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HP ZBook 15
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HP ZBook 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Oct 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 Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average HP many processor core portable PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs built by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15 is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the HP ZBook 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the HP ZBook 15 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec that we have assessed, the ZBook 15's battery life of 14.25 hours is one of the longest. The shortest battery life of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15 is 2.5h, the longest is 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 15.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ZBook 15 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of this type and age. 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 across all portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15, the ZBook 15 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The ZBook 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 15 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The HP ZBook 15 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This portable PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15.

The worst memory slots amongst similar types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ZBook 15 is 3.2GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 15 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 15.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP ZBook 15 is a eight processor thread notebook PC.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15 is 4.8MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. The ZBook 15 has a fairly big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 15 is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other many processor core portable 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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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The ZBook 15 has a quite big battery capacity (83 watt-hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 15. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 15 the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh.

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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 type to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ZBook 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15 range from 32GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ZBook 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the HP ZBook 15 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Heavy

The average weight of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 15 is 2.5kg, and the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg. The HP ZBook 15 is quite heavy (2.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 15.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 15

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ZBook 15 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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)
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
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
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
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(1)
28 February 2013

The Spectre XT 15t proved itself a competent and capable 15.6-inch multimedia notebook in our testing. The extra bright IPS display is gorgeous and has plenty of resolution for work; the touch...

Beautiful touchenabled display
Good build quality
Great keyboard and touchpad
Good port selection
Sleek design
Glossy Reflective display surface
Slow hard drive
Subpar battery life
Below-average graphics performance

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