A large-format laptop with a sleek silver design, the HP 17-by3018nf with 17-inch anti-glare display takes advantage of 512 GB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness and integrates an optical drive to read and write CDs / DVDs. This laptop is also equipped with a good amount of 8 GB RAM and a Quad Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake processor ensuring good performance, but it skips the USB-C.
Features of the HP 17-by3018nf
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” WXGA LED 60% NTSC 220cd / m² (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake (1.0 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (16 GB)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4b, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1, RTL8821CE), Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||Yes, HD TrueVision with microphone|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.41 Kg / 414.8 x 272.2 x 24.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 17-by3018nf
With its natural silver case with a vertical brushed paint base finish, this laptop that can be fetched 50% in 45 minutes has a sleek and understated look.
The connectivity integrated into this laptop does not offer a USB-C port, which some may regret. There is a practical HDMI video output for easily connecting this computer to a TV or monitor for example, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, Ethernet and audio ports but also 3 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, with USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
This computer is distinguished by the fact that it integrates an optical unit on the right, a feature that has become rarer in recent years due to the modes of finesse and dematerialization. We can therefore read and burn CDs / DVDs directly from this PC.
The screen adopts classic specifications with its definition of 1600×900 and its 16: 9 format lending itself well to video playback. However, it stands out for its anti-reflective treatment, making it less tiring for the eyes over a long period and more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors). In addition, its colorimetry is more faithful than the average, without reaching that of high-end IPS panels.
Performance, battery life of the HP 17-by3018nf
The HP 17-by3018nf is a large format laptop designed for everyday use.
It delivers good overall performance that can suit a number of users because it incorporates a low-power Ice Lake i5-1035G1 Quad Core processor associated with a good amount of 8 GB RAM which is very appreciable in multitasking.
The Quad Core i5 houses the Intel UHD 620 within it, a graphic part that is certainly modest but which allows you to watch photos and videos. On the other hand, this elegant silver laptop PC is not designed for gaming because it does not include a dedicated graphics card in addition.
Thanks to its SSD storage, this large format computer benefits from a much better responsiveness and fluidity than if it were equipped with a simple hard drive.
On a daily basis thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster application launches as well as starts / stops.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity in phase with the standard of hard disks. But it turns out to be much faster, less energy-consuming, silent and more robust.
Obviously if you need additional space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to obtain fast transfers.
As for battery life, expect about 5 hours of battery operation in light use for this PC whose large format is certainly not the most nomadic. But a 17 inch is particularly comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).