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HP ZBook 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 16GB Sep 2014
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Be productive in the office or in the field. Take advantage of the HP ZBook 15 G2's powerful processing and graphics, simple scalability, and blazing-fast connectivity to perform and collaborate... More
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27 Reasons For

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ZBook 15 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the HP ZBook 15 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15 the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.7.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the ZBook 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 15. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released one year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 840MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 850MHz. The ZBook 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (400 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 2.3GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 15 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the DELL Precision M4800[plb_2527995_price] (2.9GHz).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_3015481_price] (32GB).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ZBook 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15, the ZBook 15 has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2992748_price] which has better reviews.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 15 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ZBook 15 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This HP portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops of a similar spec and age 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all laptops of this age and spec.

The worst storage medium across similar types of laptop is HDD.

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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 typical of many laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 17GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ZBook 15 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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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 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 across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 15 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 20GB. The ZBook 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 15.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 15 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Eight Processor Threads

The ZBook 15 is a eight processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the ZBook 15 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15. Laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.2MB.

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L3 Processor Cache

The HP ZBook 15 has a L3 processor cache which is better than most similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.

This laptop's processor cache level (L3) is actually the best processor cache level amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 15 is a eight battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between two and eight battery cells.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ZBook 15 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this spec and age 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.

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Heavy

The ZBook 15 is one of the heavier many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15 (3 kilograms) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average weight of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15 is 2.4kg.

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Thick

The HP ZBook 15 is one of the thicker many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15 (30.5 millimeters) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The thinnest notebook PC of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 15 is 8.9mm thick, the thickest is 55mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the ZBook 15.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 15.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Toshiba X70-B[plb_2971307_price] (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ZBook 15 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the HP Zbook 17 G2[plb_2966324_price] (750GB), or the Toshiba C55[plb_2992854_price] (750GB).

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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
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)
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
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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 2 Ports Quantity
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
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® 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
Intel TSX-NI
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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
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® 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers j8z52eaabd, hp p232330, hp p232357, j8z52eaakd, hp p232330p, hp p232357p
Barcodes 00888793273296, 00888793273401, 00888793273449, 00888793273487, 00888793273593, 00888793273609, 00888793504086, 00888793504536, 00888793623060, 00888793623107, 00888793623121, 00888793623145, 00888793623183, 00888793623343, 00888793623381, 00888793623398, 08887932735901
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