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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB 1.3TB HDD+SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 32GB Jan 2014
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The HP ZBook 17 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,300 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. Laptops of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1GB and the biggest is 8GB. The HP ZBook 17 has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the ZBook 17's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of this age and type. The average internal memory of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 8.4GB.

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Very Big Screen Size

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17 that we have assessed the screen size of, the ZBook 17's screen size of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest. The average screen size of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 16", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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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 frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The ZBook 17 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds (2.8 gigahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17 is 1GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17 is 710GB. At 1,262 gigabyte, the ZBook 17 has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17, the HP ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ZBook 17 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17, the ZBook 17 has a front camera.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 2.4GB. At 8,192 megabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 17.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this type and age.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ZBook 17 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17 only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 17 has one of the fastest hard drive speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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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 the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

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

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

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz.

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Eight Processor Threads

The ZBook 17 is a eight processor thread laptop.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB. At 8 megabytes, the ZBook 17 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Big Cache Memory

Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 have cache memories of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average cache memory is 5.4MB. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 17 that we have checked, the cache memory of the HP ZBook 17 of 8 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Eight Battery Cells

The HP ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 83 watt-hours, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17, the ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the 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 typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec portable PC that was released around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 430g heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. At 3.5 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is fairly heavy 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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Thick

At 34 millimeters, the ZBook 17 is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 have heights of between 8.6mm and 180mm, and the average height is 29mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

HDD Storage Medium

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

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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
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
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
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
Numeric Keypad
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® 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
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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

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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 f7w21, hp i74900, hp f7w21u, hp i74900m, hp f7w21ut, hp i74900mq, hp f7w21uta, hp f7w21utab, hp f7w21utaba
Barcodes 00888182235041, 00888182410028, 08881824100280
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