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HP ZBook 14
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HP ZBook 14 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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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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HP Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,416 expert and owner reviews for HP laptops and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core laptops.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Four SATA III Connectors

Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however the HP ZBook 14 has four SATA III connectors.

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

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ZBook 14 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The ZBook 14 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 2.2GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.51GB to 4GB.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ZBook 14 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 14. Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 14 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ZBook 14 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 14.

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

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The HP ZBook 14 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Across all similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 14 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 14 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this type and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 14 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 14. Portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 14 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 which is cheaper; or the Asus UX303LA which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP ZBook 14 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. This HP notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it 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 laptops of this type and age.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Z30, or the Z30 both from Toshiba or the DELL Latitude 12 7000 which is cheaper; or the Satellite Z30, or the Satellite Z30 both from Toshiba which has better reviews.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The ZBook 14 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.1 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 14 is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the HP ZBook 14 has a very big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 14. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 14 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2MB to 4.1GB.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the ZBook 14 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 14. The smallest cache memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The ZBook 14 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 14. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 14 is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP ZBook 14 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 14 range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the ZBook 14 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 14 have a front camera, however the ZBook 14 does not have a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Fujitsu LifeBook S935.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of this age and type have a full-size keyboard, however the HP ZBook 14 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Fujitsu LifeBook S935 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 14, the ZBook 14 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to consider including the ZBook 14 G2, the ZBook 14, or the ENVY 15 all from HP.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ZBook 14 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it. This HP portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 14 is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 14

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the ZBook 14 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 14.

Other 2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus UX301LA.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (2.2GHz and cheaper), the Toshiba Satellite P50-C (2.2GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 (2.2GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the HP ZBook 14 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 14" notebook PCs and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the Lenovo L440, and the HP 14 or you might consider a higher scoring portable PC such as the Lenovo T420 are also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Inspiron 15 5000 (15.6" and cheaper), or the Latitude 15 E5550 (15.6" and cheaper) both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 (15.5" and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 14 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year.

We compared all the other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the Asus UX303LA, and the Toshiba Satellite Z30 which has better reviews; or the Asus UX301LA which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 440 G2 (500GB), or the Lenovo T550 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 1.6 kilograms, the ZBook 14 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the EliteBook 840 (1.6kg and cheaper), or the EliteBook 840 (1.6kg and cheaper) both from HP.

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Storage
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Memory Card
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Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Intel Visual Technology
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Product Identifiers

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