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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx Extreme 3GHz 32GB 512GB SSD 17.3" Laptop

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35 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This notebook PC received a rating of 84% from expert review site layersmagazine.com. This means that experts think this portable PC is one of the very best notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Nice Design

A number of customers who purchased it thought it was a good design. Techattack.my mentioned “Sleek, smart design” . Techattack.my also said “Versatile Smart Jacket design adds ports”. Techattack.my also wrote “Attractive design”.

A number of customers who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Expert website Techattack.my wrote “More recently — its tablets, are mostly beautifully designed” in their review. Techattack.my also mentioned “One of the most good looking Windows 8 tablets”. Techattack.my also mentioned “Gorgeous, durable design”.

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Robust

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was well made. Techattack.my wrote “Light and well built”. Techattack.my also said “A wellbuilt machine that will withstand a few knocks”. Techattack.my also mentioned “The HP ElitePad 900 is a wellbuilt business tablet with an impressive array of addons”.

A few HP ZBook 17 reviewers who reviewed the HP ZBook 17 mentioned that it was strong and durable. Techattack.my said two years ago “Rugged with military specifications” in their HP ZBook 17 review.

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HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

On average HP many processor core portable PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs produced by HP.

Easy to Use

Several HP ZBook 17 reviewers who bought this laptop thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Techattack.my mentioned “Rounded edges make it easy to hold with one hand” in their review of this laptop. Techattack.my also mentioned “Feels good to hold”.

One person wrote that it was easy to use. Techattack.my wrote in their review of this laptop “A range of practical (though optional) accessories”.

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Good Product Quality

Some HP ZBook 17 owners who reviewed this laptop concluded that it was good quality. Two years ago Techattack.my mentioned “Good build quality” in their review.

Good Battery Life

Some people concluded that the HP ZBook 17 had a good battery life. Layersmagazine.com gave the HP ZBook 17 a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the HP ZBook 17 three years ago “Excellent battery life”. Techattack.my mentioned in their review of this laptop “Good battery support”.

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 17 that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the ZBook 17 of 1,350 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.5GB.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was a good body shape. Techattack.my said in their review of this laptop “Lack of a USB port on the tablet, Though durable, aluminum body may scratch easily”. One customer considered that the product was good structurally. Techattack.my mentioned “Solid construction” in their review of this laptop.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 16", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of 17.3 inches, the ZBook 17 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.

Alternative 17.3" portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the HP Pavilion 17-e118dx[plb_2289622_price], or the Lenovo Y70[plb_2693770_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 is 1GHz and the fastest is 3GHz.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 17.

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

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Very Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the ZBook 17's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ZBook 17 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the AMD E processor family found on most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel High End Desktop Processors.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ZBook 17 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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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Has a Front Camera

The ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include the HP Pavilion 17-e118dx[plb_2289622_price] which has better reviews.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ZBook 17 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs of this age and type 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 across all many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the U500VZ[pl_2377740_price], or the U500VZ[pl_2377740_price] both from Asus.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 that we have assessed, the HP ZBook 17's discrete graphics adapter memory of 8,192 megabytes is one of the biggest. The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 1GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The HP ZBook 17 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. This HP notebook PC is a three USB 2.0 port notebook PC compared to most of the notebook PCs of this type and age which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The HP ZBook 17 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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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.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst similar types of portable PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC 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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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a quite 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.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 17 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. The ZBook 17 has one of the fastest maximum turbo frequencies (3.9 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Eight Processor Threads

The ZBook 17 has more processor threads than most of the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17. This HP portable PC is a eight processor thread laptop compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Big Processor Cache

At 8 megabytes, the ZBook 17 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 17 is a eight battery cell count portable PC.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17 is 30Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger battery capacities (75 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few HP ZBook 17 reviewers thought this laptop was not cheap. Techattack.my mentioned “Very expensive”. Techattack.my also mentioned “Expensive compared to other business tablets”. Techattack.my also mentioned “Expensive must have accessories”.

One customer concluded that it was not good value for money. Techattack.my wrote in their review of this laptop “Not exactly a value for money proposition”.

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Poor Connectivity

Several HP ZBook 17 owners who reviewed this laptop agreed that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Techattack.my wrote “No builtin USB microUSB port”. One customer wrote in their reviews that this laptop was not good in terms of connectivity. Techattack.my mentioned in their review of this laptop “Poor connectivity without optional jacket”.

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17, the HP ZBook 17 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo Y70[plb_2693770_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ZBook 17 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of laptop is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and type.

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Heavy

With a weight of 3.4 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The weights of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.

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Thick

Portable PCs of this age and spec have heights of between 8.6mm and 180mm, and the average height is 29mm. The ZBook 17 is quite thick (34 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Asus N56VJ[plb_2377738_price] (750GB and higher rated), or the MSI GT60[plb_2520094_price] (750GB and higher rated).

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Specification

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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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HD Type
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
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DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
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Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
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Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel AES New Instructions
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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 m1000, hp i76700, hp m1000m, f0v45eaabd, f0v45eaabu, hp i76700h, hp i76700hq
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