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HP Zbook 15u G2 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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Create anywhere using HP's ZBook workstation Ultrabook [3] in a 15.6 diagonal screen size. This customizable workstation delivers impressive professional 3D graphics and outstanding performance... More
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HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by HP have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Zbook 15u G2 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Zbook 15u G2 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Zbook 15u G2 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Zbook 15u G2 range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Zbook 15u G2 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Zbook 15u G2.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speed of the HP Zbook 15u G2 of 2.6 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst laptops that came out more than a year ago. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Zbook 15u G2 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP Zbook 15u G2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Laptops that were launched more than a year ago processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Zbook 15u G2 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Zbook 15u G2. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Zbook 15u G2 is 6.3GB.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,149.00) (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Zbook 15u G2 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Zbook 15u G2.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2 (£750.00) (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (£529.99) (SSD) both from HP.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Zbook 15u G2 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age. The average screen size of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 15".

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the MSI GP72 2QD (£795.28) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the HP Zbook 15u G2 has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The HP Zbook 15u G2 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and type. This laptop has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all laptops that were released more than a year ago is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Zbook 15u G2, the Zbook 15u G2 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The HP Zbook 15u G2 is a four USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Zbook 15u G2 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the HP Zbook 15u G2 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The HP Zbook 15u G2 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Zbook 15u G2 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops of this age and type range from 1MB to 6MB. The Zbook 15u G2 has a quite big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The HP Zbook 15u G2 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Zbook 15u G2. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Zbook 15u G2 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo E550 (£549.97) (500GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Zbook 15u G2 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Zbook 15u G2 is 2MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB. When compared to other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Zbook 15u G2 that we have assessed the discrete graphics adapter memory of, the Zbook 15u G2's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The HP Zbook 15u G2 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Zbook 15u G2 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Zbook 15u G2

Released Over a Year Ago

This HP portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the Zbook 15u G2 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the ZBook 15 (£3,125.90) (1.9kg), or the ZBook 15 (£1,468.11) (1.9kg) both from HP.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
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 Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 64b, hp 5500, hp 64bi, hp j8z99, hp 5500u, hp 64bit, hp j8z99e, hp i75500, hp p220172, hp p232318, hp p232327, hp j8z99et, hp i75500u, hp p232327p, hp j8z99eta, hp p220172p, hp p232318p, hp inc j8z99, hp j8z99etab, hp inc j8z99e, hp j8z99etabu, hp inc j8z99et, hp inc j8z99eta, hp inc j8z99etab, hp inc j8z99etabu
Barcodes 00889296047377, 00889894258922, 00889894259080

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