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HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 in review: Mobile workstation with pointless Sure View privacy filter

Sure Non View. Remote work, home office, and the like are probably the buzzwords of the year. Hardware for professionals, in particular, has to adapt to the new work conditions, and ultra-thin workstations like the ZBook Firefly 14 come in handy here. But do these mobile powerhouses really offer enough performance for professional users?
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So far, there are only a few ultra-thin workstations on the market, especially in the small 14-inch format. The HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 is the successor to the HP ZBook 14u G6. We have already reviewed the slightly larger 15-inch sibling model and add it to our comparison list along with the G6 predecessor. The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s joins the rather scarce competition, and we also compare it with the Dell Latitude 14 9410, which has the same processor.

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HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 (ZBook Firefly 14 G7 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10610U 4 x 1.8 - 4.9 GHz, 50 W PL2 / Short Burst, 25 W PL1 / Sustained, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro P520 - 4096 MB, Geforce 452.25, Yes
Memory
16384 MB 
, soldered, DDR4-2666, dual-channel
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, InfoVision IVO8C78 (X140NVFC R0), IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G, 512 GB 
, 430 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC285 @ Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio jack connector, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 323 x 214.6 ( = 0.7 x 12.72 x 8.45 in)
Battery
53 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3 cells, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 23 h
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p IR camera
Primary Camera: 1 MPix with manual shutter
Additional features
Speakers: stereo Bang , Keyboard: HP Premium Collaboration Keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty, Three-year (3-3-0) standard limited warranty on parts and labor.
Weight
1.405 kg ( = 49.56 oz / 3.1 pounds), Power Supply: 351 g ( = 12.38 oz / 0.77 pounds)
Price
1,412 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82 %
01/2021
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
i7-10610U, Quadro P520
1.4 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
81 %
10/2019
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
i7-8565U, Radeon Pro WX 3200
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
83 %
01/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
i7-10510U, Quadro P520
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
89 %
08/2020
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620
1.5 kg14.89 mm14.00"1920x1080
83 %
10/2020
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
i7-10610U, Quadro P520
1.8 kg19.2 mm15.60"3840x2160

Case - HP Firefly 14 made of stable aluminum

A large "Z" ("ZBook") is now emblazoned on the top instead of the HP logo. Otherwise, the case is also new, but it still looks very similar to the predecessor. The differences are in the details. The case is mainly made of aluminum, and plastic is used around the display's edges that are now thinner.

The material is quite stable, and the base only makes slight creaking noises when you try to twist it. The wide hinge keeps the display lid fairly stable, but it could be firmer. The lid can be opened to almost 180 degrees.

Compared to the predecessor, the depth has shrunk quite a bit in particular (-20 mm/~0.8 inches). The remaining dimensions are fairly similar, but the weight has been reduced by 100 grams (~3.5 oz). Both the Dell and the Lenovo are heavier by these 100 grams exactly, but the Dell is smaller and a bit slimmer in addition.

Size comparison

359.5 mm / 14.2 inch 233.6 mm / 9.2 inch 19.2 mm / 0.756 inch 1.8 kg3.88 lbs329 mm / 13 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.28 lbs326 mm / 12.8 inch 234.4 mm / 9.23 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.26 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 214.6 mm / 8.45 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.4 kg3.1 lbs319.77 mm / 12.6 inch 199.9 mm / 7.87 inch 14.89 mm / 0.586 inch 1.5 kg3.32 lbs
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Connectivity - HP ZBook without LAN and SD reader

Some ports have fallen victim to the slimmed-down design (no LAN, no SD reader), even though the ventilation grille has been moved from the left side to the back of the hinge, which actually frees up space. It's odd that the laptop has a conventional power supply connector, but the included power adapter is plugged into the USB-C port. On the other hand, both USB-C ports support Thunderbolt 3, and there is also a smart card slot.

Left: Kensington, 2x USB-A 3.0 (1x Power Delivery), headset audio jack, smart card
Left: Kensington, 2x USB-A 3.0 (1x Power Delivery), headset audio jack, smart card
Right: 2x USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4b, power supply
Right: 2x USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4b, power supply

Communication

The Intel AX201 Wi-Fi module performs at the expected level. The transmission rates are even slightly above average and also surpass the 15-inch sibling model. Only the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s is somewhat faster. 

