It is in a case illuminated with green that the HP Gaming Pavilion 17-cd0071nf takes place. This 17-inch notebook designed for a versatile audience advances a powerful heart with a Quad Core i5 and a hybrid storage and an honest graphics support with the GeForce GTX 1050, to create and play in fairly good conditions. Lovers of beautiful images will appreciate its full-screen IPS Full HD matte edge as well as amenities like the backlit keyboard or its relatively compact size. On the other hand, one crosses better endowed graphically with this level and the plastic chassis requires some precautions of use.
HP Gaming Pavilion 17-cd0071nf Specifications
|17.3 ” Full HD IPS LED (1920×1080, anti-reflective
|Intel Core i5-9300H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.4GHz, 4 cores)
|Installed RAM (max)
|8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz, 2 slots (1 free)
|128GB SSD M.2 (NVMe PCIe) 1 TB at 7200 rpm
|NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1050 3GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus
|2 Bang & Olufsen speakers, HP Audio Boost
|Yes, HD WideVision with microphone
|Wi-Fi ac (2×2, Intel Wireless-AC 9560) Gigabit Ethernet
|Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
|Yes, SD / SDHC / SDXC
|Video output (s)
|Headphone / Mic Combo
|3 USB 3.0 (1 chargeable) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2)
|Windows 10 64-bit
|Li-Ion 3 cells 52.5Whr (215 gr)
|405 x 282 x 25
|Backlit chiclet keyboard (green) with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad
Chassis, Connectivity, HP Pavilion Gaming Screen 17-cd0071nf
The HP Pavilion Gaming is gradually moving away from its original lineup (Pavilion) to eye the side of the Omen series that houses HP PC gamers. Indeed, the look of the Pavilion Gaming has much more consensual even if it retains its black matte plastic chassis. The very angular silhouette directly recalls that of the Omen with its protruding edges, its central hinge and its marked angles.
In addition, the keyboard is backlit with a green glow and highlighted on each key with a green outline, as well as the touchpad and the logo on the back of the lid.
Side measurements, the silhouette of the Gaming Pavilion 17-cd0071nf does not really follow the trend “all end compact” observed across all ranges in recent times. Its size is optimized but remains notable for a 17 inches (405 x 282 mm) and its thickness in the average with 25 mm. It is the same for its weight which rises to 2.74 kg. We saw heavier but we can do better with a plastic chassis.
Surrounded by an edge-to-edge frame, the 17.3-inch screen takes a dimension in favor of immersion, encouraged by the IPS . You enjoy a consistent image with rich colors regardless of your position in front of the screen and a high display density with Full HD (1920 x 1080 px). This definition allows you to fully enjoy your High Definition content and to modulate the positioning of windows without losing legibility. Moreover, the matte treatmentplays a decisive role if you are installed in a very bright environment, made it barrier to glare. Note that the IPS panel is not noticed for its immediate response time. Players looking for perfect fluidity will therefore be more interested in turning to a slab 120Hz / 144Hz.
Connectivity can seem a little limited for a PC game but it is correct for any other use. It includes a valuable USB Type-C Gen2 port (up to 10 Gbps, power supply, DP 1.4, HP Boost), an HDMI output, an SD card reader and three other USB 3.1 ports. The connectivity modules include a Gigabit Ethernet port and recent Wi-Fi AC and Bluetooth 4.2 chips.
Performance, HP Gaming Pavilion 17-cd0071nf Battery Life
The core of the PC is based on a 9th Generation Quad Core i5-9300H Coffee Lake Refresh processor . It gains slightly in power compared to its predecessor (i5-8300H) but not enough to make a noticeable difference, however. For short, this translates into a complete management of versatile use consisting of video editing, 3D rendering, programming or lightweight parallelization (lightweight Lightroom). Opposite, with 8 GB of RAM , you have plenty of fluidity in multitasking to navigate serenely in Windows 10.
The 53 Whr battery is a bit small for a 17.3-inch gaming laptop. However, autonomy is above average for its category, with just under 6 hours in web browsing with active WiFi. The full charge normally takes one and a half hours.
For its part, the storage is standard but pleasantly vivacious since it combines a dedicated NVMe PCIe SSD to a 7200tr hard disk of large capacity. This duo is the pair to ensure a system more reactive – the operating system and most programs and games are installed on the dedicated SSD (128 GB) – while adding a large storage space to house your toy library ( 1000 GB). The gain provided by the SSD is visible compared to a machine with a hard disk alone, especially since it is overall quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than its partner.
Finally, the graphic part comes last in our argument. And for good reason, HP has commissioned the GeForce GTX 1050 (3GB GDDR5) , a dedicated graphics card of mid-range generation. Thought for the casual game, it allows you to play all current titles in Full HD with a level of detail set to Medium or High. But do not expect to push the details on “Ultra” in Full HD, let alone play in 4K. Note that it is also of a certain support in the exploitation of programs taking advantage of the graphics card to accelerate the processing (3D).