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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.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
17-by2012nf Noir adapted to surf the internet?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.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.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
The screen is quite large, with 17 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Core i7-10510U. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even with 1000 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. Here, HP provides with this 17-by2012nf Noir a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
In the end, with an autonomy of 6 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
17-by2012nf Noir the right choice for watching movies ?
The 17-by2012nf Noir will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. 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. Large by size, with 17 inches and a high resolution of 1600×900. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.5 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. 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 short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
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. 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.
The processor installed on this model is a Core i7-10510U sufficient one for audio and video. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
On the application side, HP chose to let you do it. The operating system and that’s it. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
On the connectivity side, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Just what you need to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. HP promises 6 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
Is 17-by2012nf Noir planned for travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. 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-by2012nf Noir is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. Its size will make you regret the format of ultrabooks. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. With its 17 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
By equipping this model with a processorCore i7-10510U, the manufacturer is on a par with most of its competitors; it is in the average range and it allows a contained power 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%.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 6 hours.
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. Equipped with a standard 1000 Gb hard disk, it will make possible an almost unlimited number of writing cycles (recording/erasing). 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. 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. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this 17-by2012nf Noir on holiday.
The 17-by2012nf Noir- the right model for 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. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Core i7-10510U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. With its 4 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
Having a hard disk of 1000 Gb, you will be assured of a good storage capacity. That’s pretty much what they do on other laptops. 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. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 6 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A result in the average of the competitors.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it 17-by2012nf Noir receives the USB3 connection. 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-by2012nf Noir proposes a rather basic oriented use. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
17-by2012nf Noir for video games?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. The tests we ran showed that the choices of HP in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
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.
HP has also chosen a processor Core i7-10510U which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the Intel UHD Graphics 620, for a good result. 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.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, HP has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 1000 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
No 5GHZ network possible in wifi on 17-by2012nf Noir. We would have liked it to be one of the available options.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.5 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
By offering 6 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
The 17-by2012nf Noir for 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.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. This model weighs 2.5 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
Key spacing will be important for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
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.You may never fill it out, especially if you are just browsing the Internet, word processing and making spreadsheets.
In short, it 17-by2012nf Noir is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The 17-by2012nf Noir in conclusion
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The 17-by2012nf Noir corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks