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HP ZBook Fury 17 G7: The mobile workstation convinces in the test with a lot of performance in a small space

The HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 (119W5EA) workstation sparks some enthusiasm in our test. (image: HP)
The HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 (119W5EA) workstation sparks some enthusiasm in our test. (image: HP)
HP has shrunk its workstations. But this goes only for the case and not the performance, which, as usual, turns out higher than that of the predecessor. The device comes in a case that is almost 30% more compact.
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With the ZBook Fury 17 G7, HP presents a powerful workstation. With an Intel Core i9-10885H and Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q in combination with 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, it offers an enormous amount of computing power, making it an ideal choice for professional users.

At the same time, the manufacturer has managed to cram more performance compared to the predecessor generation into a case that is 29% more compact. This not only concerns the size but also the weight. Even if the ZBook Fury 17 G7 is still heavy and thick, at less than 3 kg (~6.6 lb), it weighs significantly less than various workstation competitors.

In addition to the performance offered by the high-end 119W5EA equipment configuration, the 4K DreamColor display was particularly convincing in the test. It offers a great image with vivid colors. This is still the case although HP has slightly slimmed down features compared to earlier models. The large AdobeRGB color space is not covered to 100% anymore, but only 70%. But what might be an annoyance to some image processing professionals, also offers an advantage, since now the onboard graphics from Intel can take over the graphics output under low load. This means that the dedicated Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card in the Max-Q design can often take a break, which will benefit the battery life.

A negative point in our test was that the fans unfortunately do not produce an even noise, but fairly constantly switch their speed, which can create an annoyance. In addition, the device gets quite warm during demanding tasks. On the other hand, the excellent keyboard, good-sounding speakers, comparatively fast WLAN, and extensive amount of connections are all positive points. 

Overall, the workstation from HP has given a completely convincing impression in the review. You can find additional information in our test of the HP ZBook Fury 17 G7. In Germany, the 119W5EA is available from Notebooksbilliger among other places, costing around 4300 Euros (~$5150). In the US, many configurations are available from HP and other places.

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Marcus Schwarten
Editor of the original article: Marcus Schwarten - Senior Tech Writer - 1112 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I have been fascinated by technology for around 25 years – especially technology that makes life easier rather than more complicated. Mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches are particularly close to my heart as is the booming subject of smart homes. I have been working in these areas for several years now as a news and reviews editor. I have been active with various websites, including the smart home blogs homee, Nuki, and siio, as well as tech portals such as Giga and TechRadar. I have been writing news and laptop reviews for Notebookcheck since 2020.
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Mark Riege
Translator: Mark Riege - Translator - 266 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
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Marcus Schwarten, 2021-04-17 (Update: 2021-04-15)