HP ZBook 14 G2
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the HP ZBook 14 G2
Source: It Pro
The HP ZBook 14 excels with a powerful graphics chip and it’s more versatile than many other ultra-portable laptops with a wide selection of ports and easy interior access. The high price of the ZBook will make it untenable for some businesses, especially when rival machines have comparable performance and for far less.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
If you're a Windows power user who requires as much portability and style as you require performance, the HP ZBook 14 G2 is an ideal device for you. It's got tons of ports and connections, it's got an easily-replaceable battery and it just looks so darn good.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
The ZBook 14 G2’s other positive attributes include its high quality construction, excellent upgrade options, cool and quiet operation and standard three-year warranty which also covers the battery. The keyboard feels less than perfect to the touch and that is this notebook’s one notable con which detracts from the ownership experience. However, the keyboard is still plenty functional thanks to its desktop-like layout and full-sized keys.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 74%
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Zbook is a reasonable machine in most departments and it’s got the advantage of great chassis versatility and a discrete workstation GPU, but Lenovo’s rival is lighter, slimmer, has better ergonomics, a sharper screen and improved battery life. HP’s workstation laptop isn’t bad, but the Carbon X1 is a better buy unless you need that FirePro GPU.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 75% emissions: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper
Overall, while it's clearly not intended to be a gaming laptop, the ZBook is a well-built mobile platform for professionals who need to review or work with the datasets created by colleagues on desktop workstations. For a sub-four-pound system, it's surprisingly durable as well as surprisingly capable in applications intended for professional design and 3D modeling chores, complete with specialized drivers and ISV certifications.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Model: The HP ZBook 14 G2 is a portable and feature packed mobile workstation. The laptop has a traditional design with an all-black setup found on a typical business device. The lid looks premium with a combination of textured area around a brush metal piece with the HP logo in the middle. The HP ZBook 14 G2 is HP's thinnest and lightest ZBook workstation ultrabook and makes for a perfect setup for on-the-go power users. Like most professional laptops for work, the HP ZBook 14 G2 can be configured and customised depending on the setup needed. There are several OS options ranging from Ubuntu to Windows 8.1 64 bit. Hardware can be selected from Intel i5 processors to the more powerful Intel i7 family with the Intel i7-5600U being top of the range.
The RAM can be maxed out at 16 GB and the HP ZBook 14 G2 comes with an AMD FirePro M4150 dedicated GPU as an added feature. The workstation also has several storage options with the more traditional HDD to a high-speed 256GB HP Z Turbo Drive SSD. Other standard features include three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.0 charging port, a DisplayPort, a docking connector, a VGA out and a secondary battery connector. The keyboard is spill-resistant and the laptop comes with a Pointstick. Battery life is superb with a 3-cell Li-Ion pack enabling up to 15 hours of usage.
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.
5600U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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.
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).
72.8%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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