With fast 512 GB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness, the HP 17-ca1035nf is a new versatile silver laptop with 17 inch screen and an optical drive for reading and burning CDs and DVDs. Powerful in current use thanks to its good amount of RAM and its AMD Ryzen 5 Picasso Quad Core processor, it is able to run games that consume little power thanks to its Vega graphics solution.
Specifications HP 17-ca1035nf
|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 (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0, HDMI, SD, CD / DVD reader / writer|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8821CE), Bluetooth 4.2 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.45 Kg / 414.8 x 272.2 x 24.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 17-ca1035nf
With its Natural Silver design in a vertical brushed pattern, this computer, which is approximately 50% rechargeable in 45 minutes, has an elegant and discreet look.
It is properly equipped in terms of connectivity with its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a monitor or TV for example, its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 modules for wireless remote connections and communications, its audio ports and Ethernet as well as its 3 USB (all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0), USB 3.0 ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
USB 3.1 Type-C point however, which may disappoint some. But some will appreciate in any case to be able to read and burn CD and DVD with this PC because it embeds an optical unit on the right. As a reminder in recent years due to the modes of finesse and dematerialization, this functionality is becoming more rare.
The screen stands out for its anti-reflective treatment thanks to which it is less tiring for the eyes over a long period of time than a shiny panel that is more readable in a bright environment (ex: outdoor). The screen adopts for the rest of the classic specifications with its 16: 9 format suitable for playing videos and its definition of 1600×900.
Performance, autonomy of the HP 17-ca1035nf
The HP 17-ca1035nf is a large format laptop for general purpose use.
It has SSD storage which rivals hard disks in terms of capacity thanks to its 512 GB. As an added bonus, an SSD is silent but also more resistant to shocks than a hard disk while being less energy-consuming and much faster. .
Concretely thanks to the SSD, this PC is clearly more reactive and fluid than if it were based on a hard disk. We take advantage of, for example, much faster start / stop and launch of applications.
Obviously, we can always use an external storage unit as a USB 3.0 device to obtain fast transfers if ever we need additional space.
The SSD goes well with the heart of this computer whose general performance is able to satisfy many users. It indeed consists of a good amount of 8 GB RAM very useful in multitasking and an AMD Quad Core APU processor (Accelerated Processing Unit) low consumption Ryzen 5 3500U Picasso.
The latter houses within it a Radeon Vega 8 solution allowing of course to view photos and videos. In fact, it is significantly more efficient than the UHD 620 of Intel processors and is in fact positioned at the level of an entry-level graphics card. As a result with this PC, you can also play if you are satisfied with titles that do not consume 3D resources.
As for the autonomy of this computer whose large format is comfortable for a mainly sedentary use (ex: at home) but not the most easily transportable even if its weight is contained for a 17 inch, bet on about 5 hours of operation on battery in light use.