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NOW AVAILABLE/ANNOUNCED: HP ZBook 14 / 15 / 17

Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by justinkw1, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. justinkw1

    justinkw1 Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    HP has announced a new set of mobile workstation products, complete with Intel 4th Generation Core processors and Thunderbolt technology.

    The ZBook 15 and ZBook 17 are now available for purchase at HP. The ZBook 14 will be available October 2013.

    READ IT HERE AT NBR:
    HP Adds New ZBooks & First Workstation Ultrabook

    NBR ARTICLE DISCUSSION:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/not...s-first-workstation-ultrabook-discussion.html

    OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
    HP News -HP Expands Z Workstation Portfolio, Unveils World

    HP ZBook 14


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    HP ZBook 15


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    HP ZBook 17


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    Feel free to discuss about these new notebooks here.
     
  2. Nevermore0

    Nevermore0 Notebook Consultant

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    The 14 looks great, but judging by the prices of the other two, it's gonna be crazy expensive.
     
  3. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    I would really, really, really like three buttons also on the smaller laptops.

    Dock connector, is it compatible with the previous gen. Elitebook docks?
     
  4. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    they look like the old pavilions
     
  5. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    The dock connector for the 15" and 17" is backwards compatible for sure.
     
  6. knight427

    knight427 theenemysgateisdown

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    I predict an early price reduction, I just don't think they are priced right relative to what they are replacing. The intro level GPU is pathetic, and with no Firepro option on the 15 and 17, you really need to step it up at least one notch which is never fun with Quadro pricing.

    I am a bit surprised to see HP first to market with mobile workstations, though of course who knows how long until the first orders start shipping.

    For others interested in Dell, the new Firepro cards are up on AMDs website (as of a few hours ago). Not very impressed, but not surprised either.

    For now I'm hoping for Dell to get their units flowing in time to have something in the Outlet for Black Friday. Otherwise maybe I'll just go for a Sager.
     
  7. scrlk

    scrlk Notebook Consultant

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    I agree with the above post, the base GPU is frankly crap for the price you are paying.

    Any news on Haswell Elitebooks? I'm waiting to purchase a new laptop, it will either be an Elitebook or Latitude depending which one is first to market with the best specs and prices.
     
  8. blindzior

    blindzior Notebook Geek

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    Are they even going to introduce 4th gen Intel on Elitebook 8570/8770? I doubt it.
     
  9. Pecka-

    Pecka- Notebook Guru

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    Are the Zbooks replacing Elitebooks?
     
  10. blindzior

    blindzior Notebook Geek

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    Yes, seems they are, that's why the question about 8770w. It will probably be discontinued?
     
  11. Indrek

    Indrek Notebook Virtuoso

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    If you mean non-workstation models, then you're probably going to have to wait for a while, there doesn't seem to be any info about those yet.

    The 8570w and 8770w are last-gen Ivy Bridge models, they're not going to be updated with Haswell (no manufacturer does that). If you want a Haswell workstation, then the ZBook 15 and 17 are where it's at.

    They're replacing the EliteBook workstations (those with a w model name suffix).
    EliteBook 8470w -> ZBook 14
    EliteBook 8570w -> ZBook 15
    EliteBook 8770w -> ZBook 17

    The rest of the EliteBook series (11-14" non-workstation models) will probably keep the old name, but based on currently available information the numbering scheme will be different, most likely a 3-digit number (like the EliteBook Revolve 810).
     
  12. Pecka-

    Pecka- Notebook Guru

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    You think non-workstation models get Dreamcolor also?
     
  13. Indrek

    Indrek Notebook Virtuoso

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    DreamColor? Not likely. As far as I can tell, even the ZBook 14 doesn't have it.

    Regular 6-bit IPS, though? Possible. Lenovo has added IPS option to the ThinkPad T440s, and the X series has had it for several generations now.
     
  14. gdansk

    gdansk Notebook Deity

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    anti-glare touch? What does that mean? It's probably typical glossy touch screen but I must be reading it incorrectly.
     
  15. Sotton

    Sotton Notebook Evangelist

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    touch screen with anti-glare coating, I guess
     
  16. nicolaim

    nicolaim Notebook Consultant

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    FoxWhere Notebook Consultant

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    I really regret the path HP took with these ZBooks. Apple with their their Macbook Pro showed us all how it was supposed to be done for real. Macbook is sleek, exclusively built and a power performer. If HP could have thrown out the optical drive, make it thinner while making it upgradable more than the Macbook, they would have such an awesome winner.

    This new laptop, is fat, it looks like their consumer version like those fat ugly Alienware gaming laptops, the only thing that is missing are those Christmas tree LEDs.

    Also Zbooks are likely to be shipped with Windows 8 which is a no no for many workstation users. If you get a free Windows 7 option, it can be excused. If not I think I will move over to Mac actually.
     
  18. nicolaim

    nicolaim Notebook Consultant

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    The 14 will start at EUR 1299 (before tax) in Europe.

    There will be a new dock with "dual digital outputs" in October.

    Supposed to be on sale October 28.
     
  19. bookwurm

    bookwurm Notebook Enthusiast

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    The data sheet for the Z Book 14 says:
    Intel® Core™ i7-4600U with Intel HD Graphics 4400 (2.1 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores)
    Intel® Core™ i5-4300U with Intel HD Graphics 4400 (1.9 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
    Intel® Core™ i5-4200U with Intel HD Graphics 4400 (1.6 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
    Intel® Core™ i5 with vPro technology (select models)
    Intel® Core™ i7 with vPro technology (select models).

    Does this mean that some versions will be available with 4???MQ/HQ cpus, instead of 4???U processors?
    I'm not interested in 4???U...
     
  20. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    My wild guess is that all of them come with Win8 Pro with Win7 downgrade rights (maybe even with 7 & 8 install discs).

    With thickness comes proper cooling: workstation can work long periods under heavy stress.
     

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