Our opinion on the HP 17-cn2084nf
Versatile thin and light 17-inch laptopHP 17-cn2084nf The 17-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective display is based on 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5-1235U Alder Lake-U hybrid processor with Iris Xe graphics that delivers good performance in daily use and modest multimedia processing, while providing possibility to play modest titles. Running Windows 11, this sleek silver laptop benefits from fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness and USB-C connectivity, but doesn’t offer Wi-Fi access or keyboard backlighting.
Best known price: €949
Features of HP 17-cn2084nf
|screen(s)||17.3” full LED IPS 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1235U Alder Lake (10 cores: 2P 1.3 GHz, 8E 0.9 GHz, 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||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|plug||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB-C, HDMI 1.4b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Realtek RTL8822CE), Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Sound system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Wh (175 grams)|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.2 kg / 400.7 x 257.8 x 19.9 mm|
HP 17-cn2084nf against the competition
The HP 17-cn2084nf is currently available at HP France and is positioned as one of the only ones in its category that offers a processor with such a large number of cores and such a powerful graphics solution, and this in such a light chassis under Windows 11.
Chassis, connector, screen of HP 17-cn2084nf
With its thin and light natural silver design, it has a sober and elegant appearance.
This versatile laptop 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 externally, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV for example. , its Ethernet and audio ports as well as its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
What a shame, though, to not find a newer and more efficient Wi-Fi ax module or a keyboard backlight solution to better distinguish its keys in case of reduced ambient light.
The screen is well suited for viewing High Definition content in all cases such as videos, because it uses a Full HD definition associated with a 16:9 format. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more relaxing for the eyes during prolonged use and more readable in bright environments (e.g. outside). The screen also has significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology. But it is not the top of the range, because here the colorimetry is classic.
Performance, autonomy for HP 17-cn2084nf
The HP 17-cn2084nf is a relatively thin and light 17-inch laptop intended for general daily use.
Many users will be satisfied with the overall performance provided by this sleek silver laptop, as it is built around 16GB of RAM and a low-power Intel Alder Lake-U Core i5-1235U.
This core may be suitable for those doing modest multimedia work utilizing RAM and multicore (and therefore the 10 hybrid Core i5 cores), such as photo editing or video encoding.
On the other hand, it is better to choose a PC with a non-low-power processor and/or a suitable dedicated graphics card if you plan to frequently do work that uses processor and/or graphics resources. .
Point of dedicated graphics card here on board actually. All the graphics are therefore controlled by the Intel Iris Xe solution integrated into the Core i5 Alder Lake-U, enough to view pictures and videos, but also to play modest titles.
Best known price: €949
Storage is entrusted here to an SSD, which competes with hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB, while being less energy demanding, more robust, silent and much faster.
In practice, the SSD clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a day-to-day basis compared to a simple hard drive, which in particular implies much faster startup/stop, as well as processing and application launches or even a faster arrival on the cards in online games.
If you need more space, you can of course use an external storage device. Choosing a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
In terms of autonomy, count on around 7 hours of battery life with light use for this versatile mobile computer, whose large format is particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (e.g. at home). By nature, a 17 inch isn’t the most portable around, but those who have to lug it around will appreciate its finesse and controlled weight.