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Issues with an "engineering/test sample" ZBook Studio G5

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HP Zbook Studio G5
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Recently I purchased a ZBook Studio G5 notebook from goodwill (of all places), for quite a pretty penny.  Just got it today, and I found some issues that I wasn't expecting with the notebook, leading me to believe that this is likely a test sample machine from HP?  Also, the battery states "property of HP, not for resale" - apparently why it was donated to goodwill. 

 

Now, before you send HP goons to recover secrets, this system did NOT come with any storage, No SSD/HDD, which is surprising, considering the last computer I got from goodwill had the guys entire life/biz (passport scans and all)..  

 

#1- On the back side, the Product ID and Serial Number is listed as x's... NOthing but x's.  Even the warranty listing is XXyXXmXXd...  Now, I do show that the bios and software can pull my serial and product ID, the serial cannot be found on HP's website when doing a lookup.

#2- When looking up the Product ID, I am taken to the correct product, and do show a great system similar to what i have.  however I don't show the CPU listed that HWinfo/cpu-Z and similar programs show, which is the Xeon-2400 Coffee lake H (engineering sample).  It also looks like these systems SHOULD come with a NVIDIA Quadro P1000 (mine, sadly... APparently doesn't, but i haven't checked under the hood too thoroughly.  I really was hoping for something better than the intel 630 hd graphics.  Is there by chance an MXM port in this sucker so i can throw a gtx 860 which is laying around in there?  Is there really no GPU?  WHY?! WHY Ohhhh WHYYYYY!?  Also, I cant find any info on this Xeon-2400, any insights?

#3.  No SOUND... I updatedthe driver, still none.

#4- Not sure what other specs line up with the product ID and which were not included in this machine. 

 

SOooooo, whatever yall could tell me about what I have here, would be apreciated.  is it rare that these products come to surface, if so, what should i expect? Any support?  I mean, its practically new, I would hope to have a little bit of a warranty perhaps?  Hell, my Envy 17m-AE165nr still has 6 months of support left.  

 

System Manufacturer: HP
Product Name: 4NH78UT#ABA
Product Version:
Product Serial Number: [edited]
UUID: {AA612923-466D-AC8C-BDB4-FF18857E43C4}
SKU Number: 4NH78UT#ABA
Family: 103C_5336AN

 

Thank you for your insight.  I do have HWinfo export if you find that to be handy.

 

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