The HP Zbook 15 G2 is surprisingly a thin and light yet extremely powerful HP’s workstation ultrabook. This machine is a great choice for those looking for a machine that will go anywhere without weighing you down yet still delivers an incredible workstation experience. For those seeking to do challenging production and post jobs including 3D animation, visual effects, video editing and music production, HP’s family of Z book mobile workstations includes several different models depending on your particular requirements.
At the high end of the family are the Zbook 17 and the Zbook Studio which are the machines to get if you are looking for the topmost levels of performance and expandability. They offer the best CPUs and GPUs, most storage and fastest processors. The Zbooks are recommended if you plan to work on VR projects, high resolution filmmaking or other advanced scenarios. They also happen to be the largest and heaviest machines as well as the priciest machines in the Zbook line.
At the bottom end of the Zbook line are the Zbook 14 U and 15 Yield. They to also offer workstation durability and respectable performance but have more modest GPU and CPU options and thus don’t rise to the extreme levels of power found on other machines depending on what you’re doing. However they might be the right fit for you and their small size particularly with the Zbook 14 U makes them easy to take around with you. They’re also much more affordable in the middle of the Zbook family.
The HP Zbook 15 G2 has recently been refreshed to a new generation G4. In the HP Zbook Studio 15, you get extreme performance thanks to features like Intel quad-core xeon processors and Nvidia GPUS. All these in a lightweight chasis that makes it easy to take on the road.
The backlit keyboard and the multi-gesture trackpad on the machine is just awesome. the HP Zbook 15 G2 does not have a separate numeric keypad but that’s to be expected on such a compact machine. On the left of the machine you’ll find a security lock slot, Ethernet port, two USB 3.0 ports, one of which is a charging port and an SD media card reader. On the right side of the machine is the power connector, high-speed Thunderbolt three ports which are great for connecting things like disk arrays and external GPUs. There is an HDMI port, another USB 3.0 port and an audio in and audio out combination jack.
HP Zbook 15 G2 comes running Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit. The CPU on this unit of the HP Zbook 15 G2 is no less than a 7th generation Intel Xeon 15:35 M. This powerful processor has 4 cores, 8 threads and an 8 megabyte cache. It runs at 3.1 gigahertz with a maximum turbo frequency of 4.2 gigahertz. A chip like this can handle all kinds of high-resolution post-production jobs with ease. Aside from Xeon CPU-Z high performance, 7th generation intel core cpuCPU-Z are so available.
HP Zbook 15 G2 has a 4k dream color display. Built-in dream color displays are recognized in the industry especially where color accuracy and fidelity is of the utmost importance such as color grading, animation, photo retouching and visual effects. Colors look stunning on a dream color display with vibrant accurate colors and deep rich blacks.
The laptop is capable of a maximum of 32 gigabytes of fast DDR4 2400 dual channel memory which can be installed into its two DIMM slots. Maximum amount of memory allowable on this model is 32 gigabytes. HP Zbook 15 G2remarkable for it’s an NVIDIA Quadro M 1200 with 4 gigabytes of memory built for mobile workstations. This graphics card should handle GPU rendering jobs 4k like video editing work and modeling and animation challenges.
In stride for storage the HP Zbook 15 G2is capable of handling a maximum of 2 terabytes via 2M.2 connections which allow you to install 2 NVME PCIE SSDs or Z turbo drives as HP calls them. There are no additional SATA drive bays but with the vastly superior data transfer rates of NVME M2 drives.
HP Zbook 15 G2 has a 92 watt hour battery that can power you right through today. If you do happen to run out of power however HP’s fast charge technology will charge the battery to 50% in only 30 minutes. That’s great if you don’t have a lot of time to spend waiting for the battery to charge. The Machine also features Intel vPro technology, a platform of hardware and firmware that helps make your computer run at maximum efficiency. Each HP Zbook 15 G2 also features a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader.
Aside from being super easy to carry around it has sleek and nice looks and includes important features such as high speed Thunderbolt 3 ports allowing you to connect lots of useful peripheral devices including harddrive arrays, external GPU enclosures and capture devices. In addition the 4k 10 bit dream color display is simply a joy to look at and work with the workstation like 4 core Intel Xeon processor and the NVIDIA Quadro M1200 GPU with 4 gigabytes delivers an astounding level of powerful machine.
Key Specifications for the HP Zbook 15 G2
15.6 Inch Display
Intel Core i7
2.4 GHz Processor
500 GB Hard Disk