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HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews
On average HP many processor core portable PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops produced by HP.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the ZBook 15 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.
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 laptops that have been available for more than two years.
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.
This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15.
A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of laptops of this type and age is 8.4GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 15 has one of the biggest internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.
Very Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 2.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 15 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.
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Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The ZBook 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this age and type. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC.
SSD Storage Medium
The ZBook 15 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC.
Alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price], or the HP EliteBook 745[plb_2446437_price].
If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the ZBook 15[pl_1632630_price] (SSD), or the ZBook 17[pl_2036831_price] (SSD) both from HP.
Has a Front Camera
The HP ZBook 15 has a front camera. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 15 also have a front camera.
It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ZBook[plb_2499795_price].
There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera which you might also want to consider including the ZBook 15[pl_1632630_price], or the ZBook 15[pl_2546283_price] both from HP.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this type and age.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.
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 a 2x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.
A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots across all portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 15.
A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8 gigahertz, the ZBook 15 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.
Eight Processor Threads
The HP ZBook 15 has more processor threads than most of the many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15. This HP laptop is a eight processor thread laptop compared to most of the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ZBook 15 which only have between four and seven processor threads.
Very Big Processor Cache
The processor cache of the ZBook 15 of 8 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 15 the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.
Eight Battery Cells
Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 15 have between two and eight battery cells, including the HP ZBook 15 which has eight battery cells.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The ZBook 15 has one of the bigger battery capacities (83 watt-hours) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The HP ZBook 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 15.
It is worth considering other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the ZBook 15[pl_1632630_price], the ZBook 17[pl_2036831_price], or the Z Book 15[pl_2344578_price] all from HP.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 32GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ZBook 15 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.
If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP Zbook 15[plb_2253447_price] (500GB), or the Lenovo T440p[plb_2279832_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The HP ZBook 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ZBook 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at including the XPS 15[pl_2329023_price], the XPS 15[pl_2254347_price], or the XPS 15[pl_2370775_price] all from DELL.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.
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Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.
With a weight of 2.8 kilograms, the ZBook 15 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 15.
If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the MSI GE60[plb_1491970_price] (2.4kg), the DELL XPS 15[plb_1413060_price] (2.6kg), or the HP ZBook 15[plb_1632630_price] (2.8kg).
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the HP ZBook 15 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
If this many processor core laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the ZBook 17[pl_2499441_price] (17.3"), or the ZBook 17[pl_2689135_price] (17.3") both from HP or the Alienware 17[plb_2232770_price] (17.3").
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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
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 K1100M
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
DTS Studio Sound HD
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
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 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
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
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…
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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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