HP 17z-cp300 Affordable 17.3″ Laptop

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Specifications of the HP 17z-cp300

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Brand HP
Laptop Type Standard non-convertible laptop

This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
Performance Entry-level performance

This notebook provides a basic computing power. It can be used for the daily home and office tasks, but operation won't be as smooth as on the mid-range or high-performance laptops. On the positive side, entry-level laptops tend to be very power efficient. Read more about performance of the laptop in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.

Mid-range performance

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.
About Performance It depends on the selected processor whether this laptop provides entry-level or mid-range performance.
Screen Size 17.3-inch

The 17.3-inch screen diagonal means the laptop's display 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.

1920x1080 pixels Full HD

Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
Touchscreen Finger multi-touch input (optional)

The device optionally comes with touchscreen capability.
Other Display Specs IPS type

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.

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.

Anti-glare coating

Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
About Laptop Display It depends on the laptop configuration what screen resolution among the mentioned above is included.

It depends on the configuration whether the display is IPS or TN and glossy or anti-glare.

Learn about laptop PC displays here.
Processor (CPU) AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 7730U

The Ryzen 7 Pro 7730U is an upper-mid-range processor with excellent performance for the routine day-to-day tasks of the average user. It also delivers decent speed for heavier tasks like multimedia creation. For that purpose, it’s a batter choice over the cheaper and otherwise similar Ryzen 5 7000 U series. If you do heavy computing regularly, a high-performance H series CPU is recommended. As the Pro version, the CPU provides extra system management and security features over the basic 7730U.

AMD Ryzen 5 7530U

The Ryzen 5 7530U is a mid-range processor. It delivers excellent performance for the routine day-to-day tasks of the average home and office user. It's also decent for heavier tasks like multimedia creation. However, if you do heavy computing regularly, a high-performance H-series CPU is recommended.
About Processors The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.

The multiple CPUs listed above mean you have multiple CPU options at the time of the laptop purchase.
Graphics (GPU) AMD Radeon Graphics of Ryzen 7000U series

The AMD Ryzen processors feature an entry-level Radeon graphics processing unit. The GPU of the Ryzen 7000U series is good for light PC games and some heavier titles on the lowest graphics detail settings. Depending on the processor model, the Ryzen 3, 5 and 7 7000U series have slightly different Radeon graphics units, with the Ryzen 3 having the slowest and the Ryzen 7 the fastest.
About Graphics Processors Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
System Memory (RAM) Size 8GB RAM

The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.

12GB RAM

12GB is greater than the recommended minimum of 8GB and enables very comfortable multitasking during everyday tasks. However, many games and professional software may require 16GB or more.

16GB RAM

16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
About RAM System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.

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Data Storage 128GB SSD

128GB is a relatively small storage space. However, it is usable if you don't store a lot of large files like movies and don't install a lot of programs.

256GB SSD

256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.

512GB SSD

512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.

1000GB (1TB) SSD

1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.

1000GB (1TB) HDD + 128GB SSD

This is an excellent capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.

1000GB (1TB) HDD + 256GB SSD

This is an excellent capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.

1000GB (1TB) HDD + 512GB SSD

This is a huge capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.
About Data Storage Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.

The multiple storage options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different storage choices.

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Keyboard & Input Keyboard with dedicated number pad

There's a separate numeric pad located on the right side of the keyboard.

Keyboard backlight (optional)

Keyboard backlight makes typing in dark environments easier. On this laptop model, keyboard backlight is an optional feature.

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface

The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
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.

HD 720p resolution

This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
Wireless & Networking Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless

The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.

Bluetooth

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
USB Ports 1 x USB-C

A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.

2 x USB Type A

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 None

The laptop has no SD card slots. For reading from and writing to SD and microSD memory cards, you'll have to use a separately sold memory card reader via a USB cable.
Battery 41 Whr capacity
About Battery The battery capacity of the typical mid-tier laptop ranges from 40 to 50 WHr.

The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Weight 4.6 pounds
Height 0.8"
Width 15.8"
Depth 10.2"
Casing Color Black

Silver
Windows Version Windows 11 Home

Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.

Windows 11 Pro

Windows 11 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows 11 Home.
About Windows Version There are multiple Windows options at the time of the purchase.

User can upgrade from Windows Home to Pro version at an additional cost anytime.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty.
Year of Release 2023
Country / Region Worldwide

The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.

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