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1181 (1119min - 1253max) MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=232)
1153 MBit/s ∼98% +2%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1132 (824min - 1302max) MBit/s ∼96%
Average of class Workstation
  (339 - 1642, n=38, last 2 years)
1098 MBit/s ∼93% -3%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1016 (596min - 1247max) MBit/s ∼86% -10%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
956 (835min - 1018max) MBit/s ∼81% -16%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1512 (1337min - 1724max) MBit/s ∼100% +16%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1300 (676min - 1410max) MBit/s ∼86%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1291 (1160min - 1449max) MBit/s ∼85% -1%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1743, n=232)
1238 MBit/s ∼82% -5%
Average of class Workstation
  (540 - 1557, n=38, last 2 years)
1156 MBit/s ∼76% -11%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1137 (568min - 1726max) MBit/s ∼75% -13%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1277 (676-1410)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1132 (824-1302)

Webcam

Webcam with manual shutter
Webcam with manual shutter

The 720p webcam achieves quite acceptable color deviations in a class comparison. Nevertheless, the photo and video quality is bad, as usual, and can't keep up with modern smartphone cameras. The mechanical shutter that covers the camera is good.

ColorChecker
10.9 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
ColorChecker HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7: 13.39 ∆E min: 7.28 - max: 18.8 ∆E

Maintenance

View of the interior
View of the interior

The bottom cover is only secured by five cross-head screws and can be detached easily from the hinge. You then gain access to the single fan, the battery, and the SSD. Only the RAM is soldered and can't be upgraded; this means that you have to pay attention to getting the right amount of memory before buying the laptop.

Input devices - Good for a mobile workstation

Keyboard

The keyboard
The keyboard
Integrated power button
Integrated power button

The keys are about 1.5 x 1.5 cm (~0.6 x 0.6 inches) and have some distance between each other; the labeling is clear and functional. A two-stage backlight helps in poor visibility conditions; its active duration can be set in the BIOS.

The keyboard is practically the same as in the Firefly 15 G7, but the number pad on the right side is omitted in the 14-inch model. The power button is also integrated into the keyboard, but an accidental press doesn't have any consequences.

The travel is short as usual but by no means too short compared to some rivals. The feedback is clear and crisp. Thanks to the good feedback and the well-organized design, typing is quick, and the typing noise is moderate.

Pointing stick and touchpad

A pointing stick is integrated above the letter "B", and it can be used to control the mouse. Once you get the hang of it, it works very well, so that you don't have to take your hand off the keyboard to control the mouse.

The touchpad is a bit less wide than in the 15-inch model at 11 x 6 cm (~4.3 x 2.4 inches). The glass surface offers a good gliding behavior even at low speeds. Multi-finger gestures are recognized without problems. The integrated click buttons are triggered reliably, but they aren't entirely as quiet as the even better dedicated mouse buttons above the gliding surface that actually belong to the pointing stick.

The pointing stick
The pointing stick
The touchpad with NFC
The touchpad with NFC

Display - Sure View is more curse than blessing

Pixel grid
Pixel grid
Minimal screen bleeding along the edges
Minimal screen bleeding along the edges

HP installs a 1,000-nit Full HD IPS panel from InfoVision. Alternatively, the Firefly 14 is also available with a 4K panel with 550 nits, HDR 400 certification, and 95% sRGB color-space coverage. The Full HD panels are offered in different brightness levels (250, 400 or 550 nits), and there are also touchscreen options.

We measure a high brightness of 934 nits with an average distribution of 87%. 900 nits seem to be unbelievably much higher than the 290 to 420 nits of the competition, but unfortunately, only a fraction of this reaches the user's eye due to the Sure View filter.

We are generally little convinced by the latter: Activating Sure View reduces the brightness to a ridiculous 116 nits! This makes the screen so dim that you can hardly recognize anything on it, especially when you're on the go or outdoors, where the technology is supposed to protect you from unauthorized glances. The surface in particular leads to a much less viewing-angle stable panel than we are used to from IPS panels even when Sure View is deactivated. It almost has a TN feeling to it. Consequently, it's not surprising that the privacy filter isn't used on the 400-nit or 250-nit panels for that matter.

Screen bleeding is minimal and, therefore, only noticeable in very dark scenes, if at all.

