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...
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HP Laptops Have Good Reviews
Based on 3,456 owner and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its notebook PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.
Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger on-board graphics adapter memory capacity (1.7 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 range from 0.12GB to 4GB.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.
Fairly Big Screen Size
Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.
16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display
This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17 also have a full-size keyboard.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the HP EliteBook 850 G1, or the Lenovo X1 Carbon which is cheaper.
We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba Z30 is also worth considering.
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Has a Front Camera
The HP ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.
Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider include the HP EliteBook 850 G1 which is cheaper.
It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the Z30, or the Z30 both from Toshiba.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.
Eight Battery Cells
The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count notebook PC.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Portable PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Very Big Battery Capacity
At 75 watt-hours, the HP ZBook 17 has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17. The average battery capacity of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 50Wh.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP ZBook 17 which has three USB 3.0 ports.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the ThinkPad X240, or the X1 Carbon both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 13 are also worth considering.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar age and type to it.
With a weight of 3.5 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is very heavy compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.
Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Inspiron 17 (3kg and cheaper), or the Inspiron 17 7000 (3.3kg and cheaper) both from DELL or the HP Probook 470 (2.9kg and cheaper).
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With a height of 34 millimeters, the HP ZBook 17 is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The thinnest portable PC of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17 is 2.4mm thick and the thickest is 300mm.
Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The ZBook 17 is very wide (416 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
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