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HP ZBook 17 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 17.3" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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On the go creativity knows no limits with a choice of Windows 8.1 or Linux on a vivid 17.3 diagonal HP ZBook 17 G2. Showcase your best work in the office or on the go and take advantage of HP's... More
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18 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP many processor cores laptops have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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 spec and age.

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

The ZBook 17 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,300 megahertz) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. Across all the many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 600MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the ZBook 17 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memorys amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 17.3 inches, the ZBook 17 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 17. The smallest display diagonal of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 16".

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average processor frequency of many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 2.2GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.1GHz.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor frequency then you might want to consider the DELL Precision M4800[plb_2527995_price] (2.9GHz).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ZBook 17 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 17 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 17, the ZBook 17 has a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including the DELL Precision M3800[plb_2953110_price] which has better reviews.

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SSD Storage Media

The HP ZBook 17 has an SSD storage media which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most many processor cores laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage media. 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 media is actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ZBook 17 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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 slots of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slots is in fact the best memory slots amongst all laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17.

The worst memory slots amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 that we have assessed, the ZBook 17's maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that were released one year ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 17 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.8GHz and 4GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 17 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.

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Eight Processor Threadss

Most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 17 only have between four and seven processor threadss, however the HP ZBook 17 has eight processor threadss.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the HP ZBook 17 which has eight number of battery cellss.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 17 is 32GB and the biggest is 2.2TB. The HP ZBook 17 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 256 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the HP EliteBook 755[plb_2319127_price] which has better reviews.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HP ZBook 17 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 17 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The ZBook 17 has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11a wi-Fi standards is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 17.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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Heavy

With a weight of 3.4 kilograms, the ZBook 17 is one of the heavier many processor cores laptops that were released more than a year ago amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. The lightest portable PC that came out around the same time as the ZBook 17 is 980g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 17

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 17 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 17.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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 Model
Discrete 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
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 2 Ports Quantity
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
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
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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 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
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® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Display Technology
RJ-45 Ports Quantity

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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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