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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Mar 2014
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25 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Many processor core portable PCs manufactured by HP have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.5GB. The HP ZBook 17 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The HP ZBook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 10" and the biggest is 18".

There are a number of alternative 17.3" laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the ZBook 17, the ZBook 17, or the ZBook 17 all from HP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the HP ZBook 17 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all laptops of this age and type.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. The ZBook 17 has a fairly big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17.

We compared all the other 16GB internal memory laptops to this laptop and we think the Fujitsu Celsius H730 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Tecra W50 (32GB).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the HP ZBook 17 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Tecra W50, or the Tecra W50 both from Toshiba.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ZBook 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This HP notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ZBook 17 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP ZBook 17 which is cheaper.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera which you might want to look at including the Tecra W50, or the Tecra W50 both from Toshiba.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the biggest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory amongst laptops of this age. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 is 14GB, and the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory range from 8GB to 80GB.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17 have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of between 8GB and 1TB.

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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.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 18GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17, the ZBook 17's maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB. At 32 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17.

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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 have been on the market for more than two years only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2.4GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Eight Battery Cells

The HP ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago have between two and eight battery cells.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ZBook 17 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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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 of a comparable age and type to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17, the HP ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Z500.

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Only 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 around for a comparable time to it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the ZBook 17 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The ZBook 17 has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) 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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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg. At 3.5 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is quite heavy compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ZBook 17 (3.4kg and cheaper), or the ZBook 17 (3.5kg and cheaper) both from HP.

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Thick

The HP ZBook 17 is one of the thicker portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17 (34 millimeters) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The heights of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 8.6mm to 180mm, and the average height is 29mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the ZBook 17 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP ZBook 17 is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the ZBook 17 (2.5GHz), or the ZBook 17 (2.5GHz) both from HP or the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Display Technology

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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

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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
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