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HP ZBook 15u G6 Laptop Review: High-contrast 4K screen shortens battery life

Mike Wobker, 👁 Andreas Osthoff (translated by Katherine Bodner), 10/08/2019

Disappointing Whiskey Lake upgrade. The sixth generation of HP's ZBook 15u workstation offers a wide range of configuration options. For example, there is a 4K display, an Intel Core i7 CPU and a dedicated GPU available for around $2000. Find out if it is worth changing to this new model or whether users should rather stick to the predecessor in this review.

HP ZBook 15u G6

HP's workstation ZBook 15u G5 presented itself with a high-quality case and good input devices, which have remained the same in the sixth generation. As HP has not made any changes to the exterior, users will again have to make do without an SD card reader and the average maintenance options.

The test unit we are reviewing today is equipped with an Intel Core i7-8565U and 16 GB of RAM. This is complemented by an AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 and a 512-GB SSD. There are various configuration options to choose from for this model. Our version is available for around $2200.

Apart from the predecessor we will be comparing the ZBook 15u G6 with some other devices, which are listed in the table below. You can also easily add any other device from our database to the comparison at the bottom of each table.

HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA (ZBook 15u G6 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 - 4096 MB, Core: 1082 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, GDDR5, Adrenalin 18.50.26, Intel UHD Graphics 620
Memory
16384 MB 
, Single-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel, AU Optronics AUO30EB, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, 512 GB 
, , 439 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 3 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio combo, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 371 x 251 ( = 0.75 x 14.61 x 9.88 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 720p (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.588 kg ( = 56.02 oz / 3.5 pounds), Power Supply: 334 g ( = 11.78 oz / 0.74 pounds)
Price
2000 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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#compare_competitor

RatingDateModelWeightHeightSizeResolutionBest Price
81%10/2019HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
8565U, Radeon Pro WX 3200
1.6 kg19 mm15.6"3840x2160
88%08/2019Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
9850H, Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
1.7 kg18.4 mm15.6"1920x1080
86%04/2019Fujitsu Celsius H780
8850H, Quadro P2000
2.8 kg31.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
89%03/2019Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
8650U, Radeon RX 540
2.8 kg32.9 mm14"1920x1080
80%06/2018HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
8550U, Radeon Pro WX 3100
1.9 kg19 mm15.6"1920x1080

Case & Connectivity - HP workstation with Thunderbolt 3

As HP has not made any changes to the case and connectivity of the ZBook 15u, which is based on the EliteBook 850 G5, please refer to the corresponding sections in our review of the HP EliteBook 850 G5 from 2018 for more information on these aspects.

HP ZBook 15u G6
HP ZBook 15u G6
HP ZBook 15u G6
HP ZBook 15u G6
HP ZBook 15u G6

Size Comparison

380 mm / 15 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 31.9 mm / 1.256 inch 2.8 kg6.07 lbs371 mm / 14.6 inch 251 mm / 9.88 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.6 kg3.5 lbs371 mm / 14.6 inch 251 mm / 9.88 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.9 kg4.22 lbs361.8 mm / 14.2 inch 245.7 mm / 9.67 inch 18.4 mm / 0.724 inch 1.7 kg3.79 lbs347 mm / 13.7 inch 244.5 mm / 9.63 inch 32.9 mm / 1.295 inch 2.8 kg6.24 lbs
Left: Kensington Lock, USB 3.0 Type-A, Smartcard reader
Left: Kensington Lock, USB 3.0 Type-A, Smartcard reader
Right: SIM slot, combined audio jack, USB 3.0 Type-A, HDMI, RJ465 Ethernet, docking port, Thunderbolt 3, power supply
Right: SIM slot, combined audio jack, USB 3.0 Type-A, HDMI, RJ465 Ethernet, docking port, Thunderbolt 3, power supply
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Workstation
  (292 - 1557, n=53)
659 MBit/s ∼100% +1%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
652 MBit/s ∼99% 0%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
652 MBit/s ∼99%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
639 MBit/s ∼97% -2%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
636 (min: 613, max: 655) MBit/s ∼97% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
625 MBit/s ∼95% -4%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
706 MBit/s ∼100% +6%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
669 MBit/s ∼95%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
659 (min: 649, max: 666) MBit/s ∼93% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (83 - 1642, n=53)
600 MBit/s ∼85% -10%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
540 MBit/s ∼76% -19%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
528 MBit/s ∼75% -21%

Input Devices - very good touchpad

The input devices have remained the same as well. Again, please refer to our review of the HP EliteBook 850 G5 for a detailed evaluation of the keyboard and touchpad.

HP ZBook 15u G6 - input devices
HP ZBook 15u G6 - input devices

Display - HP ZBook 15u G6 with 4K display

Subpixel
Subpixel
Backlight Bleeding
Backlight Bleeding

The display in our test unit of the HP ZBook 15u G6 is a matte 15.6-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. The brightness is 400 cd/m² according to the spec sheet. Our measurements show an even higher average brightness of 434 cd/m². This makes this screen one of the brightest in our comparison field. As the device does not use PWM for brightness regulation, users with sensitive eyes should not encounter any issues while using the ZBook 15 G6.

