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,...
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HP many processor core laptops have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.
Fairly Big Screen Size
The HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17. The smallest screen size of many processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 is 11" and the biggest is 18".
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 17.3" laptops currently available including the ZBook 17 (£760.46), the ZBook 17, or the ZBook 17 (£1,465.19) all from HP which is cheaper.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17, the ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the ZBook 17, and the ZBook 15 (£2,448.95) both from HP which is cheaper; or the DELL XPS 15 (£1,426.98) which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on many processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.
There are a number of other laptops that have an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the ZBook 15 (£2,448.95), the ZBook 15, or the ZBook 17 (£760.46) all from HP.
Has a Front Camera
The HP ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the ZBook 17, the ZBook 15 (£2,448.95), or the ZBook 15 all from HP.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP ZBook 17 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and spec. Laptops of this age and type processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).
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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed
With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17. The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.
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 laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all many processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.
A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst comparable types of laptop.
Eight Processor Threads
The ZBook 17 is a eight processor thread portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type only have between four and seven processor threads.
Eight Battery Cells
Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells, including the ZBook 17 which has eight battery cells.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.
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Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.
Expensive for a Portable PC of This Type and Age
We checked 37 laptops that came out more than a year ago and they range in price from £154 to £2,352. We thought that this many processor core laptop looks expensive for a portable PC of this type and age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. 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.
Other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include the HP ZBook 17 (£760.46) which is cheaper.
If the storage medium of this many processor core laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 15 (£1,426.98) (HDD+SSD and higher rated); or the ZBook 15 (SSD and cheaper), or the ZBook 15 (£2,448.95) (SSD and cheaper) both from HP.
Very Small Internal Memory
At only 4 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 17. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 9GB.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most many processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 15 (£1,426.98) which is also higher rated.
Very Small Hard Drive Capacity
Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 820GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The HP ZBook 17 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most many processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.
This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17.
Across similar types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.
With a weight of 3.4 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of this type and age amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The lightest notebook PC of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17 is 980g heavy, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.
We compared this portable PC to all the other 3.4kg heavy laptops and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the ZBook 17 (£760.46), the ZBook 17, and the ZBook 17 (£1,465.19) all from HP is also worth considering.
The HP ZBook 17 is fairly thick (34 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17. The average height of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17 is 27mm, and the heights range from 15mm to 55mm.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This laptop was released over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.5 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 17 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17.
There are a number of alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ZBook 17 (£760.46).
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a relatively typical 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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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
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
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K1100M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
11, 11.2, 11.2/12
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
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Intel Clear Video 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 Power
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
0 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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