HP has a tradition. Its 17-inch mobile workstation is its most expandable, power-laden mobile workstation. With this generation, it’s also sleek and lighter than ever. With GPU performance up to an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000, CPU options that include an eight-core, Core i9, 10 TB internal storage, and up to 128 GB of RAM, this mobile workstation delivers serious performance and capacity.
Here is a quick look at the specs.
|GPU||Integrated: Intel® UHD Graphics||Quadro T2000 with Max Q||Quadro RTX 5000 with Max Q|
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i5-10300H, 2.5 GHz base frequency, up to 4.5 GHz, with
|Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10750H, 2.6 GHz base frequency, up to 5.1 GHz with, 6 cores||Intel® Core™ i9-10885H or Intel® Xeon® W-10885M, 2.4 GHz base frequency, up to 5.3 GHz, with 8 cores|
|Memory||8 GB 3200 MHz (1)||16 GB 3200 MHz (1)||128 GB non ECC DDR4-2667 MHz or 64 GB DDR4-2667|
|Storage||256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD||512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD||8 TB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD, 10 TB storagetotal|
|Display||17.3" diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080)||17.3"diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080)||17.3" diagonal, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS, DreamColor display|
The Fury graphics options range from Intel UHD graphics up to Quadro RTX 5000 with Max Q. Two AMD Radeon options join the Quadro T1000 at the low-end of the discrete graphics options.
The test system is equipped with a Quadro T2000 GPU. Given the potential inherent in the ZBook Fury, it is hard to imagine anything below the T2000 option as a real choice. Even the Quadro T2000 in a 17-inch mobile workstation like the Fury seems misplaced.
This ranges from a 4-core Intel Core i5 up to an 8-core Core i9 or the corresponding 8-core Xeon processor. The Xeon option allows for ECC memory which will provide your applications with a more reliable memory system.
The ZBook Fury 17 G7 could be configured with as little as 8 GB of memory. That would be ludicrous. Users willing to choose a 17-inch mobile workstation aren’t interested in carrying more weight for less power.
The HP ZBook Fury 17 delivers heavy-weight power in a 3 kg package
The 16 GB that came in the test system is not even a realistic option for most users. The starting point – really the bare minimum imaginable for this level of a workstation – is 32 GB. I suspect that 64 GB, or the maximum memory configuration of 128 GB, would be a much better fit for most high-end users.
The maximum storage capacity could be the feature that draws high-end customers to this ZBook option. It is possible to configure 8 TB of PCIe NVMe TLC SSD storage and you can another 2 TB SATA hard drive if you need it.
There is one FHD and three 4K display options. All of the 4K displays are IPS displays. The 4K options include the choice of an HP DreamColor display for color-calibrated work.
A Final Perspective
In short, the HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 with the maximum configuration options will make a normal desktop workstation blush. With a starting weight just under 3 kg, you could well imagine that this much power has never been this portable in an HP ZBook until now.