Panel brightness with and without Sure View
Brightness percentage Brightness with Sure View disabled Brightness with Sure View enabled
100 935 nits 116 nits
90 738 nits 107 nits
80 580 nits 99 nits
70 468 nits 90 nits
60 387 nits 81 nits
50 330 nits 72 nits
40 274 nits 63 nits
30 223 nits 54 nits
20 180 nits 45 nits
10 140 nits 36 nits
0 103 nits 27 nits
943
cd/m²
938
cd/m²
959
cd/m²
921
cd/m²
934
cd/m²
970
cd/m²
885
cd/m²
875
cd/m²
1011
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
InfoVision IVO8C78 (X140NVFC R0)
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 1011 cd/m² Average: 937.3 cd/m² Minimum: 27 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 932 cd/m²
Contrast: 2524:1 (Black: 0.37 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.7 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 1.6
ΔE Greyscale 7.1 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
98.9% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
68.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
75.51% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
98.98% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
73.84% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.31
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
InfoVision IVO8C78 (X140NVFC R0), IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
B140HAN05.7, LTPS IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Sharp LQ140M1, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
LGD064F, IPS LED, 3840x2160, 15.60
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Chi Mei CMN14E0, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Display
-8%
-5%
-5%
-3%
Display P3 Coverage
73.84
65.49
-11%
68.07
-8%
68.84
-7%
69.66
-6%
sRGB Coverage
98.98
96.6
-2%
99.17
0%
97.65
-1%
99.64
1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
75.51
66.72
-12%
69.44
-8%
69.79
-8%
71.86
-5%
Response Times
7%
165%
25%
41%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
54.8 (28.4, 26.4)
64 (30.8, 33.2)
-17%
58.4 (26, 32.4)
-7%
44 (21.2, 22.8)
20%
40.4 (20.4, 20)
26%
Response Time Black / White *
43.2 (25.2, 18)
29.6 (13.2, 16.4)
31%
37.2 (18.4, 18.8)
14%
30.8 (16.4, 14.4)
29%
19.2 (8.4, 10.8)
56%
PWM Frequency
284.1 (100)
1667 (44)
487%
Screen
-1%
12%
4%
3%
Brightness middle
934
386
-59%
293.4
-69%
381
-59%
437
-53%
Brightness
937
379
-60%
290
-69%
382
-59%
420
-55%
Brightness Distribution
87
88
1%
92
6%
92
6%
92
6%
Black Level *
0.37
0.19
49%
0.19
49%
0.21
43%
0.31
16%
Contrast
2524
2032
-19%
1544
-39%
1814
-28%
1410
-44%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.7
4.4
6%
1.29
73%
3
36%
2.6
45%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.5
7.2
31%
3.61
66%
5.2
50%
6.5
38%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.6
1.2
25%
0.88
45%
1.5
6%
0.8
50%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.1
5.1
28%
1.7
76%
3.5
51%
4.5
37%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.5 88%
2.18 101%
2.26 97%
2.2 100%
CCT
6348 102%
7464 87%
6394 102%
7254 90%
6809 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
68.5
61.2
-11%
63.8
-7%
64.3
-6%
65.4
-5%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98.9
96.4
-3%
99.1
0%
97.5
-1%
99.6
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-1% / -1%
57% / 36%
8% / 5%
14% / 7%

* ... smaller is better

The contrast of 2,524:1 is by far the highest in the test field, but the black level is by far the worst. The colors are vibrant when the screen is perfectly positioned, but only then.

The monitor is poorly calibrated out of the box. A manual test minimizes the previously high color deviations significantly but not perfectly. The deviations in the grayscales are also significantly higher than with the competition.

The monitor's response times are quite slow, and this can lead to motion artifacts in some applications.

Grayscales
Grayscales
Saturation
Saturation
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Grayscales calibrated
Grayscales calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated

The HP Sure View feature also has a negative impact on the image quality in other ways as our CalMAN screenshots show.

Grayscales Sure View
Grayscales Sure View
Saturation Sure View
Saturation Sure View
ColorChecker Sure View
ColorChecker Sure View

The Firefly 14 covers the sRGB color space almost completely and the AdobeRGB one by 68.5%. However, the competition has similar rates. Nevertheless, the dimmer display options score noticeably worse here.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Outdoors, the matte surface eliminates any annoying reflections, and the high brightness guarantees good readability of the screen's content, at least when the display is placed at an optimal angle.

However, you should think carefully about using HP's Sure View, because you can hardly recognize anything on the monitor due to the extremely reduced brightness.

