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HP ZBook 15 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Feb 2015
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Create anywhere using HP's ZBook workstation Ultrabook 3 in a 15.6 diagonal screen size. This customizable workstation delivers impressive professional 3D graphics and outstanding performance even... More
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15 Reasons For

HP Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on 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

The ZBook 15 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15 have between one and 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 HP ZBook 15 is 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 15.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the HP ZBook 15 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 15 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo G500[plb_2337749_price], the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price], or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price].

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2862103_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper); or the Asus UX303UB[plb_2993330_price] (2.5GHz and higher rated).

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Very Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of the ZBook 15 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ZBook 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were launched 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. Across all laptops that have been available for more than a year the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ZBook 15 has a better storage medium than most laptops that have been available for more than a year. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ZBook 15.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

Alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include the Tecra Z50[pl_2090365_price], or the Tecra Z50[pl_2090365_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo X250[plb_2928645_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T450[plb_2993344_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ZBook 15 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 15 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15, the ZBook 15 has a front camera.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price].

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the HP 15[plb_2741837_price], or the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP ZBook 15 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The ZBook 15 has a quite big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15. The average processor cache of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15 is 3.1MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Pricey

The price range of portable PCs of this age and spec is from £149 to £3,405. We think that this medium processor core notebook PC looks expensive compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ZBook 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops of a similar age and type to the ZBook 15 is 550GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price], and the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price] is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2862103_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo X240[plb_2939879_price] (500GB and cheaper) or the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price] (500GB and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ZBook 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price], or the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 15 have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP ZBook 15 which has three battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 15

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ZBook 15 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price], and the Lenovo G500[plb_2337749_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the ZBook 15 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 15.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] (1.8kg) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
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Memory
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
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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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
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 VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(34)
12 November 2015

The HP ZBook Studio will be considered one of the best mobile workstations on the planet...if not one the best laptops...

11 November 2015

The HP ZBook Studio will be considered one of the best mobile workstations on the planet...if not one the best laptops...

27 March 2015

A sort of one-size-fits-all for the productive professional, the ZBook 15u G2 is an acceptable, if overly expensive addition to a lineup of high-powered portables that promise users a mix of...

Fast enough to handle general work
Design is clean, professional
Rated at militarygrade toughness
Solid performance, plenty of ports including Thunderbolt, fantastic DreamColor display
Good performance
Too expensive for what you get
1080p doesn't impress at this price
Bulky, heavy, and awkward
Lackluster battery life
Expensive
18 November 2014

System FeaturesThe HP ZBook 15 features a 15.6" LCD-backlit display with an antiglare matte finish and a maximum resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. As we've come to expect from HP, the image is crisp,... Read more…

Lisa Gad reviews the HP ZBook 15, a powerful laptop or mobile workstation. The ZBook weighs 6.2 pounds and it runs on 4th generation Intel Haswell Core CPUs with NVIDIA Quadro dedicated graphics.... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 6 April 2014 by Jp-the-man
(Verified Purchase)

I needed a lot of computing power and I ended up buying the Zbook. I took it with an upgrade to 32 GB memory. The computer certainly delivers on the computing power side. This PC can crank through... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp p232356, hp p232357, hp p241495, hp p243700, hp p243700p, hp p232356p, hp p232357p, hp p241495p

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