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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops
HP many processor core portable PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops 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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the HP ZBook 17 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this spec and age is 1GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.5GB.
Fairly Big Screen Size
The ZBook 17 has a quite big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17. The screen sizes of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 17 range from 10" to 18".
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 17.3" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP ZBook 17[plb_2320155_price].
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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC.
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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of this age and type is 1GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.
Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the HP ZBook 15[plb_2877683_price] (2.8GHz).
Quite Big Internal Memory
Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
There are a number of alternative 16GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Medion Erazer X7821[plb_1533620_price].
If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17[plb_2320155_price] (32GB) which is also higher rated.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 17 also have a full-size keyboard.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ZBook 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This HP notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to 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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17.
Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The ZBook 17 has a better storage medium than most laptops of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.
Has a Front Camera
The ZBook 17 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 also have a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop 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 on the market for more than two years.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.
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 common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.
This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17.
Across comparable types of laptop the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.
Quite 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 portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17. The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
At 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Notebook PCs of this age and type have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and type.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The HP ZBook 17 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 1GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.
Eight Battery Cells
Most laptops that have been available for more than two years have between two and eight battery cells, including the ZBook 17 which has eight battery cells.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the ZBook 17 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
Laptops of this age and type have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17.
If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17[plb_2499441_price] (500GB).
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 17 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The ZBook 17 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.
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Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and type.
At 3.5 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.
The thinnest many processor core laptop that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 8.6mm thick and the thickest is 180mm. The ZBook 17 is fairly thick (34 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.
1 Other reason to consider the HP ZBook 17
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.
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
333, 1333, 133, 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
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
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 K3100M
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
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out 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 Pro, Windows 8.1
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-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
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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