Equipped with an optical unit to read and burn CDs and DVDs, the HP 17-ca1036nf is a relatively light silver laptop with 17 inches IPS Full HD anti-reflective 100% sRGB. It benefits from improved responsiveness through its fast SSD storage and is based on a Quad Core Ryzen 7 Picasso processor as well as a good amount of RAM for good performance in current use. Thanks to the Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics solution, it is also capable of running games that consume little power, but skips USB 3.1 Type-C.
Specifications HP 17-ca1036nf
|Screen (s)||17.3 \’\’ Full HD LED IPS 100% sRGB 300cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 3700U Picasso (2.3 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 RX Vega 10 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||4 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-ca1036nf
With its Natural Silver chassis in a brushed vertical pattern, this PC, which is rechargeable at around 50% in 45 minutes, features an elegant and discreet design.
This computer has a correct connection except the absence of a USB 3.1 Type-C port that some will not fail to regret. There is a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a monitor or a TV for example, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 modules for wireless remote communications, audio and Ethernet ports as well as 3 USB (all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0), USB 3.0 guaranteeing being performed up to 10 times faster than with USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
While the connection is mainly positioned on the left, on the right takes place an optical unit, a feature that has become more rare in recent years due to the modes of finesse and dematerialization.
Lovers of High Definition content and especially videos and more generally those who wish to benefit from a more faithful color rendering than the average will be delighted to be dealing with a 100% sRGB and IPS screen which also guarantees viewing angles. important, both horizontally and vertically. It adopts precise Full HD definition, 16: 9 format and anti-reflective treatment. Therefore, it is less tiring for the eyes in prolonged use than a bright slab and more readable in bright environment (ex: outdoor).
Performance, battery life of the HP 17-ca1036nf
The HP 17-ca1036nf is a 17-inch laptop designed for everyday versatile use.
It delivers good general performance able to suit many users since it is built around 8 GB of RAM and an AMD Quad Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) processor with low consumption Ryzen 7 3700U Picasso.
However, if one wishes to regularly carry out work that consumes processor resources, it would be better to turn to a PC with a non-low power processor.
The Ryzen 7 3700U has the distinction of integrating a Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics solution at the level of an entry-level graphics card and therefore significantly more efficient than the UHD 620 of Intel processors.
With this PC, therefore, you can watch photos and videos but also play titles that require little graphics resources.
We also benefit thanks to the on-board SSD storage of a much better fluidity and reactivity on a daily basis than if we were dealing with a simple hard drive. For example, you get faster software starts / stops and launches, and you can get to the online game cards faster.
With its 512 GB, the on-board SSD rivals hard disks in terms of capacity while being much faster, less energy-consuming, more robust and quieter.
And if we ever need more space, we can always rely on an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from rapid transfers.
As for the autonomy of this computer with the weight contained for a 17 inch and whose large format is comfortable for a mainly sedentary use (ex: at home), bet on about 4 hours of operation on battery in light use.