HP ZBook 14
SpecificationsNotebook: HP ZBook 14 (ZBook 14 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: AMD FirePro M4100
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 2100 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the HP ZBook 14
I admit to being a bit skeptical of the potential for the ZBook to function as a mobile workstation while fitting into an Ultrabook form factor. While there are certainly some compromises made to get there – the use of a dual-core ULV CPU being the biggest compromise – depending on your needs the ZBook 14 could be exactly what you're after.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2014
The Zbook 14 is a very nice piece of equipment for those who need the power of a workstation without being tied down to the office. Not just for corporate 3D rendering work, its specs allow this Ultrabook to function very well for basic PC gaming, and with its great screen and speakers it makes a strong media device too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 84%
Source: Good Gear Guide
HP's ZBook 14 is an Ultrabook that's also a mobile workstation. It weighs just under 2kg, yet it offers processing power that can be used to run design and modelling applications such as 3ds Max. Basically, it's the type of Ultrabook to go for if you want something mobile that will also help you get your work done while on the road. It's strong and has plenty of useful ports, but its keyboard could be a little better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
The HP ZBook 14 neither turns the world of business computing upside down nor does it bring anything relatively new to the table. When your primary concern is an ultrabook that provides the tools you need to get your job done quickly and securely, none of that matters. HP knows this, and that philosophy drives this laptop through and through. This ultrabook is a fantastically-equipped, 14-inch workhorse at its most expensive, but is easily outshadowed by larger, shinier and cheaper competitors in some regards. If effective, simple security, a pro-grade GPU and easy access are concerns for you, an entry level or mid-range HP ZBook 14 will serve you well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
Source: Laptop Mag
The sleek HP ZBook 14 isn't just a powerful mobile workstation; it can also serve as a very capable multimedia laptop during your downtime. Its keyboard is comfortable enough to use during long workdays, and the machine's MIL-STD 810G certification means it can stand up to the bumps and bruises of everyday life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: IT Reviews
Windows professional users will pay a premium for certain features like a sharper than normal screen and professional workstation graphics. mPower, battery life, a gobsmackingly nice screen, and a good price all combine to earn the HP ZBook 14 our latest Editors' Choice for mobile workstations.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
If you're looking for a nicely priced full Windows 7 mobile workstation and value portability, the HP ZBook 14 should be at the top of your list. It has the clear and glare-free studio-ready display that you'd expect from a professional workstation, with the portability and battery life you'd expect from an ultrabook. IT serviceability is a big plus, especially if you have time-sensitive users who need to get back to work right now, even if they put a prop sword through the screen accidentally. Any director, manager, or vice president in the entertainment or engineering industries will be quite happy with the ZBook 14, especially if they travel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN
Positive: Powerful performance; elegant design; good display; comfortable keyboard; high performance SSD; good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/17/2014
Source: Webnews.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 85% workmanship: 85%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful performance; robust case; good display. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2014
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: CAD graphics chip in the thin laptop; full HD IPS display; comfortable keyboard and touchpad. Negative: Small lid opening angle.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2014
AMD FirePro M4100: Professional workstation graphics card based on the GCN architecture with GDDR5 graphics memory and certified drivers.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
A Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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