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Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.So we ran tests on HP 17-by2012nf Noir to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
17-by2012nf Noir adapted to surf the internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
That’s the direction taken by HP with this 17-by2012nf Noir.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Material that seem to be well-designed.
It’s a big screen that you have: 17 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. The processor at the heart of this laptop, a Core i7-10510U, is a rational choice. HP basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the 17-by2012nf Noir, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Your computer will work better and longer.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 1000 Gb provided. This 17-by2012nf Noir allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 6 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
17-by2012nf Noir the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this 17-by2012nf Noir a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of HP. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
For this model, HP thought big. A 17 inches screen, and a resolution of 1600×900 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.5 kg that will have to be transported.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
For the sound part, the 17-by2012nf Noir is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This 17-by2012nf Noir, equipped with a processor Core i7-10510U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
As for battery life, it 17-by2012nf Noir can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. HP promises 6 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
The 17-by2012nf Noir- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes 17-by2012nf Noir to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the HP didn’t really take into account in the design of this 17-by2012nf Noir. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.5 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. For 17 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The manufacturer offers the processor Core i7-10510U on this laptop; in average in terms of power compared to other products in the same range, and also in terms of energy consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by HP must be reduced. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
An autonomy of 6 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
Even if the use of this laptop is dedicated to business trips and travelling, it will be more comfortable in an office mainly. The reasons are its size, and the hard drive that the brand HP decided to put in it. With its 1000 Gb hard drive, it’s perfect for storing data for photos, music and your movie collection. On the other hand, unlike an SSD type hard disk drive, it will be slower in terms of the time required to boot up or to leave the standby mode.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 17 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
This 17-by2012nf Noir allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. It’s one of the average laptops.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not 17-by2012nf Noir really made for travelling.
The 17-by2012nf Noir- the right model for audio or video editing ?
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of HP have thought of for this 17-by2012nf Noir. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. HP has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Core i7-10510U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 4 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
With 1000 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.That’s pretty much what they do on other laptops. However, it is possible that you will fill this space quickly as the films may take up space. Regarding the speed at startup, HPmade the choice of the conventional hard drive. Flash memory, which is useful when you need to run a program quickly or run several tasks in parallel.
In terms of autonomy,the HPkept it simple. The available battery life is of 6 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. A result in the average of the competitors.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it 17-by2012nf Noir receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
The 17-by2012nf Noir for online or local games.
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this 17-by2012nf Noir is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
With only 1600×900, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
The graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 card and processor Core i7-10510U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel UHD Graphics 620 and the processor Core i7-10510U are raised to a very good level.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. With 1000 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
For those who want high speed wifi internet you will be quickly limited with this model which does not have the 5Ghz techno. You will need to use the ethernet port to access broadband.
With 2.5 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
By offering 6 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
It 17-by2012nf Noir is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Is the 17-by2012nf Noir adapted to office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This 17-by2012nf Noir is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
It 17-by2012nf Noir is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. This model weighs 2.5 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
This 17-by2012nf Noir eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1000 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In conclusion, the 17-by2012nf Noir is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The 17-by2012nf Noir – in summary
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The 17-by2012nf Noir corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks