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HP ZBook 17 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Nov 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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28 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,456 user and expert 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 manufacturers.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ZBook 17 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This HP notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 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 typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the ZBook 17 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17. The PCI Express slot versions of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Very Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the ZBook 17 of 32 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 range from 0.51GB to 4GB. The ZBook 17 has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The HP ZBook 17 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,250 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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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Very Big Screen Size

The HP ZBook 17 has a very big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the HP ZBook 17 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The ZBook 17 has a very fast processor clock speed (2.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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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 that were launched more than two years ago. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, 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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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 17 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other laptops that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17, the maximum internal memory of the HP ZBook 17 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP ZBook 17 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count laptop.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh. With a battery capacity of 83 watt-hours, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the biggest battery capacities amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years 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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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 have on-board graphics adapter memory of between 120MB and 2.1GB. At 1,700 megabyte, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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8 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The ZBook 17 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 3.4 kilograms, the ZBook 17's weight is one of the heaviest amongst laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17[plb_1621559_price] (3.4kg).

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Thick

At 34 millimeters, the ZBook 17 is quite thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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Very Wide

The widths of portable PCs of this type and age range from 38mm to 430mm. When compared to other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 that we have checked, the width of the HP ZBook 17 of 416 millimeters is one of the widest.

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3 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

At 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 have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 17.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2706073_price] (6GB).

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Specification

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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
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Power
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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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
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 4340, hp 64bi, hp 4340m, hp 64bit, hp p232379, hp p232379p
Barcodes 00888793570463, 00888793570593, 00888793570845, 00888793570869, 00888793571651, 08887935705901

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