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HP ZBook 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Oct 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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24 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook is 2.2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the HP ZBook has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ZBook is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Very Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At 32 gigabytes per second, the HP ZBook has a very fast maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops that were released around the same time as the ZBook range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the HP ZBook has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst laptops of this age.

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

The HP ZBook is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP ZBook 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 common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz, the HP ZBook has one of the fastest processor clock speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The HP ZBook has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ZBook supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most laptops of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook.

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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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP ZBook has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook. The average internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx 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 Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the HP ZBook has a front camera.

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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 laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP ZBook has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook, the HP ZBook's hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook that we have checked, the HP ZBook's maximum turbo frequency of 3.6 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook have between one and eight battery cells, including the HP ZBook which has eight battery cells.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 75 watt-hours, the HP ZBook has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 23Wh and the biggest is 100Wh.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ZBook is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to 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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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 510MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the HP ZBook has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ZBook does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.8 kilograms, the HP ZBook is one of the heavier portable PCs of this age and type amongst portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The HP ZBook has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook.

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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)
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete 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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standard
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 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
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 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 Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel TSX-NI
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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1 March 2016

The HP ZBook Studio G3 is a phenomenal workstation with serious power and an eye-catching design that won't add heft to your bag...

4 November 2015

Fast, light and easily upgradeable too, but expensive and with merely okay battery life...

Versatile, accessible enclosure
ISVcertified discrete GPU
Powerful processor and plenty of memory
Decent keyboard and screen
Gorgeous build
Merely okay battery life
Expensive in every specification
Heavier and thicker than rivals
Battery life is worse than competitors
Pricey
27 August 2015

If you require stronger performance than a consumer-grade laptop, but you're also concerned about heft and style, the HP ZBook 14 G2 is a fine device. However, if you need a serious kick for...

26 August 2015

If you require stronger performance than a consumer-grade laptop, but you're also concerned about heft and style, the HP ZBook 14 G2 is a fine device. However, if you need a serious kick for...

The HP ZBook 14 G2 accomplishes what it set out to do: provide workstation-class functionality in a portable 3.5 pound form factor with nearly all-day battery life. Its Intel ?Broadwell? dual-core...

1 June 2015

What is the HP ZBook 14 G2? The ZBook range aims to provide potent portables for working on the road, and the latest addition to HP's stable of office notebooks is one of its slickest and slimmest... Read more…

20 May 2015

Tough but portable, HP 's ZBook laptop will appeal to a professional audience. We review the HP ZBook 15u G2. Also see: Best laptops 2015 . Now that HP has migrated its mobile workstation laptops... Read more…

11 May 2015

The HP ZBook 15u G2 looks and feels like an ultrabook, but delivers workstation performance...

20 April 2015

HP's refresh of its ZBook 14 brings Intel's "Broadwell" into the equation, but only in dual-core form. Overall, it's a capable mobile workstation in ultrabook guise, though it's not cheap even...

Computershopper.com

Only for ProfessionalsAs we have mentioned in the beginning of this review, a notebook has strict standards to be met before it can be called an Ultrabook. For the most parts, these standards are...

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