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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 overall positive. The screen and portability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the keyboard and battery.

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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 89/100 = Very good 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

Audio

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / Bang & Olufsen HD audio / DTS Studio Sound / DTS Studio Sound HD
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:64 / 75 / 83 / 90
Battery capacity (Watt hours):64 / 75 / 83 / 90
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 8 / 9

Camera

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Product type:Mobile workstation / Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD:Y / Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / SVA
Touch screen:N / No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter power:150 / 200

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD FirePro W5170M / N / No / Not available / NVIDIA Quadro 1000M / NVIDIA Quadro 2000M / NVIDIA Quadro K1100M / NVIDIA Quadro K2100M / NVIDIA Quadro K610M / NVIDIA Quadro M1000M / NVIDIA Quadro M2000M / NVIDIA Quadro M2200M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1.05 / 1050 / 1150 / 1300 / 950
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B / 0x191D / 0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel HD Graphics P530 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Swiss
Keyboard Layout:QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / No / Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick / Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32 / 64
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM / 4x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Wi-Fi:N / No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / N / No / Not supported

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / N / No

Other Features

Audio system:Bang & Olufsen / Bang & Olufsen HD audio / DTS Studio Sound / DTS Studio Sound HD

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:N / No / Yes
DVI port:N / No
eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Microphone in:N / No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1 / 2
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
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:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:150 / 200

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / DMI3
Chipset:Intel CM236 / Intel QM87
Configurable TDP-down:35
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):1
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Y
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel CM236 / Intel QM87
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:E3-1505MV5 / i5-6440HQ / i7-4600M / i7-4700MQ / i7-4800MQ / I7-6700HQ / i7-6820HQ
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor cache:4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Xeon / Intel Xeon E3 v5 / Intel® Xeon®
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:E3-1505MV5 / i5-6440HQ / i7-4600M / i7-4700MQ / i7-4800MQ / I7-6700HQ / i7-6820HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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 i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series / Intel Xeon E3-1500M v5
Processor socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440 / PGA946
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:5 / 8
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 45 / 47
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / 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 / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75117 / 75128 / 76349 / 88962 / 88967 / 88970 / 89608
Processor code:SR15H / SR15L / SR1H7 / SR2FN / SR2FQ / SR2FS / SR2FU
Processor package size:37.5 / 42
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 / Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y

Security

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

Software

Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 10 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC / SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:32
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / SATA / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express / SATA
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1256 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1 / 10.4
Height:0.709 / 1 / 1.02 / 1.2
Weight:4.41 / 5.71 / 5.8 / 6.22 / 6.5
Width:14.8 / 15 / 15.2