HP ZBook 17 G3 Owners Lounge

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  1. soodesune

    soodesune Newbie

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    I bought the notebook from a reseller. They can neither exchange nor service it. All they can do is take it back and return the money. But I'm more interested in keeping the notebook, just replacing the screen. So I contacted the authorized HP service partner. They took the notebook and in a day or two they will report back if they can help or not.
     
  2. Padraig O Cuinn

    Padraig O Cuinn Notebook Consultant

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    Did it have a warranty on it from hp
     
  3. soodesune

    soodesune Newbie

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    Of course.
     
  4. Padraig O Cuinn

    Padraig O Cuinn Notebook Consultant

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    Then use that with HP get them to replace it
     
  5. xTesla1856

    xTesla1856 Notebook Enthusiast

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    To anyone who switched to a G3/G4 from a G2: How happy are you with the newer ZBooks? I currently have a fully loaded 17 G2 and I'm not terribly convinced by the new ones. Cheaper build and more compromises feel like the biggest drawbacks compared to the G2, which is a freaking tank. I'm also considering a Thinkpad P70/P71 as my next work laptop.
     
  6. Padraig O Cuinn

    Padraig O Cuinn Notebook Consultant

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    I agree that the builds for the g2 were much better and more solid. I'm sure if you opened the g2 out and threw the guts in it from a g4 it would be perfect
     
  7. tamarinde

    tamarinde Notebook Consultant

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    I would stick with my G1 but I need Thunderbolt 3 and 64GB ram support.
    Like you said if only we could stick the G3/4 guts into the G1/2 shell.
     
  8. soodesune

    soodesune Newbie

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    I see both the ZBook 17 G4 and the P71 in the upcoming reviews section on the site. I suggest you just wait for those detailed reviews to make a decision. Prior to purchasing ZBook 17 G4 I also thought about P71 and from the limited information I could get on P71 I figured out that it's easily even more a mess than the G4. P71 has the same Panasonic screen as P70. It has worse color specs than Sharp IGZO screens of the Dreamcolor G3/G4 and the backlight bleeding is also a common thing on P70 (still probably not as common as on the G4, where it seems to be ubiquitous). As for the build quality in general I seriously doubt than Lenovo can actually be ahead of HP, however only the detailed review or side by side comparison can tell for sure.
     
  9. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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  10. xTesla1856

    xTesla1856 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just what I expected, thanks guys. Guess I'll stick with this G2 until the bitter end ;) I really want to try a Thinkpad P71, but the P70 seemed riddled with issues as far I remember.
     
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