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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HP many processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The ZBook 17 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,300 megahertz) amongst many processor core laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of this type and age range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The HP ZBook 17 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4 gigabytes) amongst many processor core laptops of this age. Across all the many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8GB.
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 frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17.
The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.
It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including because of it's better review score, the N56VJ, or the U500VZ (£649.99) both from Asus.
Quite Big Screen Size
The HP ZBook 17 has a quite big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years. The screen sizes of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".
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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The HP ZBook 17 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.7 gigahertz) amongst many processor core laptops of this age. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 1GHz to 3.1GHz.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17, the HP ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) which has a better Rating.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the ZBook 17 has a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Very Fast Hard Drive Speed
The ZBook 17 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The maximum turbo frequencies of many processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. The HP ZBook 17 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The biggest memory slots of the HP ZBook 17 is 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17.
The worst memory slots across comparable types of notebook PC is 1x SO-DIMM.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 19GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The ZBook 17 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core laptops of this age.
Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
The HP ZBook 17 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the many processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. The ZBook 17 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17.
Eight Battery Cells
Most laptops of this age and type have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP ZBook 17 which has eight battery cells.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The smallest battery capacity of many processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 is 30Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. At 75 watt-hours, the ZBook 17 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age 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.
If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Gigabyte P25W (HDD+SSD) which also has a higher Rating.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other many processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The ZBook 17 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. This HP laptop has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11b WiFi standard. This notebook PC also have an 802.11g and 802.11n WiFi standard.
This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all many processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Across similar types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.
The HP ZBook 17 is quite heavy (3.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17. The weights of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 430g to 4.8kg.
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The ZBook 17 is quite thick (34 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average height of many processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 is 29mm.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when HP released the ZBook 17.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 750 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
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Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
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 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
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 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
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
Integrated TV Tuner
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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 Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
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
20 - 85
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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