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HP ZBook 14 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 16GB 240GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 16GB Oct 2013
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Everything you d expect of the world's first workstation Ultrabook. HP's lightest mobile workstation the new HP ZBook 14 utilizes impressive professional 3D graphics. This superbly thin,... More
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18 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ZBook 14 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP ZBook 14 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 14 that we have checked the internal memory of, the HP ZBook 14's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ZBook 14 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most laptops of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 14 the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 14 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most laptops of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 14.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ZBook 14 has a better storage medium than most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

The worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the HP ZBook 14 has a front camera.

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Light

At only 1.6 kilograms, the ZBook 14 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 14 is 2.2kg.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 14 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The ZBook 14 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ZBook 14 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 14 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The ZBook 14 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 14 is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the HP ZBook 14 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 14 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the ZBook 14 of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 240 gigabytes, the ZBook 14 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 14. The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 14 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ZBook 14 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The ZBook 14 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 14 have between one and eight battery cells, including the HP ZBook 14 which has three battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 14 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 14

Released Over Three Years Ago

HP released the ZBook 14 over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.1 gigahertz, the ZBook 14 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 14.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the ZBook 14 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 14.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

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4 November 2015

Fast, light and easily upgradeable too, but expensive and with merely okay battery life...

Versatile, accessible enclosure
ISVcertified discrete GPU
Powerful processor and plenty of memory
Decent keyboard and screen
Gorgeous build
Merely okay battery life
Expensive in every specification
Heavier and thicker than rivals
Battery life is worse than competitors
Pricey
27 August 2015

If you require stronger performance than a consumer-grade laptop, but you're also concerned about heft and style, the HP ZBook 14 G2 is a fine device. However, if you need a serious kick for...

26 August 2015

If you require stronger performance than a consumer-grade laptop, but you're also concerned about heft and style, the HP ZBook 14 G2 is a fine device. However, if you need a serious kick for...

The HP ZBook 14 G2 accomplishes what it set out to do: provide workstation-class functionality in a portable 3.5 pound form factor with nearly all-day battery life. Its Intel ?Broadwell? dual-core...

1 June 2015

What is the HP ZBook 14 G2? The ZBook range aims to provide potent portables for working on the road, and the latest addition to HP's stable of office notebooks is one of its slickest and slimmest... Read more…

20 April 2015

HP's refresh of its ZBook 14 brings Intel's "Broadwell" into the equation, but only in dual-core form. Overall, it's a capable mobile workstation in ultrabook guise, though it's not cheap even...

Computershopper.com

Only for ProfessionalsAs we have mentioned in the beginning of this review, a notebook has strict standards to be met before it can be called an Ultrabook. For the most parts, these standards are...

25 June 2014

I admit to being a bit skeptical of the potential for the ZBook to function as a mobile workstation while fitting into an Ultrabook form factor. While there are certainly some compromises made to...

26 March 2014

HP ZBook 14 The HP ZBook 14 is the most mobile workstation we reviewed so far. It is light, thin, enduring and easy to transport. Build quality, case features and the design have not been...

14 February 2014

HP's ZBook 14 is an Ultrabook that's also a mobile workstation. It weighs just under 2kg, yet it offers processing power that can be used to run design and modelling applications such as 3ds Max....

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