Analysis of the 17-by0011ns – Intel Core i3-7020U from HP.

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Latest release in the range HP, we’ve been running tests on17-by0011ns…Some computers have power, others have more basic features.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
The detail of our analysis in this article.

17-by0011ns the right choice for surfing the internet?

What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. With this 17-by0011ns, the company wanted to design a very basic model. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by HP; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less than 4 years.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 17.3 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. For all users who don’t appreciate the use of the mouse (with or without wires), it 17-by0011ns is provided by default with a touch screen. The materials here are of such a high standard that they will last for many years. The engineers fromHP have designed an interesting model with solid internal and external components.
With a processor Intel Core i3-7020U, HP offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. With less than a 8 Gb of RAM, it 17-by0011ns is a fair one. 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.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 256 Gb. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, the autonomy of 11 hours is one of the worst on the market. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the 17-by0011ns is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.

Is 17-by0011ns okay to watch videos ?

HP has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. Due to its characteristics and internal components, this 17-by0011ns is to be classified as entry-level: not exceptional, but on the other hand, not expensive. In other words, a computer dedicated to « classic » uses for most users, but not specifically audio and video oriented.
Equipped with a small screen size, 17.3 inches, it has a resolution format 1600×900. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. However, this computer has a criteria that will interest some nomadic users, the weight; here it weighs only 2.45 kg, partly thanks to its small screen size.
Like the majority of the laptops screen on the market, this model is equipped with the glossy finish.  HP is primarily intended for film lovers the 17-by0011ns. Taking full advantage of the backlighting, this tile benefits from the glossy coating which offers more contrasts. On the other hand, because of this, the screen requires the viewer to take a break every 2 hours or so.
For the sound part, the 17-by0011ns is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Core i3-7020U is now outdated. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
As far as applications are concerned, did HP not install any. There’s only the operating system. This is a Windows 10 Famille that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
With Nvidia GF MX250, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
HP didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. The 17-by0011ns only 3 ports only provides you with ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this 17-by0011ns may not be suitable. That’s only 11 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.

17-by0011ns the right choice for travelling connected ?

It 17-by0011ns is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. 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 a weight of 2.45 Kg, it is easily transportable. It’s one of the best in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. A 17.3 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
Note that the screen of this 17-by0011ns being touch screen, you will be able to do without the mouse. Here you will be in a familiar environment; an ease of use that is identical to your smartphone. The accuracy of touch in navigation is without problem.
The keypad 17-by0011ns is equipped with backlighting. After spending some time typing on it, we can say it is of good quality.
Equipped with a glossy slab, it provides very good visual comfort. Its screen displays good image definition and beautiful colours. On the other hand, this shiny slab can be a nuisance in brightly lit areas.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Intel Core i3-7020U; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
The result is a poorer autonomy. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of HP; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
With 11 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. Thanks to this, HP was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this 17-by0011ns will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Equipped with a compact 17.3 inches screen, it is one of the smallest models of the moment.
It 17-by0011ns provides only 3 connectors. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
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…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this 17-by0011ns for travel use.

The 17-by0011ns to make audio or video editing. 

Not really designed for video editing or music. 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. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Core i3-7020U that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The designers of HP have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
With 11 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it 17-by0011ns 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.
As you will have understood, it 17-by0011ns proposes a rather basic oriented use. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.

The 17-by0011ns- the right model to play with?

It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this 17-by0011ns, it may be better to go to other models. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
This laptop has a resolution in 1600×900, which is one of the poorest existing today. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
Our tests have shown that for HP this computer is not intended for playing video games. An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 256 Gb.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 2.45 Kg.
One of the lowest battery life 11 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In the end, we do not recommend this 17-by0011ns for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.

Is the 17-by0011ns adapted to office automation ?

Not really designed for office use, 17-by0011ns it’s still a good product. Here are the main reasons.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It’s Windows 10 Famille, last generation.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. This model weighs 2.45 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
Key spacing will be important for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
This 17-by0011ns eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
If you plan to use your computer at the end of the day, in total darkness or semi-darkness, opt for a backlit keyboard such as the one offered on the 17-by0011ns.
With only 256 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
In short, the 17-by0011ns is an average choice. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.

In short, is the 17-by0011ns, the right choice ?

This 17-by0011ns will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks