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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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 a comparable time to it.
Quite Big Screen Size
Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The ZBook 17 has a fairly big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this spec and age.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ZBook 17 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most laptops of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 portable PCs of this age and spec.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.
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Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17, the HP ZBook 17 has a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.
Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed
With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 17 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17. The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.
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 common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all laptops of this age and spec.
Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.
Eight Processor Threads
Most of the other laptops of this type and age only have between four and seven processor threads, however the ZBook 17 has eight processor threads.
Quite Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the ZBook 17 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The processor caches of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 range from 1GB to 8.2GB. The HP ZBook 17 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.
Eight Battery Cells
The HP ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count laptop.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The ZBook 17 has a quite big battery capacity (83 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop 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 released more than two years ago.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
At 3.5 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The weights of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 range from 430g to 4.8kg.
If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 17 (3.5kg).
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The ZBook 17 is one of the thicker laptops of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 (34 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The heights of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 8.6mm to 180mm.
5 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.4 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.
If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2 (2.5GHz).
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly standard 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.
Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 (12GB).
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17.
HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to 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.
Colour of Product
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display Number of Colours
Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K610M
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
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
Number of Built-In Speakers
DTS Studio Sound HD
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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
TV Tuner Integrated
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Operating System Installed
Windows 7 Professional
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