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HP ZBook 17 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Sep 2014
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On the go creativity knows no limits with a vivid 43,94 cm (17.3 ) diagonal HP ZBook 17 G2. Showcase your best work in the office or on the go and take advantage of HP's most powerful processing,... More
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21 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 3,456 expert and owner reviews, HP has good reviews for its portable PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ZBook 17 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of this age and type. Most of the laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 2.2. At 3, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable 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. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the ZBook 17 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17 is 10" and the biggest is 18".

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops of this age and type range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly fast processor clock 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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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This HP laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop 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 across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17, the HP ZBook 17's internal memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 17 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The hard drive speeds of portable PCs of this type and age range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The maximum internal memory of the ZBook 17 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Eight Battery Cells

The HP ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17, the battery capacity of the ZBook 17 of 83 watt-hours is one of the biggest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP ZBook 17 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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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 type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, 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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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that were launched 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.

If the storage medium of this HP portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£972.00) (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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the HP ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Heavy

The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 3.4 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is one of the heaviest comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP ZBook 17 (£530.60) (3.4kg).

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Thick

The heights of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 17 range from 2.4mm to 300mm. The HP ZBook 17 is quite thick (34 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.

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Very Wide

The ZBook 17 is one of the widest medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 (416 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£2,116.07) (512GB), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Specification

Design
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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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
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
SmartCard Slot
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
Backlit 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
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
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

(23)
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 k4k37utaba, k4k38utaba, visipax v2d18, visipax m1000, visipax i56440, visipax v2d18a, visipax m1000m, visipax prv2d18, visipax i56440h, visipax v2d18aw, visipax w7p64w10, visipax i56440hq, visipax v2d18awa, visipax prv2d18a, visipax v2d18awab, visipax prv2d18aw, visipax v2d18awaba, visipax prv2d18awa, visipax prv2d18awab, visipax prv2d18awaba
Barcodes 00779184340058, 00888793822449, 00888793822517, 00888793822524, 00888793822531, 08887938224492, 08887938225246

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