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HP ZBook 17 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3GHz 16GB Oct 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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23 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 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 similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ZBook 17 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ZBook 17 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This HP portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the ZBook 17 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs of this age and type. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1,100MHz.

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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 portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The ZBook 17 has a very fast processor clock speed (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17. The average processor clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 is 2.1GHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The HP ZBook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP ZBook 17 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec that we have assessed, the internal memory of the ZBook 17 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP ZBook 17 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP ZBook 17 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of this spec and age. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ZBook 17 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and type also have 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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequency of the ZBook 17 of 3.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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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 laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells, including the HP ZBook 17 which has eight battery cells.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

At 75 watt-hours, the HP ZBook 17 has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ZBook 17 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The HP ZBook 17 has a quite big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB.

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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 type.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ZBook 17 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years which have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The ZBook 17 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17, the 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 that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Very Heavy

The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. When compared to other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17 that we have assessed, the weight of the ZBook 17 of 3.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ZBook 17[pl_1621559_price] (3.4kg), or the ZBook 17[pl_2497643_price] (3.5kg) both from HP.

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Thick

With a height of 34 millimeters, the HP ZBook 17 is one of the thicker similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 2.4mm and 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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Very Wide

With a width of 416 millimeters, the ZBook 17 is very wide compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average width of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17 is 360mm, and the widths range from 38mm to 430mm.

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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.

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
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
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 Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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
4G Standard
3G Standard
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
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
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers t7v64ea, hp t7v64, hp m3000, t7v64eaa, hp f0v48, hp i76820, hp m3000m, t7v64eaab, hp f0v48e, hp t7v64e, hp p232377, t7v64eaabu, hp f0v48ea, hp p232381, hp p232370, hp t7v64et, hp p240532, hp i76820h, hp p214861, hp t7v64eta, hp p240532p, hp i76820hq, hp p214861p, hp p232377p, hp ssdt7v64, hp ssdf0v48, hp p232381p, hp p232370p, hp ssdt7v64e, hp ssdf0v48e
Barcodes 00888182186992, 00888182187128, 00888793861110, 00889899163184

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