The HP 17-by3043nf is a reasonably priced companion ideal for office automation and limitless storage. Dominated by a Core i3 Dual Core processor, this 17-inch large-format PC also has great system responsiveness thanks to the SSD storage (128 GB) coupled with a 1 TB hard drive that offers plenty of room to house your game library . This base allows you to tackle any type of office work such as web browsing or Netflix but also a tad more greedy. Its black case is sober with a reasonable weight and the connection gathers the essentials. Of course, we should not expect too intense tasks from him and he intends to stay on a desk given its size and its plastic case.
Features of the HP 17-by3083nf
|Screen (s)||17.3 “WXGA HD LED 220 nits (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake (1.2 GHz, 2 cores)|
|RAM installed||4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD Graphics G1|
|Storage||128GB 1TB 5400rpm M.2 SSD|
|Connectivity||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.2, HDMI, SD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.38 Kg / 414 x 272 x 24.5|
Chassis, connectors, HP 17-by3083nf screen
The HP 17-by3083nf design has been cross-code compliant on the HP entry level for a few years now. Housed in an all-black polycarbonate shell, it embellishes the back of the cover and the base around the keyboard with a textured “maglia” quilted pattern. The screen borders are still rather thick and we observe that the cover is now secured to the base via a central hinge.
The silhouette of the PC has been slightly reworked, especially in terms of its measurements. It gains a few millimeters on all stations, moving to a more reasonable size and a thickness of 24.5 mm . The weight is now close to 2.5 kg for easier movement.
In addition, the screen has fairly basic specifications, namely HD definition (1366 x 768 px) and support for a TN panel with narrow viewing angles and medium colorimetry. The positive side comes from its anti- reflective treatment which improves the readability of the image in strong ambient light.
Unfortunately, HP did not see fit to update the connectivity of its entry-level 17 “. We still find the same interfaces as the previous generation: an HDMI output, three USB ports including two USB 3.1, a reader SD card as well as a Gigabit Ethernet port In addition, Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi 802.11 ac modules are on the menu and USB Type-C is unfortunately not on the program.
Performance, battery life of the HP 17-by3083nf
The HP 17-by3083nf is powered by a 10th generation Intel Core processor Core i3-1005G1 . This very recent processor has the advantage of taking advantage of a Turbo mode allowing it to seek a little more power if necessary. Be careful, we stay on a Core i3 Dual Core which is mainly intended for everyday office automation with Web browsing, Office suite, video playback, light touch-ups, etc. Difficult to consider performing more demanding tasks on this PC, as much as the RAM is limited to 4 GB, which limits the fluidity in multitasking.
Another determining axis inside the PC, storage is pleasantly lively and generous in capacity since it combines a dedicated NVMe PCIe SSD with a large capacity hard drive. This duo is the pair to ensure the most responsive system – the operating system and most of the programs and games being installed on the dedicated SSD (128 GB) – while adding up a large storage space to house your game library ( 1000 GB ). The gain provided by the SSD is visible compared to a machine equipped with a hard drive alone, especially since it is overall quieter, robust and energy efficient than its partner.
The integrated graphics Intel UHD G1 is comparable to an Intel UHD 620 integrated in the processors of previous generations. This one takes care of the graphic tasks related to the current use and can even support some occasional parts as long as these are not too greedy.
Let us end this overview with a notion of battery life. Due to its size, the HP 17-by3083nf is not intended to be transported regularly but if you want to detach it from a power outlet, know that it will not take much more than 5 hours in web browsing via Wifi before succumbing.