HP 17-CA1031DX 17.3″ Laptop (AMD Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Jet Black)
The HP 17-CA1031DX big-screen 17.3-inch laptop belongs to the budget-class HP 17 series. But, it features some good specs like a fast AMD Ryzen 7 processor and large 16GB RAM for a plenty of multi-tasking headroom. As the main downsides, it doesn’t have IPS tech for wide viewing angles and relies on capacious but slow 1TB hard drive data storage.
Specifications of the HP 17-CA1031DX
Here are the specs of the HP 17-CA1031DX with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Standard non-convertible laptop
This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
The 17.3" laptop screen size is a large one in comparison to screens of the most laptops.
|Screen Resolution||1600x900 pixels HD+
This screen resolution is commonly found on the budget-class 17.3" laptops. It doesn't enable image sharpness and space on the screen of Full HD or higher resolutions.
This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
|Other Display Specs||TN type
Displays based on the old TN technology lack wide viewing angles you can find on IPS screens. The colors may look washed out or inverted at certain viewing angles.
Glossy reflective coating
The glossy reflective displays provide vivid colors, but are prone to ambient light reflections.
|Processor (CPU)||AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (enables smooth everyday computing)|
|Graphics (GPU)||AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 integrated graphics of Ryzen 7 (for light gaming, but with improved smoothness)|
|System Memory (RAM) Size||16GB RAM
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
|Data Storage||1000GB (1TB) HDD
1TB is an excellent storage capacity, but HDD is a slow type of storage.
|DVD Optical Drive||DVD writer|
|Keyboard & Input||Non-backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad
The keyboard has a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard, but it has no keyboard backlight.
Touchpad with separate physical click buttons
The touchpad features physical left and right click buttons, as opposed to click buttons integrated into the touchpad surface.
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
|Ethernet Network Port||Yes
This laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
|USB Ports||1 x USB 2.0
A standard full-size USB port.
2 x USB 3.1
A pair of full-size USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||1 x HDMI
HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
|Media Card Reader||SD card reader
The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
|Battery||3-cell 41 WHr|
|Windows Version||Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.
A typical laptop warranty length.
|Year of Release||2019|
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