HP ZBook Power G8, 11850H A2000
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Reviews for the HP ZBook Power G8, 11850H A2000
Source: PC Mag
Our current Editors' Choice honoree among mobile workstations is the Lenovo ThinkPad P15 (the P15 Gen 2 is now in our review pipeline), but not all engineering and tech college students or small-office architects can afford such a powerhouse. The HP ZBook Power G8 is a 15.6-inch laptop that starts at $1,899 ($4,013 as tested). It's more for 2D design than 3D CGI rendering or virtual reality creation—its Nvidia RTX A2000 is only the graphics chipmaker's fourth fastest professional GPU—and it doesn't offer the Intel Xeon processors, error-correcting-code (ECC) memory, or dazzling DreamColor screens of HP's best ZBooks. But the Power still packs plenty of muscle for crunching large datasets, and has enough winning features to snare an Editors' Choice award of its own for entry-level mobile workstations.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2021
Source: Laptop Mag
The stellar performance of the HP ZBook Power G8 may be enough to make some overlook the issues with the laptop — this is a workstation after all. But with a number of solid alternatives on the market, it shouldn’t be your first choice. For most users, there are just too many tradeoffs in a laptop that could be several thousand dollars when configured properly. Creatives, in particular, need to look elsewhere; the display is simply not suitable for video or photo work. Even for those that aren’t worried about the display, the heat rises to the level of being a concern to me as 110 degrees is considerably beyond our threshold and concerning for the overall thermal performance of this laptop. The HP ZBook Power G8 is a capable workstation that is able to tackle most computing tasks thrown at it, but unless you are essentially using it as a desktop and aren’t affected by many of the drawbacks that I’ve pointed out, there are better options available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU: Mid-range professional laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA107 chip with 2,560 CUDA cores. Similar to the consumer GeForce GTX 3050 Ti with certified drivers. Available in different performance variants ranging from 35 - 95 W TGP (max. power consumption).
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-11850H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores clock with 2.4 - 4.6 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 48 cores at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured in the 10nm SuperFin (improved 10nm) process. Supports management features like Intel vPro, SIPP and TXT.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
70%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.