Many processor core laptops built by HP have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just many processor core laptops) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of this type and age range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz. The HP ZBook 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 15.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The HP ZBook 15 has a maximum display resolution of 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.
This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels currently available including because of it's better review score, the N56VJ, or the U500VZ (£649.99) both from Asus.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The internal memory of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ZBook 15 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.2GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst many processor core laptops of this age.
Alternative 16GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Gigabyte P27K-CF1.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The ZBook 15 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.7 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 15 is 2.2GHz.
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Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The ZBook 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also have a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus U500VZ (£649.99) is also worth considering.
Has a Front Camera
The HP ZBook 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 15.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP ZBook 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15.
Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The ZBook 15 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most many processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable age and type to the ZBook 15.
The worst storage medium across similar types of laptop is HDD.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this age and type.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
The HP ZBook 15 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory of many processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 19GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The processor caches of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 2MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of 6 megabytes, the ZBook 15 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst similar spec laptops of this age.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the ZBook 15 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst laptops of this age.
4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The biggest memory slots of the ZBook 15 is 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 amongst all many processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15.
The worst memory slots amongst similar types of notebook PC is 1x SO-DIMM.
Eight Battery Cells
The ZBook 15 is a eight battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 15 have between two and eight battery cells.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The ZBook 15 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an 802.11b WiFi standard. Across all many processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 15 the Wi-Fi standard ranges from 802.11a to 802.11n.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The average battery capacity of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ZBook 15 is 59Wh. At 75 watt-hours, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Most many processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP ZBook 15 which has three USB 3.0 ports.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 256 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 15. The average total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 15 is 660GB.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most portable PCs of this spec and age 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.
At 2.8 kilograms, the HP ZBook 15 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 15. Across all the many processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 15 the weights range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg.
2 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 15
Released Over Two Years Ago
This many processor core laptop has been on the market for over two years.
Average Screen Size
The ZBook 15 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
2 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
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 Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
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
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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