Outdoors under heavy winter clouds
Outdoors under heavy winter clouds
Slanted angle without Sure View
Slanted angle without Sure View

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
43.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25.2 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
54.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 28.4 ms rise
↘ 26.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 88 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.2 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 detected 284.1 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 284.1 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 284.1 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9706 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

Unfortunately, the display flickers due to PWM at a frequency of a low 284 Hz, even at a brightness level of 100%. Sensitive users might find this annoying.

The Sure View version of the Firefly 14 doesn't provide the usual good viewing-angle stability of an IPS panel. This isn't necessarily intentional, but the privacy filter noticeably worsens the view from slanted angles even when deactivated. This is already evident when using the laptop on the lap. If the aperture angle isn't optimal, a lot of brightness is lost very quickly.

Performance - Good CPU, so-so GPU

With its quad-core Intel Core i7-10610U processor from the Intel Comet Lake series, the Nvidia Quadro P520 workstation GPU, and 16 GB of RAM, the Firefly 14 is quite well prepared for its intended purpose. On the other hand, the GPU is an almost two-year-old entry-level card.

Hardware options (source: HP)
Hardware options (source: HP)

While the GPU is an integral part of the Firefly 14, there are several options for the processor, ranging from the much weaker i5-10210U to the hexa-core i7-10810U. HP doesn't offer AMD options. It should also be noted that some options, like the i7-10510U, are not equipped with Intel vPro.

The maximum RAM is 64 GB, and the system drive can have up to 2 TB of storage space.

Processor

The four cores of the Intel Core i7-10610U have clock speeds between 1.8 and 4.9 GHz. Hyper-Threading is on board. Meanwhile, the Intel UHD Graphics 620 iGPU is quite outdated now.

TDP behavior in the Cinebench loop
TDP behavior in the Cinebench loop

In the 30-minute Cinebench R15 loop, performance drops minimally after the first run but remains pleasantly stable as of the second run. The TDP is 50 watts for a few seconds at the beginning of the first run and then drops to 25 watts. At the start of each new run, only 33 to 40 watts is reached for a very short time instead of 50 watts, before the value drops back to 25 watts after only 1 to 2 seconds.

Overall, the pure CPU performance is higher than in the Dell laptop with the same CPU and also much more consistent. The predecessor is beaten by 41%, and the rest of the direct competition is also outperformed.

About 18 to 22% of performance is lost on battery power.