According to the technical specifications, the HP ZBook 15u G6 is available with the following display options:

  • IPS, 100% color space coverage (sRGB), 700 cd/m², HP SureView, 1920x1080
  • IPS, 100% color space coverage (sRGB), 400 cd/m², ambient light sensor, 3840x2160
  • IPS, 100% color space coverage (sRGB), 400 cd/m², ambient light sensor1920x1080
  • IPS, 67% color space coverage (sRGB), 250 cd/m², ambient light sensor1920x1080
  • IPS, 67% color space coverage (sRGB), 250 cd/m², Touchscreen, 1920x1080
407
cd/m²
439
cd/m²
419
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
432
cd/m²
438
cd/m²
456
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics AUO30EB
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 456 cd/m² Average: 433.9 cd/m² Minimum: 35.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 450 cd/m²
Contrast: 1804:1 (Black: 0.25 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 1.8
ΔE Greyscale 5 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
97% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.31
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AU Optronics AUO30EB, , 3840x2160, 15.6
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
CMN15E7, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
N156HCE-GN1, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Fujitsu Celsius H780
LP156WF6-SPP1, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
AU Optronics AUO523D, , 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
22%
52%
27%
-7%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
68.8 (33.2, 35.6)
41.6 (22, 19.6)
40%
34.4 (17.2, 17.2)
50%
38 (18.8, 19.2)
45%
68 (34, 34)
1%
Response Time Black / White *
29.6
28.8 (15.6, 13.2)
3%
14 (4.4, 9.6)
53%
26.8 (16.4, 10.4)
9%
33.6 (18.8, 14.8)
-14%
PWM Frequency
25770 (40)
26040 (70)
20830 (60)
735.3 (100)
Screen
-40%
-3%
-20%
-6%
Brightness middle
451
229
-49%
542
20%
271
-40%
1111.7
146%
Brightness
434
212
-51%
528
22%
260
-40%
1026
136%
Brightness Distribution
89
88
-1%
84
-6%
86
-3%
80
-10%
Black Level *
0.25
0.23
8%
0.41
-64%
0.29
-16%
0.81
-224%
Contrast
1804
996
-45%
1322
-27%
934
-48%
1372
-24%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.4
4.2
5%
3.5
20%
3.9
11%
3.83
13%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.7
18
-169%
7.8
-16%
10.2
-52%
7.85
-17%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.8
4.2
-133%
1.3
28%
2.9
-61%
2.98
-66%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5
2
60%
4.8
4%
2.6
48%
5.6
-12%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.23 99%
2.33 94%
2.29 96%
2.306 95%
CCT
7717 84%
6292 103%
7690 85%
6517 100%
7676 85%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
41
-35%
58.8
-7%
56.1
-11%
59
-6%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97
64.5
-34%
91.1
-6%
85.8
-12%
93
-4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-9% / -31%
25% / 5%
4% / -13%
-7% / -6%

* ... smaller is better

Color space coverage (sRGB) - 97 percent
Color space coverage (sRGB) - 97 percent
Color space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 63 percent
Color space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 63 percent

According to our measurements, this HP workstation has a very good contrast ratio of 1804:1 and a low black value of 0.25 cd/m². This means that colors are well defined and blacks appear deep.

The CalMAN analysis shows that colors are displayed with a low proportion of red tones and a slightly elevated proportion of blues. Calibrating the display completely eradicates this issue and only the color deviation remains relatively high. You can download the ICC file of our calibration above, beside the graphic describing the brightness distribution of the screen. 

CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN - color accuracy (after calibration)
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - grayscales (after calibration)
CalMAN - grayscales (after calibration)
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation (after calibration)
CalMAN - saturation (after calibration)

Thanks to its great luminosity, the HP ZBook 15u G6 can be used outdoors. However, there are some reflections in direct sunlight despite the matte screen, which is why we would recommend users to find a spot in the shade when working outdoors.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
29.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 71 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
68.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 33.2 ms rise
↘ 35.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9331 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel of the HP workstation has very stable viewing angles. Screen content can be read from almost any angle without any noticeable distortion or color inversion.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Whiskey Lake update hardly improves performance

Our configuration of the HP ZBook 5u with a 512-GB SSD, 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7-8565U is strongly reminiscent of comparable office notebooks. The big difference is the Radeon Pro WX 3200 from AMD, which is optimized for professional 3D applications. It is the successor of the AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 that was used in the HP ZBook 15u G5.  

While the storage capacity is flexible and the dedicated GPU is always included, HP has made the ZBook 15u G6 available with several CPU options:

 

Processor

The Intel Core i7-8565U in today's test unit is an energy-efficient quad-core processor based on Whiskey Lake architecture. Compared to the Intel Core i7-8550U in the HP ZBook 15u G5, this processor has the same base clock rate of 1.8 GHz but an increased Turbo Boost clock rate of 4.6 GHz (single core) and 4.1 GHz (four cores), which is significantly higher. The cooling system will decide how long the device can keep up this increased clock rate. 

