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HP ZBook 14 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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Create anywhere using HP's thinnest and lightest ZBook workstation Ultrabook [3] in a 14 diagonal screen size. This customizable workstation delivers impressive professional 3D graphics and... More
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13 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

HP is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 14 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ZBook 14 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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

The ZBook 14 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ZBook 14 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. This HP notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 14 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ZBook 14 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most laptops that were released one year ago have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 14.

The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2 (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 14, the ZBook 14 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ZBook 14 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 14.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The ZBook 14 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP. At 1.3 megapixels, the ZBook 14 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 14.

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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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The ZBook 14 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 14. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 14 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo E550 (192GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ZBook 14 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 14 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the HP ZBook 14 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 14

Released Over a Year Ago

This HP laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ZBook 14 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 14.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the EliteBook 820 (2.3GHz), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (2.3GHz) both from HP.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

The ZBook 14 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 14.

There are a number of alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Asus D550MA which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the ZBook 14 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 14.

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Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the ZBook 14 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 14.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP 14 (1.7kg).

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Specification

Design
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Colour of Product
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Processor
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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
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Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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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 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...

25 June 2014

I admit to being a bit skeptical of the potential for the ZBook to function as a mobile workstation while fitting into an Ultrabook form factor. While there are certainly some compromises made to...

26 March 2014

HP ZBook 14 The HP ZBook 14 is the most mobile workstation we reviewed so far. It is light, thin, enduring and easy to transport. Build quality, case features and the design have not been...

14 February 2014

HP's ZBook 14 is an Ultrabook that's also a mobile workstation. It weighs just under 2kg, yet it offers processing power that can be used to run design and modelling applications such as 3ds Max....

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp l3z49, hp l3z49u, hp i55200, l3z49utaba, hp i55200u, hp l3z49ut, L3Z49UT#ABA, hp l3z49uta, hp l3z49utab, hp l3z49utaba
Barcodes 00889296200215, 00889296200222, 08892962002152
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