HP 17-cn2084nf, Alder Lake Versatile Silver 17-inch Laptop Thin and Light – LaptopSpirit

Our take on the HP 17-cn2084nf

Versatile thin and light 17-inch laptop, theHP 17-cn2084nf 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display is based on 16 GB RAM and an Intel Core i5-1235U Alder Lake-U hybrid processor with Iris Xe graphics that delivers good performance in everyday use and modest multimedia processing while allowing play modest titles. With an elegant silver design running Windows 11, this laptop PC benefits from fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts responsiveness and USB-C connectivity, but doesn’t offer a Wi-Fi ax or keyboard backlighting.

Most famous price: €949

Features of the HP 17-cn2084nf

Screen(s) 17.3” Full LED IPS 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)
Processor Intel Core i5-1235U Alder Lake (10 cores: 2P 1.3GHz, 8E 0.9GHz, TDP 15W)
Installed RAM (max.) 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Graphics Card Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
connectors 2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB-C, HDMI 1.4b
Network Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Realtek RTL8822CE), 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-cn2084nf against the competition

The HP 17-cn2084nf is currently available from: HP France and is positioned as one of the only in its category to offer a processor with such a large number of cores and such a powerful graphics solution, in such a light chassis under Windows 11.

Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 17-cn2084nf

With its thin and light Natural Silver design, it has a sober and elegant appearance.

This versatile laptop PC is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB-C, its Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac wireless modules to communicate and connect remotely, its convenient HDMI video output for easy connection connectable to, for example, a monitor or a TV , its Ethernet and audio ports, as well as its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers that are up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.

It is a pity, however, that no more recent and efficient Wi-Fi ax module or keyboard illumination solution has been found to better distinguish the keys in the case of reduced ambient light.

HP 17-cn2084nf

In all cases, the screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content, such as videos, as it uses Full HD definition coupled with a 16:9 format. Because the screen is anti-glare, it is also calmer for the eyes during prolonged use and easier to read in a bright environment (eg outdoors). The screen also has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to IPS technology. But it is not top class, because here the colorimetry is classic.

Performance, autonomy of the HP 17-cn2084nf

The HP 17-cn2084nf is a relatively thin and light 17-inch laptop intended for everyday general use.

Many users will be pleased with the overall performance of this elegant silver laptop, as it is built around 16 GB of RAM and an energy-efficient Intel Alder Lake-U Core i5-1235U.

This core may be suitable for those who do modest multimedia work and take advantage of RAM and multicore (and thus the 10 hybrid Core i5 cores), such as photo editing or video encoding.
On the other hand, it is better to opt for a PC with a non-low-power processor and/or an adequate dedicated graphics card if you plan to often perform tasks that consume processor and/or graphics resources.

Point of dedicated graphics card here on board indeed. All graphics are therefore managed by the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated in the Core i5 Alder Lake-U, enough to view photos and videos but also to play modest titles.

HP 17-cn2084nf

Most famous price: €949

The storage here is entrusted to an SSD that can compete with its 512 GB in capacity, while consuming less energy, being more robust, quieter and much faster.

In practice, the SSD clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive, implying in particular much faster start-ups/stops, processing and application starts, or even faster arrivals on the cards of online games.

If you need more space, you can of course use an external storage space. Opting for a USB-C/USB 3.0 device is an interesting solution to take advantage of fast transfers.

As for autonomy, count on approximately 7 hours of battery life in light use for this versatile mobile computer whose large size is particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (e.g. at home). Naturally, a 17 inch isn’t the easiest to transport out there, but those who have to lug it around will appreciate the finesse and controlled weight.

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