Let’s check out HP’s latest workstation.
HP’s ZBook series focus more on offering a great productivity tool for you to work on. Its latest, the ZBook 15U G5 was a joy to work with and is probably one of our favorite workstations.
The ZBook 15U G5’s design makes it an ideal notebook for professionals not to mention the excellent build quality it has. The exterior of the notebook is sleek, and at less than 2 kilograms, it’s portable enough to be brought anywhere.
HP ZBook 15U G5 Specifications:
- Windows 10
- 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8650U
- 32 GB DDR4-2400 RAM
- 512 GB M.2 SATA
- 15.6-inch IPS anti-glare LED-backlit screen (1920-by-1080)
- Intel UHD Graphics 620 Integrated Graphics
- AMD Radeon Pro WX3100 Discrete Graphics
Based on the specifications, above the HP ZBook 15U G5 can handle nearly any professional task. The notebook also includes a plethora of ports like USB 3.0 and USB-C so you can easily connect your peripherals.
Additional features include Bang & Olufsen speakers, spill-proof backlit keyboard, 720p webcam with cover, a fingerprint scanner and image sensor touchpad with NFC.
I have used the HP ZBook 15U G5 for about two weeks as my primary notebook at work. Aside from the usual work emails and writing tasks, I also used the notebook to edit videos and images using Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop. My workflow went smoothly and the ZBook 15U G5 handled all my tasks with ease. The optimized hardware meant that I get to finish some video edits faster than my previous notebook, which could barely render video.
HP has also packed the ZBook 15U G5 with various secure technologies that promise to keep your personal and work data safe. These software enhancements mostly work in the background, and you’d hardly notice they’re running.
The HP ZBook 15U G5 is clearly designed for professionals, and its design and performance shows it can handle all the intense multitasking capabilities that throw at it.
If you’re looking for a decent workstation, the HP ZBook 15U G5 is a top choice.
+ Great hardware
+ Excellent performance
+ Plethora of software and hardware security enhancements
– Price might not be for all
Final rating: 4/5