HP ZBook 15 G2

  |   by Ian Debevoise

The HP ZBook 15 G2 hides its most important parts behind an all-business appearance but that shouldn’t stop anyone from buying this desktop-replacement. The two parts that really make this computer run are the Intel Core i7-4910MQ quad-core processor, one of Intel’s fastest, and the 256GB M.2 SSD which offers added speed to the boot and load times. While a fully upgraded G2 will cost a pretty penny it is fully able to take over any tasks you use your desktop for. 

  • 15.6-inch QHD+ display (3200×1800 resolution, anti-glare surface, IPS panel)
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • Intel Core i7-4910MQ quad-core processor (2.9GHz, up to 3.9GHz Turbo Boost, 8MB cache, 47W TDP)
  • Nvidia Quadro K2100M w/ 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • 16GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (4x 4GB; 32GB max. supported – 4x 8GB)
  • 256GB M.2 SSD (SanDisk SD6PP4M-256G-1006)
  • Internal Blu-Ray reader
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
  • Integrated Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated HD webcam
  • HP 3/3/3 onsite warranty
  • Dimensions: 15″ x 10.1″ x 1.2″
  • Weight: 6.13 lbs.
  • Starting Price: $1,699
  • Price as configured: $2,999

  • Pros

    • Outstanding build quality
    • Powerful performance
    • Great QHD+ display
    • User upgradeability
    • Excellent port selection
  • Cons

    • Relatively short battery life
    • Pointing stick is sluggish
    • Expensive; options add up quickly

Quick Take

The ZBook 15 G2 delivers outstanding overall quality with a beautiful display, powerful performance, a good keyboard and touchpad, an excellent array of ports, and fantastic user upgradeability. Its only shortcoming is weak battery life with the QHD+ display and an expensive price tag.

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