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.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
17-by0031na adapted to surf the internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.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 manufacturer offers a processor Intel Pentium 4417U; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. 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. 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. 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. 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. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the 17-by0031na is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
The 17-by0031na- the right model for streaming and videos ?
High quality, the engineers of HP have chosen to make this 17-by0031na the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. 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. Large by size, with 17.3 inches and a high resolution of 1600×900. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2.5 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
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. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. 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). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
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.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this 17-by0031na may not be suitable. With its autonomy of 5 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. 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.
The 17-by0031na to use while travelling.
It 17-by0031na is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. This seems to be the issue that the HP didn’t really take into account in the design of this 17-by0031na. 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.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
With its 2.5 Kg, it 17-by0031na is one of the heaviest in its class. Every transport is painful. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. With its 17.3 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.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
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.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Pentium 4417U is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
The result is a poorer autonomy. 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 moving parts that make up the hard drive can get damaged and cause the loss of the data it contains. 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 away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. The main reason is its 17.3 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
This 17-by0031na allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
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…
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not 17-by0031na really made for travelling.
17-by0031na the right choice for audio or video editing ?
Not really designed for video editing or music. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. 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.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Pentium 4417U does best. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
With 1000 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.This size is one of the best on the market in this product range. This is an important consideration since a few minutes of home video will fill your player faster than you thought. For reasons of speed of execution, we would have liked HPto favour the installation of an SSD type disk instead of the standard one. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (5 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point HP could have done much better.
On the connection side, the 17-by0031nai s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
As you will have understood, it 17-by0031na proposes a rather basic oriented use. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
The 17-by0031na- the right model to play with?
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. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Thanks to this 17-by0031na, HP has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
With only 1600×900, this model is below standard ones. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. After our analysis, it appears that use in game mode generates processor overheating and degradations in terms of images and colors. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Our tests have shown that for HP this computer is not intended for playing video games. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
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 online gaming, it 17-by0031na has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 17.3 inches size.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 5 hours available.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
The 17-by0031na for office automation.
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. Perfectly office oriented, this 17-by0031na is efficient.
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. With a weight of 2.5 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. 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. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
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.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In short, it 17-by0031na is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
17-by0031na the right choice for the right use
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