The performance of the Core i7-8565U only drops by around 4 percent during our Cinebench R15 loop, although this happens quite quickly. However, the performance is lower than that of the ZBook 15u G5 with an i7-8550U, which indicates that the device cannot make full use of the CPU. This overall result reflects the individual test results. The performance of the 15u G5 is about 10 percent better than that of the HP ZBook 15u G6. The performance of the latter drops by around 13 percent when running on battery.

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HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø489 (485.76-508.49)
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA Intel Core i7-8550U, Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø502 (492-518.79)
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G Intel Core i7-8650U, Intel Core i7-8650U: Ø466 (461.37-494.52)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-768V Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø525 (504.86-564.35)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
193 Points ∼100% +17%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Core i7-8850H
185 Points ∼96% +12%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Core i7-8550U
172 Points ∼89% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (73.1 - 193, n=48)
170 Points ∼88% +3%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
165 Points ∼85%
Average of class Workstation
  (117 - 214, n=101)
160 Points ∼83% -3%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U
143 Points ∼74% -13%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Core i7-8850H
1116 Points ∼100% +126%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
961 (min: 896, max: 1114) Points ∼86% +95%
Average of class Workstation
  (260 - 1623, n=104)
774 Points ∼69% +57%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (361 - 815, n=49)
586 Points ∼53% +19%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Core i7-8550U
552 Points ∼49% +12%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
494 (min: 492.26, max: 519.15) Points ∼44%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U
451 Points ∼40% -9%
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
14542 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
5474 Points
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
6503 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
4.09 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
57.37 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.37 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
165 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
74 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
494 Points
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System Performance

The HP ZBook G6 cannot outpace its predecessor in the system performance benchmarks either. Both PCMark results are below our expectations and position our test unit on last place in our comparison field. The HP workstation offers a smooth system performance in everyday use, however, and we did not encounter any micro judders or long loading times when accessing data.

Find out how other workstations perform in comparison to the HP ZBook 15u G6 in our CPU benchmark list. 

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5880 Points ∼100% +102%
Average of class Workstation
  (2329 - 8528, n=44)
5180 Points ∼88% +78%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), 9850H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5033 Points ∼86% +73%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
3843 Points ∼65% +32%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
3397 Points ∼58% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (2905 - 3759, n=2)
3332 Points ∼57% +15%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
2905 Points ∼49%
Productivity
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7377 Points ∼100% +85%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
7328 Points ∼99% +83%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), 9850H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
7243 Points ∼98% +81%
Average of class Workstation
  (3998 - 8307, n=44)
7056 Points ∼96% +76%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
6777 Points ∼92% +70%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (3998 - 7429, n=2)
5714 Points ∼77% +43%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3998 Points ∼54%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), 9850H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
9566 Points ∼100% +83%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8632 Points ∼90% +65%
Average of class Workstation
  (5223 - 9917, n=44)
8575 Points ∼90% +64%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
8503 Points ∼89% +63%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
7810 Points ∼82% +50%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (5223 - 8350, n=2)
6787 Points ∼71% +30%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5223 Points ∼55%
Score
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5167 Points ∼100% +83%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), 9850H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5046 Points ∼98% +79%
Average of class Workstation
  (2817 - 6255, n=45)
4825 Points ∼93% +71%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
4451 Points ∼86% +58%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
4046 Points ∼78% +44%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (2817 - 4413, n=2)
3615 Points ∼70% +28%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
2817 Points ∼55%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), 9850H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5332 Points ∼100% +33%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5256 Points ∼99% +31%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
5170 Points ∼97% +29%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
5137 Points ∼96% +28%
Average of class Workstation
  (3311 - 5655, n=81)
4829 Points ∼91% +20%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (4022 - 4885, n=2)
4454 Points ∼84% +11%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4022 Points ∼75%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Quadro P2000, 8850H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4230 Points ∼100% +30%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, 8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
4038 Points ∼95% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), 9850H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
3986 Points ∼94% +22%
Average of class Workstation
  (2320 - 5505, n=82)
3975 Points ∼94% +22%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Radeon Pro WX 3100, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
3721 Points ∼88% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (3257 - 3954, n=2)
3606 Points ∼85% +11%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3257 Points ∼77%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3257 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4022 points
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Storage Devices

While the HP ZBook 15u G5 was equipped with a 256-GB SSD from Toshiba, our current test unit has a 512-GB Samsung PM981 SSD. This offers significantly faster read and write rates and positions our test unit on second place just behind the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019. 

