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HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation

Introduction

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Specifications

For full specifications see the HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation specifications page.

NameHP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation
ProcessorIntel Core i7-4930MX (3.0 GHz, 1600 MHz, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
Intel Core i7-4900MQ (2.8 GHz, 1600 MHz, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
Intel Core i7-4930MX (3 GHz, 1600 MHz, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
Intel Core i7-4800MQ (2.7 GHz, 1600 MHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
Intel Core i7-4700MQ (2.4 GHz, 1600 MHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
Intel Core i7-4600M (2.9 GHz, 1600 MHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i5-4330M (2.80 GHz, 1600 MHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i5-4300M (2.6 GHz, 1600 MHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
Screen17.3 diagonal LED-backlit HD+ SVA anti-glare (1600 x 900)
17.3 diagonal LED-backlit FHD WVA anti-glare (1920 x 1080)
17.3 diagonal LED-backlit FHD DreamColor UWVA anti-glare (1920 x 1080)
RAMUp to 32GB
HDD320 GB, 750 GB (7200 rpm)
1 TB (5400 rpm)
500 GB SED
500 GB FIPS 140-2 SED (5400 rpm)
128GB, 500 GB SSD
256 GB SE SSD
128 GB SSD
Optical DriveBlu-ray R/RE DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL
Blu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL
DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL
DVD-ROM
GraphicsNVIDIA Quadro K610M
NVIDIA Quadro K3100M
NVIDIA Quadro K4100M
NVIDIA Quadro K5100M
NetworkIntegrated Intel I217-LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000)
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 802.11 a/b/g/n (2×2)
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 802.11 a/b/g/n (2×2)
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11ac (2×2)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
Processor working i7-4700MQ
Screen Working Nouveau and Nvidia propriety - Brightness adjustments only works with Nvidia driver - 17.3 diagonal LED-backlit FHD WVA anti-glare (1920 x 1080)
HDDWorking SSD and HDD seen seperately - SSD not used as caching
Graphics Chip Working Quadro K610M
VGA Out Working
Display PortNot Tested
Optical Drive Working DVD-RW
Sound Working
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
Ethernet Working
Wireless Working
Bluetooth Working
WWAN Working use: sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x3f0 product=0x521d (network manager then picks up the modem)
USB Working
FirewireNot Tested
Express CardNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Keyboard Working Volume and brightness adjustments also working
TouchPad Working Supports scrolling with two fingers
Docking Station Working
Fingerprint ReaderNot Working a Driver for SLED 11 is available from HP, and it may be possible to get it working
SmartCard InterfaceNot Tested
GPSNot Tested
Suspend/Resume Suspend and Resume to/from RAM is working Suspend to disk not tested

Notes

You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation here.
Tested with OpenSuSE 13.1 on Zbook with 750GB HDD, 32 GB RAM with WWAN module and 17.3 diagonal LED-backlit FHD WVA anti-glare (1920 x 1080) .

Summary

You can enter a summary of how well the HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation works with Linux here.
Only problems are:
- set-up of SSD to be a caching disk for the HDD is not automatic.
- fingerprint reader not working by default
- Screen brightness was not working on initial install (except using xrandr –output xxxxx – brightness 0.5


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