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HP ZBook 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB Sep 2013
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Unleash your creativity. 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
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21 Reasons For

HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average HP many processor core portable PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops produced by HP.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the ZBook 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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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 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 laptops that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of this type and age is 8.4GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 15 has one of the biggest internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 15 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Portable PCs that are a similar age to 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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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this age and type. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.

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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 that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15.

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

Alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T540, or the HP EliteBook 745.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the ZBook 15 (SSD), or the ZBook 17 (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ZBook 15 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ZBook.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera which you might also want to consider including the ZBook 15, or the ZBook 15 both from HP.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The ZBook 15 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 15.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 15 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP ZBook 15 has more processor threads than most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15. This HP laptop is a eight processor thread laptop compared to most of the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15 which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor cache of the ZBook 15 of 8 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 15 have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP ZBook 15 which has eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The ZBook 15 has one of the bigger battery capacities (83 watt-hours) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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5 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 many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 15.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the ZBook 15, the ZBook 17, or the Z Book 15 all from HP.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 32GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP Zbook 15 (500GB), or the Lenovo T440p + 70A29002E (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ZBook 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at including the XPS 15, the XPS 15, or the XPS 15 all from DELL.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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3 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 Weight

With a weight of 2.8 kilograms, the ZBook 15 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 15.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the MSI GE60 (2.4kg), the DELL XPS 15 (2.6kg), or the HP ZBook 15 (2.8kg).

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Average Screen Size

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

If this many processor core laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the ZBook 17 (17.3"), or the ZBook 17 (17.3") both from HP or the Alienware 17 (17.3").

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Specification

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Product Type
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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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 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® 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
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
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
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
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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp p232356, hp p232357, hp p241495, hp p243700, hp p243700p, hp p232356p, hp p232357p, hp p241495p
Barcodes 00888182142981
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