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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the superior manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 16". When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 that we have assessed, the screen size of the ZBook 17 of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest.

Other 17.3" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the ZBook 17[pl_1606856_price], or the ZBook 17[pl_2050883_price] both from HP.

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the Tecra W50[pl_2053079_price], or the Tecra W50[pl_2379672_price] both from Toshiba or the HP ZBook 17[plb_2193663_price].

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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 most laptops that have been around for more than two years. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the Tecra W50[pl_2053079_price], or the Tecra W50[pl_2379672_price] both from Toshiba or the HP ZBook 17[plb_2193663_price].

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 17 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17.

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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 the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst memory slots across comparable types of notebook PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB. At 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big battery capacity (75 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17. The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 30Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of this type and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Expensive

The cheapeast portable PCs of a comparable spec and age that we found costs £169 and the most expensive costs £3,365. We think that this many processor core laptop looks expensive for a notebook PC that came out more than two years ago.

Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the ZBook 17[pl_1606856_price], the ZBook 17[pl_2050883_price], or the ZBook 17[pl_2499441_price] all from HP.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu Celsius H730[plb_2698783_price] (16GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age 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.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Z500[plb_1470700_price].

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the HP ZBook 17 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

Notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. The ZBook 17 is fairly heavy (3.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the ZBook 17[pl_2050883_price] (3.4kg), or the ZBook 17[pl_1606856_price] (3.5kg) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Thick

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

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Recent Price Increase of £26.80

In the last 60 days the price of the ZBook 17 has increased by £26.80.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the ZBook 17.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17.

We compared all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP ZBook 17[plb_2499441_price], and the Fujitsu Celsius H730[plb_2399699_price] is also worth considering.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Celsius H730[plb_2698783_price] (2.9GHz and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP ZBook 17 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and type. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ZBook 17[plb_2050883_price], or the Lenovo W540[plb_2133943_price].

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Celsius H730[plb_2212790_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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 2 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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit 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 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 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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
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
Technical Details
Other Features
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
Kameras
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Barcodes 00888793901212, 00888793901229, 00888793901274, 00888793902264, 00888793902325, 00888793902431

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