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HP ZBook 15u G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of HP ZBook 15u G5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and design. The touchpad and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the image quality and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP ZBook 15u G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

HP ZBook 15u G5 (FHD, i7-8550U) Workstation Review

 

Too much Office, not enough Workstation. The ZBook 1xu series is at the lower end of HP workstation devices. These models are based on the EliteBook to save costs. Find out in this review of the ZBook 15u G5 why this concept still doesn't work.

high-quality metal case ; decent connectivity ; good selection of ports and security features ; always stays cool ; three-year warranty ; impressive glass touchpad

the display is not good enough for a workstation ; below average CPU performance ; GPU throttling in everyday use ; PointStick is worse than a TrackPoint ; no SD card reader ; frustrating fan control ; coil whine ; poor upgradability for a workstation

The HP ZBook 15u G5 appears to address the reasons for which we criticized the ZBook 15u G4 by packing an updated GPU and a more powerful quad-core CPU.The ZBook 15u G5 is based on the EliteBook 850 G5, which is certainly not a bad thing. The EliteBook...

Jun, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1 / 2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):50 / 56
Battery life (max):10 / 14
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Brand-specific features

HP ePrint:Y
HP front camera:HP Webcam / HP Webcam HD IR
HP Imagepad:Y
HP JumpStart:Y
HP Recovery Manager:Y
HP Security tools:HP BIOSphere with Sure Start Gen3; HP Client Security Suite Gen 3; HP Device Access Manager; HP Power On Authentication; HP Security Manager / HP LAN-WLAN Protection, HP BIOSphere with Sure Start Gen3, HP Client Security Suite Gen 3, HP Device Access Manager, HP Power On Authentication, HP Security Manager
HP segment:Business
HP Smart AC Adapter:Y
HP Software provided:HP ePrint Driver + JetAdvantage, HP Hotkey, HP Noise Cancellation Software, HP Performance Advisor, HP Remote Graphics Software, HP Secure Erase, HP Velocity, HP WorkWise, HP Mobile Connect Pro / HP ePrint Driver + JetAdvantage; HP Hotkey Support; HP Noise Cancellation Software; HP Performance Advisor; HP Remote Graphics Software; HP Secure Erase; HP Velocity; HP WorkWise; HP LAN-WLAN Protection; HP Mobile Connect Pro / JetAdvantage
HP speaker type:HP Dual Speakers
HP Support Assistant:Y
HP Sure Connect:Y

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera signal format:720p
Infrared (IR) camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Grey / Silver
Product Type:Mobile workstation

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:ClickPad / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

ECC:N
Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / Y
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
SIM card support:Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
WWAN:Y

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4 / 1.4b
SmartCard slot:Y
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.10 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.60 / 4.00 / 4.20
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.70 / 1.80 / 1.90 / 2.50
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-8250U / i5-8350U / i7-8550U / i7-8650U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 124968 / 124969 / 95443
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR3L8 / SR3L9 / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Bundled software:CyberLink Power Media Player, Microsoft Defender
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / Serial ATA
SSD capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / Serial ATA
Storage Media:SSD
Total SSDs capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:251
Height :18.6
Weight:1.77
Width:307.8 / 370.8