HP ZBook 17 vs Lenovo B50-70

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HP ZBook 17
Lenovo B50-70

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Reasons For

14 Reasons For
44% faster processor clock speed Edit
The HP ZBook 17 is a 3GHz processor clock speed laptop. That's 1.3GHz faster than the Lenovo B50-70 (1.7GHz). Read more

The processor clock speed is the speed at which the processor runs, measured in calculations per second. A 1 GHz processor runs 1,000,000,000 calculations per second.

A faster processor allows you run more complex applications such as video editing software or games, and will make the computer generally faster to use.

1MB bigger processor cache Edit
The HP ZBook 17 is a 4MB processor cache laptop. That's 1MB bigger than the Lenovo B50-70 (3MB).
16.00 PCI Express lanes (max) Edit
The HP ZBook 17 has 16.00 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo B50-70 only has ten PCI Express lanes (max).
1 newer PCI Express slot version Edit
The HP ZBook 17 has a PCI Express slot version of 3, but the Lenovo B50-70 is only a 2 PCI Express slot version laptop (1 older).
12GB bigger internal memory Edit
The HP ZBook 17 has an internal memory of 16GB, but the Lenovo B50-70 is only a 4GB internal memory laptop (12GB smaller). Read more

The internal memory of a computer is the amount of storage space available for the processor to use when running applications.

More internal memory will increase the overall speed of the computer when running applications.

Bigger screen size Edit
The HP ZBook 17 is a 17.3" laptop. That's 1.7" bigger than the Lenovo B50-70 (15.6"). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the computer screen. The display diagonal is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal will allow you to fit more information on the screen, making it better for editing large documents. A larger screen is also makes it easier to appreciate the detail in photos and videos.

A lot faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency Edit
The HP ZBook 17 has an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300MHz, however the Lenovo B50-70 is only a 950MHz on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency laptop (350MHz slower).
50% faster on-board graphics adapter base frequency Edit
The HP ZBook 17 is a 400MHz on-board graphics adapter base frequency laptop. That's 200MHz faster than the Lenovo B50-70 (200MHz).
SmartCard slot Edit
The HP ZBook 17 has a SmartCard slot, however the Lenovo B50-70 does not have a SmartCard slot.
ExpressCard slot Edit
The HP ZBook 17 has an ExpressCard slot, but the Lenovo B50-70 does not. Read more

Port for an ExpressCard, which contain electronic circuitry and connectors to which external devices (peripherals) can be connected. The ExpressCard standard has replaced the PC Card (also known as PCMCIA) standard and has been used since 2006.

Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports Edit
The HP ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop, whereas the Lenovo B50-70 only has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Intel vPro Technology Edit
The HP ZBook 17 features Intel vPro Technology, but the Lenovo B50-70 does not. Read more

Leading-Edge Security for an Unwired Workplace
The capabilities of Intel vPro technology help IT leadership protect cloud and virtual environments from rootkits and malware threats while ensuring that their organization can keep up with workforce demands. Hardware-based features support centralized image management and administration, secure network storage, and out-of-band protection.

Four more battery cells Edit
The HP ZBook 17 has eight battery cells, however the Lenovo B50-70 only has four battery cells.
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 25 reviews, the HP ZBook 17 has an average expert review score of 83%, whereas the Lenovo B50-70 has an average rating of 73% (based on 11 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Bigger total storage capacity Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 is a 500GB total storage capacity laptop. That's 244GB bigger than the HP ZBook 17 (500GB). Read more

The storage capacity of a computer is the amount of permanent storage space available on the computer for saving data, such as photos, applications and documents. The storage may be provided on a hard disk (slower) or on flash or solid state drives (faster).

A bigger storage capacity will allow you to store more applications, documents, photos and music on the computer.

Microphone in port Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 has a microphone in port, however the HP ZBook 17 does not have a microphone in port.
51% lighter Edit
Lenovo B50-70 is 2.3kg heavy. That's 1.2kg lighter than the HP ZBook 17 (2.3kg). Read more

The weight of the computer excludes the weight of the power supply and charger, but includes the weight of the battery.

