Excerpt: This unit is an updated and enhanced version of the HP Elitebook 8740w Mobile Workstation I purchased over 4 years ago. I had two IT specialists setup and install the software that included Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD and Revit along with the rest of the Premium Design Suite-2015. They said it was a great computer. Seamless install except that the video drivers had to be downloaded and installed during a troubleshoot after the CAD install.
Pros: Dependable, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast, Powerful
Excerpt: Received my HP Zbook Laptop and I love it. It runs so smoothly and fast, and the plus is it has Fingerprint on it instead of typing your password, Awesome Feature. Have had a few JEALOUS people looking at it and drooling.. Love that the keyboard lights up when you are typing, it is just an elegant looking laptop. I would recommend this laptop to anyone!!! Thank you Staples!!
... use this for mu contract work and it's been great so far
D C. "another_fan", Amazon
16 October 2014
Summary: I use this for my contract work and it's been great so far. I really like the 17 inch screen and it was easy to hook up my second monitor. Initially I wasn't crazy about the backlit keyboard, but can see where it could be handy if working in a darker area. I also don't use the numbers keypad and wish the computer would have had an option to come without it, or somehow cover it up, but I will learn to work around this.
Summary: In my opinion this is about the best full-performance Notebook computer out there if you can live with the design defect explained below. I needed a replacement for my stolen HP Elitebook 8770w, which is no longer available from HP. I wanted a 17 inch screen and I most assuredly did NOT want a touchscreen notebook computer. After considerable research I selected this ZBook 17.
Excerpt: I was looking for a affordable laptop workstation to use 3ds max, CAD, and general graphics. I picked it because of it's 3k quaddro card. I have a 4k quaddro in my desktop but so far I haven't experienced much of a difference in performance. The fan is loud which should be expected when you put this kind of graphics into a small box. It's also a little heavy but not more then expected for a 17in screen.
Pros: Affordable, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Fast, Powerful
We had to spend hours cleaning this stuff off before the computer was minimally useful.
James F. Matta, Amazon
18 July 2014
Summary: I might have rated this laptop much higher if they had not loaded it with malware. Do the folks at HP think anyone enjoys having multiple pop-ups trying to sell backup services, cloud storage, optimization services, etc. We had to spend hours cleaning this stuff off before the computer was minimally useful.