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HP ZBook 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 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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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Based on 3,456 owner and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its portable PCs. HP also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The HP ZBook is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The HP ZBook has a quite new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the ZBook have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.

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

Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP ZBook which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The HP ZBook has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP ZBook has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The HP ZBook has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP ZBook has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ZBook supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This HP laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 5.3GB. When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age that we have assessed the internal memory of, the HP ZBook's internal memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ZBook has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 590GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP ZBook has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Notebook PCs of this type and age have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The HP ZBook has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Eight Battery Cells

The HP ZBook is a eight battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook range from 23Wh to 100Wh. The battery capacity of the HP ZBook of 83 watt-hours is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ZBook is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ZBook does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ZBook does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

At 2.8 kilograms, the HP ZBook is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HP ZBook (2.8kg).

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ZBook has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 17 ($799.99) (17.3").

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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 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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives 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
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
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® VPro™ Technology
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
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)
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Formats

Expert Reviews

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1 March 2016

The HP ZBook Studio G3 is a phenomenal workstation with serious power and an eye-catching design that won't add heft to your bag...

6 January 2015

Weighing in at just 4.23 pounds, the 15.6-inch ZBook 15u ($1,199, £767, AU$1473) is one of the lighter workstations on the market. Although it still outweighs the Dell Precision M3800, it's much...

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5 January 2015

If you absolutely need a workstation but you don't want to break the bank, the ZBook 15u is an excellent compromise. It offers solid processing speeds with an Intel i5 processor, but the...

Das ZBook Studio G3 ist uns ein kleines Rätsel. In einigen Bereichen präsentiert uns HP ein tolles Produkt, während es in anderen Kategorien enttäuscht. Insgesamt ist unser Eindruck von der...

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