The Zbook 14 is a very nice piece of equipment for those who need the power of a workstation without being tied down to the office. Not just for corporate 3D rendering work, its specs allow this Ultrabook to function very well for basic PC gaming, and with its great screen and speakers it makes a strong media device too.
While it may not replace the most hardened users’ heavy-duty desktops for 3D modeling or gaming, it’s definitely a worthy option for either a second machine or for those who prioritize mobility over extreme graphics power. Its portability and expandable options (via the docking station) are definitely worth considering if the 6.2 lb Zbook 15 seems a bit much of a load to carry.
Thanks to Michael Lowe for providing his 3D modeling skills during the performance tests.
- Powerful and portable
- Great display
- Good connectivity and features
- Noisy trackpad buttons
- Thick for an “Ultrabook” (slim for a workstation)
- No Thunderbolt port