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HP ZBook 15
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HP ZBook 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD+SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Sep 2013
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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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HP ZBook 15 Review
HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation Introduction
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[GTAV] HP ZBook 15 Quadro M2000M 4 GB [Performance test]

24 Reasons For

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

We checked 3,456 expert and user reviews for HP notebook PCs and found that on average HP has good reviews. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 15 range from 4GB to 32GB. The ZBook 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 15 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the ZBook 15 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the HP ZBook 15 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ZBook 15 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 15. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The HP ZBook 15 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 15 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 ZBook 15 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. When compared to other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15 that we have assessed the processor clock speed of, the ZBook 15's processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ZBook 15 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 15 the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 15 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the ZBook 15 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this type and age.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of this type and age is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ZBook 15 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ZBook 15 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 15 also have a front camera.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 15 that we have checked, the ZBook 15's maximum turbo frequency of 3.6 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The hard drive capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15 range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Eight Battery Cells

The HP ZBook 15 is a eight battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh. With a battery capacity of 75 watt-hours, the ZBook 15's battery capacity is one of the biggest amongst laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 15.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ZBook 15 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this age and type is 2.9MB. At 4 megabytes, the ZBook 15 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ZBook 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a similar spec and age 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 notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ZBook 15 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the HP ZBook 15 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 15 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The hard drive speed of the HP ZBook 15 of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest amongst laptops of a similar age and type to the ZBook 15.

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Heavy

The HP ZBook 15 is fairly heavy (2.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 15. The lightest portable PC of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 15 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
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
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
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 TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(38)
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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