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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Based on 2,224 expert and user reviews, HP has good ratings for its portable PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically within its many processor core laptops range compared to other brands.
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Fairly Big Screen Size
Comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 16". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the ZBook 17 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17.
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Alternative notebook PCs that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available which you might also want to look at include the Samsung ATIV Book 8 which has a better Rating; or the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17 (£749.97) which is cheaper.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard, 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.
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family currently available including the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17 (£749.97), or the HP ENVY 17-j127cl which is cheaper.
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Has a Front Camera
The ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.
We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think a cheaper laptop such as the HP ENVY 17-j127cl or you might consider a better rated laptop such as the Samsung ATIV Book 8 are also worth considering.
Alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the HP ZBook (£1,325.97).
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP ZBook 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Across all laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed
Across all the many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 17 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable 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 notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The HP 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.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17.
Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.
Eight Processor Threads
Most of the other many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 only have between four and seven processor threads, however the HP ZBook 17 has eight processor threads.
Eight Battery Cells
The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count portable PC.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.
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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 were launched around the same time as it.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on many processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to 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 compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the Samsung ATIV Book 8 which has a better Rating; or the HP ENVY 17-j127cl which is cheaper are also worth considering.
If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17 (£749.97) (HDD+SSD and cheaper), or the Lenovo Y50 (SSD and cheaper).
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other many processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the HP ENVY 17-j127cl, or the Lenovo Y50 is also worth considering.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The ZBook 17 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of this age and spec. This HP notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.
An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.
Amongst comparable types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.
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Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago the weights range from 980g to 3.9kg. The HP ZBook 17 is one of the heavier notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17 (3.4 kilograms) amongst many processor core laptops of this age.
If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Samsung ATIV Book 8 (2.4kg and higher rated); or the Lenovo Y50 (2.4kg and cheaper).
With a height of 34 millimeters, the ZBook 17 is fairly thick compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17. Laptops of this age and spec have heights of between 15mm and 55mm, and the average height is 27mm.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
HP released the ZBook 17 over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.5 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.
If this HP laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook (£1,325.97) (2.8GHz).
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.
Other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung ATIV Book 8 which has a better Rating.
If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the HP ENVY 17-j127cl (16GB) which is also cheaper.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 750 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.
If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP ENVY 17-j127cl (1TB and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17 (£749.97) (1TB and cheaper).
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
2 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD FirePro M6100
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
DTS Studio Sound
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
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
Operating 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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