Creativity knows no limits. Showcase your best work in the office or on the go. With the new HP ZBook 17 workstation, take advantage of HP's most powerful processing and graphics, consistent color...
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This notebook PC has a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Screen Size
With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The screen sizes of portable PCs of this age and type range from 10" to 18".
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17, the ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ZBook 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This HP notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that came out more than two years ago.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.
Has a Front Camera
The HP ZBook 17 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 also have a front camera.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
The maximum internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and type.
Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed
With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 17 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 have hard drive speeds of between 5,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB. At 6 megabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of this spec and age.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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 in fact the best memory slots across all many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of notebook PC.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 2.4GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the ZBook 17 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 58Wh. The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger battery capacities (83 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.
Eight Battery Cells
The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count portable PC.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
The HP ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP ZBook 17 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.
Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of 3.5 kilograms, the HP ZBook 17 is quite heavy compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17.
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The heights of laptops of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17 range from 3.2mm to 180mm, and the average height is 29mm. The ZBook 17 is one of the thicker many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 (34 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.
5 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the ZBook 17.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.4 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
If this HP notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ENVY 17 (2.5GHz).
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.
If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the HP ENVY x360 ($1,349.98) (12GB).
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Average Total Storage Capacity
The ZBook 17 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.
HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops 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.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K1100M
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
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
DTS Studio Sound HD
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Windows 7 Professional
HP Recovery Manager,HP Performance Advisor,HP Support Assistant,HP Client Security,HP Hotkey Support,HP Wireless Hotspot (Windows 8),HP Connection Manager (Windows 7),HP GPS and Location (Windows 7),Adobe Flash Player (Windows 7),Compre Office,Fundamentos de seguridad de Microsoft,Cyberlink Power DV
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
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
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
0 - 4570
0 - 3050
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-15 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 35
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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