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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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On the go creativity knows no limits with a vivid 43,94 cm (17.3 ) diagonal HP ZBook 17 G2. Showcase your best work in the office or on the go and take advantage of HP's most powerful processing,... More
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HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

HP is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its many processor core portable PCs.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 25GB. The ZBook 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) 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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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 8GB. At 4 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 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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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 laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average screen size of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 16".

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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 were released more than a year ago.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

The ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba Satellite L50-C which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The ZBook 17 has a better storage medium than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

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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 portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.

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

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ZBook 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 17 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

The HP ZBook 17 has a L3 processor cache which is better than the L2 processor cache found on most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

A L3 processor cache is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.

The worst processor cache level across similar types of portable PC is L2.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 the maximum internal memories range from 2GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 21GB. At 32,768 megabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 6 megabytes, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger cache memories amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average cache memory of portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 4.1MB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17. The discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 range from 1GB to 8.2GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The ZBook 17 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 32GB and the biggest is 2.2TB.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo W541 (500GB), or the DELL Precision M4800 (500GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The HP ZBook 17 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This HP portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17.

Across comparable types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Very Heavy

Many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 have weights of between 580g and 3.8kg. At 3.4 kilograms, the HP ZBook 17 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Thick

The thinnest many processor core laptop that was launched more than a year ago is 8.9mm thick, the thickest is 55mm, and the average height is 27mm. At 34 millimeters, the ZBook 17 is quite thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over a Year Ago

This HP notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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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
System Bus Rate
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs 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
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
Thunderbolt 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
Keyboard Layout
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)
Display Technology

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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 hp j8z37, hp k3100, hp t7v62, hp j8z38, hp t7v63, hp m2000, hp i76700, hp t7v62e, hp j8z38e, hp t7v63e, hp i74710, hp m2000m, hp j8z37e, hp k3100m, j8z37eaab9, hp i74710m, j9a21etabz, j8z95eauug, j8z38etabu, j8z38eaabe, hp p232378, j8z37eaaby, j9a22eaak8, j9a21eaabu, j8z39eaabu, j8z38eaaby, hp p232380, hp j8z37et, j8z37eauug, hp p214860
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