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HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel Core i7-10610U: Ø695 (688.4-738.16)
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø473 (469.58-493.18)
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø655 (605.79-697.34)
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel Core i7-10610U: Ø560 (497.7-629.8)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
482 Points ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (374 - 586, n=36, last 2 years)
478 Points ∼99% -1%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
469 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
464 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (349 - 482, n=6)
438 Points ∼91% -9%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Core i7-10610U
436 Points ∼90% -10%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
393 Points ∼82% -18%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Workstation
  (988 - 4161, n=37, last 2 years)
2666 Points ∼100% +60%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
1663 Points ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1630 Points ∼61% -2%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
1624 Points ∼61% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (1271 - 1663, n=6)
1466 Points ∼55% -12%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Core i7-10610U
1444 Points ∼54% -13%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
1130 Points ∼42% -32%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
200 Points ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (155 - 229, n=42, last 2 years)
196 Points ∼98% -2%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
191 Points ∼96% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
186 Points ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (133 - 200, n=6)
176 Points ∼88% -12%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Core i7-10610U
175 Points ∼88% -12%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
169 Points ∼85% -15%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Workstation
  (452 - 1726, n=44, last 2 years)
1165 Points ∼100% +58%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
738 Points ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
697 (605.79min - 697.34max) Points ∼60% -6%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
675 (629.17min - 674.89max) Points ∼58% -9%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Core i7-10610U
630 (497.7min - 629.8max) Points ∼54% -15%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (548 - 738, n=6)
620 Points ∼53% -16%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
493 Points ∼42% -33%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
881 Seconds * ∼100% -37%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Core i7-10610U
784 Seconds * ∼89% -22%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (641 - 816, n=6)
754 Seconds * ∼86% -18%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
674 Seconds * ∼77% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
649 Seconds * ∼74% -1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
641 Seconds * ∼73%
Average of class Workstation
  (273 - 881, n=34, last 2 years)
479 Seconds * ∼54% +25%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Workstation
  (4417 - 5703, n=35, last 2 years)
5115 MIPS ∼100% +5%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
4853 MIPS ∼95%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
4798 MIPS ∼94% -1%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
4783 MIPS ∼94% -1%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
4503 MIPS ∼88% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (3653 - 4853, n=6)
4460 MIPS ∼87% -8%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Core i7-10610U
3653 MIPS ∼71% -25%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average of class Workstation
  (16182 - 48730, n=35, last 2 years)
31549 MIPS ∼100% +55%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
20332 MIPS ∼64%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
20096 MIPS ∼64% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
19147 MIPS ∼61% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (15369 - 20332, n=6)
18407 MIPS ∼58% -9%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
16207 MIPS ∼51% -20%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Core i7-10610U
15369 MIPS ∼49% -24%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Workstation
  (1124 - 1626, n=28, last 2 years)
1311 Points ∼100% +4%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
1261 Points ∼96% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
1261 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (1155 - 1261, n=6)
1228 Points ∼94% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1225 Points ∼93% -3%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Core i7-10610U
1201 Points ∼92% -5%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Workstation
  (3852 - 8491, n=29, last 2 years)
6264 Points ∼100% +43%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
4622 Points ∼74% +5%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
4386 Points ∼70%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (3731 - 4622, n=6)
4134 Points ∼66% -6%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Core i7-10610U
4023 Points ∼64% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
3852 Points ∼61% -12%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average of class Workstation
  (4.2 - 13.6, n=34, last 2 years)
8.69 fps ∼100% +54%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
5.66 fps ∼65% +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
5.63 fps ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
5.5 fps ∼63% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (4.54 - 5.66, n=6)
4.92 fps ∼57% -13%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Core i7-10610U
4.54 fps ∼52% -19%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
4.2 fps ∼48% -25%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
106 s * ∼100%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Core i7-10610U
70.7 s * ∼67% +33%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (56.1 - 106, n=6)
69.5 s * ∼66% +34%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
60.2 s * ∼57% +43%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
56.2 s * ∼53% +47%
Average of class Workstation
  (41.3 - 106, n=27, last 2 years)
54.7 s * ∼52% +48%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel Core i7-10610U
0.855 sec * ∼100% -34%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U
  (0.637 - 0.855, n=6)
0.705 sec * ∼82% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.668 sec * ∼78% -5%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
0.643 sec * ∼75% -1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
0.637 sec * ∼75%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.55 - 0.695, n=26, last 2 years)
0.601 sec * ∼70% +6%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
738 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
119.77 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
200 Points
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System performance

The PCMark results are very inconsistent in comparison. Overall, there are hardly any big performance differences between the contenders. The predecessor is at least on par here.

PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
Score
Average of class Workstation
  (2817 - 6939, n=39, last 2 years)
5165 Points ∼100% +16%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4456 Points ∼86%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4413 Points ∼85% -1%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Micron 2200S 512GB
4410 Points ∼85% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (4096 - 4456, n=2)
4276 Points ∼83% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4171 Points ∼81% -6%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
4096 Points ∼79% -8%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9494 Points ∼100% +12%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Micron 2200S 512GB
9412 Points ∼99% +11%
Average of class Workstation
  (5223 - 10829, n=39, last 2 years)
9168 Points ∼97% +8%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
8494 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (8414 - 8494, n=2)
8454 Points ∼89% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
8414 Points ∼89% -1%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8350 Points ∼88% -2%
Productivity
Average of class Workstation
  (3998 - 9317, n=39, last 2 years)
7548 Points ∼100% +7%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7429 Points ∼98% +5%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Micron 2200S 512GB
7395 Points ∼98% +5%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
7060 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (6883 - 7060, n=2)
6972 Points ∼92% -1%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
6883 Points ∼91% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6426 Points ∼85% -9%
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Workstation
  (2329 - 10441, n=39, last 2 years)
5548 Points ∼100% +38%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4006 Points ∼72%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3759 Points ∼68% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (3221 - 4006, n=2)
3614 Points ∼65% -10%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Micron 2200S 512GB
3344 Points ∼60% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3229 Points ∼58% -19%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3221 Points ∼58% -20%
PCMark 8
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3954 Points ∼100% +3%
Average of class Workstation
  (3257 - 4487, n=28, last 2 years)
3893 Points ∼98% +2%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3822 Points ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3805 Points ∼96% 0%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Micron 2200S 512GB
3725 Points ∼94% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (3311 - 3822, n=2)
3567 Points ∼90% -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3311 Points ∼84% -13%
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5356 Points ∼100% +6%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Micron 2200S 512GB
5071 Points ∼95% +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5035 Points ∼94%
Average of class Workstation
  (4022 - 5629, n=28, last 2 years)
4913 Points ∼92% -2%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4885 Points ∼91% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (4298 - 5035, n=2)
4667 Points ∼87% -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
4298 Points ∼80% -15%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3822 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5035 points
PCMark 10 Score
4456 points
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Workstation performance

