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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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On the go creativity knows no limits with a vivid 43,94 cm (17.3 ) diagonal HP ZBook 17 G2. Showcase your best work in the office or on the go and take advantage of HP's most powerful processing,... More
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18 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all HP laptops and also specifically for HP many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases HP had good reviews.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes (17.3 inches) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The screen sizes of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 16".

Alternative 17.3" portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the HP ZBook 17[plb_2689135_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs of this type and age have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price], or the MSI GE60[plb_2305231_price].

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the ZBook 15[pl_2546283_price] (2.7GHz), the ZBook[pl_2499795_price] (2.8GHz), or the ZBook 17[pl_2689135_price] (2.8GHz) all from HP which is also cheaper.

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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 of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP ZBook 17[plb_2689135_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to consider including the ZBook 17[pl_1606856_price], or the ZBook 17[pl_2050883_price] 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 similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type 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 in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the ZBook 17 has a front camera.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including the GE60[pl_1491970_price], or the GE60[pl_2305231_price] both from MSI which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the HP ZBook 17[plb_1606856_price].

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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 around for a comparable time to it.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The ZBook 17 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

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

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The ZBook 17 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The hard drive speeds of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. At 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 3.2GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17 have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. The ZBook 17 has a fairly big battery capacity (75 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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11 Reasons Against

Expensive

The price range of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age is from £169 to £3,365. We think that this many processor core laptop looks expensive compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age.

Quite Small Internal Memory

Many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 17 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the ZBook 17's internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

If this HP portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the ZBook 15[pl_2546283_price] (8GB), or the ZBook 17[pl_2689135_price] (8GB) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2742993_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,150 megahertz, the ZBook 17 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago 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 alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the XPS 15[pl_2254347_price], the XPS 15[pl_2370775_price], or the XPS 15[pl_2329023_price] all from DELL.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the ZBook 17 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The HP ZBook 17 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17. Similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 780GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The HP ZBook 17 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This laptop has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of a similar type and age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Heavy

At 3.4 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is quite heavy compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 3.4kg heavy notebook PCs and we think the HP ZBook 17[plb_2036831_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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

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Thick

The ZBook 17 is one of the thicker notebook PCs of this spec and age (34 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average height of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17 is 29mm, and the heights range from 8.6mm to 180mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this many processor core laptop was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the ZBook 15[pl_2546283_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the ZBook 17[pl_2689135_price] (1TB and cheaper) both from HP.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the MSI GE60[plb_1491970_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the ZBook 15[pl_1632630_price] (SSD), the ZBook 17[pl_2036831_price] (SSD), or the ZBook 15[pl_2156059_price] (SSD) all from HP which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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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
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Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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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
Eccellente qualit della costruzione, ottima qualit visiva dello schermo, dotazione software completa in ambito professionale, intelligente serie di accessori
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