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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Dec 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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One Industry Award

This many processor core notebook PC was given a "Recommended" award by Alphr.com who said that this portable PC was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this HP portable PC is 84% based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Techradar, notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz and apcmag.com. This puts this notebook PC in the top 8% of all the notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Robust

A number of people considered that this laptop was reliable. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “Such laptops are mostly designed for a role as reliable corporate workhorses, offering better-than-average levels of configuration, support” . Expert website Apcmag.com mentioned last year “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” in their review of the HP ZBook 17.

Some HP ZBook 17 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Notebookcheck.net said “The chassis is sturdy, the”. One HP ZBook 17 owner considered that the HP ZBook 17 was well made.

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

HP is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and HP also has good reviews for its many processor core portable PCs.

Good Product Quality

A number of HP ZBook 17 owners agreed that it was good quality. Alphr.com mentioned in their review of the HP ZBook 17 “High quality colour, accurate display”.

Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was a good design. Notebookreview.com mentioned in their review of this laptop two years ago “The notebook boasts a sturdy solid design and offers ample connectivity”. In November last year Alphr.com rated this laptop 80 out of 100 and wrote in their HP ZBook 17 review “Excellent performance, vibrant display, ample connectivity, durable design”.

Good Connectivity

One person who reviewed it said that it was good in terms of connectivity.

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 portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the ZBook 17 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 17 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

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

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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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

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

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The ZBook 17 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 have battery lifes of between 3h and 4,700h. With a battery life of 12 hours, the ZBook 17 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age. This HP laptop also 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the ZBook 17 has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the MSI GP60 Leopard[plb_2527388_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP ZBook 17 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this type and age is 19GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. The HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.7 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17. Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz.

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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 a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17.

Amongst 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 ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 17. Across all the laptops of this age and type the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 83 watt-hours, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The battery capacities of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 58Wh.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on laptops of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

User Reviews Are Average

People who bought this notebook PC rated this laptop 68 out of 100 on average.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

One HP ZBook 17 reviewer who reviewed the product wrote that it was not heavy. Alphr.com wrote in their review of the HP ZBook 17 “Large and hefty” yet they gave it a rating of 4 stars. One HP ZBook 17 reviewer thought this laptop was not heavy and bulky.

Poor Battery Life

One HP ZBook 17 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Techradar.com said in their review “However, its display isn't the highest resolution, its battery life is awful”.

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB. The ZBook 17 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the MSI GP60 Leopard[plb_2527388_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17 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 the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 3.4 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17. The lightest laptop of this age and type is 430g heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

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Thick

At 34 millimeters, the HP ZBook 17 is fairly thick compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Notebook PCs of this type and age have heights of between 3.2mm and 180mm, and the average height is 29mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

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 were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Memory Card
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Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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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
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Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
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Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
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
Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
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Battery
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Cable Lock Slot
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Packaging Data
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Operating Altitude
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Operating Relative Humidity Range
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Display
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

1 Award

alphr.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

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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…

8 December 2014

The ZBook 17 is one of the most powerful mobile workstations on the planet, and it will be unfazed by any software you throw at it. Expect it to chew through video encoding jobs, render scenes as...

7 December 2014

We liked The ZBook 17's high-end performance is its most obvious positive feature. This is a laptop that's faster than many desktops. The flexible storage options are also a great thing to have....

HP isn't the only company to bandy around the "mobile workstation" moniker; Dell has offerings under this banner too. However, the ZBook 17 really weighs in ? in every sense of the phrase ? as a...

19 May 2014

HP's ZBook range of mobile workstations has finally landed. The ZBook 17, the biggest model in the line-up, partners a 17.3in display with a burly, upgradeable chassis, a truckload of connectivity... Read more…

15 May 2014

While the smartphone and laptop are usually general devices everyone can find a use for, tablets are arguably still in the niche market where people only use it to meet a specific need. Whether it...

One of the most good looking Windows 8 tablets
Rugged with military specifications
All the hardware features you could ask for 3G
GPS
NFC
Lack of a USB port on the tablet, Though durable, aluminum body may scratch easily
Slower performance and worse battery life than other Clover Trail tablets
Very expensive
Too accessorydependant, making it less usable on its own
Sluggish performance
4 February 2014

The HP ZBook 17 is a superb mobile workstation. The notebook boasts a sturdy solid design and offers ample connectivity. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-4900MQ CPU and an NVidia Quadro K610M GPU...

27 November 2013

HP ZBook 17 with Dreamcolor display The HP ZBook 17 is a worthy successor to the HP EliteBook 8770w . All fundamental properties that one might have come to expect from a mobile workstation are...

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Good light for a great price
Excellent battery life
Rear 8.0 MP camera
Kameras
Eccellente qualit della costruzione, ottima qualit visiva dello schermo, dotazione software completa in ambito professionale, intelligente serie di accessori
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