We measure the performance in professional applications, which is so important for workstations, with SPECviewperf 13 and SPECviewperf 2020. Our test model takes the top position in most cases and clearly outperforms the predecessor, but also, for example, the Lenovo ThinkPad. The 15-inch sibling is on par. Overall, the Firefly is one of the best performers among the ultra-thin entry-level workstations.

SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
63.46 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
62.79 fps ∼99% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
59.09 fps ∼93% -7%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
42.53 fps ∼67% -33%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
52.07 fps ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
49.94 fps ∼96% -4%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
49.5 fps ∼95% -5%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
49.48 fps ∼95% -5%
Showcase (showcase-02)
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
16.69 fps ∼100% +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
14.43 fps ∼86% +5%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
13.98 fps ∼84% +2%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
13.69 fps ∼82%
Medical (medical-02)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
19.14 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
19.06 fps ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
18.76 fps ∼98% -2%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
11.26 fps ∼59% -41%
Maya (maya-05)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
41.22 fps ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
41.06 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
40.31 fps ∼98% -2%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
29.43 fps ∼71% -29%
Energy (energy-02)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
6.57 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
6.55 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
1.88 fps ∼29% -71%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
0.78 fps ∼12% -88%
Creo (creo-02)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
45.21 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
45.17 fps ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
35.26 fps ∼78% -22%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
29.71 fps ∼66% -34%
Catia (catia-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
48.72 fps ∼100% +3%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
48.08 fps ∼99% +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
47.5 fps ∼97%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
32.53 fps ∼67% -32%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
35.17 fps ∼100% +4%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
34.3 fps ∼98% +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
33.8 fps ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
25.65 fps ∼73% -24%
SPECviewperf 2020
1920x1080 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
31.01 fps ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
25.65 fps ∼83% -17%
1920x1080 Siemens NX (snx-04)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
50.89 fps ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
49.25 fps ∼97% -3%
1920x1080 Medical (medical-03)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
8.52 fps ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
8.29 fps ∼97% -3%
1920x1080 Maya (maya-06)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
49.39 fps ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
49.12 fps ∼99% -1%
1920x1080 Energy (energy-03)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
6.57 fps ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
0.78 fps ∼12% -88%
1920x1080 Creo (creo-03)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
28.81 fps ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
22.96 fps ∼80% -20%
1920x1080 CATIA (catia-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
12.87 fps ∼100% +4%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
12.38 fps ∼96%
1920x1080 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
15.3 fps ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
11.64 fps ∼76% -24%

Legend

 
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
 
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
 
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
 
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel UHD Graphics 620, Micron 2200S 512GB
 
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7 Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02

DPC latencies

Opening multiple browser tabs already introduces a few latencies due to various drivers. Our video test on YouTube uncovers further delays and 2 dropped frames during playback. The Lenovo laptop has significantly higher latency issues, though, and the Dell one is slightly better.

LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
YouTube test
YouTube test
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3860.9 μs * ∼100% -89%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3255.1 μs * ∼84% -59%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
2046.2 μs * ∼53%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Micron 2200S 512GB
1055.9 μs * ∼27% +48%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

An SSD from Toshiba with 512 GB of storage space is used as storage device. Of this, 430 GB is still initially available. The model ranks 62nd in our SSD/HDD Benchmarks table, meaning that there are considerably faster SSDs; this is also confirmed by our current measurements. The competing storage devices are often a bit faster.

