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HP ZBook 14 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 16GB Jan 2014
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Everything you d expect of the world's first workstation Ultrabook. HP's lightest mobile workstation the new HP ZBook 14 utilizes impressive professional 3D graphics. This superbly thin,... More
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21 Reasons For

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 14 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ZBook 14 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ZBook 14 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 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 14.

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

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Very Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 14 is 5.3GB. The internal memory of the HP ZBook 14 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst laptops that came out around the same time as the ZBook 14.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ZBook 14 has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years processor families range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 14 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC also 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 across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 14.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP ZBook 14 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of this spec and age. 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 14.

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

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The HP ZBook 14 has a quite big total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 14. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 14, the HP ZBook 14 has a front camera.

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Light

The ZBook 14 is quite light (only 1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been available for around the same time as the ZBook 14 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ZBook 14 is a four USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 14 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The HP ZBook 14 is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.3 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 14 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 14 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ZBook 14 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 14 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Very Big Cache Memory

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 14 have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the ZBook 14's cache memory of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the ZBook 14 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 14. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 14 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 14 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP ZBook 14 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 14.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the ZBook 14 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 14 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 14 have a full-size keyboard, however the HP ZBook 14 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 10" and the biggest is 18". With a screen size of only 14 inches, the ZBook 14 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 14" notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (15.6").

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 megabyte, the ZBook 14 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 14. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 14 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP ZBook 14 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 14 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 14 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 14 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 14 that we have checked, the HP ZBook 14's maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 14 the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 14

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this HP laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.1 gigahertz, the ZBook 14 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 14.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (£260.69) (2.13GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo 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
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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 OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 5500, hp 64bi, hp 5500u, hp 64bit, hp p232334, hp p232334p
Barcodes 00888182600030, 00888182600146, 00888182600184, 00888182600221, 00888182600528, 00888182600535

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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 14"
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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 14"
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