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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 32GB 768GB SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 32GB Dec 2014
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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,... More
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HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

HP many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops HP is one of the superior brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ZBook 17 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.5GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17.

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Very Big Internal Memory

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17, the internal memory of the ZBook 17 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 32GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the HP ZBook 17[plb_2320155_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The ZBook 17 has a fairly big screen size (17.3 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ZBook 17 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type that we have checked, the HP ZBook 17's processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ZBook 17 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the ZBook 17 has a front camera.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 2.4GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 8,192 megabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most common memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst memory slots across comparable types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Two Installed SSDs

The HP ZBook 17 has more installed SSDs than most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17. This notebook PC is a two installed SSD portable PC compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 17 which only have one installed SSD.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequency of the ZBook 17 of 3.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3.2GHz.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB. The HP ZBook 17 has a very big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger battery capacities (75 watt-hours) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 59Wh, and the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ZBook 17 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The ZBook 17 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Heavy

The average weight of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 is 2.5kg. At 3.4 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP Zbook 17[plb_2985456_price] (3.4kg).

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Thick

The ZBook 17 is one of the thicker portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 (34 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The heights of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 17 range from 8.6mm to 180mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this many processor core laptop was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 768 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2661507_price] (1TB), or the MSI GS60[plb_2964625_price] (1TB).

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

(23)
15 July 2015

From low-cost Chromebooks to high-end hybrids, and the explosion of diverse, different-shaped Windows devices, there's a dizzying amount of choice out there for anyone looking to replace their... Read more…

Powerful CPU and GPU combination
Lots of storage, memory and expansion options
High quality colour, accurate display
High quality colouraccurate display
Excellent performance, vibrant display, ample connectivity, durable design
Large and hefty
Expensive
Audio support is somewhat lacking
Expensive, ports are condensed, bulky
Amount of storage
10 February 2015

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.For best effect you'll obviously... Read more…

7 February 2015

The HP ZBook 17 G2 does so many things well its flaws are forgivable. It outperforms all the mobile workstations we've reviewed in most categories by a very large margin. However, its display...

6 February 2015

The HP ZBook 17 G2 does so many things well its flaws are forgivable. It outperforms all the mobile workstations we've reviewed in most categories by a very large margin. However, its display...

4 January 2015

HP ZBook 17 G2 The HP ZBook 17 G2 is still a really good mobile workstation . You can equip it with very powerful components, there are numerous options for upgrades and the cooling solution is...

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 14 June 2015 by Warren Callaway

Unfortunately, I am returning my second zbook for exchange. The first one I received had an inoperative display. The only dream color I could see was black. HP could not resolve the problem so B&H... Read more…

Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Wenn79

I purchased the HP 17.3 ZBook Notebook in mid Dec. 2014 and had difficulties with it from the start but thought it was a matter of getting used to it vs. my Toshiba. I specifically wanted a heavy... Read more…

Reviewed 2 February 2015 by Melkordy

This workstation is really well built. The feeling of the keyboard is amazing and it doesn't bend under your fingers even if you press harder than normal. I really admire the panel hinges, they... Read more…

Reviewed 19 October 2015 by Physicist
Physicist would recommend the HP ZBook 17 G2 (Verified Purchase)

Second unit we purchased for CAD and graphic intensive work...

Reviewed 15 October 2015 by Anonymous

I bought it for the processor power and graphics to run Solid Works on a laptop. It does a great job, and is fast. The battery life is a little short at about 2-3 hours. Otherwise a good purchase...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 64bi, hp 4910, hp j8z72, hp 64bit, hp 4910m, hp 4910mq, hp j8z72e, j8z72eaabu, hp j8z72ea, j8z72eauug, hp j8z72eaa, hp ssdj8z72, hp ssdj8z72e, hp j8z72eaab, hp ssdj8z72ea, hp j8z72eaabu, hp ssdj8z72eaa, hp ssdj8z72eaab, hp ssdj8z72eaabu
Barcodes 00889296128397, 00889296128427, 00889296128595

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