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HP ZBook 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB Sep 2014
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Be productive in the office or in the field. Take advantage of the HP ZBook 15 G2's powerful processing and graphics, simple scalability, and blazing-fast connectivity to perform and collaborate... More
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HP ZBook 15 Review
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18 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

HP has good average ratings for its many processor core portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the ZBook 15 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP ZBook 15 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.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 15.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15 is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 15 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,006 gigabyte, the ZBook 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 2TB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17 (1TB).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the ZBook 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ZBook 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This HP laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 15.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ZBook 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 15 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The maximum turbo frequencies of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15 range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz.

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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 the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Portable PCs of this age and spec have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ZBook 15 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15.

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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 that came out more than two years ago.

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Eight Battery Cells

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

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The ZBook 15 has one of the bigger battery capacities (75 watt-hours) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15 is 59Wh, and the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP ZBook 15 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age 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 typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 15 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the ZBook 15 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The HP ZBook 15 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this HP notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

At 2.8 kilograms, the ZBook 15 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ZBook 15 (2.8kg), or the Z Book 15 (2.8kg) both from HP.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for 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.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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 Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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 2 Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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 Demand Based Switching
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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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