HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the HP ZBook 17 E9X11AA-ABA
DreamBook? HP has changed the name of its mobile workstations to ZBook, shipping it not only with a different moniker, but also with a completely new chassis and updated components. Our detailed review will show whether this is enough to climb back to the top of our workstation ranking.
Source: Reg Hardware
HP isn't the only company to bandy around the "mobile workstation" moniker; Dell has offerings under this banner too. However, the ZBook 17 really weighs in – in every sense of the phrase – as a serious hulk of hardware with supporting accessories to maximise its versatility. Needless to say, it costs a lot of money and how much you value portability combined with visual purity and an abundance of interfacing, will be the ultimate decider on whether you'll be lugging a ZBook 17 around for years to come.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2014
Source: PC Pro
The ZBook 17 is dauntingly expensive. There are rivals that can match it for performance, upgradability or burly build – Dell’s Precision M4800 is hot on its heels in both areas – but the optional DreamColor display puts the ZBook in a different class. For applications that demand serious portable power and a colour-critical display, there’s simply nothing else like it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 100% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Positive: Excellent colors of the display; high performance; efficient cooling system. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2013
NVIDIA Quadro K610M:
Workstation graphics card based on the GK107 Kepler architecture with 192 shaders and a 64-Bit wide memory bus.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
4900MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.8 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
86.67%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.