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HP Zbook 14 G2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of HP Zbook 14 G2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The durability and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the battery and price. There are some mixed views about the keyboard.

portability, performance, durability, reliability, design

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Zbook 14 G2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Jennings (trustedreviews.com)

HP ZBook 14 G2

 

The ZBook range aims to provide potent portables for working on the road, and the latest addition to HP's stable of office notebooks is one of its slickest and slimmest yet.

Versatile Ultrabook chassis ; Discrete GPU ; Powerful specification

Mediocre battery life ; Expensive in most configurations ; Ergonomically inferior to rivals

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Juan Martinez (techradar.com)

HP ZBook 14 G2 review

 

The belle of the mobile workstation ball

Gorgeous build ; Lightweight, Intel Core i7 processor

Battery life is worse than competitors ; Pricey ; No touchscreen

If you require stronger performance than a consumer-grade laptop, but you're also concerned about heft and style, the HP ZBook 14 G2 is a fine device. However, if you need a serious kick for intense tasks, you might want to look elsewhere.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Charles P Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

HP ZBook 14 G2 Review

 

HP's unique ZBook 14 G2 is a workstation Ultrabook featuring the latest Intel Core i7 "Broadwell" processor, AMD FirePro graphics and all-day battery life.

Good performance ; Solid build quality ; Good battery life ; Excellent upgrade options

Lackluster keyboard ; Pricey

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Paul Lilly (computershopper.com)

HP ZBook 14 G2 Review and Ratings

 

HP's refresh of its ZBook 14 brings Intel's "Broadwell" into the equation, but only in dual-core form. Overall, it's a capable mobile workstation in ultrabook guise, though it's not cheap even after a 30 percent discount.

Comparatively slim profile for a mobile workstation ; Rugged build quality ; Backlit keyboard ; Fast storage

Pricey as configured ; Unremarkable battery life ; No quad-core CPU options

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by (pcquest.com)

HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation Review

 

With a sleek form factor and elegant design, this notebook is composed of a stylish brushed aluminum finish surrounded by a textured magnesium alloy. This is an MIL-STD 810G certified ultrabook meaning it can withstand drops from as high as 4 feet....

Powerful performance, fast booting, robust security, sleek design, build quality, comfortable keyboard

Expensive

The sleek HP ZBook 14 is a powerful workstation that lets you handle multimedia applications and enables you to do multitasking with ease. With the comfortable keyboard and touchpad, it will enhance your computing experience. It is the right choice for...

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

HP ZBook 14 G2

 

Very fast

Heavier than expected at 4 lbs

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:DTS Studio Sound
Audio system:DTS Studio Sound / DTS Studio Sound HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):50 / 59
Battery life (max):15.15 / 15.25
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:High Performance
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Mobile workstation / Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6 / 36
Display number of colours:16.2 / 16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD+ / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / SVA
Touch screen: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD FirePro M4150 / No / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1700 / 2.005
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Accupoint II / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100 / 100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:N / No / Yes

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4570
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 3050
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / 10 - 90

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:N / No
LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:DTS Studio Sound / DTS Studio Sound HD
Display:
Display Technology:WVA
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:No / Y / Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.2
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-5200U / I5-5300U / I7-5500U / I7-5600U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:85212 / 85213 / 85214 / 85215
Processor code:SR23V / SR23W / SR23X / SR23Y
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:SATA / Serial ATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512 / 768
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / PCI Express, SATA / PCI Express, Serial ATA III / SATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express / PCI Express, SATA / SATA
SSD capacity:256 / 512 / 768
SSD interface:PCI Express / PCI Express,Serial ATA / Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 500
Total SSDs capacity:1024 / 1536 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1256 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 756 / 768

Technical Details

Display Technology:WVA
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.7 / 237 / 24
Height :2 / 2.1 / 21
Weight:1.71 / 2
Width:33.9 / 339 / 34