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HP ZBook 17 G4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of HP ZBook 17 G4. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and usability are overall positive. The design and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the battery and screen, while the portability and price get less positive reviews.

performance, image quality, design, usability, durability

price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP ZBook 17 G4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

HP ZBook 17 G4


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.

Stunning 4K DreamColor display. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports. VR-ready Nvidia Quadro P5000 graphics.

Expensive. Bulky. Brief battery life.

Bottom Line: 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.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

HP ZBook 17 G4


Category-leading performance; Vivid DreamColor 4K display; Rugged design ; Bulky design; Slightly dim display; Crazy expensive for top configs ; The HP ZBook 17 G4 offers category-leading workstation performance, but its display is a bit dim and the...

Bulky design; Slightly dim display; Crazy expensive for top configs ; The HP ZBook 17 G4 offers category-leading workstation performance, but its display is a bit dim and the battery life is short.

The HP ZBook 17 G4 offers category-leading workstation performance, but its display is a bit dim and the battery life is short.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff, Mike Wobker (

HP ZBook Studio G4 (Xeon, Quadro M1200, DreamColor) Workstation Review


Criticism accepted. HP does not touch the chassis of the ZBook Studio G4 and focuses on the internals. Our test model shows this was a good decision. The DreamColor display is also very good, and both the temperature as well as noise development are...

very good chassis ; many ports ; good input devices ; very good display, ...

...but PWM and no Optimus support ; short battery runtime ; no WWAN ; no SmartCard reader ; no Pointstick ; high price

The ZBook Studio G4 – similar to the other mobile workstations from HP – only got a small update this year. However, the case was already very good, so this is not a deal-breaker. Besides some updated components, the manufacturer also took care of the...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Joe Herman (

HP ZBook 17 G4 Review and Ratings


The ZBook 17's advanced features, top-shelf Quadro GPU, and huge DreamColor display aren't for everyone (or even every pro content creator). But those who demand max computational performance at any price will thrill to it: filmmakers, architects, and...

Configurable to chart-topping workstation power ; Stunning 4K DreamColor display ; Nvidia "Pascal" Quadro GPU with 16GB ; Thunderbolt 3 support, with two ports ; Highly expandable

Only moderate battery life with 4K panel

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...

Aug, 2017

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So far so good


So far, this has been a great machine. It is a beast though, yes it is pretty fast, but it's heavy. However for my need that is not a concern. I have not had a chance to really push the limits yet, but have confidence that it will take on pretty much...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (

great quality will built


great quality will built , excellent customer service

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (

Love this Screen!


Love the UHD Dreamcolor screen. So sharp the color accuracy is so amazing. Second zBook17 I have owned. Don't know if i needed the Xeon setup but can't complain. Maybe next one I will go with will be the i7 for a little less and similar performance....

Dec, 2017

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Seems good, but can't get past screen problems


I have been using HP for many years and have been satisfied about the overall quality. This laptop has a great feature set and is highly customizable. I really WANT to like this laptop. However, the display panel (17.3" diagonal LED FHD UWVA Anti-Glare...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (

Solid Laptop


Excellent performance with a Xeon Chip and fantastic frame. 1 old USB 2.0 port would have been nice, since I still have accessories that are not compatible with 3.0 USB. Otherwise it is a fantastic system.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (

Not a real good first impression


After the forth time I turned on the work station it would not start up. Just a black screen. I called support and they walked me through some troubleshooting steps and determined that the it had a bad mother board. They sent a tech out and replaced...

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio system:Bang & Olufsen
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen


Battery capacity (Watt hours):96
Battery recharge time:96
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Brand-specific features

HP ePrint:Y
HP JumpStart:Y
HP Recovery Manager:Y
HP Security tools:HP BIOSphere with Sure Start
HP segment:Business
HP Smart AC Adapter:Y
HP Software provided:HP Client Security Suite Gen3; HP ePrint Driver + JetAdvantage; HP Hotkey Support; HP Noise Cancellation Software; HP Performance Advisor; HP Velocity; HP WorkWise; HP LAN-WLAN Protection
HP speaker type:HP Dual Speakers
HP Support Assistant:Y


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p


Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance:Y
Wi-Fi certified:Y


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Mobile workstation


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / HD+
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA Quadro M1200 / NVIDIA Quadro M2200 / NVIDIA Quadro M2200M / NVIDIA Quadro P3000 / NVIDIA Quadro P4000 / NVIDIA Quadro P5000
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5 / GDDR5X
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591B / 0x591D
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel HD Graphics P630 / Intel® HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Pointing Stick / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 16 / 4 x 8
Memory slots:4x SO-DIMM


3G:N / Y
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4 / 2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
SmartCard slot:Y
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:Y
USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:200
Power auto-sensing:Y


Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.8 / 3.9 / 4.00 / 4.20
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel Xeon E3 v6 / Intel® Xeon®
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3.00 / 3.10
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:E3-1505MV6 / E3-1535Mv6 / i5-7300HQ / i5-7440HQ / i7-7700HQ / i7-7820HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-7400 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7700 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series / Intel Xeon E3-1500M v6
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:97185 / 97456 / 97459 / 97463 / 97468 / 97496
Processor code:SR32H / SR32K
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Cable lock slot:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y


Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:SATA / Serial ATA
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express
SSD capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 500
Total SSDs capacity:1000 / 256 / 512 / 768
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1512 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 768

Weight & Dimensions

Height :30 / 33
Weight:3 / 3.14