A lighter computer makes a difference to the portability of the computer and will reduce your hand luggage weight when travelling by air.

A lot thinner Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 is a 24.7mm thick laptop, whereas the HP ZBook 17 is a 34mm thick laptop (9.3mm thicker).
36mm narrower Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 is a 380mm wide laptop, whereas the HP ZBook 17 is a 416mm wide laptop (36mm wider).
Vastly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Lenovo B50-70 is 100%, however the average rating of the HP ZBook 17 is 68% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
244GB smaller total storage capacity Edit
The HP ZBook 17 has a total storage capacity of 256GB, whereas the Lenovo B50-70 is a 500GB total storage capacity laptop (244GB bigger). Read more

The storage capacity of a computer is the amount of permanent storage space available on the computer for saving data, such as photos, applications and documents. The storage may be provided on a hard disk (slower) or on flash or solid state drives (faster).

A bigger storage capacity will allow you to store more applications, documents, photos and music on the computer.

Does not have a microphone in port Edit
The HP ZBook 17 does not have a microphone in port, however the Lenovo B50-70 does.
A lot heavier Edit
The HP ZBook 17 has a weight of 3.5kg, however the Lenovo B50-70 is a 2.3kg heavy laptop (1.2kg lighter). Read more

The weight of the computer excludes the weight of the power supply and charger, but includes the weight of the battery.

A lighter computer makes a difference to the portability of the computer and will reduce your hand luggage weight when travelling by air.

Thicker Edit
HP ZBook 17 is 34mm thick. That's 9.3mm thicker than the Lenovo B50-70 (24.7mm).
9% wider Edit
HP ZBook 17 is 416mm wide. That's 36mm wider than the Lenovo B50-70 (380mm).
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the HP ZBook 17 is only 68%, whereas the average user rating of the Lenovo B50-70 is 100% (based on 1 review).
16 Reasons Against
1.3GHz slower processor clock speed Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 has a processor clock speed of 1.7GHz, whereas the HP ZBook 17 is a 3GHz processor clock speed laptop (1.3GHz faster). Read more

The processor clock speed is the speed at which the processor runs, measured in calculations per second. A 1 GHz processor runs 1,000,000,000 calculations per second.

A faster processor allows you run more complex applications such as video editing software or games, and will make the computer generally faster to use.

1MB smaller processor cache Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 has a processor cache of 3MB, however the HP ZBook 17 is a 4MB processor cache laptop (1MB bigger).
Six less PCI Express lanes (max) Edit
The number of PCI Express lanes (max) on the Lenovo B50-70 is ten, but the HP ZBook 17 only has 16.00 PCI Express lanes (max).
Older PCI Express slot version Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 is a 2 PCI Express slot version laptop. That's 1 older than the HP ZBook 17 (2).
Significantly smaller internal memory Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 is a 4GB internal memory laptop. That's 12GB smaller than the HP ZBook 17 (4GB). Read more

The internal memory of a computer is the amount of storage space available for the processor to use when running applications.

More internal memory will increase the overall speed of the computer when running applications.

11% smaller screen size Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 has a screen size of 15.6", however the HP ZBook 17 is a 17.3" laptop (1.7" bigger). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the computer screen. The display diagonal is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal will allow you to fit more information on the screen, making it better for editing large documents. A larger screen is also makes it easier to appreciate the detail in photos and videos.

37% slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 is a 950MHz on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency laptop. That's 350MHz slower than the HP ZBook 17 (950MHz).
200MHz slower on-board graphics adapter base frequency Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 has an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 200MHz, whereas the HP ZBook 17 is a 400MHz on-board graphics adapter base frequency laptop (200MHz faster).
Does not have a SmartCard slot Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 does not have a SmartCard slot, whereas the HP ZBook 17 has a SmartCard slot.
Does not have an ExpressCard slot Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 does not have an ExpressCard slot, however the HP ZBook 17 does. Read more

Port for an ExpressCard, which contain electronic circuitry and connectors to which external devices (peripherals) can be connected. The ExpressCard standard has replaced the PC Card (also known as PCMCIA) standard and has been used since 2006.

