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HP ZBook 15

HP ZBook 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.8GHz 8GB 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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17 Reasons For

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

HP is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its many processor core portable PCs.

Very 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 fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of a similar age and type to the ZBook 15 range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 15 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15 is 1GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ZBook 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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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 laptops of this age and type. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for 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.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP ZBook 15 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec 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 across all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 15, the HP ZBook 15 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Two Installed SSDs

Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15 only have one installed SSD, however the ZBook 15 has two installed SSDs.

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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 frequently found memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

The worst memory slots across similar types of notebook PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 15 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. The HP ZBook 15 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Eight Battery Cells

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

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15 is 59Wh. The HP ZBook 15 has a quite big battery capacity (75 watt-hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ZBook 15 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. 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 one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15, the ZBook 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The ZBook 15 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Heavy

At 2.8 kilograms, the ZBook 15 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. The average weight of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15 is 2.5kg, and the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ZBook 15 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of this spec and age.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec portable 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

It was over two years ago when HP released the ZBook 15.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

The HP ZBook 15 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable 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 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 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 Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
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
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
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
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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Product Identifiers

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