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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Mar 2014
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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,416 expert and user reviews, HP has good reviews for its notebook PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically for its many processor core portable PCs compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 1GB to 8GB. At 4 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ZBook 17 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The screen sizes of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 16".

There are a number of other 17.3" laptops currently available which you might want to consider including the ZBook 17, or the ZBook 17 both from HP which is cheaper.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17 is 8.2GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The ZBook 17 has a quite big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the Fujitsu Celsius H730 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Tecra W50 (32GB).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17 is 730GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Fujitsu Celsius H730, or the HP ZBook 17 which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Toshiba Tecra W50.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 17 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17, the HP ZBook 17 has a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo W540, or the Fujitsu Celsius H730.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this laptop and we think the Toshiba Tecra W50 is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory range from 8GB to 80GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 14GB. The HP ZBook 17 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 500GB and the biggest is 1TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched 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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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 32 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The ZBook 17 is a eight processor thread notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB. At 6 megabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17. The discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 range from 1GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells, including the ZBook 17 which has eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 30Wh and the biggest is 100Wh. At 75 watt-hours, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The HP ZBook 17 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 5,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 17 has a quite slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 3.5 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is one of the heavier portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo W540 (2.5kg), the DELL XPS 15 ($1,559.00) (2.6kg), or the HP ZBook 17 (3.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Thick

With a height of 34 millimeters, the HP ZBook 17 is fairly thick compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The thinnest comparable spec notebook PC that has been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 3.2mm thick and the thickest is 180mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Celsius H730 (2.5GHz and cheaper), or the Celsius H730 (2.8GHz and cheaper) both from Fujitsu or the HP ZBook 17 (2.5GHz and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out 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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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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

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers i74810, k3100m, k4k44u, k4k44ut, i74810m, i74810mq
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