The HP 17-cn0496nf is a cheap large format laptop designed for basic office use. Thin and light, this black laptop with a 17-inch anti-glare screen runs on a security-centric Windows 11S with fast SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness as well as an Intel Celeron Quad Core Gemini Lake Refresh processor. As a bonus, a USB-C connector is part of the game as well as a 1-year subscription to the Microsoft 365 office suite.
HP 17-cn0496nf Features
|Screen(s)||17.3” WXGA LED 60% NTSC 250cd/m² (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Quad Dual Core N4120 Gemini Lake Refresh (1.1 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 6W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (16 GB)|
|Video card||Intel UHD 600 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||128GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe TLC)|
|Connection||2 USB 3.0 1 USB-C, HDMI 1.4b|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8821CE-M), Bluetooth 4.2 Ethernet Gigabit|
|Audio system||2 speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 11S 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr (175 grams)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.05 Kg / 400.7 x 257.8 x 19.9mm|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 17-cn0496nf
This laptop sports a discreet appearance with its thin and light black design.
It runs on Windows 11S, a security-focused system by only allowing the installation of apps from the Windows Store. It is possible to get out of S mode for free to migrate to classic Windows 11, but then it is impossible to return to S mode
This mobile computer is equipped with good connectivity with its USB-C, its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, its Ethernet and audio ports, its convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV for example or its 2 USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
The screen displays more faithful colors than the average which will interest many users, even if its colorimetry is not as accurate as that provided by high-end IPS or OLED panels for example. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is also more readable than a shiny slab in bright environments (e.g. outdoors) while being less tiring for the eyes over a long period.
For the rest, the screen is adorned with classic specifications with its 16/9th format suitable for playing videos and its definition of 1600×900.
Performance, battery life of the HP 17-cn0496nf
The HP 17-cn0496nf is a relatively thin and lightweight large format laptop designed for everyday use.
In fact, it is especially suitable for classic office automation, Internet surfing as well as content multitasking because it is built around a very low-power Intel Celeron Quad Core N4120 Gemini Lake Refresh entry-level processor as well as 4 GB of standard RAM.
In practice, the Celeron Quad Core is quickly pushy under demanding applications, which is manifested by slowdowns.
The Celeron still offers the advantage of directly integrating the Intel UHD 600 graphics part, enough to watch photos and videos, which is all the more interesting since no dedicated graphics card is embedded.
On the storage side, there is a 128 GB SSD, a capacity significantly lower than the standard hard drives (500 GB), enough to house light and / or few software / files.
Nevertheless, an SSD offers several advantages compared to a simple hard disk, such as lower power consumption, greater robustness, silence of operation or greater velocity.
Concretely, the SSD ensures a much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard disk. Thanks to the SSD, we get much faster starts/stops and software launches.
Obviously in the event that 128 GB of capacity is too fair, we can use an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C/USB 3.0 device is then an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
As for the autonomy, bet on about 7 hours on battery in light use for this computer whose finesse and the weight contained facilitate the transport. However, it is not the most easily transportable because of its large 17-inch format, which is however particularly comfortable in the context of a mostly sedentary use (eg at home).