HP ZBook 17 G6 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 6000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Dimensions
416 x 288 x 33 mm (16.38" x 11.34" x 1.30")
Weight
3.20 kg (7.1 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
  • Smart Card Reader
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera Full HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x Stereo Speakers, Bang & Olufsen
  • Optical drive optional
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the HP ZBook 17 G6 series.

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the HP ZBook 17 G6 series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

HP ZBook 17 G6 in-depth review

Okay guys, today we have a machine that we simply cannot joke about. If you are in desperate need of a mobile workstation with extreme performance onboard and you don't want to hear about no desktop computers - you, friend, are at the right place. Forget everything about Dell's XPS series, ASUS' latest ROG laptops or even the ThinkPad series, because now we are getting serious. The ZBook 17 G6 that we have with us is equipped with the eight-core Core i9-9880H processor from Intel, while the [...]

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Pros

  • Strong chassis
  • Workstation hardware with Quadro GPU inside
  • Supports RAID 0
  • Great battery life
  • I/O has everything you need + two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Upgradable graphics card
  • Covers 93% of sRGB and our Gaming and Web design profile makes it appropriate for color-sensitive work (AUO B173HAN01.0 (AUO109D))
  • Doesn't use PWM to adjust its brightness levels (AUO B173HAN01.0 (AUO109D))

Cons

  • High price
  • Not very portable

 

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