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HP ZBook 14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 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. Comments about the durability and usability are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. The software and keyboard get mixed comments. Many are critical about the price.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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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.

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: 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 (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: 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: 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

Scores in depth When it comes to professional laptops, HP isn't playing games. The company isn't interested in fancy features or alternative designs—its simply out to make a product that delivers. Inside and out, that philosophy is clear in the HP...

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

Consumer review by: Byron D. (newegg.com)

Well rounded and well engineered

 

This is simply a darn fine laptop. It is highly portable but very solid, does not sacrifice much on capability and the richness of the HD display is quite impressive. I've already used it for some very long continuous stretches and found it quite...

Beautiful display, solid keyboard and trackpad, and quite powerful for the slim size, low noise and low heat.

USB ports a bit tight literally -- have to apply some extra force to plug things in and out. Comes with a lot of special HP software security features that are not well explained.

May, 2014
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: / No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD WRITER / DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:2D / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / Not Applicable
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / No
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Panel Type:IPS / SVA / TN
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD / HD+ / WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:FreeDOS / NO OS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Fire Pro M4000 / FIRE PRO M4100 / FirePro M4000 / FirePro M4100 / HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD GRAPH. 5500 / HD Graphics 4400

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 4
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000 / 4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3200 x 2000 / 3840 x 2160
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)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
4G standards:LTE

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:No / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QM87 / SOC / Unknown
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: 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
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Number:I5-4200U / I5-4300U / I5-5300U / I7-4510U / I7-4600U
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
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):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: No
Processor package size:40
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Operating System Language:ESP
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:32
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:750