HP 17-cn2002nf, 17″ Versatile Silver Thin and Light Alder Lake GeForce SSD 1TB Laptop – LaptopSpirit

Our take on the HP 17-cn2002nf

Relatively thin and light for a full-size general-purpose laptop, theHP 17-cn2002nf benefits from fast 1TB SSD storage that improves responsiveness and a 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display. With an elegant silver design that runs on Windows 11, this Ultrabook performs well in everyday use and modest multimedia processing with its Intel Alder Lake-U hybrid Core i7-1255U processor, 16 GB RAM and GeForce MX550 graphics card so as not to get too greedy. to play games. However, when equipped with a USB-C connector, this mobile computer ignores a keyboard lighting system and Wi-Fi axe, which is a shame.

Most famous price: 1299€

Features of the HP 17-cn2002nf

Screen(s) 17.3” Full LED IPS 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)
Processor Intel Core i7-1255U Alder Lake (10 cores: 2P 1.7GHz, 8E 1.2GHz, TDP 15W)
Installed RAM (max.) 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Graphics Card NVIDIA Turing GeForce MX550 2 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor and Optimus
Storage 1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
connectors 2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB-C, HDMI 1.4b
Network Wi-Fi ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8821CE-M), Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit keyboard
Numeric Keypad Yes
Windows Hello
audio system 2 speakers
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Announced runtime / Battery 6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41 Whr (175 grams)
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 2.2kg / 400.7 x 257.8 x 19.9mm

The HP 17-cn2002nf against the competition

The HP 17-cn2002nf is currently available from: HP France and is positioned as one of the only in its category to offer such a large storage capacity with such a powerful graphics solution, and this in such a light chassis under Windows 11.

HP 17-cn2002nf Cha chassis, connectors, screen

This versatile Ultrabook has an elegant and discreet appearance with its thin and light Natural Silver design.

The connectivity is correct, consisting of 1 USB-C, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV, for example Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac wireless modules to communicate and connect with remote control , Ethernet and audio ports or even 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.

HP 17-cn2002nf

It is regrettable, however, at this price point to note the absence of a more recent and efficient Wi-Fi ax module, as well as that of a keyboard backlight to better distinguish the keys when ambient light is limited.

Thanks to the IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. But what a pity not to have to deal with high-end IPS because here the colorimetry is classic. In any case, anti-reflective coating, the screen offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel while being more soothing to the eyes for a long period of time.
Of course, due to the Full HD definition and the 16:9 format, the screen is also good for displaying High Definition content such as videos.

Performance, autonomy of the HP 17-cn2002nf

The HP 17-cn2002nf is aimed at people looking for a relatively thin and light full-size laptop for everyday general use.

It benefits from silent SSD storage, is more energy efficient than a hard drive, more shock resistant and much faster.
In addition, the SSD here offers a large capacity of 1 TB that rivals hard drives in this area, enough to accommodate multiple files and software.

Specifically, the SSD offers much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. In particular, thanks to the SSD, we get much faster start/stops, processing and launches of software, or even a faster arrival on the maps of online games.

Indeed, it is possible to enjoy games that are not too greedy in graphics resources thanks to the dedicated GeForce MX550 NVIDIA graphics card on board, subject to concessions among titles greedy in 3D resources to ensure good playability. to obtain.

In fact, the GeForce MX550 is activated/deactivated automatically and in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology. However, it prefers the Iris Xe graphics solution integrated in the processor as much as possible, despite the slightly more modest advantages, because it is energy efficient which favors autonomy.
In this regard, expect about 7 hours of battery life with light use in this area.

In fact, the GeForce MX550 is called in by Optimus when it comes to graphics work deemed too heavy for the Iris Xe. Of course, you can watch photos and videos with one and the other, but also play modest games, with the GeForce MX550 being more powerful than the Iris Xe in this area.

HP 17-cn2002nf

Most famous price: 1299€

The Iris Xe is integrated directly into the processor, an Intel Alder Lake-U low-power Core i7-1255U with 10 hybrid cores here combined with 16 GB of RAM to provide good overall performance capable of satisfying many users .

This core can satisfy those who perform modest multimedia processing using multicores and RAM.
However, for work that requires more processor and/or graphics resources, it is better to use a PC based on a non-low-power processor and/or a suitable dedicated graphics card.

Finally, due to its thinness and its controlled weight, the transport of this versatile Ultrabook with an elegant silver design has become easier for a 17-inch size, although by nature not the easiest to transport, but comfortable for mainly seated use (eg: At home ).

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