Versatile in silver / black design, the HP 17-ca1015nf is a new 17-inch anti-glare screen laptop computer offering more than average capacity hybrid storage with a fast 256 GB SSD to boost responsiveness. Thanks to its good amount of RAM and its AMD Ryzen 5 Picasso processor, it proves to be efficient in everyday use and even capable of running low-power games with its Vega graphics solution. Also equipped with an optical unit, it is content with Wi-Fi n and not with Wi-Fi ac and is not equipped with USB 3.1 Type-C or backlit chiclet keyboard.
Specifications HP 17-ca1015nf
|Screen (s)||17.3 \’\’ WXGA LED 60% NTSC 220cd / m² (1600×900, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Picasso (2.1 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectors||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0, HDMI, SD, CD / DVD reader / writer|
|Network||Wi-Fi n (1×1, Realtek RTL8723DE), Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.49 Kg / 414.8 x 272.2 x 24.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 17-ca1015nf
Its natural silver cover and base frame, ash silver keyboard frame with brushed vertical pattern (dixit HP) gives it a relatively elegant, sober and original design. It can be recharged to around 50% in 45 minutes.
Connectivity side, there is an HDMI video output useful for easily connecting this PC to a monitor or TV for example, Ethernet and audio ports, Wi-Fi n and Bluetooth 4.2 modules for wireless connections and communications but also 3 USB (all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0), USB 3.0 ensuring transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices.
Like some of its competitors, it ignores USB 3.1 Type-C and is content with Wi-Fi n instead of the newer and more efficient Wi-Fi ac that we have the right to expect for a PC released in 2020.
No keyboard backlight system either, which is common in its class. An optical unit is however integrated while it tends to disappear with the modes of finesse and dematerialization, which makes it possible to read and burn CDs and DVDs.
The screen adopts a 1600×900 definition and a 16: 9 format which is well suited for playing videos. In short, classic features. It stands out, however, by its anti-reflective treatment, which makes it easier to read than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outside) and less tiring for the eyes in the long run.
Performance, Battery life of the HP 17-ca1015nf
The HP 17-ca1015nf is a 17 inch laptop designed for general purpose use.
Equipped with an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Quad Core low power Ryzen 5 3500U Picasso processor (close to an Intel Core i5) and a good amount of 8 GB RAM useful in multitasking, this computer delivers good general performance able to satisfy many users.
In addition, while it does not have a dedicated graphics card, it is capable of running games that consume little 3D resources. It takes advantage of the capabilities of the Radeon Vega 8 solution housed within the Picasso, superior to those of the UHD 620 of Intel processors.
Of course, you can also view photos and videos with this PC, which stands out for its total storage capacity of 1.2 TB above average, which will delight those who wish to install and store multiple software and files.
There is more precisely a 1000 GB hard drive accompanied by a 256 GB SSD. The latter is intended to accommodate the system as well as the main applications, the rest finding place on the hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, we obtain a much better fluidity and reactivity in everyday life than with a simple hard drive. This results in particular in much faster start / stop and launch of software.
As for autonomy, count on about 4 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer whose weight is contained for a 17 inch, which is convenient when you have to transport it. However with its large comfortable format, this PC is mainly intended for sedentary use (eg at home).