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HP ZBook 15u G4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of HP ZBook 15u G4. 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. Views about the battery and design are on the whole positive. The screen and portability also get good views, but many are negative about the durability.

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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 G4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

HP ZBook 15u G4 (7500U, FirePro W4190M) Workstation Review

 

Ultrabook or workstation. The ZBook 15u G4 is a mobile workstation made by HP that - while cheaper than its brethren - still manages to meet the ZBook's high quality standards. Unfortunately, the light and thin workstation also comes with lower...

classy metal case ; comfortable input devices ; low noise levels ; IPS display with brightness higher than 300 nits ; plenty of ports, including VGA and full-sized DisplayPort

ancient and obsolete AMD GPU ; CPU not powerful enough for a portable workstation ; color coverage too low for photo-editing purposes ; no Thunderbolt 3 ; high temperatures under load ; 65 W charger too weak

U-class ULV CPUs and mobile workstations – two things that don't really fit together well. This might change with the upcoming Kaby Lake-R ULV quad-core processors in early 2018. However, these are not yet available and we are not reviewing a...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Ashley Barry-Biancuzzo (reviewed.com)

HP ZBook Studio G4 Laptop Review

 

This HP is the fastest laptop we've ever tested

Jan, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:B&O PLAY / Bang & Olufsen
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):51 / 64
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Brand-specific features

HP front camera:HP Webcam
HP segment:Business

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
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 / SVA
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD FirePro W4190M / Not available / NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 530 / Intel® HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / Y
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:N / Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card support:Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:N / Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac / Not supported

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

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

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:N / Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
SmartCard slot:Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity: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:150 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI3 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
PCI Express configurations:1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.60 / 2.7 / 2.70 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-7300U / I7-6700HQ / i7-7500U / i7-7600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-7300 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1440 / BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / R0
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
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 Demand Based Switching:N
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Fast Memory Access:N
Intel FDI Technology:N
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:88194 / 88967 / 95443 / 95451 / 97466 / 97472
Processor code:SR2EZ / SR2FQ / SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR33Z / SR340
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, Power on / Power on
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:SATA / Serial ATA
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA
SSD capacity:256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:PCI Express
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 500
Total SSDs capacity:256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1256 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:257.7 / 258
Height :19.9 / 20
Weight:1.89 / 1.9
Width:283 / 383 / 383.3