While several companies today are trying to make space for premium looking devices, there are even a few attempts towards manufacturing sober machines which compensate for the looks with their light weight and slim chassis. Following the same, HP has introduced an all new workstation under the name HP ZBook 14, which would soon enter the market and target the business users. The laptop looks just like an ultrabook when it comes to thickness and weight factor, and also blends well with the existing business devices.
The top lid and keyboard deck of the 14 inch HP Z Book 14 are made up of black metal while the bottom part has been crafted out from polycarbonate plastic. The plastic lid ensures that user can remove it easily without the help of any tool to access internal components at hard drive, memory slots, and removable battery. This is a feature which is currently missing in most of the ultrabooks ruling the market. The 14 inch display boasts a full HD resolution of 1920 X 1080p producing sharper images. The matte finish antiglare layer ensures that the screen does not suffer from any type of unwanted reflection adding to better user experience.
Intel Core i7 processor packed inside the laptop looks after the processing stuff and it is backed up by 16 GB of RAM to handle multitasking effectively. The processor has been integrated with Intel HD 4400 Graphics chip for graphical processing. The system also packs a dedicated graphic card from AMD FirePro which it automatically switched to HD 4400 to save power when not in use. The user is provided with 256 GB of SSD. Wireless connectivity options include dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n and Bluetooth v4.0. The optional WWAN / 4G module ships with GPS support too. The user can either go for standard screen, or even choose touch screen variant.
There are four USB 3.0 ports for high speed data transfers, out of which one is “stay awake charging port” which means that you can use this port to charge your mobile phone or any other gadget even when the device itself is off. There’s also a full size display port, VGA port, Ethernet port, SD card slot, Smart card slot, and a docking port. The user is provided both with a touchpad and pointing stick in the middle of the keyboard to control the movement of cursor on the screen, a thing which is prevalent in most of the business devices for enhanced speed. The keyboard is backlit but does not include a dedicated numeric pad owing to the small 14 inch size.
With a single charge, the laptop can handle continuous usage for more than 6 hours and 25 minutes. HP has set a price tag of $2399 for this device, which seems to be justifiable looking at the specs and performance numbers. The new ZBook is portable, powerful, light weight, and packs a beautiful screen which makes it one of the best choices for the users needing business ultrabooks.