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HP ZBook 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB 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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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the HP ZBook has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

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

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

The HP ZBook is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of a similar type and age to the ZBook range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the HP ZBook has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the HP ZBook is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Across similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The HP ZBook has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of laptops of this type and age range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo T430[plb_1534067_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ZBook supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP ZBook has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

Other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price], or the Tecra Z40[pl_2197427_price] both from Toshiba.

If this HP laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (16GB).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP ZBook has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2569320_price], and the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2542189_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2353434_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP ZBook has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The HP ZBook is a eight battery cell count portable PC.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh. At 83 watt-hours, the HP ZBook has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most laptops of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP ZBook which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops that have been around for a comparable time 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 frequently found discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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8 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 came out around the same time as the ZBook do have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the ThinkPad X240[pl_2569320_price], or the X240[pl_2473900_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age 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.

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the X220[pl_1473945_price], or the T430[pl_1534067_price] both from Lenovo or the Samsung NP3530EC[plb_1552133_price].

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP ZBook has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and type is 1.7GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The HP ZBook does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2421956_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price] which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

At 2.8 kilograms, the HP ZBook is fairly heavy compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ZBook. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T540p[plb_1873372_price] (2.5kg and cheaper).

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ZBook has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook.

There are a number of other 15.6" laptops currently available which you might want to look at including the Lenovo T540p[plb_1873372_price], or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2356712_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP ZBook has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ZBook.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo X240[plb_2473900_price] is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB).

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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
Compatible Memory Cards
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
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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Barcodes 00888793817728, 08887938177286
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