You can find more information on the performance of other storage devices in our list of HDD and SSD storage benchmarks

HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
Average Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-25%
25%
-7%
-26%
5%
Write 4K
156
98.85
-37%
162.2
4%
98.29
-37%
98.76
-37%
124 (90.4 - 174, n=55)
-21%
Read 4K
45.73
33.98
-26%
43.71
-4%
40.18
-12%
38.51
-16%
43.5 (28 - 61.3, n=54)
-5%
Write Seq
1158
395.7
-66%
2441
111%
1777
53%
843.3
-27%
1565 (112 - 2714, n=53)
35%
Read Seq
1132
2063
82%
1753
55%
1247
10%
1282
13%
1702 (501 - 2665, n=53)
50%
Write 4K Q32T1
369.2
352.3
-5%
397.6
8%
344.7
-7%
355.5
-4%
412 (198 - 1707, n=55)
12%
Read 4K Q32T1
573
281.8
-51%
519.7
-9%
383.1
-33%
241.4
-58%
413 (230 - 1015, n=55)
-28%
Write Seq Q32T1
1969
355
-82%
2519
28%
2019
3%
892.5
-55%
2001 (1714 - 2994, n=55)
2%
Read Seq Q32T1
3138
2775
-12%
3448
10%
2076
-34%
2478
-21%
3073 (1772 - 3565, n=55)
-2%
Write 4K Q8T8
361
1381.4
1750.6
1229 (369 - 1814, n=12)
Read 4K Q8T8
447.3
1371.1
1568.1
1206 (527 - 1620, n=12)
AS SSD
-65%
4%
-10%
-38%
-29%
Copy Game MB/s
741.77
1449.2
1170.02
792.9
1016 (547 - 1584, n=38)
Copy Program MB/s
324.8
597.27
405.92
378.14
438 (206 - 713, n=38)
Copy ISO MB/s
1145.95
2014.86
1547.02
1622.33
1716 (917 - 3259, n=38)
Score Total
3976
1697
-57%
4300
8%
4469
12%
2475
-38%
3912 (2348 - 5316, n=53)
-2%
Score Write
1755
710
-60%
1871
7%
2080
19%
1143
-35%
1749 (147 - 2992, n=53)
0%
Score Read
1474
689
-53%
1634
11%
1549
5%
921
-38%
1436 (752 - 2125, n=53)
-3%
Access Time Write *
0.026
0.051
-96%
0.024
8%
0.037
-42%
0.051
-96%
0.0884 (0.026 - 2.52, n=53)
-240%
Access Time Read *
0.039
0.103
-164%
0.064
-64%
0.066
-69%
0.044
-13%
0.0508 (0.029 - 0.103, n=53)
-30%
4K-64 Write
1445.94
564.31
-61%
1506.25
4%
1789.01
24%
981.79
-32%
1480 (96.2 - 2716, n=53)
2%
4K-64 Read
1210.64
488.39
-60%
1290.93
7%
1395
15%
676.65
-44%
1194 (530 - 1823, n=53)
-1%
4K Write
137.63
101.5
-26%
155.44
13%
102.48
-26%
96.39
-30%
110 (1.76 - 142, n=53)
-20%
4K Read
55.3
31.28
-43%
45.05
-19%
48.35
-13%
39.34
-29%
49.9 (31.7 - 61, n=53)
-10%
Seq Write
1715.24
441.04
-74%
2093.83
22%
1882.1
10%
652.54
-62%
1588 (487 - 2330, n=53)
-7%
Seq Read
2082.88
1695.81
-19%
2980.03
43%
1049.45
-50%
2053.85
-1%
1919 (1030 - 2806, n=53)
-8%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-45% / -48%
15% / 13%
-9% / -9%
-32% / -33%
-12% / -15%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Sequential Read: 1175 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1171 MB/s
512K Read: 632.4 MB/s
512K Write: 1229 MB/s
4K Read: 70.21 MB/s
4K Write: 161.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 499.9 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 331.4 MB/s

GPU Performance

The AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 in our HP ZBook 15u G6 is the successor of the WX 3100, which was used in the ZBook 15u G5. It is the equivalent of the Radeon RX 550 but has been optimized for professional 3D and CAD applications and has 4 GB of VRAM. The WX 3200 is the counterpart to Nvidia's Quadro series and its performance lies somewhere in between the Quadro P600 and the Quadro P620. 

The Radeon Pro WX 3200 manages to outpace its predecessor in our benchmarks. Depending on the test, the difference in performance is between 5 and 50 percent. Users will have to accept a loss in performance of 25 percent on battery. The WX 3200 can be compared with other GPUs in our GPU benchmark list.  

