As a preamble to this test
Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.To make the choice easier, we have judged this HP 17-by2012nf Noir according to what you are going to do with it.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.
17-by2012nf Noir 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.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
That’s the direction taken by HP with this 17-by2012nf Noir.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
With a 17 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Core i7-10510U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, HP offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. 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. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 1000 Gb provided. 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’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 for videos?
Making this 17-by2012nf Noir a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of HP. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
HP presents this model in a large size version. 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. 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, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 17-by2012nf Noir. 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 it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
The processor installed on this model is a Core i7-10510U sufficient one for audio and video. 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. You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
On the application side, HP chose to let you do it. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
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.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. About the average compared to the competition.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 6 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
The 17-by2012nf Noir- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It 17-by2012nf Noir 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-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.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.5 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. 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. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the17 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
No backlit keyboard on this 17-by2012nf Noir. 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 viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
With its processor Core i7-10510U, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by HP must be reduced. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 6 hours.
Even if the use of this laptop is dedicated to business trips and travelling, it will be more comfortable in an office mainly. 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. The disadvantage is that the boot phases will be slower than on an SSD technology disk.
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 inches, it is 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.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this 17-by2012nf Noir for travel use.
The 17-by2012nf Noir to make 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. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. 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. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. 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. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
Having a hard disk of 1000 Gb, you will be assured of a good storage capacity. This size is one of the best on the market in this product range. However, it is possible that you will fill this space quickly as the films may take up space. HP has made a less expensive technological choice by putting only one standard hard drive. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. Indicated for an autonomy of 6 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
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. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
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.
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. And this 17-by2012nf Noir is one of the average laptops you can play with. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
This laptop has a resolution in 1600×900, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
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. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Core i7-10510U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
HP like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. 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. You will need to use the ethernet port to access broadband.
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.
In conclusion, it 17-by2012nf Noir is good when used for local games or online games, although other competing models may be preferred in the same price range. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
17-by2012nf Noir the right choice 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.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10.
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. 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.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. 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.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
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 conclusion, the 17-by2012nf Noir is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
Finally, the 17-by2012nf Noir….
Almost impossible for a laptop to be good everywhere, but on the other hand it is possible to obtain a average result. The 17-by2012nf Noir corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
In other words, this model is not really made 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