As an introduction to this analysis
Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.So we ran tests on HP 17-by0031na to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
17-by0031na enough for internet use?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.Here you have an almost perfect product.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the 17-by0031na from HP seems to be.
With a 17.3 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Intel Pentium 4417U. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even if you think 1000 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 5 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. In other words, you will have to keep this 17-by0031na most of the time connected to the power cable.
Is 17-by0031na one for watching movies and listening to music ?
The 17-by0031na will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. 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. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
The laptop from .HP is imposing by its size. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 17.3 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1600×900. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.5 kg.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the 17-by0031na is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. 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.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Intel Pentium 4417U, which today is rather light for this kind of use. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics 610, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
It 17-by0031na is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. Indeed, with 5 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
The 17-by0031na to use while travelling.
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model HP. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
With its 2.5 Kg, it 17-by0031na is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s unpleasant to carry. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. For 17.3 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
CPU Intel Pentium 4417U power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of HP; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 5 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Because of the technology used, it will be better not to move this computer too much. The reasons are its size, and the hard drive that the brand HP decided to put in it. About the hard drive, HP has chosen a classic technology for its 1000 Gb hard drive; Good when it comes to storing data (photos, music, movies), less good for the time it takes to boot up or get out of standby mode. 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. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. The reason for this is its size; with 17.3 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
This 17-by0031na allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. It’s one of the average laptops.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this 17-by0031na on holiday.
The 17-by0031na 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-by0031na. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. 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. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Pentium 4417U that is almost obsolete. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
Having a hard disk of 1000 Gb, you will be assured of a good storage capacity. A disk size equivalent to competing products. And that’s what you’ll need to store your films and music locally. HP has made a less expensive technological choice by putting only one standard hard drive. Flash memory, which is useful when you need to run a program quickly or run several tasks in parallel.
The autonomy of this 17-by0031na is of 5 hours in normal use; It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the 17-by0031nahas the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
As you will have understood, it 17-by0031na proposes a rather basic oriented use. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
17-by0031na the right choice to play online?
If the question you are asking yourself is “Can I play games with this laptop?” then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. With this 17-by0031na, the engineers of HP have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
This laptop has a resolution in 1600×900, which is one of the poorest existing today. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 1000 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
A better access to wifi on this 17-by0031na that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
With 2.5 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
For autonomy, 5 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. The right tool for maximum performance!
The 17-by0031na for office automation.
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This 17-by0031na is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
As soon as you have to take this laptop to the office, or on a trip, you will regret its consequent weight. This model weighs 2.5 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
This computer was really designed for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
HP chose the matt tile option for this17-by0031na that does not reflect light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
With more 1000 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In short, it 17-by0031na is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
Finally, the 17-by0031na….
This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. It performs well in almost everything, the 17-by0031na remains reasonable in terms of price.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
– office tasks