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HP ZBook 17 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.8GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ZBook 17 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average PCI Express slot version of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17 is 2.2.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ZBook 17 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the laptops of this age and spec which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age that we have assessed, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the ZBook 17 of 4 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.51GB to 4GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP 8470p (£845.00) (2.9GHz).

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this HP 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 amongst all laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The ZBook 17 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The ZBook 17 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst portable PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed, the ZBook 17's battery capacity of 83 watt-hours is one of the biggest. The average battery capacity of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the 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 the most frequently found memory slot on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to 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.

If the storage medium of this HP portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider 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 laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP ZBook 17 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 510MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. The ZBook 17 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.9 megapixels) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on laptops of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 3.4 kilograms, the ZBook 17's weight is one of the heaviest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average weight of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 is 2.2kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 17 (3.4kg).

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Thick

At 34 millimeters, the HP ZBook 17 is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The heights of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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Very Wide

At 416 millimeters, the HP ZBook 17 is very wide compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17. The narrowest comparable spec laptop that was launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

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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…

8 December 2014

The ZBook 17 is one of the most powerful mobile workstations on the planet, and it will be unfazed by any software you throw at it. Expect it to chew through video encoding jobs, render scenes as...

7 December 2014

We liked The ZBook 17's high-end performance is its most obvious positive feature. This is a laptop that's faster than many desktops. The flexible storage options are also a great thing to have....

HP isn't the only company to bandy around the "mobile workstation" moniker; Dell has offerings under this banner too. However, the ZBook 17 really weighs in ? in every sense of the phrase ? as a...

19 May 2014

HP's ZBook range of mobile workstations has finally landed. The ZBook 17, the biggest model in the line-up, partners a 17.3in display with a burly, upgradeable chassis, a truckload of connectivity... Read more…

15 May 2014

While the smartphone and laptop are usually general devices everyone can find a use for, tablets are arguably still in the niche market where people only use it to meet a specific need. Whether it...

One of the most good looking Windows 8 tablets
Rugged with military specifications
All the hardware features you could ask for 3G
GPS
NFC
Lack of a USB port on the tablet, Though durable, aluminum body may scratch easily
Slower performance and worse battery life than other Clover Trail tablets
Very expensive
Too accessorydependant, making it less usable on its own
Sluggish performance
4 February 2014

The HP ZBook 17 is a superb mobile workstation. The notebook boasts a sturdy solid design and offers ample connectivity. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-4900MQ CPU and an NVidia Quadro K610M GPU...

27 November 2013

HP ZBook 17 with Dreamcolor display The HP ZBook 17 is a worthy successor to the HP EliteBook 8770w . All fundamental properties that one might have come to expect from a mobile workstation are...

Create Striking Catchlights The ring light look has been popular among fashion photographers for a while, but recently, it?s been making its way into other types of photography. The problem with... Read more…

Good light for a great price
Excellent battery life
Rear 8.0 MP camera
Kameras
Eccellente qualit della costruzione, ottima qualit visiva dello schermo, dotazione software completa in ambito professionale, intelligente serie di accessori
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