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HP ZBook 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 16GB 768GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 16GB Nov 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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21 Reasons For

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 3,456 user and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its notebook PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically for its many processor core portable PCs compared to other brands.

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 many processor core portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of this spec and age range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The HP ZBook 15 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds (2.9 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 15 that we have checked, the internal memory of the ZBook 15 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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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 have been around for more than two years.

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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 around for more than two years. This HP portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. 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 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ZBook 15.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ZBook 15 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops of this age and spec 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of this age and type.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The ZBook 15 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 15 also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ZBook 15, the maximum internal memory of the HP ZBook 15 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Two Installed SSDs

The HP ZBook 15 has more installed SSDs than most of the portable PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC is a two installed SSD laptop compared to most of the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 15 which only have one installed SSD.

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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 a 2x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most common memory slots.

A 4x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 15.

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

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15 is 3.2GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the ZBook 15's maximum turbo frequency is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs of this age and type.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops of this age and spec is 2MB and the biggest is 8MB. The processor cache of the ZBook 15 of 8 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 15.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ZBook 15 is a eight battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 15 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 75 watt-hours, the ZBook 15 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the battery capacities range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The HP 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 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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ZBook 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the ZBook 15 over two years ago.

Average Weight

At 2.8 kilograms, the HP ZBook 15 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ZBook 15.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the ZBook 15 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If this many processor core laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the ZBook 17 (£1,612.26) (17.3"), or the ZBook 17 G2 (17.3") both from HP.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 768 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 15 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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Processor
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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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
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
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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution 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
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Weight & Dimensions
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Energy Star Certified
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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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Barcodes 00889296008668, 00889296008675, 00889296008699, 00889296008750, 00889296008866, 00889296008873

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