One less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however the HP ZBook 17 only has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Does not feature Intel vPro Technology Edit
The Lenovo B50-70 does not feature Intel vPro Technology, however the HP ZBook 17 does. Read more

Leading-Edge Security for an Unwired Workplace
The capabilities of Intel vPro technology help IT leadership protect cloud and virtual environments from rootkits and malware threats while ensuring that their organization can keep up with workforce demands. Hardware-based features support centralized image management and administration, secure network storage, and out-of-band protection.

Only four battery cells Edit
The number of battery cells on the Lenovo B50-70 is four, but the HP ZBook 17 only has eight battery cells.
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Older by two months
The Lenovo B50-70 is two months older than the HP ZBook 17.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Lenovo B50-70's average expert score is only 73%, however the HP ZBook 17's is 83% (based on 25 reviews).

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Date Released

27 months Ago 30 months Ago

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

No data No data

Design

Form Factor
 Clamshell
 Clamshell
Market Positioning
 Business
 Business
Colour
 Black
 Black
Product Type
 Mobile workstation
 Mobile workstation

Processor

Processor Core
2 2
Processor Family
 Intel Core i7-4xxx
BEST
 Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
3GHz
BEST
1.7GHz
Motherboard Chipset
 Intel QM87
 Intel QM87
Processor Socket
 BGA1168
 BGA1168
Processor Cache
4MB
BEST
3MB
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
5GT/s 5GT/s
Processor Thread
4 4
Maximum Turbo Frequency
3.7GHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Model
 i7-4610M
 i3-4005U
 i7-4610M
 i3-4005U
BEST
Conflict Free Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Conflict free processor
Processor Lithography
22nm 22nm
PCI Express Lane (max)
16
BEST
10
Processor Operating Mode
 64-bit
 64-bit
PCI Express Slot Version
3
BEST
2
Bus Type
 DMI
 DMI
Processor Codename
 Haswell
 Haswell
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
37W 15W
PCI Express Configuration
 1x8+2x4
 1x16
 2x8
 1x8
 2x4
 1x1
 1x4
 4x1
BEST
 1x8+2x4
 1x16
 2x8
 1x8
 2x4
 1x1
 1x4
 4x1
Tjunction
100°C 100°C
Processor Cache Type
 L3
 Smart Cache
 L3
 Smart Cache

Memory

Internal Memory
16GB
BEST
4GB
Memory
 SO-DIMM
 SO-DIMM
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB
Maximum Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB
Memory Slot
 2x SO-DIMM
 2x SO-DIMM
Memory Layout
 2 x 8
 2 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
1,600MHz 1,600MHz
Internal Memory
 DDR3L-SDRAM
 DDR3L-SDRAM

Storage

Total Storage Capacity
256GB 500GB
BEST
Storage Medium
 SSD
 SSD
 HDD
BEST
 SSD
 SSD
 HDD
Memory Card
 SD
 SDHC
 SDXC
 MMC+
 SD
 SDHC
 SDXC
 MMC+
Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
 PCI Express
 PCI Express
Solid-State Drive Capacity
256GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Hard Drive Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5"
Hard Drive Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 5,400 RPM
Hard Drive Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 500GB
Hard Drive Installed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
17.3"
BEST
15.6"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1366 x 768
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
LED Backlight
 LED backlight
 LED backlight
Display Surface
 Matt
 Matt
HD Type
 Full HD
 HD
BEST
 Full HD
 HD

