Many processor core portable PCs produced by HP have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just many processor core portable PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At 1,300 megahertz, the Zbook 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
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 common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Zbook 15.
The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The processor clock speeds of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Zbook 15 range from 1GHz to 3GHz. At 2.7 gigahertz, the Zbook 15 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Zbook 15.
If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 15 (£1,474.78) (2.8GHz).
Quite Long Battery Life
The HP Zbook 15 has a very long battery life (14.25 hours) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Zbook 15. Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Zbook 15 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 22h.
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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 this spec and age.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The HP Zbook 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Zbook 15.
Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Has a Front Camera
The Zbook 15 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Zbook 15 also have a front camera.
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 more than two years ago.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Zbook 15 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. The Zbook 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Zbook 15.
Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed
The hard drive speeds of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Zbook 15 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The HP Zbook 15 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Zbook 15.
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 common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Zbook 15.
The worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the Zbook 15 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Zbook 15 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz.
Eight Processor Threads
The Zbook 15 is a eight processor thread laptop.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The HP Zbook 15 has a quite big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average processor cache of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4.8MB.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this type and age.
Eight Battery Cells
The Zbook 15 is a eight battery cell count portable PC.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Zbook 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Zbook 15.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP Zbook 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The HP Zbook 15 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard.
This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Zbook 15.
Amongst comparable types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.
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Notebook PCs of this type and age have weights of between 430g and 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of 2.9 kilograms, the Zbook 15 is one of the heavier many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Zbook 15 amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.
If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Probook 470 (2.9kg).
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.
5 Other reasons to consider the HP Zbook 15
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when HP released the Zbook 15.
Average Internal Memory
The Zbook 15 has a relatively average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Zbook 15.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Zbook 15 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the Zbook 15.
Alternative 15.6" laptops currently available that you might want to look at include the Asus N56VZ which has better reviews.
Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the MSI GS70 (17").
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Average Total Storage Capacity
The Zbook 15 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (750 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Zbook 15.
HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time 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.
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
333, 1333, 133, 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
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
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 Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K610M
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
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
DTS Studio Sound
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 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 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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 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-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Power
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature 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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