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HP ZBook 17
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HP ZBook 17 4 Core 17.3" Laptop

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4 17.3" Intel HD Graphics 4600 Clamshell Oct 2014
Processor Core Screen Size On-Board Graphics Adapter Model Form Factor Release Date
On the go creativity knows no limits with a choice of Windows 8.1 or Linux on a vivid 17.3 diagonal HP ZBook 17 G2. Showcase your best work in the office or on the go and take advantage of HP's... More
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP many processor core portable PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Very Big Screen Size

The average screen size of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 is 16", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". When compared to other notebook PCs of this spec and age that we have assessed the screen size of, the ZBook 17's screen size of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17.

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Has a Front Camera

The ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP EliteBook 755 which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 19GB. At 32 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory of the ZBook 17 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The ZBook 17 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all laptops of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 75 watt-hours, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17. The battery capacities of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17 range from 30Wh to 100Wh.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This portable PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17, the ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The ZBook 17 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Heavy

The HP ZBook 17 is fairly heavy (3.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17 have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the HP ZBook 17 (3.5kg).

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Thick

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17 the heights range from 3.2mm to 180mm. With a height of 34 millimeters, the ZBook 17 is one of the thicker many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the ZBook 17.

Specification

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Processor
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Processor Socket
Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
Thunderbolt Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance

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Expert Reviews

(25)
15 July 2015

From low-cost Chromebooks to high-end hybrids, and the explosion of diverse, different-shaped Windows devices, there's a dizzying amount of choice out there for anyone looking to replace their... Read more…

Powerful CPU and GPU combination
Lots of storage, memory and expansion options
High quality colour, accurate display
High quality colouraccurate display
Excellent performance, vibrant display, ample connectivity, durable design
Large and hefty
Expensive
Audio support is somewhat lacking
Expensive, ports are condensed, bulky
Amount of storage
10 February 2015

While performance is paramount, HP's workstation line-up is also claimed to have better reliability, with carefully tested parts backed by a three year warranty.For best effect you'll obviously... Read more…

7 February 2015

The HP ZBook 17 G2 does so many things well its flaws are forgivable. It outperforms all the mobile workstations we've reviewed in most categories by a very large margin. However, its display...

6 February 2015

The HP ZBook 17 G2 does so many things well its flaws are forgivable. It outperforms all the mobile workstations we've reviewed in most categories by a very large margin. However, its display...

4 January 2015

HP ZBook 17 G2 The HP ZBook 17 G2 is still a really good mobile workstation . You can equip it with very powerful components, there are numerous options for upgrades and the cooling solution is...

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Warren Callaway

Unfortunately, I am returning my second zbook for exchange. The first one I received had an inoperative display. The only dream color I could see was black. HP could not resolve the problem so B&H... Read more…

Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Wenn79

I purchased the HP 17.3 ZBook Notebook in mid Dec. 2014 and had difficulties with it from the start but thought it was a matter of getting used to it vs. my Toshiba. I specifically wanted a heavy... Read more…

Reviewed 2 February 2015 by Melkordy

This workstation is really well built. The feeling of the keyboard is amazing and it doesn't bend under your fingers even if you press harder than normal. I really admire the panel hinges, they... Read more…

Reviewed 19 October 2015 by Physicist
Physicist would recommend the HP ZBook 17 G2 (Verified Purchase)

Second unit we purchased for CAD and graphic intensive work...

Reviewed 15 October 2015 by Anonymous

I bought it for the processor power and graphics to run Solid Works on a laptop. It does a great job, and is fast. The battery life is a little short at about 2-3 hours. Otherwise a good purchase...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k4k44u, k3100m, hp ddr3, k4k44ut, hp v1q01, hp k4100, hp k4k67, hp k4k37, hp f3r10, hp k2200, hp l6n82, hp k5100, hp k3100, hp f3p26, hp k4k44, hp m1000, hp k4k39, hp f2p73, hp j2m32, hp k4k41, hp k1100, hp k4k40, hp ddr3l, hp f2p72, hp k3100m, hp f3p26u, hp k4k44u, hp m1000m
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