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
10407 Points ∼100% +145%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
8573 Points ∼82% +101%
Average of class Workstation
  (841 - 26465, n=114)
6818 Points ∼66% +60%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
AMD Radeon RX 540, Intel Core i7-8650U
4983 Points ∼48% +17%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (4256 - 4419, n=2)
4338 Points ∼42% +2%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
4256 Points ∼41%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
3632 Points ∼35% -15%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (566 - 7734, n=34)
3317 Points ∼100% +254%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
2834 Points ∼85% +202%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (938 - 973, n=2)
956 Points ∼29% +2%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
938 Points ∼28%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
AMD Radeon RX 540, Intel Core i7-8650U
566 Points ∼17% -40%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
7558 Points ∼100% +145%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
6953 Points ∼92% +125%
Average of class Workstation
  (752 - 20913, n=106)
5585 Points ∼74% +81%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
AMD Radeon RX 540, Intel Core i7-8650U
3853 Points ∼51% +25%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (3088 - 3224, n=2)
3156 Points ∼42% +2%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
3088 Points ∼41%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
2644 Points ∼35% -14%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
48965 Points ∼100% +158%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
44533 Points ∼91% +135%
Average of class Workstation
  (5836 - 119052, n=106)
34431 Points ∼70% +82%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
AMD Radeon RX 540, Intel Core i7-8650U
25077 Points ∼51% +32%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
18952 Points ∼39%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (18780 - 18952, n=2)
18866 Points ∼39% 0%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
17922 Points ∼37% -5%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
36.7 fps ∼100% +174%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
34.6 fps ∼94% +158%
Average of class Workstation
  (6.1 - 94.6, n=42)
32.8 fps ∼89% +145%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
13.4 fps ∼37%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
13.4 fps ∼37% 0%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
10.8 fps ∼29% -19%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
29.7 fps ∼100% +230%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
29.5 fps ∼99% +228%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.6 - 75.8, n=41)
26.8 fps ∼90% +198%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
9 fps ∼30%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
9 fps ∼30% 0%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
6.3 fps ∼21% -30%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset OpenGL
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
41.2 fps ∼100% +215%
Average of class Workstation
  (6.8 - 107, n=30)
39.3 fps ∼95% +200%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
27.4 fps ∼67% +109%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
13.1 fps ∼32%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
13.1 fps ∼32% 0%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
7.4 fps ∼18% -44%
Extreme Preset DX11
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
44.8 fps ∼100% +160%
Average of class Workstation
  (8.1 - 125, n=39)
43.6 fps ∼97% +153%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
30.7 fps ∼69% +78%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
17.2 fps ∼38%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
17.2 fps ∼38% 0%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
8.8 fps ∼20% -49%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
104.03 fps ∼100% +151%
Average of class Workstation
  (15.6 - 212, n=89)
77.9 fps ∼75% +88%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
41.43 fps ∼40%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (39.3 - 41.4, n=2)
40.4 fps ∼39% -2%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
31.31 fps ∼30% -24%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
67.59 fps ∼100% +92%
Average of class Workstation
  (4.87 - 218, n=89)
62.4 fps ∼92% +78%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
35.12 fps ∼52%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (27.8 - 35.1, n=2)
31.5 fps ∼47% -10%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
18.74 fps ∼28% -47%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
Average of class Workstation
  (3.93 - 98.1, n=87)
33.7 fps ∼100% +75%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
30.42 fps ∼90% +58%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
19.25 fps ∼57%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (16.2 - 19.3, n=2)
17.7 fps ∼53% -8%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
7.28 fps ∼22% -62%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
24.99 fps ∼100% +183%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.99 - 79.4, n=89)
23.7 fps ∼95% +168%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
23.11 fps ∼92% +162%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
8.83 fps ∼35%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (7.42 - 8.83, n=2)
8.13 fps ∼33% -8%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
3.99 fps ∼16% -55%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
60.27 fps ∼100% +143%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
47.5 fps ∼79% +91%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.4 - 148, n=90)
46.9 fps ∼78% +89%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
24.84 fps ∼41%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (19.1 - 24.8, n=2)
22 fps ∼37% -11%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
11.75 fps ∼19% -53%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
5.79 fps ∼100% +243%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
5.62 fps ∼97% +233%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.06 - 16.9, n=90)
4.88 fps ∼84% +189%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
1.69 fps ∼29%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (1.44 - 1.69, n=2)
1.565 fps ∼27% -7%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
0.26 fps ∼4% -85%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
74.99 fps ∼100% +98%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
65.17 fps ∼87% +72%
Average of class Workstation
  (14 - 160, n=90)
58.2 fps ∼78% +54%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
37.9 fps ∼51%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (30.4 - 37.9, n=2)
34.1 fps ∼45% -10%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
18.82 fps ∼25% -50%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
82.39 fps ∼100% +157%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
70.83 fps ∼86% +121%
Average of class Workstation
  (13.4 - 197, n=90)
63.9 fps ∼78% +99%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
32.08 fps ∼39%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (23.1 - 32.1, n=2)
27.6 fps ∼33% -14%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
17.1 fps ∼21% -47%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
85.53 fps ∼100% +195%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
71.9 fps ∼84% +148%
Average of class Workstation
  (11.4 - 184, n=22)
68.8 fps ∼80% +137%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, Intel Core i7-8550U
31.28 fps ∼37% +8%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
29 fps ∼34% 0%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
28.98 fps ∼34%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Average of class Workstation
  (37.3 - 189, n=25)
99.6 fps ∼100% +123%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
96.07 fps ∼96% +115%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
89.18 fps ∼90% +100%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
44.6 fps ∼45%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (42.5 - 44.6, n=2)
43.6 fps ∼44% -2%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Average of class Workstation
  (36.4 - 396, n=25)
174 fps ∼100% +163%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
127.83 fps ∼73% +93%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
121.86 fps ∼70% +84%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
66.07 fps ∼38%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (49.5 - 66.1, n=2)
57.8 fps ∼33% -13%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (12.6 - 97.3, n=25)
49.3 fps ∼100% +154%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
35.27 fps ∼72% +82%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
30.26 fps ∼61% +56%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
19.38 fps ∼39%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (16.7 - 19.4, n=2)
18 fps ∼37% -7%
Medical (medical-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (6.8 - 81.3, n=25)
35.7 fps ∼100% +203%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
33.45 fps ∼94% +183%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
18.47 fps ∼52% +57%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
11.8 fps ∼33%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (11.3 - 11.8, n=2)
11.5 fps ∼32% -3%
Maya (maya-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (29.4 - 255, n=25)
126 fps ∼100% +179%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
101.04 fps ∼80% +123%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
89.31 fps ∼71% +98%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
45.21 fps ∼36%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (29.4 - 45.2, n=2)
37.3 fps ∼30% -17%
Energy (energy-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (0.72 - 38, n=25)
14.1 fps ∼100% +556%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
12 fps ∼85% +458%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
5.28 fps ∼37% +146%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
2.15 fps ∼15%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (1.88 - 2.15, n=2)
2.02 fps ∼14% -6%
Creo (creo-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (27.8 - 248, n=25)
126 fps ∼100% +182%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
99.93 fps ∼79% +124%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
82.1 fps ∼65% +84%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
44.68 fps ∼35%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (29.7 - 44.7, n=2)
37.2 fps ∼30% -17%
Catia (catia-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (27.7 - 302, n=25)
141 fps ∼100% +211%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
121.33 fps ∼86% +168%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
104.04 fps ∼74% +129%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
45.35 fps ∼32%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (32.5 - 45.4, n=2)
38.9 fps ∼28% -14%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Average of class Workstation
  (20 - 182, n=25)
96.1 fps ∼100% +197%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
83.89 fps ∼87% +159%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Core i7-8850H
71.66 fps ∼75% +121%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (32.4 - 35.2, n=2)
33.8 fps ∼35% +4%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
32.36 fps ∼34%
3DMark 06 Standard
16604 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
12538 points
3DMark 11 Performance
4592 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
11979 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2822 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1039 points
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Gaming Performance

