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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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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... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the superior manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 16". When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 that we have assessed, the screen size of the ZBook 17 of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest.

Other 17.3" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the ZBook 17, or the ZBook 17 both from HP.

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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 comparable age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the Tecra W50, or the Tecra W50 both from Toshiba or the HP ZBook 17.

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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 laptops that have been around for more than two years. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook 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 amongst all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the Tecra W50, or the Tecra W50 both from Toshiba or the HP ZBook 17.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 17 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17.

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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 common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst memory slots across comparable types of notebook PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB. At 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big battery capacity (75 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17. The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 30Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the ZBook 17, the ZBook 17, or the ZBook 17 all from HP.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (16GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ZBook 17 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Z500.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the HP ZBook 17 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

Notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. The ZBook 17 is fairly heavy (3.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the ZBook 17 (3.4kg), or the ZBook 17 (3.5kg) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Thick

With a height of 34 millimeters, the ZBook 17 is quite thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17. Across all the laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 17 the heights range from 8.6mm to 180mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17.

We compared all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP ZBook 17, and the Fujitsu Celsius H730 is also worth considering.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (2.9GHz and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP ZBook 17 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and type. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ZBook 17, or the Lenovo W540.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (SSD and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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 Model
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
Headphone Outputs
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
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
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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 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 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® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(25)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers j8z67etabu, hp p232358, hp p232358p
Barcodes 00888793901212, 00888793901229, 00888793901274, 00888793902264, 00888793902325, 00888793902431
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