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HP Zbook 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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Unleash your creativity and break free from your desktop with a sleek HP ZBook 15 mobile workstation that keeps you productive in the field. Take advantage of powerful processing and graphics,... More
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HP ZBook 15 Review
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17 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

On average HP many processor core portable PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs produced by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of laptop.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Zbook 15 has one of the longest battery lifes (14.25 hours) amongst portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Zbook 15, the Zbook 15 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo E555 is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa, or the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea both from HP.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP Zbook 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This HP portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Zbook 15.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The HP Zbook 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Zbook 15.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo E555.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea, or the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa both from HP is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and spec range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. The Zbook 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The HP Zbook 15 has a maximum memory slots of 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Zbook 15 is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Zbook 15 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 75 watt-hours, the HP Zbook 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Zbook 15. Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Zbook 15 have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Zbook 15 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 15 (£1,474.78) (8GB).

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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 spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105ea, the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa, or the ENVY 15 all from HP is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Zbook 15 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 780GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Zbook 15 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP Zbook 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the Zbook 15 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Zbook 15 has a relatively average processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Zbook 15.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2 (2.5GHz and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The Zbook 15 has a pretty typical weight (2.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Zbook 15.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the ZBook 15 (2.9kg), the Probook 470 (2.9kg), or the Envy 15 (2.8kg) all from HP.

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Average Screen Size

The HP Zbook 15 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17 G2 (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the HP Zbook 15 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Zbook 15.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 15 (£1,474.78) (1TB).

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Thunderbolt Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
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)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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…

Powerful

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Product Identifiers

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