Two expert review sites both endorsed this notebook PC. This portable PC received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag who concluded it was superb and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from Cadalyst.com.
Good Expert Reviews
The average expert rating of this notebook PC is 82% based on twenty expert reviews from sites including Techradar, PC Mag, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net. The laptop expert review sites think this medium processor cores laptop is one of the better similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.
HP medium processor cores portable PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.
One HP ZBook 14 owner wrote in their reviews that the HP ZBook 14 was strong and durable. Laptopmag.com mentioned “HP's ZBook 14 is a high-powered and durable mobile workstation Ultrabook that can handle anything you throw at it” in their review of this laptop.
One customer mentioned that this laptop was reliable.
Two HP ZBook 14 owners wrote in their reviews that the HP ZBook 14 was a good design. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “It weighs just under 2kg, yet it offers processing power that can be used to run design and modelling applications such as 3ds Max” and rated this laptop 4 stars.
Good Product Quality
One HP ZBook 14 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Three years ago expert review site Notebookcheck.net said in their review of this laptop “Represent the high quality of the ZBook-seri”.
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Good Technical Features
Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Four years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote “Windows professional users will pay a premium for certain features like a sharper than normal screen”. Pcmag.com also wrote “The HP ZBook 14 ($2,399) has these features, plus a highly mobile design with a thinness”.
One person who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. Pcmag.com scored it 5 stars and said in their HP ZBook 14 review on expert website PC Mag four years ago “A good price all combine to earn the HP ZBook 14 our latest Editors' Choice for mobile workstations”.
Easy to Use
One HP ZBook 14 owner mentioned in their reviews that this laptop had a good experience. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “This business ultrabook is simply about providing the best, most focused computing experience for its enterprise audience”.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ZBook 14 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
The ZBook 14 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The ZBook 14 has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
An Intel Core i7 processor family is in fact the best processor family across all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ZBook 14.
The worst processor family amongst comparable types of notebook PC is AMD C.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the ZBook 14 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.
The ZBook 14 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most laptops of this type and age. 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 media is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the ZBook 14.
Across comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the ATIV Book 9, or the ATIV Book 9 both from Samsung or the DELL XPS 13.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The highest display resolution of the ZBook 14 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.
This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.
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 commonly found display number of colours on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type which do not have a full-size keyboard, the ZBook 14 has a full-size keyboard.
We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the HP 8460p, and the DELL 17 which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Has a Front Camera
The HP ZBook 14 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ZBook 14 also have a front camera.
There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including the HP 8460p, or the DELL XPS 13 which has better reviews.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.
Has a Touchscreen
The ZBook 14 has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ZBook 14 do not have a touchscreen.
Other laptops with a touchscreen currently available which you might want to look at include the 17, or the XPS 13 both from DELL or the Asus S200E which has better reviews.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys
The ZBook 14 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.
Quite Big Processor Cache
Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. At 4 megabytes, the HP ZBook 14 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 14.
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Not Good in Terms of Size
Two HP ZBook 14 owners who reviewed this laptop considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Cadalyst.com said “The 8570w was priced at $2,786.) Although it won't replace your desktop workstation for the heavy lifting” in their review of the HP ZBook 14. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on Good Gear Guide.com.au “Better reliability for heavy workloads, be they video editing” in their review yet they gave the HP ZBook 14 a rating of 80 out of 100.
Poor Battery Life
One HP ZBook 14 reviewer who bought it thought it did not have a good battery life. Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their HP ZBook 14 review “For the most parts, these standards are mostly concerned with portability and battery life” however despite that they scored this laptop 4 stars.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
At only 950 megahertz, the ZBook 14 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ZBook 14. Across all the laptops of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 256 gigabytes, the ZBook 14 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZBook 14. Notebook PCs of this age and type have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 2TB.
Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (500GB and higher rated), or the Acer Aspire VN7 (1TB and higher rated).
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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates
This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.
Only Three Number of Battery Cellss
The ZBook 14 is a three number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ZBook 14 have between one and eight number of battery cellss.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the ZBook 14.
Average Processor Frequency
At 2.4 gigahertz, the ZBook 14 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
If you want a laptop with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire VN7 (2.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Average Display Diagonal
With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the HP ZBook 14 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ZBook 14.
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