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HP ZBook 17 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The ZBook 17 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the laptops of this type and age. This HP portable PC is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC compared to most of the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the HP ZBook 17 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

The HP ZBook 17 has a very new PCI Express slots version (3) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The oldest PCI Express slots version of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.7 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 the on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 0.12GB to 200GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB.

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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 notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 that we have checked, the HP ZBook 17's display diagonal of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest. The average display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At 2.9 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a very fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP ZBook 17 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 processor familys range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 17 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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16.78 Million Colours Display Number of Colours

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours display number of colours, which is the most frequently found display number of colours on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ZBook 17 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP ZBook 17 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 17 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB. The ZBook 17 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 17's processor boost frequency is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The ZBook 17 is a eight number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 17 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 17.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the ZBook 17's battery capacity (Watt hours) of 75 watt-hours is one of the biggest. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17 range from 5Wh to 100Wh.

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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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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The ZBook 17 has one of the bigger cache memorys (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a similar type and age to the ZBook 17 have cache memorys of between 1MB and 4MB.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

At 4 megabytes, the ZBook 17 has a quite big l3 cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17. Portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17 have l3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB, and the average l3 cache is 3.1MB.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on laptops of a similar spec and age 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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as 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 notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ZBook 17 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Heavy

The lightest notebook PC of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. When compared to other laptops of this type and age that we have assessed, the weight of the ZBook 17 of 3.4 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
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Processor
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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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

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

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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 f0v50, hp f0v50e, f0v50eaabu, f0v50eauug, hp p243757, f0v50eaaby, hp f0v50ea, hp p243757p
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