Our opinion on the HP 17-cn0559nf
Discreet black design for the cheap laptop HP 17-cn0559nf thin and light, running on Windows 11 with 8 GB of RAM and an Intel Quad Core i3 Tiger Lake processor with Intel G4 graphics module, suitable for everyday use as well as light gaming. Equipped with fast 512GB SSD storage, which improves its responsiveness, this 17-inch anti-reflective display benefits from USB-C connectivity.
Features of HP 17-cn0559nf
|screen(s)||17.3” WXGA++ LED 60% NTSC 250cd/m² (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1125G4 Tiger Lake (2.0 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphics card||Intel UHD G4 integrated in the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe TLC)|
|plug||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8822CE), Bluetooth 5.0|
|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)||2.05 kg / 400.7 x 257.8 x 19.9 mm|
HP 17-cn0559nf against the competition
HP 17-cn0559nf is currently offered by Crab and is located in the middle of its category, where you can find competitors that offer a more efficient processor.
If this laptop does not fully meet your needs, we invite you to consult our cheap laptop guide, you will find other similar laptops there that can be good alternatives to the HP 17-cn0559nf.
Chassis, connector, screen on HP 17-cn0559nf
With its relatively thin and bright black design, this notebook has a very sober look.
This versatile laptop has good connectivity options consisting of 1 USB-C, an audio port, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules for remote connections and communication, an HDMI video output, convenient to easily connect it to a monitor or a TV for example, but also 3 USBs, 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 above.
Since it is anti-reflective, the screen is also less tiring on the eyes during prolonged use than a shiny panel and more readable in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors). It also displays more faithful colors than average, without offering as faithful a colorimetry as high-end IPS or OLED. For the rest, the screen assumes classic characteristics for a 17-inch in this price level, namely a 16:9 format, which is well suited for playing videos associated with a definition of 1600×900.
Performance, autonomy for HP 17-cn0559nf
The HP 17-cn0559nf is a relatively thin and light 17-inch laptop intended for general daily use.
It benefits from a low-power Intel Tiger Lake Quad Core processor, Core i3-1125G4, which delivers good performance in daily use such as web surfing and office automation, as well as under not too greedy software that takes advantage of multicore, especially since ‘it is combined with a good amount of RAM of 8 GB.
In addition, the Intel UHD G4 graphics solution integrated in the Quad Core i3 allows you to view photos and videos, but also to play light titles. And this even though there is no dedicated graphics card on board.
On the storage side, there is a silent SSD but also less energy-demanding than a hard drive, more robust and much faster. In practice, thanks to the SSD, start/stop, processing and software launches are much faster, and we get to the cases for online games faster.
More generally, the SSD provides much better responsiveness and agility on a day-to-day basis than a simple hard drive. With its 512 GB, the SSD integrated here can compete with the standard of hard drives in terms of capacity, enough to accommodate a lot of files and software.
But if we need more space, we 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, expect around 7 hours of battery life in light use for this relatively thin and light computer for a 17 inch. If this large format is clearly not the most portable out there, it still offers the advantage of being comfortable for mainly sedentary use (e.g. at home).