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HP ZBook 17 G4 Series

HP ZBook 17 G4-Y6K23EProcessor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ, Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro M2200, NVIDIA Quadro P4000, NVIDIA Quadro P5000
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 3.14kg
Price: 3400, 5100, 7400 euro
Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
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HP Zbook 17 G4-1NL44UT

With their never-ending conquest of packing desktop performance in a portable form factor, HP recently released their latest Zbook portable workstation. For starters, the 17.3 inch variant only supports up to standard Full HD panel, which is starting to feel very peasantry in 2017 especially considering its little brother, the Zbook 15, has a 4K panel option. While an additional 4K screen option would’ve been better because of its workstation DNA, it somewhat compensates this by being an IPS panel opposed to a regular TN panel, which means better viewing angles and less washed out colors when viewing under bright conditions and odd angles, not to mention its sRGB color space rating of 96%, which is similar to the previous generation. Although this might leave certain professionals wanting more especially those in the graphic design or photography field. Moving on to the heart of the beast, the Zbook is powered by a mobile workstation Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6 processor, which is considered the top end model of the Kaby-Lake-H series of processors. It also comes with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM by default and supports up to 64 GB with all slots filled. As for storage the Zbook comes with a 1 TB hard disk and a 512 GB PCIe based SSD boot drive. This should allow for snappy bootups and responsive app loading times thanks to its fast PCIe based SSD. Along with its workstation class CPU the Zbook also packs heat in the graphics department with its Nvidia Quadro P4000 workstation GPU, which works flawlessly with professionals in managing graphics intensive workloads. Not to mention the Zbook line was designed with VR content creation in mind. One can rely on HP’s Zbook series for other workloads such as CAD, video editing and content creation. In terms of I/O the Zbook 17 G4 includes a myriad of interfaces including USB 3.0/3.1, Thunderbolt 3, VGA, HDMI, a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, and an SD card reader. Special mention should be made that the user can charge or power the notebook through the Thunderbolt 3 port should they wish to. In addition to the above, the Zbook includes a smart card reader, Kensington lock, TPM security chip plus a fingerprint reader for added security. For wireless connectivity it's pretty much standard fare to see an Intel based solution such as the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 module and instead of a generic Realtek Gigabit Ethernet solution HP has decided to opt for Intel’s Gigabit Ethernet solution. The Zbook is also equipped with Bang & Olufsen HD audio certified speakers which provides a clear uncompromised sound. In terms of construction the Zbook is quite solid with minimal flex to the chassis. Unfortunately for the keyboard and touchpad there isn’t much to be said apart from being standard. In summary, if you are a professional looking to up the ante in terms of having a portable workhorse the HP Zbook 17 G4 should more than satisfy one's needs. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

HP Zbook 17 G4-1NL44UTNotebook: HP Zbook 17 G4-1NL44UT
Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro P4000 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.14kg
Price: 3400 euro
Links: HP homepage

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HP's Zbook Review: A Laptop That's Lightyears Away From Apple's Ancient Mac Pro
Source: iTech Post English
Used by NASA on the International Space Station, the HP's smaller ZBook 15 G4 comes with a 15.6-inch full HD display and boasts hardworking hardware for heavy work. According to ZD Net, HP is highlighting the effort that went into its design, plus accommodating aggressive GPUs and graphic cards. HP also plans to release a smaller ZBook 14u this summer with starting price at $1,079.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/26/2017

 

HP ZBook 17 G4, Quadro P5000

Specifications

HP ZBook 17 G4, Quadro P5000Notebook: HP ZBook 17 G4, Quadro P5000
Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro P5000 16384 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 3.14kg
Price: 5100 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 86.67% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% HP ZBook 17 G4
Source: PC Mag English
Formidable in every way (starting with its price), the HP ZBook 17 G4 mobile workstation and its color-calibrated UHD display are ready for the most demanding jobs, from video editing and 3D rendering to VR authoring.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% HP ZBook 17 G4 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, the ZBook 17 G4 is an elite computational workhorse that achieves workstation power once available only on the desktop (with the benefit that you can take it with you where you want to go). While it is not a machine for everybody, it is the ultimate machine for power users looking for incredibly high levels of performance. The 4K DreamColor display is a true pleasure to look at and work with, and it makes a big difference when working on color-critical assignments. It is a natural choice for those who work in media and entertainment. That lot includes filmmakers, colorists, visual-effects artists, animators, video editors, illustrators, and photo retouchers, as well as VR-content creators who require a powerful GPU for both creation and proofing. Users of Adobe Creative Suite, the AutoDesk family of products, or Maxon Cinema 4D (and other resource-hungry applications) will find in the ZBook 17 G4 the ultimate creative partner.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% HP ZBook 17 G4 Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
The HP ZBook 17 G4 is one of several mobile workstations recently released by HP, but it's easily the most powerful. If you're willing to shell out thousands of dollars for an unstoppable 17-inch workstation, the specced-out ZBook 17 is the workstation of choice. The combination of Intel Xeon processing, Nvidia Quadro graphics, solid state storage and HP's impressive DreamColor display makes this one of the best workstations on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

