HP ZBook 15


HP ZBook 15
HP ZBook 15 (ZBook 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro K610M - 1024 MB, Core: 954 MHz, Memory: 1300 MHz, 312.65, Optimus
16384 MB 
, Dual-Channel DDR3L 11-11-11-28
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, AU Optronics B156HW01 V1 ID: AUO11ED, IPS, glossy: no
Intel QM87 (Lynx Point)
Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630, 500 GB 
, 7200 rpm, + Lite-On LMS-32L6M-HP
Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 Express Card 54mm, 1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo , Card Reader: SD reader , 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Intel I217-LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 30.5 x 381.5 x 257 ( = 1.2 x 15.02 x 10.12 in)
83 Wh Lithium-Ion, 8-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Webcam: 720p HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, DTS Studio Sound HD, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Setup instructions, Quick Start guide , HP Performance Advisor, HP Remote Graphics Software, CyberLink PowerDVD 12, HP Client Security, VSW3 Pro, HP 3D DriveGuard, Intel RST, Synaptics, Intel Management and Security, 36 Months Warranty
2.82 kg ( = 99.47 oz / 6.22 pounds), Power Supply: 905 g ( = 31.92 oz / 2 pounds)
2999 Euro


Average Score: 82.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 71%, features: 85%, display: 87% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the HP ZBook 15

85% Review HP ZBook 15 Workstation | Notebookcheck
Pure business. The ZBook series may be new, but its first models are coming out with a bang. Following on the footsteps of the ZBook 17, the ZBook 15 is everything the EliteBook series is and more. We take a closer look at the $2999 model in this full review.
80% HP zBook 15
Source: It Pro English
If you need workstation power in a laptop then the zBook is worth a look. However, we wouldn't recommend investing in this as a desktop replacement. You'd be better off investing in an actual desktop workstation like the Z1 or even the Mac Pro - which provides Xeon power, SSDs, discrete graphics and plenty of expansion potential.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP ZBook 15 review: This mobile workstation packs the features—and the pounds
Source: PC World English
Our ZBook 15 shipped with the Windows 7 Professional operating system (you can order Windows 8 Pro as a no-cost option). Corporations are migrating to Windows 8 slower than they did to Vista, so this is an important option. A three-year warranty is standard with every ZBook 15, but there are four- and five-year next business-day, on-site plans available for $149 and $259 respectively. Accidental damage and post-warranty coverage is also available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Zbook 15
Source: IT Reviews English
With potent performance and rock-solid construction, the HP ZBook 15 might be the mobile workstation you need in your office. While the battery life is a little lackluster, the combination of powerful processing and graphics with HP’s DreamColor display is a winner.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Zbook 15
Source: PC Mag English
With potent performance and rock-solid construction, the HP ZBook 15 might be the mobile workstation you need in your office. While the battery life is a little lackluster, the combination of powerful processing and graphics with HP's DreamColor display is a winner. While the HP EliteBook 8560w offers more graphics oomph and the Dell Precision boasts longer battery life, there's still a lot to be said for the ZBook 15's category leading performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP ZBook 15 Review
Source: Slashgear English
As far as workstations go, the HP ZBook 15 lives up to its claims, and will meet a variety of needs including those of business and government workers. The myriad of security features in particular are a nice touch, and the battery life is excellent for a laptop as large and powerful as the ZBook 15. The design is conservative, which is to be expected from a notebook that is in part targeted at business workers and government personnel as well as designers and those with demanding needs, but it does have some personality, so you won’t be carrying around a uni-color brick.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2013
80% HP ZBook 15
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you're willing to pay its $2,486 price tag, the HP ZBook 15 won't disappoint. The 15.6-inch workstation PC boasts faster performance than your average mainstream laptop in most circumstances, sports a beautiful matte, 1920 x 1080 resolution display and can last long on a single charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

HP ZBook 15, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Long battery life; a rich set of connections; good cooling system; easy to maintain; good performance. Negative: Relatively thick.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/21/2014
Обзор мобильной рабочей станции HP ZBook 15: ZOOM.CNews рекомендует
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Powerful performance; connectivity; matte screen. Negative: Resolution of the screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2014
90% HP ZBook 15 teszt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 60% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Đánh giá HP ZBook 15: Mạnh mẽ!
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: High performance; good display; good sound system; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/29/2013



The HP ZBook 15 is an incredibly powerful workstation or desktop replacement for professionals whose work requires a lot of computing power. It features a stylish magnesium frame with a brushed aluminum casing, which is surprisingly fingerprint resistant. It's extremely thick and heavy, at 1.2 inches (3.05 cm) and weighing a back breaking 6.2 pounds (2.81 kg).

Much of its bulk and weight is due to the workstation being designed to be customized and can support up to 3 hard drives. It has a 15.6 inch anti-glare display with standard 1920 by 1080 HD resolution, and the brightness is strong enough to display clearly under strong light conditions. The ZBook 15 also boast a full sized backlit keyboard and 2 sets of buttons on the touchpad.

For its price, the ZBook15 sure packs powerful combination of ISV certified hardware. With Intel i7 processor and Nvidia Quadro K2100M graphics card, this laptop is optimized for Computer Aided Design, simulation, programming, video rendering, and more. With all its processing power, battery life still fared reasonably well at over 3 hours.

NVIDIA Quadro K610M:

Workstation graphics card based on the GK107 Kepler architecture with 192 shaders and a 64-Bit wide memory bus.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  
4800MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.82 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).

82.14%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2013-12- 2 (Update: 2013-12- 2)