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HP ZBook 17 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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Creativity knows no limits. Showcase your best work in the office or on the go. With the new HP ZBook 17 workstation, take advantage of HP's most powerful processing and graphics, consistent color... More
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22 Reasons For

HP Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

On average HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs produced by HP.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. The ZBook 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ZBook 17 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2 and the newest is 3. At 3, the ZBook 17 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 17 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the ZBook 17 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 17 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar type and age to 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 17.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The internal memory of the HP ZBook 17 of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17, the HP ZBook 17 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Laptops of this type and age have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 17 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of laptops of this spec and age is 25GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The maximum internal memory of the HP ZBook 17 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At 83 watt-hours, the HP ZBook 17 has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and 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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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ZBook 17 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and type which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 megabyte, the ZBook 17 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 17. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP ZBook 17 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The HP ZBook 17 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17. Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 3.5 kilograms, the HP ZBook 17 is one of the heaviest medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and type the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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

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Thick

The thinnest portable PC of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17 is 2.4mm thick and the thickest is 300mm. With a height of 34 millimeters, the ZBook 17 is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Wide

The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 range from 38mm to 430mm. The ZBook 17 is one of the wider similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 (416 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP ZBook 17 has a pretty average processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X230 (2.6GHz and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP ZBook 17 has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (£899.00) (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Processor Family
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Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Thunderbolt Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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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 hp k1100, hp k4k37, hp k1100m, hp k4k37u, hp i54210, hp k4k37ut, hp i54210m, hp 1600x900
Barcodes 00888793030783, 08887930307834

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