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HP ZBook 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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Unleash your creativity and break free from your desktop with a sleek HP ZBook 15 mobile workstation that keeps you productive in the field. Take advantage of powerful processing and graphics,... More
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HP ZBook 15 Review
HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation Introduction
HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation Unboxing and Review
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26 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on twenty-three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and Laptopmag.com the average expert rating of this HP portable PC is 81 out of 100.

Robust

Several people who reviewed the product said that it was well made. In December last year expert review site Cadalyst.com said “System FeaturesThe attractive tone-on-tone black aluminum case is solid” in their review. Cadalyst.com also wrote “It feels well put together and sturdy”. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Solid performance, plenty of ports including Thunderbolt, fantastic DreamColor display” although they rated the HP ZBook 15 60 out of 100.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Digitaltrends.com said “Rugged construction and multilayered security keep everything safe”.

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Nice Design

Two customers who purchased it agreed that it was ergonomic. Last year Cadalyst.com wrote “Irritating ergonomic niggles”. Also last year Itpro.co.uk said “It's got great power, decent ergonomics and versatile design.”.

Two HP ZBook 15 owners who purchased the HP ZBook 15 considered that it was a good design. Last year Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Design is clean, professional” however they only scored the product 3 stars. Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “Sleek design for a mobile workstation”.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the HP ZBook 15 was good looking. Digitaltrends.com said “Thi lng pin kh so vi chic my trm” in their review of this laptop but despite that they only rated it 3 stars. Expert review site Techradar.com said “The HP ZBook Studio mobile workstation (starting at $1,699, about £1,118, AU$2,400) is the perfect compromise between style and performance” in their HP ZBook 15 review.

One HP ZBook 15 owner who bought the HP ZBook 15 reckoned that it was smooth.

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Good Product Quality

Some HP ZBook 15 owners who bought it said that it was good quality. In December last year Cadalyst.com wrote in their review of the HP ZBook 15 “Outstanding build quality”. Last year Digitaltrends.com said “Excellent workmanship and quality” in their review. Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “HP DreamColor offers superb quality and accuracy”.

Good Brand

HP many processor core portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs HP is one of the better rated brands.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer considered that the product was quiet. Notebookcheck.net gave the HP ZBook 15 a rating of 4 stars and said two years ago “Runs quietly” in their review of the HP ZBook 15.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed this laptop considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Notebookcheck.net wrote “That ensures the necessary overview, comfortable multitasking and an overall improved workflow” in their HP ZBook 15 review.

Good Technical Features

One customer wrote that it had good features. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned “HP introduced some interesting new features for the ZBook 15 with the addition G2” and scored it 4 stars.

Good Battery Life

A few customers who bought the product considered that it had a good battery life. Expert review site Cadalyst.com said in their review of the HP ZBook 15 “It is a solidly constructed, relatively lightweight mobile workstation with very good battery life”. Cadalyst.com also mentioned “Great battery life, ultrahighresolution screen, rugged construction”. Laptopmag.com said “The HP ZBook 15 workstation offers smooth performance and long battery life” in their review and rated the HP ZBook 15 80 out of 100.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 15 is 1,200MHz. The ZBook 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,300 megahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ZBook 15 is 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 of this spec and age.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15 range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The HP ZBook 15 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the ZBook 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 15. The total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15 range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 22h. When compared to other comparable spec 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 of 14.25 hours is one of the longest.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This HP notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 15, the ZBook 15 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the ZBook 15 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

The worst memory slots amongst similar types of laptop is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz. The HP ZBook 15 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.7 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this spec and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 15 is a eight battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 30Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of 83 watt-hours, the ZBook 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Eight people who bought the HP ZBook 15 concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Cadalyst.com said “Heavier and thicker than rivals” in their review of this laptop. Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review “Thick and heavy”. Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “Bulky design”.

Small Storage Capacity

One HP ZBook 15 reviewer considered that this laptop did not have good storage. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said “Our test device's meager RAM and slow mass storage device are problems that can be easily solved, either” however they still scored the product 4 stars.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15 have a full-size keyboard, however the ZBook 15 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ZBook 15 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 15 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 2.8 kilograms, the ZBook 15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 15.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 15.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Conflict Free Processor
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
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Thunderbolt Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
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 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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(39)
22 November 2015

There is a lot to like about the HP ZBook 15 G2. It is a solidly constructed, relatively lightweight mobile workstation with very good battery life, and both a decent CPU and NVIDIA's top mobile...

Great battery life, ultrahighresolution screen, rugged construction
Highend processor
Discrete ISVcertified graphics
Numerous ports and a wellmade exterior
Customisable specification
Moderate performance for the price
Bland looks
Heavier and thicker than rivals
Middling screen quality
Irritating ergonomic niggles
12 November 2015

The HP ZBook Studio will be considered one of the best mobile workstations on the planet...if not one the best laptops...

11 November 2015

The HP ZBook Studio will be considered one of the best mobile workstations on the planet...if not one the best laptops...

20 May 2015

It's got great power, decent ergonomics and versatile design, but the HP loses out to its rival thanks to a high price, middling screen quality and its sheer size...

27 March 2015

A sort of one-size-fits-all for the productive professional, the ZBook 15u G2 is an acceptable, if overly expensive addition to a lineup of high-powered portables that promise users a mix of...

Fast enough to handle general work
Design is clean, professional
Rated at militarygrade toughness
Solid performance, plenty of ports including Thunderbolt, fantastic DreamColor display
Good performance
Too expensive for what you get
1080p doesn't impress at this price
Bulky, heavy, and awkward
Lackluster battery life
Expensive
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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Pelico
Pelico would recommend the HP Zbook 15 G2

First B & H Photo; After a lot of research, I found that B & H Photo had the most ZBook 15 G2 models to choose from at the best price. It also helped that I received the laptop as described on the... Read more…

Reviewed 6 April 2014 by Jp-the-man
(Verified Purchase)

I needed a lot of computing power and I ended up buying the Zbook. I took it with an upgrade to 32 GB memory. The computer certainly delivers on the computing power side. This PC can crank through... Read more…

Powerful
Reviewed 22 December 2014 by Dr. Fun
Dr. Fun would recommend the HP Zbook 15 G2

If you are looking for a portable workstation that can take rough treatment, this is it. The heavy, solid feel instills confidence that this unit can take it. Until you turn it on... Mine was... Read more…

Very Expandable
Very Solid Construction
Solidly built
Fast
Powerful
Dead Out Of Box
For Tech Savvy Users Only
Obsolete Preloaded Softwa
Obsolete Preloads
Required Os Reinstall

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