CrystalDiskMark 5
CrystalDiskMark 5
CrystalDiskMark 3
CrystalDiskMark 3
AS SSD
AS SSD
AS SSD Copy
AS SSD Copy
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Micron 2200S 512GB
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
Average Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
41%
56%
12%
54%
25%
Write 4K
98.07
173.7
77%
145
48%
81.18
-17%
133.1
36%
114 (35.1 - 162, n=11)
16%
Read 4K
45.16
50.6
12%
48.11
7%
45.41
1%
51.62
14%
43.9 (23.6 - 52.3, n=11)
-3%
Write Seq
1623.03
1100
-32%
2138
32%
1190
-27%
1986
22%
1547 (854 - 1897, n=11)
-5%
Read Seq
1993.39
1072
-46%
2258
13%
1766
-11%
2208
11%
1844 (1327 - 2202, n=11)
-7%
Write 4K Q32T1
311.7
555
78%
467.8
50%
436
40%
462.3
48%
355 (100 - 441, n=11)
14%
Read 4K Q32T1
289.9
625
116%
421.4
45%
374.4
29%
400.2
38%
359 (62.7 - 494, n=11)
24%
Write Seq Q32T1
853.1
1892
122%
2988
250%
1582
85%
3074
260%
2300 (853 - 2966, n=11)
170%
Read Seq Q32T1
3274.1
3233
-1%
3446
5%
3017
-8%
3268
0%
3018 (1073 - 3282, n=11)
-8%
AS SSD
21%
8%
-87%
3%
7%
Seq Read
2613
2157.19
-17%
2180.39
-17%
1117.25
-57%
2666.16
2%
2441 (1837 - 2772, n=11)
-7%
Seq Write
908
1813.05
100%
1199.53
32%
969.08
7%
1257.03
38%
1545 (802 - 2562, n=11)
70%
4K Read
48.25
53.83
12%
52.32
8%
41.93
-13%
48.04
0%
45.4 (22.3 - 54.4, n=11)
-6%
4K Write
137.94
131.9
-4%
140.66
2%
76.39
-45%
137.49
0%
122 (28.9 - 196, n=11)
-12%
4K-64 Read
1004.23
1167.97
16%
1049.03
4%
827.24
-18%
977.19
-3%
1049 (416 - 1414, n=11)
4%
4K-64 Write
1271.12
1678.8
32%
1425.8
12%
792.29
-38%
1142.37
-10%
1235 (200 - 1502, n=11)
-3%
Access Time Read *
0.066
0.043
35%
0.056
15%
0.055
17%
0.053
20%
0.0765 (0.059 - 0.122, n=11)
-16%
Access Time Write *
0.03
0.028
7%
0.027
10%
0.366
-1120%
0.03
-0%
0.057 (0.027 - 0.143, n=11)
-90%
Score Read
1314
1438
9%
1319
0%
981
-25%
1292
-2%
1338 (667 - 1719, n=11)
2%
Score Write
1500
1992
33%
1686
12%
966
-36%
1406
-6%
1512 (345 - 1835, n=11)
1%
Score Total
3409
4158
22%
3643
7%
2450
-28%
3297
-3%
3496 (1300 - 4424, n=11)
3%
Copy ISO MB/s
1768.54
1951.48
10%
1290.47
-27%
1998 (1767 - 2625, n=9)
13%
Copy Program MB/s
324.7
432.4
33%
660.54
103%
580 (325 - 1023, n=9)
79%
Copy Game MB/s
754.82
762.46
1%
1271.22
68%
1210 (755 - 1667, n=9)
60%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
31% / 28%
32% / 28%
-38% / -51%
29% / 24%
16% / 14%

* ... smaller is better

Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Sequential Read: 2210 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1905 MB/s
512K Read: 1005 MB/s
512K Write: 864.2 MB/s
4K Read: 37.5 MB/s
4K Write: 133.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 405.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 450.9 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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: Ø3274 (2970.2-3286.79)

Graphics card

The Nvidia Quadro P520 is an entry-level card for workstations based on the Geforce MX150.

In the 3DMark tests, the Firefly performs according to expectations and on par with the competition. The direct predecessor with its AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 is at least on par in the synthetic 3D benchmarks, contrary to the workstation performance.

