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HP ZBook 15 G3 Mobile Workstation

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of HP ZBook 15 G3 Mobile Workstation. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the keyboard and battery.

performance, portability, screen, durability, design

price, usability, battery, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP ZBook 15 G3 Mobile Workstation is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

HP ZBook 15 G3 Workstation Review

 

Extremely expensive, extremely good? HP's mobile workstations are traditionally some of the most expensive devices on the market. This did not change with the new ZBook 15 G3. But can the notebook for 4,000 Euros (~$4558) meet our high expectations?

very robust and sophisticated chassis ; good performance ; very good IPS display (after calibration) ; fast SSD ; long battery runtimes ; modern ports ; good expandability ; fast Wi-Fi ; 3 years warranty ; individual configurations

some parts hard to access (SIM slot!) ; battery not accessible from the outside anymore ; processor cannot utilize its full potential over longer periods ; PWM ; loud and hot under maximum load ; fans rattle ; expensive

HP can successfully improve the already convincing predecessor with the ZBook 15 G3. The completely reworked chassis leaves a very noble impression and does not have to hide behind the rivals in terms of build quality and stability, either. Besides the...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

HP ZBook 15 G3 Review and Ratings

 

We can't wait to see the 4K DreamColor version, but HP's refreshed mobile workstation is a strong contender even at 1080p.

Swift performance ; Two Thunderbolt 3 ports

4K screen not available at rollout ; Some keyboard flex

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Nice mobile workstation

 

If you have an employee who needs to be mobile but wants computing power this is the way to go. It's smaller than other mobile work stations out there but still handles the same type of load.

It is actually a lot lighter than I expected. Extremely fast and can handle just about anything you throw at it.

Expensive but you get some nice equipment for the price.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Number of battery cells (tablet):9

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9
Front camera signal format:720p

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
Panel Type:IPS / SVA

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 4
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x191D / 0x416 / 191
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes

Networking

4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE

Ports & interfaces

Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache
Processor codename:Haswell / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6400 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series / Intel Xeon E3-1500M v5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 45 / 47

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
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 Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75117 / 75128 / 76349 / 88962 / 88967 / 88970 / 89608
Processor package size:37.5 / 42
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: Yes

Security

Password protection: Yes

Software

Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
SSD form factor:M.2