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HP 14 G2 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Create anywhere using HP's thinnest and lightest ZBook workstation Ultrabook in a 14 diagonal screen size. This customizable workstation delivers impressive professional 3D graphics and... More
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21 Reasons For

Robust

A number of HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation reviewers agreed that the product was well made. One HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation owner who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable.

HP Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 3,995 owner and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its laptops. HP also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Nice Design

One person who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Itpro.co.uk wrote two years ago “Gorgeous build” .

One HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation reviewer wrote that the HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation was ergonomic. Itpro.co.uk wrote “Ergonomically inferior to rivals” in their HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation review yet they only gave this laptop a rating of 3 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Some HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation reviewers concluded that the product was good quality. Two years ago Itpro.co.uk mentioned “Solid build quality” in their HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation review.

Large Storage Capacity

One HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation owner considered that the product had good storage. Itpro.co.uk wrote “Fast storage” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Size

One HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation reviewer who reviewed it thought it was thin. Itpro.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Comparatively slim profile for a mobile workstation” however despite that they only rated it 3 stars.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of laptops of this type and age range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.7GB.

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

The HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP ProBook 650[plb_2877741_price], the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_2253252_price], or the Lenovo T520[plb_1498913_price].

Portable PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire V3-574[plb_2964626_price] (3.1GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Media

The HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation has an SSD storage media which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an HDD storage media. 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price], the HP Elitebook 1040 G1[plb_2432558_price], or the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2457385_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation 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 actually the best display resolution across all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst display resolution across similar types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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16.78 Million Colours Display Number of Colours

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours display number of colours, which is the most frequently found display number of colours on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age which do not have a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to look at include the 13[pl_1304263_price], or the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2404184_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2417689_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation has a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the 13[pl_1304263_price], or the Latitude 13 3340[pl_2418540_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2421965_price].

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation has a quite fast processor boost frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. At 4 megabytes, the ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This medium processor cores notebook PC received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from itpro.co.uk. This means that experts really don't rate this portable PC very highly.

A Bit Expensive

A few people who purchased it considered that it was not cheap. Expert website Itpro.co.uk wrote two years ago “Expensive and with merely okay battery life” in their review of this laptop. Itpro.co.uk also wrote “Expensive in every specification”. Itpro.co.uk also mentioned “Expensive in most configurations”.

One person who bought this laptop concluded that it was not good value for money. Itpro.co.uk mentioned in their HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation review “Pricey as configured” .

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Poor Battery Life

A number of HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation reviewers who purchased it concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Itpro.co.uk said “Mediocre battery life”.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (only 950 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation is 510GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_2186278_price], the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2435190_price], or the Fujitsu LifeBook S904[plb_2513517_price].

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the 2570p[pl_3229152_price] (320GB), or the 255 G3[pl_2878976_price] (320GB) both from HP or the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (320GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation is a three number of battery cells laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation do not have a touchscreen. The HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touchscreen and we think the S400CA-CA035H[pl_1465624_price], or the TP500LA[pl_2381507_price] both from Asus or the Acer Aspire V3-572P[plb_2414236_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 14 G2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

The HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation has a pretty standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Z51[plb_2964604_price], the Toshiba Z30[plb_2086844_price], and the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m[plb_2395387_price] is also worth considering.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the ENVY 17-k254na[pl_2964607_price] (12GB), or the ENVY 17-n065na[pl_2964646_price] (12GB) both from HP or the Acer Aspire V3-574[plb_2964626_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Display Diagonal

The ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation has a fairly standard display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 14" laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price], the HP Pavilion Touchsmart 14-n206sa[plb_2159899_price], and the DELL Latitude E6430[plb_2135897_price] is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the E540[pl_2975960_price] (15.6" and higher rated), or the G50[pl_2964570_price] (15.6" and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite L50-C[plb_2964551_price] (15.6" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation has a relatively standard weight (1.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

Other 1.7kg heavy laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include the ZBook 14[pl_2746897_price], or the ZBook 14[pl_2719880_price] both from HP or the Lenovo IdeaPad U430[plb_2576093_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT 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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
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 (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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