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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Dec 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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19 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

HP has good average reviews for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency 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 slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,400MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 16". The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

Alternative 17.3" laptops currently available that you might want to look at include the HP ZBook 17 which is cheaper.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP ZBook 17 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all similar spec laptops 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 across comparable types of laptop.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 17's processor clock speed is one of the fastest amongst laptops that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the ZBook 15, and the ZBook both from HP is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Celsius H730 (2.9GHz).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the XPS 15, the XPS 15, and the XPS 15 all from DELL which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17, the ZBook 17 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper laptops such as the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 both from DELL.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera which you might want to consider including the MSI GE60.

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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 have been available for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The ZBook 17 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age 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 laptop, which is the most common memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The ZBook 17 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.8 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years is 3.2GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between two and eight battery cells, including the ZBook 17 which has eight battery cells.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the XPS 15, the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 all from DELL which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17 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 the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Heavy

The weights of laptops of this age and spec range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. The HP ZBook 17 is fairly heavy (3.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 (3.4kg and cheaper).

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Thick

The HP ZBook 17 is fairly thick (34 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17. The heights of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 8.6mm to 180mm, and the average height is 29mm.

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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 this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The ZBook 17 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Alienware 17, and the DELL XPS 15 is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the HP Zbook 15, or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 which is cheaper.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Y50 (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the HP Zbook 15 which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at the ZBook 15 (SSD), the ZBook 17 (SSD), or the ZBook 15 (SSD) all from HP which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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
4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
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
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
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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 k4k67uaaba, hp p240531, hp p241477, k4k67utaba, hp p241477p, hp p240531p, warranty t7v61, warranty t7v61e, warranty t7v61et, warranty t7v61eta, warranty t7v61etab, warranty t7v61etabu, hewlettpackard t7v61, hewlettpackard t7v61e, hewlettpackard t7v61et, hewlettpackard t7v61eta, hewlettpackard t7v61etab, hewlettpackard t7v61etabu
Barcodes 00888793830567, 00888793830574, 00888793830581, 00888793830598, 00888793861127, 08887938305818
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