On battery power, the 3DMark 11 score doesn't drop, so no performance is lost.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average of class Workstation
  (3870 - 32999, n=41, last 2 years)
15591 Points ∼100% +279%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
4419 Points ∼28% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
4277 Points ∼27% +4%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (3870 - 4277, n=6)
4150 Points ∼27% +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
4128 Points ∼26% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
4110 Points ∼26%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
1965 Points ∼13% -52%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (18131 - 133756, n=30, last 2 years)
55047 Points ∼100% +182%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
19518 Points ∼35%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (18131 - 20665, n=4)
19220 Points ∼35% -2%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
18780 Points ∼34% -4%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
18564 Points ∼34% -5%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
10785 Points ∼20% -45%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (3030 - 24354, n=40, last 2 years)
11710 Points ∼100% +264%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
3224 Points ∼28% 0%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (3030 - 3410, n=6)
3221 Points ∼28% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
3220 Points ∼27%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
3215 Points ∼27% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
3169 Points ∼27% -2%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
1335 Points ∼11% -59%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (918 - 9956, n=41, last 2 years)
4432 Points ∼100% +349%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
1025 Points ∼23% +4%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (918 - 1043, n=6)
999 Points ∼23% +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
997 Points ∼22% +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
988 Points ∼22%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200, Intel Core i7-8565U
973 Points ∼22% -2%
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
423 Points ∼10% -57%
3DMark 11 Performance
4485 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
15527 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2964 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1114 points
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Gaming performance

The GPU is simply too weak to play demanding games. The Witcher 3 achieves a barely playable 31 fps in 1366x768; performance is usually not enough for Full HD. However, the direct slim competition is at the same level. The predecessor is at least on par in terms of gaming as well. Less demanding games like DOTA 2 can even run in Full HD.

Some games apparently have problems with the GPU, and at least several Steam titles wouldn't start at all, including Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Rocket League.

The Witcher 3
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Workstation
  (42.7 - 375, n=34, last 2 years)
197 fps ∼100% +250%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
58.1 fps ∼29% +3%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
57 (48min - 63max) fps ∼29% +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
56.3 fps ∼29%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (42.7 - 61.9, n=6)
54.1 fps ∼27% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
42.7 (17min - 54max) fps ∼22% -24%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Workstation
  (20.2 - 309, n=35, last 2 years)
136 fps ∼100% +330%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
35.6 fps ∼26% +13%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (22.1 - 51.8, n=6)
32.7 fps ∼24% +3%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
32.6 (27min - 40max) fps ∼24% +3%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
31.6 fps ∼23%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
22.1 (6min - 30max) fps ∼16% -30%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Average of class Workstation
  (12.3 - 199, n=33, last 2 years)
85.6 fps ∼100% +346%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (18.7 - 33.5, n=5)
21.9 fps ∼26% +14%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
19.2 fps ∼22%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
19.1 (15min - 22max) fps ∼22% -1%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
18 fps ∼21% -6%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average of class Workstation
  (8.4 - 110, n=37, last 2 years)
49.7 fps ∼100% +352%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
11.2 fps ∼23% +2%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
11 fps ∼22%
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
10.8 (8min - 13max) fps ∼22% -2%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (8.4 - 11.1, n=4)
10.3 fps ∼21% -6%

However, 3D performance is at least quite consistent as the graph of our 30-minute The Witcher 3 test shows.

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HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G: Ø10.9 (8-13)
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 56.3 31.6 19.2 11 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 136 121 66.8 60.2 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 57.2 35.8 20.2 17.2 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 68.8 52.2 47 fps

Emissions - Quiet but hot

Noise emissions

The noise level is moderate for a thin workstation. The expensive Dell shows weaknesses in this discipline; the Firefly and its remaining rivals are at a similarly low level here, although the HP devices gets a bit louder than its contenders under heavy load. We didn't notice any coil whine or the like.

Noise Level

Idle
29.7 / 29.7 / 30.4 dB(A)
Load
33.1 / 37.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM-1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.7 dB(A)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Radeon Pro WX 3200, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Dell Latitude 14 9410 2-in-1 P110G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Micron 2200S 512GB
HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
Noise
1%
2%
2%
4%
off / environment *
29.7
29.7
-0%
29.7
-0%
26.1
12%
29.3
1%
Idle Minimum *
29.7
29.7
-0%
29.7
-0%
26.1
12%
29.3
1%
Idle Average *
29.7
29.7
-0%
29.7
-0%
26.1
12%
29.3
1%
Idle Maximum *
30.4
30.4
-0%
30.6
-1%
26.1
14%
30
1%
Load Average *
33.1
32.7
1%
33.1
-0%
39.9
-21%
32.8
1%
Witcher 3 ultra *
35.3
35.3
-0%
33.1
6%
32.8
7%
Load Maximum *
37.9
35.9
5%
35
8%
44.7
-18%
32.8
13%

* ... smaller is better