HP ZBook G3 (Studio, 15u) Owner's Lounge

Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by maunakea, Dec 19, 2015.

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Which G3 did you buy?

  1. 15u

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. i7-6700HQ

    16 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. i7-6820HQ

    10 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. E3-1505M

    8 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. E3-1545M

    3 vote(s)
    7.5%
  6. Dreamcolor

    12 vote(s)
    30.0%
  7. Non-Dreamcolor

    14 vote(s)
    35.0%
  8. Business 15

    6 vote(s)
    15.0%
  9. Business 17

    3 vote(s)
    7.5%
  10. Studio

    24 vote(s)
    60.0%
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  1. Peon

    Peon Notebook Deity

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    I have 2 major problems with this laptop:
    1. The Thunderbolt controller shows up as a PCI to PCI Bridge no matter how many times I uninstall/reinstall the drivers. Even having IT reimage the machine didn't fix the issue. Needless to say, the Thuderbolt 3 dock doesn't work and HP support has effectively told IT to go pound sand.
    2. If I close the lid but keep the laptop running (i.e. disable go to sleep when the lid is closed), after a week or so the laptop will inexplicably become unresponsive with a black screen, requiring me to open the lid and hold down the power button for 10 seconds to turn it off and then turn it back on again.
    I don't really mind it sitting on my desk as a fancy paperweight since IT gave me a Lenovo P50 while they continue to battle with HP support, but needless to say, the combination of these 2 problems makes it impossible to use this laptop as a desktop replacement, if at all. Has anyone here experienced & managed to overcome these issues?
     
  2. jdrodrig_9312

    jdrodrig_9312 Notebook Enthusiast

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    sorry to hear about your bad experience. for 1) can you post what you see in device manager?
     
  3. Alyosha2001

    Alyosha2001 Newbie

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  4. jansol

    jansol Newbie

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    Is there anyone using 960 pro ssd in your zbook 15 g3? I´am having some strange issues with my 512GB drive. Crystal DiskMark results are very low, compared to declared speeds. When I run samsung´s magician software benchmark, sequential read is around 665 MB/s and 1312 MB/s for write (edit: Magician software is crap). I know I should not notice any signifficant difference when I use my computer, but sometimes I even feel small lags. I update my drivers regulary and my configuration should be fine as well. Do you think it has to do something with the pci-e slot / drivers or is there a chance of a slightly slower product from the manufacturer?

    Crystaldiskmark results (I ran the benchmark several times and results are similar to these)

    Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 2647.051 MB/s
    Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1659.857 MB/s
    Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 436.910 MB/s [106667.5 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 323.296 MB/s [ 78929.7 IOPS]
    Sequential Read (T= 1) : 1282.415 MB/s
    Sequential Write (T= 1) : 1522.639 MB/s
    Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 45.301 MB/s [ 11059.8 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 130.968 MB/s [ 31974.6 IOPS]
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
  5. marcelvn

    marcelvn Newbie

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    I have a 17 g3 and recently installed an regular evo 960 M2.

    I will try crystaldisk. Will update the thread with my benchmarks
     
  6. marcelvn

    marcelvn Newbie

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    @jansol

    Here are my results

    Zbook 17 G3 i7-6700HQ, 8GB DDR4-2133
    Samsung 960 evo 512


    Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 2375.360 MB/s
    Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1748.980 MB/s
    Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 1414.008 MB/s [ 345216.8 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 1224.464 MB/s [ 298941.4 IOPS]
    Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 279.374 MB/s [ 68206.5 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 219.941 MB/s [ 53696.5 IOPS]
    Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 45.774 MB/s [ 11175.3 IOPS]
    Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 110.693 MB/s [ 27024.7 IOPS]
     
  7. Quicklite

    Quicklite Notebook Deity

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    Hi guys,

    Sorry to bump up an older post. Got a query about ZBook 15 G3 DreamColor laptop. Recently switched from an older ZBook 17 G1 (with DreamColor 2) to this. Slightly mixed feeling about the 15.6" UHD display.

    Is it just me or do the panel brightness fade somewhat near the left and the right edges? (especially if you're ever so slightly out of the optimal vertical viewing range?)
    Also - the color seems to not spread as subtly/granularly as the old panel. :eek: is this the 8bit vs 10 bit thing?
    Seems the bezel got the G3 double tape treatment - much more backlight bleed now. Will give HP a call this week as the laptop arrived with some bright pixels too.
     
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