HP medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops HP is one of the superior manufacturers.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The HP ZBook 15 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 15 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
Quite New PCI Express Slot Version
At 3, the ZBook 15 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The average PCI Express slot version of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15 is 2.2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The HP ZBook 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 15 range from 4GB to 32GB.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 15 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. At 1,250 megahertz, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 15.
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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The ZBook 15 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15.
The worst display resolution across similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Very Fast Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2.1GHz. The ZBook 15 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15.
If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP 8470p (£845.00) (2.9GHz).
Quite Long Battery Life
The battery lifes of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 2h to 4,400h. The ZBook 15 has a quite long battery life (14.25 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15.
If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 (£490.80) (14.5h).
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ZBook 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP notebook 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 across all notebook PCs of this type and age.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
Has a Front Camera
The HP ZBook 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 15.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The ZBook 15 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.5 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 15 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.
Very Fast Hard Drive Speed
The ZBook 15 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 15. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 15 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
Eight Battery Cells
The HP ZBook 15 is a eight battery cell count notebook PC.
Very Big Battery Capacity
When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 15, the battery capacity of the ZBook 15 of 83 watt-hours is one of the biggest. The battery capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 23Wh to 100Wh.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ZBook 15 which has three USB 3.0 ports.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have a full-size keyboard, however the ZBook 15 does not have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops that were released more than two years ago. 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 HP notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15, the ZBook 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most laptops of a similar type and age to the ZBook 15 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the ZBook 15 which has one USB 2.0 port.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.
With a weight of 2.8 kilograms, the ZBook 15 is one of the heavier laptops of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 15 amongst portable PCs of this age. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 15 is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.
If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Probook 470 (£765.00) (2.9kg).
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The ZBook 15 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most portable PCs of this age and type.
An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 15.
An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of portable PC.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years 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 typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15.
If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3" and higher rated).
Average Total Storage Capacity
The ZBook 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15.
If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 15 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15.
If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K1100M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
DTS Studio Sound HD
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Touchpad, Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows 7 Professional
HP Recovery Manager,HP Performance Advisor,HP Remote Graphics Software,HP Support Assistant,HP Client Security,HP Hotkey Support,HP Connection Manager,Adobe Flash Player,Microsoft Security Essentials,Cyberlink Power DVD,Cyberlink Media Suite,Cyberlink Photo Director,Cyberlink Power Director,Cyberlin
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)