HP Zbook 15U G2
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Zbook 15U G2
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
Hewlett Packard has done well to build a lighter weight 15-inch mobile workstation laptop with much of the strength and integrity of its traditional models that are far less mobile in real terms. Sacrifices have been made to the main CPU by fitting dual-core rather than quad-core, and the AMD GPU is a middleweight part rather than fire-breathing FirePro. But importantly the 15u runs cool and quiet enough not make itself a nuisance, even under load. Assuming the version we tested will cost under £2000 it could provide decent value, majoring on resilience more than style and sheer performance, but well enough equipped to prove attractive to the target professional audience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
There's no denying the HP ZBook 15u G2 is a competent workhorse of a notebook. I used it as my primary work computer for many days, and it was always quick in downloading files and smooth to use with multiple programs open. While bulkier, you can get the Lenovo W550s with comparable specs -- and its exceptional battery life - for about $200 less.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
With its slim ultrabook design, the HP ZBook 15u G2 goes anywhere, and the combination of Intel Core i7-5600u processor and AMD FirePro M4170 graphics provide moderate workstation capabilities, perfect for content creation and editing. The performance won't match a full-fledged mobile workstation, but the portability counterbalances those concessions with a low weight and decent battery life, great for working with media on the go or in the field.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Trends Archive.org version
A sort of one-size-fits-all for the productive professional, the ZBook 15u G2 is an acceptable, if overly expensive addition to a lineup of high-powered portables that promise users a mix of functionality and style in one. This is a computer that be great to have at work, but also wouldn’t be bad to pop open on the sofa at home. It can’t game all that well, but considering it’s not made to, that oversight can slide.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good processor performance; quality and durable workmanship; good price. Negative: TN display; hot under load.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2015
AMD FirePro W4170M: Professional mid-range workstation graphics card which is most likely based on the same Mars chip as the Radeon HD 8790M.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
5600U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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).
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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