work tools.
Processing speeds up to 5.0 GHz will blow the doors off most large-screen laptops on the market, while a 6-cell WHr 83 Long Life -PL Fast Charge battery will let you work and play all day - and then some - without missing a beat. All without sacrificing portability.
HP QuickDrop lets you transfer any file from almost any device without hassling with thumb drives or cables. HP Duet extends your laptop’s screen by using your tablet or Chromebook as a second monitor.
The HP ENVY 16 is packed with other features, too, like audio by Bang & Olufsen, plenty of USB ports, an HDMI port, and an optional touch display for easy document markup and notetaking.
16-inch diagonal 4K or WQXGA display
12th Generation Intel Core i5, i7, or i9 processor
Up to 32GB DDR4-4800 RAM
Up to 2TB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
Intel Iris Xe or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics
What to look for in a large screen laptop
There are a few key specs to look for in a large-screen laptop to make sure you get the power and display quality you need.
Thanks to the extra space in a large-laptop chassis, you can access better graphics cards like the NVIDIA GEForce RTX series. That means more data science, more realistic gaming with ray tracing, and AI cores for cutting-edge graphics you have to see to believe.
Look for an Intel Core i5, i7, or i9 processor from the 10th, 11th, or 12th generation, or an AMD Ryzen 3. You’ll want plenty of muscle under the hood if you use your machine for 3D rendering, video editing, design, or serious gaming.
Make sure your large-screen laptop doesn’t skimp on screen quality. Opt for at least an FHD display at 1920 x 1080 resolution, up to WQXGA at 2560 x 1600, or even a 4K UHD display at 3840 x 2160.
Most laptops have at least 8GB of RAM, but you can easily pack 16GB into a big-screen laptop, up to 32GB, or even 64GB – though you won’t need that much unless you’re a data science pro.
For most applications, a 512GB SSD offers plenty of space for files, games, apps, and videos. But a laptop with a larger chassis can accommodate up to 2TB of fast SSD storage to support a desktop-level experience.
A large laptop is a breath of fresh air for anyone who works long hours on the go. Web designers, photographers, engineers, and other pros can enjoy much smoother workflows thanks to the added real estate of a large laptop screen. As a bonus, the more robust components in a big-screen laptop bring an additional power boost.
About the Author: Tom Gerencer is a contributing writer for HP Tech Takes. Tom is an ASJA journalist, career expert at Zety.com, and a regular contributor to Boys' Life and Scouting magazines. His work is featured in Costco Connection, FastCompany, and many more.
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