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24 Reasons For
HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs
On average HP many processor core portable PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all portable PCs manufactured by HP.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst laptops of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 1GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.5GB.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP ZBook 17 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
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 a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17.
Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Quite Big Screen Size
With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 16".
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 17.3" portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP ZBook 17[plb_2320155_price].
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Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
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 notebook PCs of this type and age. In addition, this notebook PC 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 this age and spec.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.
SSD Storage Medium
The ZBook 17 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. 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.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.
Across similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17, the HP ZBook 17 has a front camera.
Eight Processor Threads
Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however the HP ZBook 17 has eight processor threads.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.
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 the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17.
A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst similar types of laptop.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The HP ZBook 17 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 2.4GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The ZBook 17 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.
Eight Battery Cells
Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 have between two and eight battery cells, including the ZBook 17 which has eight battery cells.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most laptops of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the HP ZBook 17 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
The battery capacities of portable PCs of this type and age range from 30Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of 75 watt-hours, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ZBook 17 which has three USB 3.0 ports.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
7 Reasons Against
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.
If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2527948_price] (500GB).
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17, the HP ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The ZBook 17 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.
This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.
The best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of laptop is 802.11n.
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Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.
With a weight of 3.4 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.
There are a number of other 3.4kg heavy laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including the HP ZBook 17[plb_2320155_price] which has better reviews.
If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the ZBook 17[pl_2050883_price] (3.4kg), or the ZBook 17[pl_2036831_price] (3.4kg) both from HP.
The average height of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 29mm, and the heights range from 8.6mm to 180mm. At 34 millimeters, the HP ZBook 17 is quite thick compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the ZBook 17.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.4 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.
If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (2.5GHz).
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.
+1 Other reason
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1920 x 1080
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K3100M
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
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
DTS Studio Sound HD
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 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 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)
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