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...
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11 Reasons For
HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews
Medium processor core laptops built by HP have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.
Very Big Screen Size
Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". The HP ZBook 17 has a very big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 also have a full-size keyboard.
We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Tecra Z50 is also worth considering.
The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 have between two and eight battery cells.
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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
The ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
The maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and spec range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The ZBook 17 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year. Across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17 the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is 802.11ad.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
When compared to other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago that we have checked, the HP ZBook 17's battery capacity of 75 watt-hours is one of the biggest. Laptops of this age and spec have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.
6 Reasons Against
Not Cheap for a Notebook PC of a Similar Age and Type
We think this portable PC looks expensive compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year. The cheapeast notebook PC of a similar age and type that we found costs £130 and the most expensive costs £3,628.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 (£914.05).
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17 that we have assessed, the weight of the ZBook 17 of 3.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The average weight of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2.1kg.
If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP 14 (2kg) which is also cheaper.
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The height of the ZBook 17 of 34 millimeters is one of the thickest amongst medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17. The average height of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 25mm, and the heights range from 11mm to 260mm.
The average width of notebook PCs of this type and age is 360mm, and the widths range from 210mm to 430mm. The HP ZBook 17 is very wide (416 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17.
1 Other reason to consider the HP ZBook 17
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the ZBook 17.
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