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HP ZBook 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 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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HP ZBook 15 Review
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16 Reasons For

HP Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 3,456 owner and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its laptops. HP also has good reviews specifically within its many processor core portable PCs range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the 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.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 15.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The ZBook 15 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 1GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the MSI GT60 (2.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

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

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 710GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the ZBook 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ZBook 15 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ZBook 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 15.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The ZBook 15 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 15 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the ZBook 15 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 15. Many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The 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.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ZBook 15.

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

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Notebook PCs of this type and age have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP ZBook 15 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 15 is a eight battery cell count laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 75 watt-hours, the HP ZBook 15 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The smallest battery capacity of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15 is 30Wh and the biggest is 100Wh.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ZBook 15 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 15. Laptops that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion 17-e118dx.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 15 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,150 megahertz, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ZBook 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ZBook 15 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the ZBook 15 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 15 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the HP ZBook 15 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Heavy

At 2.8 kilograms, the ZBook 15 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The lightest laptop of this spec and age is 430g heavy and the heaviest is 4.8kg.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ZBook 15 (£910.00) (2.8kg), or the Z Book 15 (£1,507.37) (2.8kg) both from HP.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of laptop.

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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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The ZBook 15 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of this spec and age. 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.

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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
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
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
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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
Thunderbolt 2 Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 Clear Video Technology
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
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp k0g61, hp k0g61e, hp p220769, hp k0g61es, hp p220769p, hp k0g61esr, hp i74710mq4gb1, hp i74710mq4gb1t, hp i74710mq4gb1tb, hp i74710mq4gb1tbd, hp i74710mq4gb1tbdv, hp i74710mq4gb1tbdvd, hp i74710mq4gb1tbdvdr, hp i74710mq4gb1tbdvdrw
Barcodes 00888793686423, 00888793686461, 00888793686485, 00888793686508, 00888793686546, 00888793686652, 00888793686669, 04053162948167

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