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HP ZBook 14 Series

HP ZBook 14u G4-2FH00AWProcessor: Intel Core i7 4600U, Intel Core i7 5600U, Intel Core i7 7500U, Intel Core i7 7600U
Graphics Adapter: AMD FirePro M4100, AMD FirePro W4190M
Display: 14 inch
Weight: 1.6kg, 1.64kg
Price: 2100, 2800, 3000 euro
Average Score: 77.33% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: 78%, display: 70%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 70%

 

HP ZBook 14

Specifications

HP ZBook 14Notebook: HP ZBook 14
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: AMD FirePro M4100
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 2100 euro
Links: HP homepage
 ZBook 14 (Model)

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Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

HP ZBook 14
Source: AnandTech English
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
84% HP Zbook 14 Review: The Workstation That Thinks It’s an Ultrabook
Source: Notebooks.com English
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%
80% HP ZBook 14
Source: Good Gear Guide English
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%
70% HP ZBook 14 review
Source: Techradar English
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%
80% HP ZBook 14
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
80% HP ZBook 14
Source: IT Reviews English
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%
90% HP ZBook 14
Source: PC Mag English
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%
HP ZBook 14, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish 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
83% HP ZBook 14: la workstation che sembra un Ultrabook
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 85% workmanship: 85%
Hp Zbook 14 – Симбиоз Ультрабука И Рабочей Станции
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful performance; robust case; good display. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2014
Recenze: HP ZBook 14 - tenký pracant s úsporným CPU, IPS LCD a grafikou s certifikací pro profi 3D aplikace
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

 

HP ZBook 14 G2

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.

Specifications

HP ZBook 14 G2Notebook: HP ZBook 14 G2
Processor: Intel Core i7 5600U
Graphics Adapter: AMD FirePro M4100
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 2800 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 72.8% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

60% HP ZBook 14 G2
Source: It Pro English
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%
90% HP ZBook 14 G2 review
Source: Techradar English
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%
74% HP ZBook 14 G2 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
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%
70% HP ZBook 14 G2 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
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%
70% HP ZBook 14 G2
Source: Computer Shopper English
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%

 

HP ZBook 14u G4 1RQ68EA

Specifications

HP ZBook 14u G4 1RQ68EANotebook: HP ZBook 14u G4 1RQ68EA
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD FirePro W4190M
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.64kg
Links: HP homepage

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Hp Zbook 14U G4 – Работой Обеспечит
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: High portability; compact size; nice connectivity; high autonomy; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2017

 

HP ZBook 14u G4-2FH00AW

Specifications

HP ZBook 14u G4-2FH00AWNotebook: HP ZBook 14u G4-2FH00AW
Processor: Intel Core i7 7600U
Graphics Adapter: AMD FirePro W4190M 2048 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.64kg
Price: 3000 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 76.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

79% HP ZBook 14u G4 Mobile Workstation review: Portable and robust, but performance disappoints
Source: Zdnet.com English
HP's 14-inch ZBook 14u G4 is sturdily built, relatively thin and light for a mobile workstation, and provides plenty of connections and configuration options. However, we were disappointed with the performance -- particularly from the discrete GPU -- from this entry-level mobile workstation.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 79%
80% HP ZBook 14u G4 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
The HP ZBook 14u G4 has a place in the market, especially for those who need to do things like access complex CAD files on the go, or for engineers or content professionals who are on their feet or on location for much of the day. Certain classes of technically minded students will also find the machine attractive, both for its durable build quality and its pricing. You can get into a FirePro workstation-class graphics chip for under a grand here in the base model, although in most other respects, the rest of the machine at that price amounts to, essentially, a well-built midrange mainstream laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HP ZBook 14u G4 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The HP ZBook 14u G4 is a beefed-up business machine for the folks whothat need a workstation without the extra bulk. It offers a range of reliability and safety features, like MIL-SPEC- certified construction and guaranteed compatibility with AutoCAD and similar programs, but it''s far from the powerhouse most people expect when buying a workstation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Comment

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).


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD FirePro M4100: Professional workstation graphics card based on the GCN architecture with GDDR5 graphics memory and certified drivers.AMD FirePro W4190M: Professional lower-mid-range workstation graphics card which is based on the same Mars chip as the Radeon HD 8790M and FirePro W4170M.» 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.  

4600U:

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.

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.7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.7600U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.8 to 3.9 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process. Integrates a HD Graphics 620 clocked at 300 - 1150 MHz and is manufactured in an improved 14nm process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.6 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

1.64 kg:


77.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

HP ZBook 14u G4 1RQ68EA
FirePro W4190M, Core i7 7500U

Devices with the same GPU

HP ZBook 15u G4
FirePro W4190M, Core i7 7500U, 15.6", 1.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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Quadro P5200, Xeon E-2186M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
HP Zbook Studio G5-4SQ60PA
Quadro P1000, Xeon E-2186M, 15.6", 2.09 kg
HP ZBook 17 G5-4SQ93PA
Quadro P4200, Xeon E-2176M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
HP ZBook 15 G5-2ZC66EA
Quadro P2000, Core i7 8850H, 15.6", 2.6 kg
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.091 kg
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
Quadro P1000, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.352 kg
HP ZBook Studio G5-2ZC50EA
Quadro P1000, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2 kg
HP Zbook 15u G5 2ZC06EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile, Core i5 8250U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
HP ZBook 14u G5-2ZB99EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile, Core i7 8550U, 14", 1.576 kg
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile, Core i7 8550U, 15.6", 1.914 kg
HP ZBook x2 G4-3FB86UT
Quadro M620, Core i7 7600U, 14", 2.17 kg
HP ZBook 17 G4-Y6K23E
Quadro M2200, Core i7 7700HQ, 17.3", 3.14 kg
HP ZBook 17 G4-Y3J82AV
Quadro P5000, Xeon E3-1535M v6, 17.3", 3.14 kg
HP ZBook 17 G4-Y6K38EA
Quadro P4000, Xeon E3-1535M v6, 17.3", 3.14 kg
HP ZBook 17 G4, Quadro P5000
Quadro P5000, Xeon E3-1535M v6, 17.3", 3.14 kg
HP ZBook Studio G4, Xeon E3-1535M
Quadro M1200, Xeon E3-1535M v6, 15.6", 2.1 kg
HP ZBook Studio G4-Y6K15EA
Quadro M1200, Core i7 7700HQ, 15.6", 2.09 kg

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HP Pavilion x360 14-dh0103tu
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8145U, 14", 1.59 kg
HP Pavilion 15-cs2026ng
GeForce MX130, Core i5 8265U, 15.6", 1.85 kg
HP Gaming Pavilion 15-cx0140tx
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), Core i5 8300H, 15.6", 2.17 kg
HP Envy 13-aq0001ng
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
HP Envy 13-ah1001ng
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP 15-db0069wm
Vega 8, Ryzen 5 2500U, 15.6", 1.77 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-ap0101tu
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 13.3", 1.32 kg
HP 15-db1002ng
Vega 3, Ryzen 3 3200U, 15.6", 1.77 kg
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 5UC06EA
Quadro P2000, Core i9 8950HK, 15.6", 2.3 kg
HP Chromebook 14-db0411nd
Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge), Bristol Ridge A4-9120, 14", 1.6 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-04-29 (Update: 2015-04-29)