HP Pavilion 17-G119DX Review

April 15, 2023
David Sunnyside

hp pavilion 17g119dx review

About the hp pavilion 17-g119dx review

The HP Pavilion is one of the most popular entry-level laptops for students. They've been around for decades and come in a wide variety of configurations, all at a very reasonable price.

This year's refresh doesn't keep the basics the same and borrows a lot of design elements from the company's higher-end Envy line, which means a more premium feel and look for the machine. At the same time, HP has made the Pavilion more compact and slimmer.


This laptop features a 17.3-inch display with a HD+ resolution. The panel delivers a good, vibrant image with wide sRGB color coverage and an excellent 178° viewing angle.


The touch screen is responsive to input and offers smooth navigation between web browsers, apps, and media files. It also has good response times and supports a variety of touch gestures.


This machine is powered by an AMD A4-6210 processor with 4 cores and 2 MB of cache. While it's not the fastest of AMD's newer processors, it still clocked a pretty good 1.8 GHz when we ran our tests.

Battery Life

The 41 Wh Li-Ion battery should last for a decent 7 hours at a minimum. This is not the longest battery life we've seen in a portable notebook but it should be enough to get you through a day on a single charge.

The Pavilion is a solid, reliable machine that will serve you well for years to come. Its flexible configuration options and tough build make it a great choice for students and casual users alike, though we're not fans of HP's glossy black piano lacquer that makes the laptop more prone to fingerprint smudges.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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