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HP ZBook 15u Series

HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EAProcessor: Intel Core i7 7500U, Intel Core i7 8565U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U
Graphics Adapter: AMD FirePro W4190M, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.588kg, 1.8kg, 1.9kg
Price: 2000, 2239 euro
Average Score: 80.65% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
: - %, performance: 73%, features: 61%, display: 88%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 90%

 

HP ZBook 15u G4

The HP ZBook 15u is a compact mobile workstation equipped with Windows 10 and the latest Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 7200U / 2.5 GHz processor. The 4th generation ZBook also comes equipped with three USB ports (charging, 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.0) a DisplayPort, and a 720p HD webcam. There are several HD touch or a non-touch 4K UHD display options. The HP ZBook 15u has a starting weight of 1.9 kg (4.18 lbs) with a maximum thickness of 19.9 mm. The 15.6-inch display optionally supports touch input. The laptop features a microphone or a dual-microphone array when equipped with the optional webcam. In addition, the keyboard has an integrated numeric keypad as well as a touchpoint interface for those who still enjoy using such over a touchpad. The sides of the workstation house all of the workstation’s connectivity. On the right side there are the USB Type-C charging port, a Dual-Mode DisplayPort for optional digital display devices, an SD memory card reader, a combo microphone-in/stereo headphone-out jack, a USB 3.x port, a space-scaling collapsing LAN port, status lights, a SIM card slot and a power connector. HP also leverages fast battery-charging technology, indicating that users can attain 50% battery life with just a 30-minute charge. As for display, the 15.6-inch SVA TN anti-glare display features a Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), LED-backlighting, a 16:9 aspect ratio, 300 cd/m² brightness, a 400:1 typical contrast ratio, a refresh rate of 60 Hz, 142 PPI, and viewing angles of 45/45/25/35°. The dedicated AMD FirePro W4190M graphics card has 2 GB of discrete GDDR5 VRAM and delivers a sharp, clear picture. Users will also be able to output video to an external display at resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 using the system's DisplayPort 1.2 and VGA outputs. While this system natively includes 8 GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM in a 1 x 8 GB configuration, it can be upgraded to a maximum of 32 GB when 16 GB memory modules are used in each of the system's 260-pin SO-DIMM slots. For long term storage of files, this ZBook 15u G4 is equipped with a 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA III 2.5" / 7 mm hard drive. If users want to expand their system's internal storage, there is one free M.2 2280 slot. As a business laptop, it starts with a genuine HP BIOS every time. HP Sure Start Gen3 monitors in-memory BIOS, recovers the platform without user or admin intervention, restores the BIOS to a custom state, and is enterprise ready for centralized management. Other security features include Common Criteria EAL4+ Augmented Certified Discrete TPM 2.0 Embedded Security Chip, DriveLock, Absolute Persistence Module and Support for Intel AT. For those who need a proper mobile laptop, the ZBook 15u is definitely a good person to  study first. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

HP ZBook 15u G4Notebook: HP ZBook 15u G4
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD FirePro W4190M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 2239 euro
Links: HP homepage

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80.5% HP ZBook 15u G4 (7500U, FirePro W4190M) Workstation Review | Notebookcheck
Ultrabook or workstation. The ZBook 15u G4 is a mobile workstation made by HP that - while cheaper than its brethren - still manages to meet the ZBook’s high quality standards. Unfortunately, the light and thin workstation also comes with lower performance hardware. Find out whether or not the concept works as expected in our extensive review.
HP ZBook 15u 4G
Source: Tech Smart English
All in all though, for the price you're getting a reliable piece of technology. Armed with a spacious and vivid display, as well as a keyboard that lends itself to long hours of typing, the ZBook 15u is the type of workhorse notebook that should make the nine to five grind a tad more bearable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2018
HP ZBook 15u 4G
Source: Tech Smart English
All in all though, for the price you're getting a reliable piece of technology. Armed with a spacious and vivid display, as well as a keyboard that lends itself to long hours of typing, the ZBook 15u is the type of workhorse notebook that should make the nine to five grind a tad more bearable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/23/2018

 

HP Zbook 15u G5 2ZC06EA

Specifications

HP Zbook 15u G5 2ZC06EANotebook: HP Zbook 15u G5 2ZC06EA
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Links: HP homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Portátil profesional 15,6": HP Zbook 15u G5 [2ZC06EA]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice display; good hardware; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2018

 

HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA

Specifications

HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EANotebook: HP ZBook 15u G6 6TP54EA
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.588kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: HP homepage

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80.8% HP ZBook 15u G6 Laptop Review: High-contrast 4K screen shortens battery life | Notebookcheck
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 review – elegant work station on the go
Source: Laptop Media English
We would gladfully give this device an Editor’s choice award if it wasn’t for the sub-par performance – especially in longer tasks. While the CPU is the bomb when it comes to short tasks, like editing an image in Photoshop or doing some Excell maths, as soon as you try to render a video, the clock speeds plummet drastically. It is the same with the graphics card – at the beginning of a benchmark it performs really nice, but when you go five or more minutes into the test, its performance gets halved.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2019
HP ZBook 15u G6 review – elegant work station on the go
Source: Laptop Media English
We would gladfully give this device an Editor’s choice award if it wasn’t for the sub-par performance – especially in longer tasks. While the CPU is the bomb when it comes to short tasks, like editing an image in Photoshop or doing some Excell maths, as soon as you try to render a video, the clock speeds plummet drastically. It is the same with the graphics card – at the beginning of a benchmark it performs really nice, but when you go five or more minutes into the test, its performance gets halved.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2019

 

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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 W4190M: Professional lower-mid-range workstation graphics card which is based on the same Mars chip as the Radeon HD 8790M and FirePro W4170M.With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100: Entry level workstation graphics card based on the Polaris 12 chip like the consumer counterpart Radeon RX 540. Uses 512 shaders (8 compute units) and a 64 Bit GDDR5 memory system (96 GB/s).AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200: Entry level workstation graphics card based on the Polaris 12 chip like the consumer counterpart Radeon RX 550. Uses 640 shaders (10 compute units) and a 128 Bit GDDR5 memory system (1000 MHz).» 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.  

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.8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.588 kg:

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

1.9 kg:


80.65%: 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.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07-29 (Update: 2018-07-29)