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...
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On average HP many processor core laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs produced by HP.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.5GB.
Very Big Screen Size
The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst many processor core laptops of this age. The average screen size of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 15".
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The ZBook 17 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17.
The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Alternative laptops that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the N56VJ, or the U500VZ (£649.99) both from Asus.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17, the HP ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) is also worth considering.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years, the HP ZBook 17 has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ZBook 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that are a comparable age to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17.
Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.
AC Cable Included
This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.
Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed
The hard drive speeds of laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,000 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 21GB. At 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.
4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The biggest memory slots of the ZBook 17 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.
This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17.
A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst similar types of laptop.
Eight Battery Cells
The HP ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other many processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years have between two and eight battery cells.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The HP ZBook 17 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most many processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most many processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it have an 802.11b WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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.
We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VJ is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ZBook 17 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The ZBook 17 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB.
The HP ZBook 17 is one of the heavier portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 (3.5 kilograms) amongst many processor core laptops of this age. The lightest similar spec notebook PC that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 430g heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.
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At 34 millimeters, the ZBook 17 is fairly thick compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17. The average height of portable PCs of this age and spec is 29mm.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when HP released the ZBook 17.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.4 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.
If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 17 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K610M
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board 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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
DTS Studio Sound HD
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
0 - 4570
0 - 3050
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity Range
20 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-15 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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