Graphics

On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
 Intel HD Graphics
 Intel HD Graphics
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
 GDDR5
BEST
 GDDR5
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
 NVIDIA Quadro K2200M
 NVIDIA Quadro K2200M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
2GB Unknown - Click to provide data
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Unknown - Click to provide data 0xA16
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
3 3
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 2GB
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
1,300MHz
BEST
950MHz
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
400MHz
BEST
200MHz
On-Board Graphics Adapter
 On-board graphics adapter
 On-board graphics adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
 Discrete graphics adapter
 Discrete graphics adapter

Optical Drive

LghtScribe Feature
 LghtScribe feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Drive
 Blu-Ray DVD Combo
 Blu-Ray DVD Combo

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Built-In Speaker
2 2
Audio System
DTS Studio Sound HD Dolby Advanced v2

Camera

Front Camera Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1280 x 720
Front Camera
 Front camera
 Front camera

Networking

4G
 4G
Unknown - Click to provide data
4G Standard
 LTE
 LTE
3G Standard
 HSPA+
 HSPA+
Bluetooth Version
 4.0
 4.0
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10,100,1000 10,100,1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
Wireless LAN Connection
 Wireless LAN connection
 Wireless LAN connection
3G Network Access Module
 3G network access module
 3G network access module
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth

Ports & Interfaces

SmartCard Slot
 SmartCard slot
BEST
 SmartCard slot
ExpressCard Slot
 ExpressCard slot
BEST
 ExpressCard slot
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Docking Connector
 Docking connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Combo Headphone/mic Port
 Combo headphone/mic port
 Combo headphone/mic port
S/PDIF Out Port
 S/PDIF out port
 S/PDIF out port
Microphone in Port
 Microphone in port
 Microphone in port
BEST
Thunderbolt Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
SATA III Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
SATA Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
3
BEST
2

Keyboard

Full-Size Keyboard
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full-size keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
 Spill resistant keyboard
Unknown - Click to provide data
Numeric Keypad
 Numeric keypad
 Numeric keypad
Windows Key
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Pointing Device
 Touchpad
 Touchpad

Operating System/software

Operating System
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture
 64-bit
 64-bit

Processor Special Features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology
 Intel Anti-Theft Technology
 Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
 Intel vPro Technology
BEST
 Intel vPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
 Intel Turbo Boost Technology
 Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
 Intel Identity Protection Technology
 Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
 Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
 Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
 Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
 Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
 Intel InTru 3D technology
 Intel InTru 3D technology
Intel Insider
 Intel Insider
 Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
 Intel Quick Sync Video technology
 Intel Quick Sync Video technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
 Intel Clear Video HD technology
 Intel Clear Video HD technology
Supported Instruction Set
 AVX
 AVX 2.0
 SSE
 SSE4.1
 SSE4.2
 AVX
 AVX 2.0
 SSE
 SSE4.1
 SSE4.2
Intel TSX-NI
 Intel TSX-NI
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel ME Firmware Version
 9.5
 9.5
BEST
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
 Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Unknown - Click to provide data
Embedded Options Available
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Embedded options available
Intel Secure Key
 Intel Secure Key
Unknown - Click to provide data
Execute Disable Bit
 Execute Disable Bit
 Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Thermal Monitoring Technology
 Thermal monitoring technology
 Thermal monitoring technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
 Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
 Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 40mm
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
 Intel Demand Based Switching
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
 Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
 Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Idle States
 Idle states
 Idle states
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Intel AES New Instructions
 Intel AES New Instructions
 Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
 Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
 Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Processor ARK ID
Unknown - Click to provide data 75105

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 6h
Battery Capacity
75Wh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Cell Count
8
BEST
4
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium

Power

AC Adapter Power
200W Unknown - Click to provide data

Security

Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
 Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Fingerprint Reader
 Fingerprint reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot
 Kensington
 Kensington
Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
 Cable lock slot

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
3.5kg 2.3kg
BEST
Height
34mm 24.7mm
BEST
Depth
272mm 262mm
Width
416mm 380mm
BEST

Packaging Data

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Power Cord Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power cord included
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology
 VT-x
 VT-d
 VT-x
 VT-d
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