We calculated the average ratings for all HP laptops and specifically for HP many processor core laptops and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 1,200MHz. At 1,300 megahertz, the Zbook 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Zbook 15.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the HP Zbook 15 is 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.
This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Zbook 15.
Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including because of it's better review score, the N56VJ, or the U500VZ both from Asus.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The HP Zbook 15 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Zbook 15. The average processor clock speed of many processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Zbook 15 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.1GHz.
Fairly Long Battery Life
The battery lifes of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Zbook 15 range from 2.5h to 22h. When compared to other many processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Zbook 15's battery life of 14.25 hours is one of the longest.
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Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the HP Zbook 15 has a front camera.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.
Very Fast Hard Drive Speed
The hard drive speed of the Zbook 15 of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest amongst laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Zbook 15. The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 6,000 RPM.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the HP Zbook 15 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the many processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.6MB.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of this spec and age.
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 frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Zbook 15.
A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst similar types of laptop.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Zbook 15 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 many processor core laptops of this age.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Zbook 15 is 19GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The Zbook 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.
Eight Battery Cells
The Zbook 15 is a eight battery cell count notebook PC.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
The smallest battery capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Zbook 15 is 30Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. The Zbook 15 has a fairly big battery capacity (75 watt-hours) compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Zbook 15.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
The Zbook 15 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This portable PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on portable PCs of this spec and age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Zbook 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Zbook 15.
Alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the Asus U500VZ which also has a higher rating.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age. 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.
We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media and we think the Asus N56VJ which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP Zbook 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Zbook 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The HP Zbook 15 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most many processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it have an 802.11b WiFi standard.
This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Zbook 15.
Amongst comparable types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.
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With a weight of 2.9 kilograms, the HP Zbook 15 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the Zbook 15 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.
4 Other reasons to consider the HP Zbook 15
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the Zbook 15.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Zbook 15 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Zbook 15 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other many processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Zbook 15 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Zbook 15.
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
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
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 K610M
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
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
DTS Studio Sound
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
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 Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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