HP many processor core laptops have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the better rated brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the HP ZBook 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15 is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The ZBook 15 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 15.
Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Quite Big Internal Memory
When compared to other many processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 15 that we have assessed the internal memory of, the ZBook 15's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the many processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.2GB.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
Across all the many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15 the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At 2.7 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 15 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 15.
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Fairly Long Battery Life
The shortest battery life of many processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15 is 2.5h, the longest is 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h. When compared to other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 15 that we have checked the battery life of, the ZBook 15's battery life of 14.25 hours is one of the longest.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.
Has a Front Camera
The HP ZBook 15 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago also have a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.
4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The HP ZBook 15 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.
This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all laptops of this age and spec.
Across similar types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 15 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15.
Quite Big Processor Cache
Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 15 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the ZBook 15 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15.
Very Fast Hard Drive Speed
When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15, the hard drive speed of the ZBook 15 of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. The slowest hard drive speed of many processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 15 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.
Eight Battery Cells
The HP ZBook 15 is a eight battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between two and eight battery cells.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
At 83 watt-hours, the ZBook 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15 have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP ZBook 15 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 15 do have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the HP ZBook 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity
Most many processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 15 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the HP ZBook 15 which has 32 solid-state drive capacity.
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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The ZBook 15 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC also have an 802.11g and 802.11n WiFi standard.
This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15.
Amongst similar types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.
At 2.8 kilograms, the ZBook 15 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of many processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 15 is 2.5kg, and the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This portable PC has been on the market for over three years.
Average Screen Size
The HP ZBook 15 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 750 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 15 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.
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Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
2 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD, SSD
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
DTS Studio Sound
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 35
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video