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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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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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23 Reasons For

HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Many processor core portable PCs manufactured by HP have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz. When compared to other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 that we have assessed, the ZBook 17's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of this age and type the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst laptops of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 range from 10" to 18". The ZBook 17 has a quite big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that have been available 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This HP laptop 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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP ZBook 17 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 actually the best storage medium across all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the HP ZBook 17 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all laptops of this spec and age.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB. The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Eight Battery Cells

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

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17 range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. The HP ZBook 17 has one of the bigger battery capacities (75 watt-hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 710GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite C55-B[plb_2548695_price] (500GB).

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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 came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 also do 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 portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The HP ZBook 17 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ZBook 17 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Heavy

At 3.4 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP ZBook 17[plb_2499441_price] (3.4kg).

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Thick

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 the heights range from 8.6mm to 180mm, and the average height is 29mm. The ZBook 17 is quite thick (34 millimeters) 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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2 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 Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to 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 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
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
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
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
RJ-45 Ports Quantity

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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

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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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