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HP ZBook 17 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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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... More
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HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all HP portable PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor cores portable PCs and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17. Medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 17 only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however the HP ZBook 17 has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

The HP ZBook 17 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. The oldest PCI Express slots version of laptops of a similar age and type to the ZBook 17 is 2 and the newest is 3.

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

The ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The HP ZBook 17 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (400 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the ZBook 17 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 10" and the biggest is 18". The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger display diagonals (17.3 inches) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The processor frequencys of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 17 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this notebook PC 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 across all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ZBook 17 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 17 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 12GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17's maximum internal memory is one of the biggest amongst medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17. The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 26GB.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 83 watt-hours, the ZBook 17's battery capacity (Watt hours) is one of the biggest amongst similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The HP ZBook 17 is a eight number of battery cells laptop.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ZBook 17 is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard. The HP ZBook 17 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on laptops that are a comparable 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.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the ZBook 17 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 do not have a touchscreen. The ZBook 17 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the ZBook 17 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 590GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 180GB to 2TB. The ZBook 17 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

At 3.5 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is very heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 the weights range from 240g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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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 HP released the ZBook 17.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The ZBook 17 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Specification

Design
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Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

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Expert Reviews

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15 July 2015

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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

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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

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4 January 2015

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User Reviews

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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 k1100, hp k4k37, hp k1100m, hp k4k37u, hp i54210, hp k4k37ut, hp i54210m, hp 1600x900
Barcodes 00888793030783, 08887930307834

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