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HP Zbook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 750GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Aug 2013
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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... More
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HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average HP many processor core portable PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs built by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Zbook 17 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Zbook 17 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB.

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Very Big Screen Size

The HP Zbook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average screen size of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Zbook 17 is 16".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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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 that were released around the same time as the Zbook 17.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Pro, or the Zbook 15 G2 both from HP or the Alienware 17 ($1,377.99).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Zbook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Zbook 17.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the HP Zbook 17 G2, the Alienware 17 ($1,377.99), or the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B is also worth considering.

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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 most laptops of this age and type. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the Zbook 17 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Zbook 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Zbook 17.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Zbook 17 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of laptops of this type and age range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM. The HP Zbook 17 has a very fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Zbook 17.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of this age and type.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the DELL Precision M4800 which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 15 ($1,079.99) (SSD and higher rated); or the HP Omen ($899.99) (SSD and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Zbook 17 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL XPS 15 ($1,079.99); or the HP Omen ($899.99) are also worth considering.

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Very Heavy

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago the weights range from 980g to 4.2kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. At 3.4 kilograms, the Zbook 17 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Precision M4800 (2.9kg and cheaper).

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Thick

At 34 millimeters, the HP Zbook 17 is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Zbook 17. The thinnest portable PC that has been on the market for more than a year is 15mm thick, the thickest is 48mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Zbook 17

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

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 have been on the market for around the same time as the Zbook 17.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Zbook 17 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Zbook 17.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP Omen ($899.99).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP Zbook 17 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Zbook 17.

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Specification

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Processor Series
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Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
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
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 WiMAX
4G LTE
4G
Data Network
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connection
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
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Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
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Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
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Intel VPro Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
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Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Power
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AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
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Cable Included
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Non-Operating Altitude
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Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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