The HP ZBook 15u G6 only offers limited gaming suitability. The AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 is made for professional 3D applications and therefore does not fare very well in the games we tested. While it was impossible to change the resolution of Anno 1800, for example, the performance was below our expectations in other games as well.

Users wishing to play simple or older games should not have any issues. You can find out what kind of performance to expect from our GPU gaming list.

The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
30.9 (min: 28, max: 32, 99th percentile: 28) fps ∼100% +229%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.7 - 88.5, n=63)
27.8 fps ∼90% +196%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Core i7-8850H, NVIDIA Quadro P2000
24.3 fps ∼79% +159%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (9.4 - 11.2, n=2)
10.3 fps ∼33% +10%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
9.4 fps ∼30%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Core i7-8550U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
6.65 fps ∼22% -29%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
6 fps ∼19% -36%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
52.7 fps ∼100% +328%
Average of class Workstation
  (8 - 145, n=63)
44 fps ∼83% +258%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Core i7-8850H, NVIDIA Quadro P2000
43.2 fps ∼82% +251%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Core i7-8550U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
15.4 fps ∼29% +25%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (12.3 - 18, n=2)
15.2 fps ∼29% +24%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
12.3 fps ∼23%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
8 fps ∼15% -35%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
94.1 fps ∼100% +255%
Average of class Workstation
  (16.7 - 235, n=61)
76.7 fps ∼82% +189%
Fujitsu Celsius H780
Intel Core i7-8850H, NVIDIA Quadro P2000
76.1 fps ∼81% +187%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
39 fps ∼41% +47%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
  (26.5 - 35.6, n=2)
31.1 fps ∼33% +17%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Core i7-8550U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
29 fps ∼31% +9%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
26.5 fps ∼28%
BioShock Infinite
1366x768 Medium Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
209.96 fps ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (26.4 - 376, n=66)
137 fps ∼65%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
90.4 fps ∼43%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
78 fps ∼37%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Core i7-8550U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
76.6 fps ∼36%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
280.38 fps ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (52.5 - 435, n=62)
197 fps ∼70%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
187 fps ∼67%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Core i7-8550U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
154.8 fps ∼55%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
147 fps ∼52%
Thief
1366x768 High Preset AA:FXAA & Low SS AF:4x
Average of class Workstation
  (13 - 146, n=30)
55.8 fps ∼100% +60%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
44.4 fps ∼80% +27%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
34.9 fps ∼63%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
34.9 fps ∼63% 0%
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX
Average of class Workstation
  (20 - 145, n=28)
60.7 fps ∼100% +67%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
50.3 fps ∼83% +38%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
36.4 fps ∼60%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
36.4 fps ∼60% 0%
1024x768 Very Low Preset
Average of class Workstation
  (21 - 149, n=24)
75 fps ∼100%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
63 fps ∼84%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
53.41 fps ∼100% +188%
Average of class Workstation
  (8 - 135, n=47)
47.4 fps ∼89% +156%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
20 fps ∼37% +8%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
18.54 fps ∼35%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
18.5 fps ∼35% 0%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Core i7-8550U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
14.8 fps ∼28% -20%
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:2x
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
85.97 fps ∼100% +137%
Average of class Workstation
  (14 - 221, n=46)
78.8 fps ∼92% +118%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
38 fps ∼44% +5%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
36.22 fps ∼42%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
36.2 fps ∼42% 0%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Core i7-8550U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
29.1 fps ∼34% -20%
1024x768 Lowest Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
136.16 fps ∼100% +169%
Average of class Workstation
  (25.6 - 293, n=41)
111 fps ∼82% +119%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
59 fps ∼43% +17%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
50.62 fps ∼37%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
50.6 fps ∼37% 0%
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
Intel Core i7-8550U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
50.4 fps ∼37% 0%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Average of class Workstation
  (8 - 96, n=10)
41.5 fps ∼100% +144%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
17 fps ∼41% 0%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
17 fps ∼41%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
17 fps ∼41% 0%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T
Average of class Workstation
  (10 - 100, n=11)
41.8 fps ∼100% +132%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
21 fps ∼50% +17%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
18 fps ∼43%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
18 fps ∼43% 0%
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T
Average of class Workstation
  (12 - 106, n=11)
45.6 fps ∼100% +128%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
25 fps ∼55% +25%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
20 fps ∼44%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
20 fps ∼44% 0%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Average of class Workstation
  (30 - 129, n=11)
73.7 fps ∼100% +71%
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
43 fps ∼58%
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
43 fps ∼58% 0%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Intel Core i7-8650U, AMD Radeon RX 540
42 fps ∼57% -2%
low med. high ultra4K
BioShock Infinite (2013) 81.55 29.16 fps
Thief (2014) 36.4 34.9 19.9 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 26.5 12.3 9.4 5.2 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 98 87 48 45 9.4 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 50.62 36.22 18.54 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 25.4 16.7 15.2 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 43 20 18 17 fps

