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HP Recommended
Zbook studio g3
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

The Product ID: X9R18EC#ABY

Serial Number: [edit]


I want to know how to verify if the product that am about to buy(which has de product details as above) is the original but not a fake or refurbished.


I tried searching for the product info at the hp support website(www.hp.com) but it wouldn't go through.

HP Recommended



This product was introduced end of May in 2016

Nice computer for its time.



X9R18EC HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation


At this point, the unit is likely either used and / or refurbished - we just don't have any way to know the answer.


If you are expecting a "new" computer, it is possible the machine sat on a shelf for four years without being sold - it is unlikely. 


HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation Specifications


What if the computer did just sit around and was never sold?

Possible problems with old computers that "sit around" include and may not be limited to:

  • If the computer has just been sitting around, the battery is likely dead,
  • The software is severely out of date
  • This model was offered with Windows 7 available - Windows 7 is not supported any longer.  If the computer has Windows 7 on it, you will be in trouble right away.



What if?

You can't stand it, you want more information...


You MIGHT be able to get more information about the computer using PartSurfer, the region, and the serial number.


If it works, the results would depend that the computer is in the PartSurfer database and that it is actually from your region in the first place...


PartSurfer might be able to tell you exactly which parts came with your computer.

  • For best results, use the Serial Number for your search
  • Reminder:  Do NOT post private information (including serial number) here on the Community)


 Open PartSurfer

  • Select your Country
  • Search for your computer / printer / device
  • Need Help?  Tab Self help > find and open the User Guide and FAQ

How to use PartSurfer:

  • Select your region / country - PartSurfer must know your general location
  • Enter your device Product Number , Serial Number, or Part Number in the Quick Search box
  • HINT: To see a system-specific list, replace the Product Number with your device Serial Number
  • Items accompanied by a tiny box in the Add-to-Cart column are available for purchase
  • N/A means the part is not carried / offered for purchase by HP.

Parts marked as available for purchase might be available from:  HP Parts Store



What to do?

Were it me, I would reconsider.

Personal Opinion:

Spend your money on a new computer instead of a four year old model.

The price may be tempting - the amount of trouble could be more than it's worth.



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