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HP ZBook 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Create anywhere using HP's ZBook workstation Ultrabook 3 in a 15.6 diagonal screen size. This customizable workstation delivers impressive professional 3D graphics and outstanding performance even... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

The HP ZBook 15 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

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

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

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

We compared all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo G500, the Samsung ATIV Book 9, and the DELL XPS 13 is also worth considering.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Asus UX303UB (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ZBook 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ZBook 15 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15.

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

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including the Tecra Z50, or the Tecra Z50 both from Toshiba or the Samsung ATIV Book 9 which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 (SSD), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The HP ZBook 15 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 were launched more than a year ago. The worst processor family of all portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ZBook 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15 also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo T450, and the Samsung ATIV Book 9 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Toshiba Tecra Z40 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15, the HP ZBook 15 has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo T450, and the Samsung ATIV Book 9 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba Tecra Z40 is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ZBook 15 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

At 4 megabytes, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 15. The cache memories of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15 range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 15. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15 range from 23Wh to 120Wh. At 50 watt-hours, the HP ZBook 15 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released 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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB. The ZBook 15 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 15.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the ATIV Book 9, or the ATIV Book 9 both from Samsung or the Toshiba Tecra Z50.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X240 (500GB and cheaper), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (512GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP ZBook 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Samsung ATIV Book 9, or the DELL XPS 13 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ZBook 15 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 15 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 15.

Alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the ATIV Book 9, or the ATIV Book 9 both from Samsung or the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB), or the HP ZBook 15 (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Tecra Z50, the Lenovo G500, and the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the ZBook 15 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 (1.6kg and cheaper), the Samsung ATIV Book 9 (1.8kg and cheaper), or the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (1.8kg and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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 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 Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
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
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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
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
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
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® 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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