This machine is the refreshed version of the HP ZBook 15 mobile workstation, which combines both productivity and mobility in one. The HP ZBook 15 G2 packs a brilliant display, a powerful processor and other features that an average business user will find quite useful.
Build and Screen
Looking at the materials used in its design, the HP ZBook 15 G2 boasts good build and an acceptable level of ruggedness. The lid of the mobile workstation features brushed metal, while the interior portion of the machine has simple-looking dark-grey metal.
The HP ZBook 15 G2 weighs slightly less than 3 kilograms and has a thickness of 40 millimetres. It sports a brilliant 15.6-inch display with LED backlight. The matte screen has a resolution of either 1920 x 1080 pixels or 3200 x 1800 pixels.
HP ZBook 15 G2 is equipped with a powerful dual-core or quad-core Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors delivering speeds of up to 3GHz, depending on configuration. Backed by Intel Turbo Boost Technology, the chip on some models can run at speeds of up to 3.8GHz.
Graphics are effectively handled by a combination of integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 and NVIDIA Quadro graphics or AMD FirePro M5100 graphics processor. The standard model of the HP ZBook 15 G2 comes with RAM of 8GB, which can be upgraded to up to 32GB.
Integrated storage on the HP ZBook 15 G2 varies, ranging from 256GB HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSD to 1TB SATA hard drive with 7200 revolutions per minute. Buyers can have the business laptop installed with either Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1 Pro.
The HP ZBook 15 G2 has numerous ports and interfaces, including four USB ports (three USB 3.0 ports), a DisplayPort, a Thunderbolt port, a card reader and a docking station port. The mobile workstation features Bluetooth 4.0, HD webcam, DTS Studio Sound HD-Audio and dual band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac.
Pricing and availability
HP ZBook 15 G2 workstations are not yet available in Nigeria. HP ZBook 15 price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N300,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP ZBook 15 G2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP ZBook 15 G2 Mobile Workstation:
- OS: Windows 8.1 64, Windows 8.1 Pro 64, (Windows 7 Pro 64 optional)
- Processor: Intel Core i5, Core i7 Processor (quad-core or dual-core)
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4600
- Memory: 8GB, 16GB RAM, up to 16GB (dual-core CPU) or 32GB RAM (quad-core CPU)
- Colours: Black
- Dimension: 38.15 x 25.7 x 3.05 cm
- Weight: 2.82 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6-inch back-lit LED Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels or 3200 x 1800 pixels, anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full-sized back-lit keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad with on/off button, two-way scroll, gestures, three pick buttons; Pointstick with three additional pointstick buttons
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB SDD or 500GB, 750GB, 1TB hard drive
- Optical Storage: Blu-Ray or DVD Drive
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam (optional)
- USB 3.0: Yes, 3 ports
- USB 2.0: Yes, 1 port
- HDMI: No
- DisplayPort: Yes, 1 Port (Version 1.2)
- VGA: Yes, 1 port
- Thunderbolt: Yes, 1 port (Version 2.0)
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)
- GPS: Yes
- Secondary Battery Connector: Yes
- Docking Connector: Yes
- Mobile Broadband: Yes, 4G LTE/HSPA+
- HP Client Security
- HP Fingerprint Sensor
- Integrated Smart Card Reader
- Enhanced Pre-Boot Security (multiuser/multifactor)
- HP Connected Photo
- CyberLink Power DVD (optional)
- Battery: 8-cell, 83 WHr Li-ion Battery
- Use Time: –