HP ZBook 15
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Reviews for the HP ZBook 15
Color master. The HP ZBook 15 mobile workstation is available in a variety of configurations. The first version we reviewed already proved itself in our battery of tests. Now we turn our sights to a configuration with a high-intensity DreamColor display and a speedy Nvidia Quadro K2100M graphics card. What can you expect from this combination? Read our update to find out.
Source: Mobile Tech Review Archive.org version
The HP ZBook 15 certainly isn't cheap, but mobile workstations that are sturdily built, easily upgradable and high spec-d don't come cheap. If you're a designer using CAD programs, an architect, video editor or engineer and want Quadro graphics rather than the gaming oriented GeForce graphics cards in gaming laptops, the ZBook is just the sort of machine to look at.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
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 K2100M:
Workstation graphics card based on the GK106 Kepler architecture with 576 shaders and a 128-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.
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.
4700MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 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.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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).
83%: 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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