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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

HP has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

There are a number of alternative 17.3" portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ZBook 17 (£1,326.00), or the Alienware 17.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to look at including the HP ZBook 17 (£1,612.26) which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the ZBook 17 (£1,764.67), or the ZBook 17 both from HP.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This HP notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ZBook 17 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the GE60, or the GE60 both from MSI.

Other laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the HP ZBook 17 (£1,764.67).

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. The ZBook 17 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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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 notebook PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 is 14GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17 is 18GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however the HP ZBook 17 has eight processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP ZBook 17 which has eight battery cells.

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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 that are a similar age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The internal memory of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad T540 (8GB and cheaper), or the ThinkPad T540 (8GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to look at including the XPS 15, the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 all from DELL.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 megabyte, the ZBook 17 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Laptops of this age and spec have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 8.2GB.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 8GB to 1TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Heavy

The average weight of many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 2.5kg, and the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg. With a weight of 3.5 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is one of the heavier portable PCs of this age and type amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the MSI GE60 (2.4kg), or the DELL XPS 15 (2.6kg) which is also cheaper.

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Thick

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 the heights range from 8.6mm to 180mm, and the average height is 29mm. At 34 millimeters, the ZBook 17 is quite thick compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the MSI GE60 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Y50 (2.5GHz), or the ThinkPad T540 (2.5GHz) both from Lenovo or the MSI GE60 (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ZBook 17 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Z Book 15 (£1,507.37) (750GB), the Alienware 17 (1TB), or the MSI GE60 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G LTE
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Connection
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out 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
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery 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 Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Thunderbolt Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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
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Expensive, ports are condensed, bulky
Amount of storage
10 February 2015

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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

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4 January 2015

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User Reviews

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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 hp f0v50, hp k1100, hp win87, hp j8z35, hp win87p, hp j8z35e, hp f0v50e, hp k1100m, hp i74700, hp f0v50ea, hp i74700m, hp win87pr, hp p243757, hp j8z35ea, hp i74700mq, hp win87pro, hp p243757p, hp j8z35eaa, hp j8z35eaak, hp j8z35eaakd
Barcodes 00034138060100, 00888182160763, 00888182160770, 00888793615553

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