Thin and elegant for a large-format laptop PC, the HP Envy 17-cg1001nf silver with 17-inch IPS Full HD 100% sRGB screen benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage. This computer is suitable for general-purpose use with its Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics solution able to run games that are not too greedy. Also on the program for this laptop is a backlit chiclet keyboard, a shutter for a webcam and a fingerprint reader or even a Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connection, but no Thunderbolt.
Features of the HP Envy 17-cg1001nf
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” Full HD LED IPS edge-to-edge glass 100% sRGB 300cd / m² (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||3 USB 3.0 (1 chargeable) 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 2.0|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 55.67Whr (260 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.73 Kg / 399 x 259 x 19.3|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP Envy 17-cg1001nf
It has an elegant and discreet look with its thin (but not light) light silver frame.
Rechargeable 50% in 45 minutes, this versatile laptop PC is equipped with good connectivity with its USB-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless remote connections and communications, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV for example, Ethernet and audio ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug USB 3.0 peripherals into it.
Too bad, however, that here HP does not use native support for Thunderbolt 4 by Tiger Lake processors to offer this connection …
Authentication by biometric recognition is possible via Windows Hello technology because a fingerprint reader is integrated.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is very practical for distinguishing its keys in case of limited ambient light.
The webcam is adorned with a practical shutter to protect privacy.
Below the screen will be of interest to lovers of videos and High Definition content with its 16: 9 format and precise Full HD definition. But also those who want to obtain colors more faithful than the average with large vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS characteristics. Due to its glossy treatment, the screen revives the colors but turns out to be subject to reflections in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, battery life of the HP Envy 17-cg1001nf
The HP Envy 17-cg1001nf is a sleek, relatively thin 17-inch laptop designed for versatile use on the go.
While it doesn’t carry a dedicated graphics card, this sleek silver computer is capable of running games that don’t consume too much graphics.
Because it benefits from the performance of the Intel Iris Xe graphics solution (which we tested) , significantly superior to those of the classic Intel UHD 620.
The Intel Iris Xe of course allows you to view photos and videos. It is housed in the Tiger Lake low consumption Quad Core i5-1135G7 processor, which is here coupled with 8 GB of RAM.
As a result, with this thin laptop, good overall performance is obtained.
That being said, it will be better to opt for a PC with a non-low consumption processor and / or an adequate graphics card if the objective is to often carry out heavy work in terms of processor and / or graphics resources.
On the storage side, HP has chosen here a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in phase with the standard of hard disks. But as a bonus, an SSD is remember less energy, more robust and much faster.
As a result, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster starts / stops than with a hard drive, just like software launches and treatments, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Of course, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit. Opt for a USB 3.0 / USB-C device for fast transfers.
Finally on the battery life side, expect about 6 hours of battery operation in light use for this laptop whose thinness certainly facilitates transport which is however not the easiest because of its weight. In any case, this laptop PC adopts a large 17-inch format which is particularly comfortable for predominantly sedentary use (eg at home).