HP ZBook 17 G4-Y6K38EA

The HP ZBook 17 G4 DreamColor is under the Z series industrial strength workstation, which are used extensively in professional media production, engineering, energy, finance, and healthcare. As a portable powerhouse, the HP ZBook 17 G4 offers the highest levels of performance and expandability for those who simply do not want to compromise power for mobility’s sake. With its extreme level of power, the HP Zbook 17 G4 can easily serve as a desktop replacement, whether a user is on the road or in the studio. The laptop features some nice design touches, like a soft-touch finish around the edge of the lid and some magnesium-alloy internal structure, which helps keep the machine from being even heavier. Most impressive is the ZBook's rugged design, which passed MIL-STD 810G testing to withstand an array of laptop-killing circumstances, including extreme heat and cold, humidity, altitude, dust and sand, vibration, shock, and impact. With the ZBook 17 G4’s 17.3-inch screen, it is the largest machine in the ZBook line. Its spacious design and expandability are made for people looking for a big rig. That’s kind of the point of this machine: It’s a big and expandable machine with a big screen. The dimensions of the machine are 3,3 x 41,91 x 27,94 cm (1.3 x 16.5 x 11 inch). The 17.3-inch laptop has an IPS panel, which offers great viewing angles, 3,840 x 2,160 resolution and an anti-glare coating that makes it just as usable outdoors in sunlight as in a conference room. Thanks to HP's DreamColor display, the panel supports wide color gamuts and millions of colors, and it's factory-calibrated. The laptop chassis provides enough space for a full-size keyboard and numberpad, with room to spare on either side. The tile keys are comfortable to type on, with 1.55 millimeters of travel (1.5 to 2mm is typical) and an actuation weight of 69 grams. Audio is designed by Bang & Olufsen which pumps out the remarkably good sound with a noticeable high end and bass response through two speaker grills on the front of the machine. The HP ZBook 17 G4 also includes a 720p webcam and an internal microphone. On the left side of the machine is a security lock slot, an RJ-45 Ethernet port, three USB 3.0 ports, one of which is a charging port and an SD card reader, which comes in handy when transferring footage and stills from a digital camera. On the right side of the ZBook 17 G4, right next to the power connector, there are two very speedy Thunderbolt 3 ports, which provide amazing transfer rates of 40 Gbps making them perfect for connecting external GPUs, vast storage arrays, or large HP Dreamcolor displays. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

HP ZBook 17 G4-Y6K38EANotebook: HP ZBook 17 G4-Y6K38EA
Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro P4000
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.14kg
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

90% HP Zbook 17 G4 review
Source: Diskidee.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

HP ZBook 17 G4-Y3J82AV

Specifications

Notebook: HP ZBook 17 G4-Y3J82AV
Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro P5000 16384 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 3.14kg
Price: 7400 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

90% Review – Hp Zbook 17 G4
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

HP ZBook 17 G4-Y6K23E

Specifications

HP ZBook 17 G4-Y6K23ENotebook: HP ZBook 17 G4-Y6K23E
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro M2200
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.14kg
Links: HP homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Estación gráfica profesional 17": HP Zbook 17 G4 [Y6K23E]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; good connectivty. Negative: Heavy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2017

 

Comment

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).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA Quadro P4000: High-end workstation graphics card based on the 16nm GP104 chip (similar to the Quadro P5000) from the Pascal architecture.NVIDIA Quadro P5000: High-end workstation graphics card based on the 16nm GP104 chip from the Pascal architecture.NVIDIA Quadro M2200: Mid-range workstation graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture (28nm GM206 chip similar to the new revision of the Geforce GTX 965M).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Xeon:

E3-1535M v6: Professional quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 3.1 - 4.2 GHz. It is the top model of the Kaby Lake H-series in the beginning of 2017 and therefore also the fastest mobile processor. The chip also integrates the professional HD Graphics P630 GPU with certified drivers clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake).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.  

7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.14 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3.14 kg:


88%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-10- 2 (Update: 2017-10- 2)