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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 628GB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Sep 2013
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ZBook 17 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The screen sizes of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 16".

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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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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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 this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years, the HP ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard.

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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 most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP portable PC also 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 across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as 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 typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 17 has a quite fast hard drive speed 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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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 portable PC, which is the most common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.

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

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The HP ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The ZBook 17 has more processor threads than most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17. Most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this laptop has eight processor threads.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 have between two and eight battery cells, including the ZBook 17 which has eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Notebook PCs of this age and type have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. With a battery capacity of 83 watt-hours, the ZBook 17 has a quite big battery capacity 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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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the HP ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 1GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the ZBook 17 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the HP ZBook 17 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Heavy

With a weight of 3.5 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is one of the heavier comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 is 2.5kg, and the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.

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Thick

Laptops that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 have heights of between 8.6mm and 180mm. With a height of 34 millimeters, the ZBook 17 is one of the thicker many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when HP released the ZBook 17.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 17 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Average Internal Memory

The ZBook 17 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 628 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 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
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
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
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 WiMAX
4G LTE
Data Network
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connectivity
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
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
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT 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 Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
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 Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
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
64-Bit Computing
Thunderbolt Technology

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Expert Reviews

(23)
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…

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

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...

4 January 2015

HP ZBook 17 G2 The HP ZBook 17 G2 is still a really good mobile workstation . You can equip it with very powerful components, there are numerous options for upgrades and the cooling solution is...

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User Reviews

(6)
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp f2p73, hp i74700, hp f2p73u, f2p73utaba, hp i74700m, hp f2p73ut, hp i74700mq, hp f2p73uta, hp f2p73utab, hp f2p73utaba
Barcodes 00888182080122, 08881820801228
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