Creativity knows no limits. Showcase your best work in the office or on the go. With the new HP ZBook 17 workstation, take advantage of HP's most powerful processing and graphics, consistent color...
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A few HP ZBook 17 owners reckoned that the HP ZBook 17 was reliable. Notebookcheck.net mentioned “Such laptops are mostly designed for a role as reliable corporate workhorses, offering better-than-average levels of configuration, support”. Expert website Apcmag.com and said in their HP ZBook 17 review “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”.
A few HP ZBook 17 owners wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of the HP ZBook 17 three years ago “The chassis is sturdy, the”. Alphr.com wrote in their review in September last year “Excellent performance, vibrant display, ample connectivity, durable design” and rated this laptops 80 out of 100.
One HP ZBook 17 owner who reviewed the HP ZBook 17 reckoned that it was well made. expert review site Notebookreview.com said “The notebook boasts a sturdy solid design and offers ample connectivity” in their HP ZBook 17 review.
We calculated the average reviews for all HP laptops and specifically for HP many processor core laptops and found that in both cases HP had good reviews.
Good Product Quality
Several people who reviewed the HP ZBook 17 agreed that it was good quality. Alphr.com and wrote “High quality colour, accurate display”.
A few people mentioned in their reviews that this laptops was a good design. Two years ago expert website Notebookreview.com wrote in their review “The notebook boasts a sturdy solid design and offers ample connectivity”. Alphr.com rated it 4 stars and said “Excellent performance, vibrant display, ample connectivity, durable design”.
One person who purchased the product reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Alphr.com wrote “Excellent performance, vibrant display, ample connectivity, durable design” in their review.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the ZBook 17 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 2.5GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst notebook PCs of this age.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the HP ZBook 17 is 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 actually the best display resolution across all many processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop.
There are a number of other laptops that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VJ.
Fairly Big Screen Size
The average screen size of portable PCs of this type and age is 15". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst many processor core laptops of this age.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age. The internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.2GB.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 2.7 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 1GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 is 32GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 660GB. The HP ZBook 17 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,006 gigabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years also have a full-size keyboard.
There are a number of other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the N56VJ, or the U500VZ (£649.99) both from Asus.
Has a Front Camera
The ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core laptops that have been around 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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
At 3.7 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the many processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.
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.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.
Across similar types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.
Eight Battery Cells
Most portable PCs of this type and age have between two and eight battery cells, including the ZBook 17 which has eight battery cells.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
Many processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. With a battery capacity of 75 watt-hours, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst portable PCs of this age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.
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Not Good in Terms of Size
One customer mentioned in their reviews that this laptops was not heavy and bulky. Alphr.com wrote “Expensive, ports are condensed, bulky” but in spite of that still scored it 4 stars. One HP ZBook 17 reviewer who reviewed this laptops concluded that it was not heavy. Alphr.com said “Large and hefty” in their review of the HP ZBook 17 but in spite of that still gave it a score of 80 out of 100.
Poor Battery Life
One HP ZBook 17 owner who reviewed it thought it did not have a good battery life. In September last year Techradar.com said in their review of the HP ZBook 17 “However, its display isn't the highest resolution, its battery life is awful” although still rated the product 4 stars.
A Bit Expensive
One HP ZBook 17 owner said in their reviews that it was not cheap. Alphr.com mentioned in their HP ZBook 17 review “Expensive, ports are condensed, bulky”.
One HP ZBook 17 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good value for money. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “Unfortunately, they also cost and weigh twice as much as most traditional consumer laptops” but gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that were launched more than two years 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.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most notebook PCs of this age and spec 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.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The HP ZBook 17 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most many processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11b WiFi standard.
An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17.
An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC.
Quite Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 is 250MB and the biggest is 8GB. At only 1,700 megabyte, the ZBook 17 has a quite small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. At 3.4 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.
Across all the many processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 the heights range from 8.6mm to 56mm, and the average height is 29mm. At 34 millimeters, the ZBook 17 is fairly thick compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17.
1 Other reason to consider the HP ZBook 17
Released Over Two Years Ago
HP released the ZBook 17 over two years ago.
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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SSD, HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
DTS Studio Sound HD
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out 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 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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution 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 Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
0 - 4570
0 - 3050
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-15 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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