HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Less than three months after our review of the ZBook Firefly G7, we already have its successor on our desk. It comes with a CPU from the Tiger Lake generation and with Nvidia's brand-new Quadro T500 mobile graphics card. This review will show what the upgrade is capable of.
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2022
Source: Laptop Media
At the end of the day, the HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 is a solid offer when it comes to compact mobile workstations. The devil is in the details and that applies to this laptop as well – most of the goodies are optional which isn’t good news for most users because they have to pay extra if they need features like a Nano SIM card slot, NFC, fingerprint reader, SmartCard slot, and IR WebCam. As we said at the beginning of this article, even the backlight of the keyboard is an option. The HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 is a compact workstation that has a quiet cooling solution and a silent keyboard. It has decent Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 CPU options, and you need a dedicated GPU, there is an NVIDIA Quadro T500 option. The notebook is compact, light, and well-built. At the same time, it has a decent I/O, great touchpad and keyboard, and you can choose between five display variants including touch screen panels.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/23/2021
Source: Laptop Mag
The ZBook Firefly 14 G8 is a sleek, sturdy workstation that, thanks to its 9 hours of battery life, will stay powered through your workday so you’re not stuck in one place. With a reasonable starting price of around $1,500, and the ability to customize it to your needs, the ZBook Firefly 14 G8 is a mobile workstation that is worth taking a serious gander at. However, be aware that it can get pricey, depending on the configuration you need. You get the performance you pay for, but don’t expect proper workstation speeds. When you consider the slim, attractive design, port selection, security features, and gorgeous 14-inch display, the HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 could be the right system for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU: Entry level dedicated graphics card for professional laptops based on the consumer GeForce MX450 with 896 shaders and a 64 bit memory bus. Therefore it uses the Turing architecture without raytracing and Tensor cores. Sometimes also called Quadro T500.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1165G7: An upper mid-range, quad-core processor of Tiger Lake product family. The i7 is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops; it is manufactured on Intel's second-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin. The CPU cores run at 2.8 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) to 4.7 GHz (single-core Boost frequency). This i7 features the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe G7 iGPU; it was the second-fastest CPU of TGL-UP3 line-up when Intel initially launched the series in 2020.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
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).
82.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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