Emissions - HP workstation with good speakers

System Noise

The HP ZBook 15u G6 operates very quietly during office tasks, which makes it suitable for calm environments. The fans turn up pretty quickly once you start using more demanding applications, however, and this is accompanied by a steady fan noise. The noise is not bothersome in any way and can easily be ignored together with other ambient noise.

We did not notice any other noise such as coil whine on our test unit.

Noise Level

Idle
29.7 / 29.7 / 30.3 dB(A)
Load
32.6 / 36.1 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.7 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.433.433.429.730.829.52527.729.526.927.625.828.63130.929.931.129.527.230.84028.52929.826.725.5295024.425.526.525.923.825.56324.124.92623.52424.98023.723.724.123.222.524.610024.62523.724.623.124.812524.32323.323.322.2231602423.422.723.322.223.42002422.622.724.72223.92502424.322.92321.923.131523.222.621.421.32122.540021.821.321.521.120.922.350021.820.921.320.319.322.163022.421.421.12019.722.480024.12321.419.618.923.710002422.221.419.118.323.8125025.123.721.319.117.725.4160025.523.8221817.325.6200026.223.121.117.617.125.7250027.725.92317.51728.1315025.422.520.316.916.825.4400022.119.818.516.516.522.5500020.118.117.816.616.519.9630019.81818.116.516.519.9800017.616.917.116.416.417.71000016.616.717.116.416.416.71250016.216.817.116.116.216.31600016.216.81716.116.316.2SPL36.134.232.630.329.736.1N2.321.71.41.32.3median 24median 22.5median 21.3median 19.1median 17.7median 23Delta2.22.41.72.52.52.133.129.631.933.329.526.52929.732.730.430.634.730.527.328.130.32927.528.727.526.827.426.327.725.725.425.631.726.626.225.827.224.424.525252423.623.224.223.122.422.223.421.420.921.621.920.119.520.421.119.418.71920.719.118.218.521.519.417.717.421.418.517.517.222.519.117.217.422.320.116.716.924.120.716.516.826.220.716.717.427.722.617.417.427.919171727.418.217.117.322.917.917.417.220.717.818.417.52018.919.217.918.518.719.417.917.92020.918.317.719.220.41817.531.93029.836.51.61.31.32.3median 19.4median 18.4median 17.9median 22.31.21.81.72.3hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseHP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EAHP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

According to our measurements, the HP ZBook 15u G6 reaches maximum surface temperatures of 25.4 °C (~78 °F) while idling and up to 44.9 °C (~113 °F) under load. Thankfully, the area around the wrist rest remains comparatively cool throughout. The back of the bottom of the base unit is one large hot spot, which can make using the device on your lap rather uncomfortable.

During our stress test the temperatures on the inside of the ZBook 15u G6 rose up to 85 °C (~185 °F). The cooling system managed to reduce these to an average of 66 °C (~151 °F) by the end of the test. The CPU power consumption settles down to an average of 10.79 W after having reached a relatively high 37.64 W. As the load of our stress test is unlikely to occur during everyday use, users need not worry about performance limitations due to high temperatures.

