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HP ZBook 14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of HP ZBook 14. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The usability and screen also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the software and keyboard.

portability, screen, usability, durability, design

performance, price, keyboard, software

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP ZBook 14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joe Osborne (

HP ZBook 14 review


The first workstation ultrabook keeps it simple

Fun, fast fingerprint sensor ; Excellent inputs ; Discrete GPU comes standard ; Easy access to insides

Inconsistent, drab design ; FHD screen, backlighting optional ; Poor value at high end

This is one focused, secure business ultrabook, but it can't keep up with the competition at its priciest.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

HP ZBook 14


Power, battery life, a gobsmackingly nice screen, and a good price all combine to earn the HP ZBook 14 our latest Editors' Choice for mobile workstations.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

HP ZBook 14 Ultrabook


HP's ZBook 14 is a mobile workstation in the guise of an Ultrabook

Strong chassis and lid ; Easy access to internal components ; Full HD, matte screen

Bottom panel can cause noise while typing ; Lots of pre-installed background software

HP's ZBook 14 is an Ultrabook that's also a mobile workstation. It weighs just under 2kg, yet it offers processing power that can be used to run design and modelling applications such as 3ds Max. Basically, it's the type of Ultrabook to go for if you...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Engadget (

HP 在中國大陸正式發佈移動工作站 ZBook 14、Z 桌面工作站與專業顯示器


HP 在中國大陸正式發佈了 3 款面向高性能專業應用的升級版 Z 系列桌面工作站(HP Z420、Z620 和 Z820,支援 Thunderbolt)和 2 款全新的 Z 系列專業顯示器,再加上此前推出的入門級工作站 HP Z230Tower/SFF,以及 HP Z22i,Z23i 與 Z24i 專業顯示器,10 款 Z 家族產品全線亮相。其中 HP Z27i 可實現 99% sRGB 色域覆蓋,Z30i 能實現 100% sRGB...

Oct, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

HP ZBook 14


The HP ZBook 14 ultrabook is the most mobile of mobile workstations.

Portable workstation power. Under four pounds. Easy access to swappable components. Brilliant anti-glare screen. Has biometrics and smartcard security. Dual pointing devices. Removable/swappable battery.

Touch screen is an option rather than standard. GPS requires optional WWAN module.

If you're looking for a nicely priced full Windows 7 mobile workstation and value portability, the HP ZBook 14 should be at the top of your list. It has the clear and glare-free studio-ready display that you'd expect from a professional workstation,...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Jarred Walton (

HP ZBook 14 Review: Mobile Workstation Meets Ultrabook


Over the past couple of years since Intel first introduced their Ultrabook brand, we've seen many different designs, some good, some lacking in refinement. One thing that we haven't seen much of is Ultrabooks with discrete graphics, which isn't too...

I admit to being a bit skeptical of the potential for the ZBook to function as a mobile workstation while fitting into an Ultrabook form factor. While there are certainly some compromises made to get there – the use of a dual-core ULV CPU being the...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Epstein (

HP Zbook 14 Review: The Workstation That Thinks It’s an Ultrabook


Thanks to a chassis with tool-free service, great power and plenty of ports, the HP Zbook 14 acts like a workstation with Ultrabook size. Read our review.

Powerful and portable ; Sturdy ; Great display ; Good connectivity and features

Trackpad buttons ; Thick for an "Ultrabook" ; No Thunderbolt port ; The HP Zbook 14 lives up to its Z-series namesake as a workstation capable of delivering high-quality graphics work and more, but with an Ultrabook's size and portability.

The HP Zbook 14 lives up to its Z-series namesake as a workstation capable of delivering high-quality graphics work and more, but with an Ultrabook's size and portability.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

HP ZBook 14 Ultrabook


HP's ZBook 14 is a mobile workstation in the guise of an Ultrabook

Strong chassis and lid ; Easy access to internal components ; Full HD, matte screen

Bottom panel can cause noise while typing ; Lots of pre-installed background software

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Kenny Yeo (

HP ZBook 14 - The svelte mobile workstation


Mobile workstations are pretty uncommon, but even rarer still is a mobile workstation that fits all the requisites of an Ultrabook. We check out the HP ZBook 14, which is dubbed by HP as the world's first mobile workstation Ultrabook, to see if its...

Fairly light and portable ; Good build quality ; Workstation-class GPU ; Easy to upgrade ; Decent battery life

Display looks a little washed out ; Performance gains only on specific applications

All things considered, the ZBook 14 offers decent performance, good battery life, and is actually quite reasonable priced for what if offers and for its intended user group. However, it only offers noticeable performance increases on applications that...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Art Liddle (

HP ZBook 14


First Look Review: Lightweight mobile workstation for CAD on the go.

Highly Recommended.

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications


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


Battery capacity (Watt hours):50
Battery life (max):12
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:3


Front Camera:No / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p


Energy Star certified:No / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Silver
Product Type:Mobile workstation / Notebook / Ultrabook


3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6 / 36
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full 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


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD FirePro M4100 / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
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:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


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


Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
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 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
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, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:DTS Sound / DTS Studio / DTS Studio Sound / DTS Studio Sound HD / HD
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 Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video / No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:No / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: 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:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM87
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.9 / 3.1 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4200U / I5-4300U / I7-4510U / I7-4600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: 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 Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, 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): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
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® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 76308 / 76616 / 81015 / I5-4300U / I7-4510U / I7-4600U
Processor code:SR170 / SR1EA / SR1EB / SR1ED
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes


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


Bundled software:Acer Arcade Deluxe, Acer Backup Manager, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Acer Recovery Management, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, NTI Media Maker, Norton Online Backup / Adobe Flash Player \nCyberLink Power2Go\nCyberLink Power DVD\nHP Client Security\nHP Connection Manager\nHP GPS and Location\nHP Hotkey Support\nHP Performance Advisor\nHP Recovery Manager\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Wireless Hotspot\nMicrosoft Security Essentials\nPDF Complete Corporate Edition\nSkype / HP Recovery Manager\nHP Performance Advisor\nHP Support Assistant\nHP Client Security\nHP Hotkey Support\nHP Wireless Hotspot\nHP Connection Manager\nCyberlink Power DVD\nCyberlink Power2Go / HP Support Assistant\nHP Client Security\nHP Hotkey Support\nBuy Office\nMicrosoft Security Essentials\nCyberlink Power DVD\nCyberlink Power2Go\nPDF Complete Corporate Edition\nSkype
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Language:ESP
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:32
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750 / 7500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:32
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:750
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 32 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / SATA
SSD capacity:120 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 32 / 512
SSD interface:M.2 / Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Total SSDs capacity:120 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 32 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1120 / 128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 750

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.1 / 23.7 / 237 / 24
Height :2 / 2.1 / 21 / 33.9
Weight:1.59 / 1.62 / 2
Width:23.7 / 33.7 / 33.9 / 339 / 34