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...
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The expert at Alphr.com concluded that concluded that they would endorse this HP laptop and gave it their "Recommended" award.
Good Expert Reviews
Based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Techradar, notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz and apcmag.com this many processor core laptop has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100. Notebook PC experts think this portable PC is one of the better notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Several HP ZBook 17 reviewers who bought this laptop thought it 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 said “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.
A number of people said in their reviews that this laptop was strong and durable. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “The chassis is sturdy, the”. One HP ZBook 17 reviewer considered that it was well made.
Good Product Quality
Several HP ZBook 17 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Alphr.com said “High quality colour, accurate display”.
HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops
HP has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.
Several HP ZBook 17 owners who reviewed this laptop wrote that it was a good design. Expert review site Notebookreview.com wrote two years ago “The notebook boasts a sturdy solid design and offers ample connectivity” in their HP ZBook 17 review and gave this laptop a score of 4 stars. Alphr.com wrote “Excellent performance, vibrant display, ample connectivity, durable design”.
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One HP ZBook 17 owner mentioned that this laptop was good in terms of connectivity.
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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
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 a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.
Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Quite Big Screen Size
With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17. The screen sizes of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17 range from 10" to 18".
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17 is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and type.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ZBook 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This HP notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.
Has a Front Camera
The ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.
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 the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17.
The worst memory slots across comparable types of laptop is 1x SO-DIMM.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
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 similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The ZBook 17 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.
Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed
Across all the laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 17 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.
Eight Battery Cells
The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 have between two and eight battery cells.
Fairly 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. Notebook PCs of this type and age have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.
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Average Owner Reviews
People who bought this notebook PC rated this notebook PC 68 out of 100 on average.
Not Good in Terms of Size
One HP ZBook 17 reviewer who reviewed this laptop concluded that it was not heavy. Alphr.com said in their review last year “Large and hefty” but despite that they still gave it a rating of 4 stars. One HP ZBook 17 owner thought the product was not heavy and bulky.
Poor Battery Life
One HP ZBook 17 reviewer who reviewed this laptop thought it did not have a good battery life. Techradar.com mentioned in their HP ZBook 17 review on expert website Techradar “However, its display isn't the highest resolution, its battery life is awful”.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have a full-size keyboard, however the ZBook 17 does not have a full-size keyboard.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The HP ZBook 17 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.
The average weight of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 is 2.5kg, and the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg. At 3.5 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17.
With a height of 34 millimeters, the ZBook 17 is fairly thick compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. The average height of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 29mm, and the heights range from 8.6mm to 180mm.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the ZBook 17.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.4 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a relatively standard internal memory 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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HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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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