Our opinion on the HP 17-cn2110nf
Sober and elegant with its thin and bright white design, itHP 17-cn2110nf is an inexpensive large-format laptop that runs on Windows 11 and benefits from improved responsiveness thanks to its fast 512GB SSD storage as well as USB-C connectivity. This versatile Ultrabook with a 17-inch anti-reflective display performs well in daily use thanks to its 8 GB of RAM and its hybrid Intel Alder Lake-U Core i3-1215U processor with Iris Xe graphics capable of run modest games.
Best known price: €569
Features of HP 17-cn2110nf
|screen(s)||17.3” WXGA++ LED IPS 60% NTSC 250cd/m² (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1215U Alder Lake (6 cores: 2P 1.2 GHz, 4E 0.9 GHz, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (2 x 4 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 5ac (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)||2.08 kg / 400.7 x 257.8 x 19.9 mm|
HP 17-cn2110nf against the competition
HP 17-cn2110nf is currently showing as campaign at HP France and is positioned as one of the only ones in its category that offers such a new processor with such a high number of cores, but also such a powerful graphics solution, all in such a light chassis under Windows 11.
Chassis, connector, screen on the HP 17-cn2110nf
With its thin and light Snow White design, this versatile laptop has a simple and elegant look.
The connectivity integrated into this laptop is good, consisting of 1 USB-C, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules for remote connections and communication, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this Ultrabook to e.g. a monitor or TV, Ethernet and audio ports, but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
The screen stands out with its anti-reflective treatment, which makes it more readable than a shiny screen in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) and less tiring for the eyes during prolonged use. In addition, it reproduces colors more faithfully than average without offering the color reproduction of high-end IPS panels. The screen takes over the rest of the classic specifications at this price level with its 16:9 format and its definition of 1600×900.
Performance, autonomy for HP 17-cn2110nf
The HP 17-cn2110nf is a relatively thin and light 17-inch laptop intended for general daily use.
It delivers good performance in daily use, such as in office automation and surfing the Internet, because it is built around 8 GB of RAM and an Intel Alder Lake-U low-power Core i3-1215U processor with 6 hybrid cores, which reveals its full potential under software using multicore.
In addition, the Core i3-1215U Alder Lake-U directly integrates the Intel Iris Xe graphics module, thanks to which you can view photos and videos, but also play modest games.
Best known price: €569
Storage is entrusted to a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with what hard drives offer as standard.
As a bonus, the SSD offers several advantages compared to a hard drive: greater robustness, silent operation, lower energy consumption and greater speed.
As a result, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we achieve much faster start/stop, processing and application launches, or even a faster arrival on the cards in online games.
If 512 GB is too tight, you can of course use an external storage device. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting possibility to achieve fast transfers.
In terms of autonomy, bet on around 7 hours of battery life with light use for this Ultrabook laptop thanks to its finesse and controlled weight. However, its large format is not inherently the most easily transportable, but is in any case comfortable for mainly sedentary use (e.g. at home).