HP ZBook 15 G2
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the HP ZBook 15 G2
Performance alternative. HP reworked its workstation series and now offers some new features. We decided to equip the HP ZBook 15 G2 with the AMD FirePro M5100 and the high-resolution QHD+ display. We tested how well the two components suit the established working device.
Source: It Pro
The HP succeeds in several key departments: fantastic application power and solid graphical ability mean it’ll scythe through virtually all work applications, it’s got plenty of ports, and good interior access. The keyboard and trackpad, too, are decent. The screen is bettered elsewhere, though, and Apple’s Macbook has a better keyboard and superior battery life. Rivals are also cheaper in most instances.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
The ZBook 15 arrives with a specification that’s got the power to handle almost all work applications, and that’s paired with impressive versatility – inside and out. The high-resolution screen is a mixed bag, though, and other systems are more ergonomically sound. The price for this configuration is is too high too; unless you plan to use every feature, other machines offer similar power at lower prices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 70%
The HP ZBook 15 G2 is the most recommendable 15.6” mobile workstation we’ve tested. Its excellent performance in professional applications is well matched with its outstanding build quality, good keyboard and touchpad and arsenal of ports including true docking station support. The QHD+ IPS display on our review unit has very good image quality and plenty of working space thanks to its high 3200×1800 resolution.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; decent performance; good keyboard and touchpad; very elegant design. Negative: Quite expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2015
Model: The HP ZBook 15 G2 is mobile workstation built for the professional with the latest most powerful solutions. As expected from professional laptops, the HP ZBook 15 G2's design is nothing to shout about with its full black chassis. The only highlight of this discreet design is the brush metal top cover imprinted with a glossy HP logo. Users can customize every detail right up to the version of Windows with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 being the latest OS.
The 2.78 kg laptop comes with a full sized island-style keyboard, a large touchpad and even a fingerpad. There are multiple display solutions with the 15.6 inch LED-backlit QHD+ UWVA eDP panel being top of the line. Users can opt for the highest configuration consisting of an Intel Core i7-4910MQ quad-core processor clocked at 2.9 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 4600, up to 32 GB DDR3L 1600 SDRAM and a 256 GB HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSD.
There is a plethora of discrete graphics options from NVIDA Quadro K2100M to AMD FirePro M5100; both with 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated VRAM. Other features include an optional Blu-ray optical drive, 3 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, a Thunderbolt 2 port, a DisplayPort 1.2, a docking connector and even a secondary battery connector. The HP ZBook 15 G2 comes with an 8-cell Li-ion battery.
AMD FirePro M5100: Professional workstation graphics card based on the GCN architecture with GDDR5 graphics memory and certified drivers.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
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.
4710MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 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.
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).
77.95%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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