A versatile black laptop geared towards creatives and gamers, the HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2076nf boasts a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare sRGB display with more faithful than average colors. This creator-oriented gaming laptop is able to run many games thanks to its NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing graphics card that also accelerates multimedia processing like the 16 GB of RAM and the powerful Intel Quad Core i5 Tiger Lake-H processor. In addition, this versatile laptop designed to create and play benefits from fast SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, a backlit keyboard or connectivity with USB-C and Wi-Fi ax.
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2076nf Features
|Screen(s)||17.3” Full HD IPS LED 100% sRGB 300cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-11300H Tiger Lake-H (3.1 GHz, 4 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Video card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6 Dedicated, Intel Iris Xe integrated with processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (PCIe NVMe)|
|Connection||3 USB 3.0 (1 Sleep’n’Charge) 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (Wi-Fi 6, 1×2 Realtek), Bluetooth 5.2 Ethernet Gigabit|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (acid green)|
|Audio system||2 Bang&Olufsen speakers, Audio Boost 1.0|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Announced battery life / Battery||5 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 52.5Whr (215 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.75 Kg / 405 x 282 x 25.5|
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2076nf chassis, connectors, display
Rechargeable to 50% in 45 minutes, this versatile laptop sports an original gamer look with its Shaded Black design painted finish chrome green acid with angular lines.
The connectivity built into this laptop designed to create and play is good, including 1 USB-C, wireless modules Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi ax(newer and more powerful than Wi-Fi ac)to communicate and connect remotely, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a monitor or TV for example, Ethernet and audio ports or 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit which is very practical so that you can better distinguish its keys in low light atmosphere.
Thanks to its 100% sRGB and IPS characteristics, the screen reproduces colors more faithfully than average while having significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical. In addition, the screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a precise Full HD definition coupled with a 16/9th format. In addition, as it is anti-reflective, the screen offers better visibility in bright environments (e.g. outside) than a shiny slab while being more restful for the eyes in prolonged use.
HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2076nf Performance, Battery Life
The HP Pavilion Gaming 17-cd2076nf targets those who want to equip themselves with a versatile 17-inch performance laptop focused on creation and gaming.
It delivers solid overall performance able to satisfy a maximum of users as it integrates 16 GB of RAM associated with an Intel Tiger Lake-H Quad Core i5-11300H processor.
This core guarantees faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a low-power Quad Core processor. The difference is particularly noticeable in RAM- and CPU-intensive areas that take advantage of multi-core, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
As for graphics processing, we benefit here from both the Iris Xe integrated into the Quad Core i5 and the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 card. Embedded NVIDIA Optimus technology automatically switches between the two in real time, as needed.
Optimus favors the Intel Iris Xe as much as possible because it consumes little energy and thus promotes autonomy compared to the GeForce RTX 3050 certainly more greedy but in return more powerful.
With one or the other of these graphic solutions, you can watch photos and videos but also run games that are not too greedy in graphic resources. Thanks to the GeForce RTX 3050, you can also run many more games, many titles being supported by this NVIDIA Ampere GPU with ray tracing for concessions under the opus greedy graphics resources to get a good gameplay.
The integrated SSD storage clearly enhances its responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, for example, we reach the cards of online games faster and we benefit from much faster starts/stops, processing and launches of games/software.
Here we are dealing with a 512 GB SSD, which corresponds to what hard drives offer as standard. However, in the event that this is insufficient, we can obviously use an external storage unit such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.
Finally, on the autonomy side, count on about 5 hours on battery in light use for this versatile black laptop designed to play and create that is heard and heats up when it is strongly pushed (eg games, treatments), but at controlled levels for this type of PC.