Our opinion on the HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2134nf
Affordable gaming with a versatile full-size laptop is possible withHP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2001nf equipped with the GeForce GTX 1650 NVIDIA graphics card capable of running a lot of games while accelerating multimedia processing. Equipped with a 17-inch IPS Full HD display at 144Hz frequency, which improves fluidity in games, this creative gaming laptop running on Windows 11 benefits from a powerful Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake-H Intel processor, a fast 512 GB SSD storage which improves its responsiveness, a backlit chiclet keyboard or even connection with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C.
Features of HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2134nf
|screen(s)||17.3” Full HD IPS LED 144Hz 45% NTSC 250cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-11300H Tiger Lake-H (3.1 GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|plug||3 USB 3.0 (1 Sleep’n’Charge) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (Wi-Fi 6, 1×2 Realtek), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Sound system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 1.0|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 52.5Wh (215 gr)|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.75 kg / 405 x 282 x 25|
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2134nf against the competition
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2134nf is currently showing promotion at Cdiscount and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category, where it is one of the cheapest to offer in 17 inches such a powerful processor and graphics card, while it comes with Windows and such a high-frequency screen.
If this HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2134nf does not meet all your criteria, in our guide to gaming laptops you will find other configurations for gaming with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, connector, screen of HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2134nf
It has a gamer design by picking up the codes of the genre with its black design with angular lines.
50% rechargeable in 45 minutes, it is equipped with good connectivity options, including 1 USB-C, wireless Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5 for remote connections and communication, Ethernet and audio ports, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or a TV for example or even 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
Good point, you can backlit the keys on the chiclet keyboard to better distinguish them in case of limited ambient light.
The screen stands out for its 144Hz refresh rate, which clearly improves fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard, which will please gamers. In addition, the screen is well suited for viewing High Definition content such as videos due to its Full HD definition associated with its 16:9 format. Since it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) and less tiring for the eyes during prolonged use. Its IPS technology guarantees significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. But at this price point, we’re not surprisingly dealing with high-end IPS, which would have provided more faithful colorimetry than average.
Performance, autonomy of HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2134nf
The HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2134nf is a versatile 17-inch gaming and creation-oriented laptop.
Whether the Iris Xe graphics solution is integrated into the processor or the dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 card, you can view photos and videos on this laptop aimed at gamers and creatives equipped with NVIDIA Optimus technology.
Specifically, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between Iris Xe and GeForce GTX 1650 as needed. Iris Xe is preferred as much as possible by Optimus, despite its much more modest performance, because it consumes little energy, which promotes autonomy compared to the GeForce GTX 1650, which is more efficient and greedy.
With the NVIDIA Turing architecture, the GeForce GTX 1650 isn’t the latest or most powerful dedicated graphics card out there. But with concessions during graphics-intensive operations to achieve good fluidity, the GeForce GTX 1650 is capable of running a lot of games.
It should also be noted that under certain programs that take advantage of multicore (eg Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop), the GeForce GTX 1650 speeds up multimedia processing.
Iris Xe is directly integrated into the Quad Core i5-11300H, Intel Tiger Lake-H processor here combined with 8GB of RAM to provide a good overall performance capable of satisfying many users.
This core, which supports the GeForce GTX 1650 well, provides faster processing than a low-power Quad Core. And this in areas that use CPU resources using multicore, such as image editing or video encoding.
On the storage side, there is a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard for hard drives. However, if more space is needed, an external storage unit can be used. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting possibility to achieve fast transfers.
In any case, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, starting/stopping, processing and launching software/games is especially much faster, and we get to the cards faster in online games.
Regarding the autonomy of this gaming and creation-oriented laptop, which heats up and is heard when pushed hard (eg games, treatments) – but below-average levels for this type of PC, expect approx. 5 hours of battery life in light use.
To limit temperatures, if necessary, you can add a ventilated stand to this computer (remember to check the measurements carefully!).