Max. Load
 40.5 °C
105 F
40.2 °C
104 F
39.2 °C
103 F
 
 40.3 °C
105 F
40.1 °C
104 F
38.7 °C
102 F
 
 31.6 °C
89 F
29.2 °C
85 F
29.1 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 40.5 °C = 105 F
Average: 36.5 °C = 98 F
44.4 °C
112 F
44.9 °C
113 F
42.5 °C
109 F
39.6 °C
103 F
41.6 °C
107 F
43.3 °C
110 F
34.2 °C
94 F
34.7 °C
94 F
36 °C
97 F
Maximum: 44.9 °C = 113 F
Average: 40.1 °C = 104 F
Power Supply (max.)  39 °C = 102 F | Room Temperature 19.3 °C = 67 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.5 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 31.3 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Workstation.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.5 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 37.2 °C / 99 F, ranging from 22.2 to 69.8 °C for the class Workstation.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 44.9 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 40.4 °C / 105 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 31.3 °C / 88 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 35.5 °C / 96 F, compared to the device average of 31.3 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31.6 °C / 88.9 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.8 °C / 82 F (-3.8 °C / -6.9 F).
Heat map Witcher 3 - top
Heat map Witcher 3 - top
Heat map Witcher 3 - bottom
Heat map Witcher 3 - bottom
Heat map under load - top
Heat map under load - top
Heat map under load - bottom
Heat map under load - bottom

Speakers

The speakers of the HP ZBook 15u G6 have an average volume and are relatively well balanced. While users will have to make do without strong bass frequencies, the HP workstation is good enough for the occasional multimedia use. We would still recommend using headphones or external speakers in the long run, which can easily be connected to the ZBook 15u G6 via its 3.5 mm audio jack.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.831.82525.827.13127.230.34025.527.95023.826.46324258022.524.210023.126.512522.231.516022.243.72002250.825021.954.33152157.740020.961.650019.366.163019.76880018.964.2100018.364125017.767.1160017.365.2200017.163.625001761.8315016.861.4400016.562.7500016.566.9630016.568.7800016.463.71000016.458.61250016.256.81600016.347.4SPL29.776.9N1.340.9median 17.7median 61.8Delta2.56.235.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EAApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 34% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 19%, worst was 31%
Compared to all devices tested
» 22% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 71% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Management - ZBook 15u G6 has higher power consumption

Power Consumption

Our measurements confirm that the ZBook 15u G6 has a minimum power consumption of 5.5 W while idling and a maximum consumption of 70 W under load. This means that our test unit's energy needs are higher than those of the HP ZBook 15u G5 while idling, but a little lower under load. The maximum consumption of 70 W is only very short-lived and then stabilizes at around 61 W. 

HP has included a 65-Watt power supply.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.39 / 0.53 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.5 / 9.8 / 12 Watt
Load midlight 59 / 70 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
8565U, Radeon Pro WX 3200, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
HP ZBook 15u G5 2ZC05EA
8550U, Radeon Pro WX 3100, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
8650U, Radeon RX 540, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55G-768V
8565U, GeForce MX250, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
9850H, Quadro T1000 (Laptop), WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Fujitsu Celsius H780
8850H, Quadro P2000, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Average AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
 
Average of class Workstation
 
Power Consumption
17%
-21%
9%
-82%
-59%
5%
-92%
Idle Minimum *
5.5
3.2
42%
4.8
13%
7.4
-35%
13.7
-149%
9.1
-65%
4.85 (4.2 - 5.5, n=2)
12%
13.2 (2.4 - 65.2, n=136)
-140%
Idle Average *
9.8
6.1
38%
13.6
-39%
9.9
-1%
17.5
-79%
13.2
-35%
8.87 (7.93 - 9.8, n=2)
9%
19.1 (4.94 - 69, n=135)
-95%
Idle Maximum *
12
9.7
19%
13.8
-15%
11.7
2%
20.9
-74%
14.04
-17%
11.5 (10.9 - 12, n=2)
4%
22.4 (7.1 - 73.1, n=136)
-87%
Load Average *
59
62
-5%
67.8
-15%
29
51%
77.2
-31%
78.8
-34%
59.1 (59 - 59.1, n=2)
-0%
88 (34.4 - 185, n=134)
-49%
Load Maximum *
70
71
-1%
93.5
-34%
52
26%
123.7
-77%
172.5
-146%
70.3 (70 - 70.5, n=2)
-0%
133 (43.5 - 336, n=134)
-90%
Witcher 3 ultra *
51
48
6%
69.1
-35%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

HP has equipped the ZBook 15u G6 with the same size battery as its predecessor ZBook 15u G6. The battery life is lower mainly due to the 4K screen, which causes the workstation to need to be reconnected to an external power supply after only seven hours of our realistic Wi-Fi test. Running the device at maximum brightness takes another hour off the battery life. Users should expect about half the battery life of the ZBook 15u G5 with a Full HD panel.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
12h 25min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness
5h 50min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
6h 55min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 20min
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