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HP ZBook 14 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Feb 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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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all HP portable PCs and also specifically for HP medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 14 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 highest display resolution of the HP ZBook 14 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 notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 14.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the ZBook 14 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 14. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 14 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Z510 (2.5GHz).

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Very Big Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 14, the ZBook 14's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 14 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 14 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP ZBook 14 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 14.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this HP laptop is too bad for you 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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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ZBook 14 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 14 the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The ZBook 14 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ZBook 14 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 14 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The average cache memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the ZBook 14 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 14.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the HP ZBook 14 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 14. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of this type and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ZBook 14 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the ZBook 14 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 14. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 14 is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

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. Across all the laptops that were launched more than a year ago the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP ZBook 14 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ZBook 14 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Across all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 14 the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 14

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Screen Size

The HP ZBook 14 has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

The ZBook 14 has a fairly standard weight (1.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 14.

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

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
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Memory
Internal Memory
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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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
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Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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® Smart Cache
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
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Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Certificates
Energy Star Certified

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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

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26 August 2015

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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 g8w45, hp l3z53, hp l3z53u, hp g8w45a, l3z53utaba, hp g8w45av, hp l3z53ut, l3z54utaba, bj8z98eth6y77etf7z99, bj8z98eth6y77etf7z99a, bj8z98eth6y77etf7z99aa
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