Visit our Business Solutions website >>

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 Laptops for all reviews. Views about the durability and usability are on the whole positive. The screen and performance also get good opinions, whereas reviews are divided on the software. The keyboard and price get negative reviews.

portability, performance, screen, usability, durability

price, keyboard

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

Review analysis

(Based on 28 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 14 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 14 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (14)

Expert review by: Jarred Walton (anandtech.com)

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: Dan Howley (laptopmag.com)

HP ZBook 14 Review

 

HP's ZBook 14 is a high-powered and durable mobile workstation Ultrabook that can handle anything you throw at it.

Powerful performance; Fast and large SSD; Robust security software; Comfortable keyboard; Sleek design

Expensive; Lackluster webcam

HP's ZBook 14 is a high-powered and durable mobile workstation Ultrabook that can handle anything you throw at it.

Jan, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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: Engadget (engadget.com)

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

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com)

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 (cadalyst.com)

HP ZBook 14

 

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

Highly Recommended.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

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: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

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: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

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 (itreviews.co.uk)

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
1
2

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

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

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:WEEE
Energy Star certified: / No / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Mobile workstation / Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.6
Display number of colors:16.77
Display Resolution:1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS / SVA / TN
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / 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
On-board graphics adapter: 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 model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

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

Memory

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:1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
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

Networking

3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: 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
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Audio system:DTS Sound / DTS Studio / DTS Studio Sound / DTS Studio Sound HD / HD
Display:
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
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: 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:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:No / 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

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Chipset: / Intel QM87 / Intel SoC
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM87 / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor: / i5-4200U / i5-4300U / i7-4510U / i7-4600U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.9 / 3.1 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
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 data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: 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):N / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / 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): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No / Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
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):N / 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™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology: Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 76308 / 76616 / 81015
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: Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:10.6 x 14.7 x 3.74 / 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 / Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7\nMac OS X 10.5, 10.6v
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Language:Spanish
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:32
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750 / 7500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:32
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:750
Number of hard drives 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 / mSATA / SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1120 / 128 / 180 / 240 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 750 / 782

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.827 / 9 / 9.33
Height:0.827 / 1 / 13.3
Weight:3.51 / 3.57 / 4
Width:13 / 13.3 / 9.33