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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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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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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

HP has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ZBook 17 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. 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 laptops of this age.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the ZBook 17 has one of the biggest screen sizes amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 16".

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.3GHz. At 2.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (2.9GHz).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ZBook 17 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17. Laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2.2TB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17, the ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Precision M4800 ($1,199.00), and the HP ZBook 15 G2 ($2,624.95) is also worth considering.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the HP ZBook 15.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17, the ZBook 17 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Precision M4800 ($1,199.00), or the HP ZBook 15 G2 ($2,624.95).

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the HP ZBook 15 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ZBook 17 has a very big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The HP ZBook 17 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 32 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The ZBook 17 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.8 gigahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 3.1GHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

The ZBook 17 is a eight processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 only have between four and seven processor threads.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count notebook PC.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this type 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.

Other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T540, or the HP ZBook 15 ($1,466.65).

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (SSD and cheaper), or the DELL Precision M4800 ($1,199.00) (SSD and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been available 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.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to look at including the HP Pro which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

At 3.4 kilograms, the HP ZBook 17 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17. The average weight of portable PCs that were released one year ago is 2.5kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL Precision M4800 ($1,199.00) (2.9kg and cheaper).

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Thick

The ZBook 17 is fairly thick (34 millimeters) 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. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the heights range from 15mm to 48mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

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 were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (16GB), or the MSI WT72 2OM (16GB).

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Specification

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Storage
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Memory Card
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Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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3D Compatible
Display Surface
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Graphics
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Camera
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Networking
4G Standard
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
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Microphone in Port
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DVI Port
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Intel Rapid Start 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
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Intel Visual Technology
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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

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4 January 2015

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp v1q01, hp k4k41, hp w6150, hp k4k41u, hp w6150m, hp v1q01u, hp i74710, hp i76700, k4k67utaba, hp v1q01ut, hp i74710m, hp i76700h, hp p240531, hp p241477, hp k4k41ut, hp v1q01uta, hp i74710mq, hp i76700hq, hp p240531p, hp p241477p, hp k4k41uta, hp k4k41utab, hp v1q01utab, hp v1q01utaba, hp k4k41utaba
Barcodes 00888793830574, 00888793830581, 00888793830598, 00888793861127, 08887938305818
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