The HP ZBook 15 and HP ZBook 17, two of HP’s powerful machines cut out for heavy work, are dominating the market after entering into their sixth generation. As there are many similarities between the HP mobile workstations, it is difficult for professionals to make a choice between the two.
Let us have a look at both the similarities and differences, beyond the obvious 15 and 17-inch display respectively.
Design and Durability
The ZBook 15 is lighter than the ZBook17, starting at 2.6 KG as opposed to the latter’s 3.2 KG. Both the ZBooks have been designed to pass the extensive MIL-STD 810G tests. Thus, they can better withstand any shocks due to drop or temperatures that come with constant travels. They also both have spill-resistant keyboards to prevent damage from accidental spills.
While both laptops have been equipped with sufficient number of ports, the HP ZBook 17 brings a few extra options. In addition to ports like two Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0 charging port, HDMI 2.0, and Smart Card Reader coming with the ZBook 15, the latter comes with an Optical Disk Drive and a Mini DisplayPort.
Both laptops feature the brilliant HP DreamColor display. The ZBook 15 reaches 600 nits brightness, while the ZBook 17 reaches 400 nits. Thanks to the 4K display, the picture quality is perfect for both the devices; making them perfect for video editing tasks.
Both the ZBook 15 and ZBook 17 are powered up with the latest Intel Xeon processors and a mammoth 128 GB of RAM. Thus, they can perform very well under the heavy tasks and multitask with ease.
Thus, both the HP ZBook 15 and HP ZBook 17 are at par with each other, with only a slight different. The latter laptop is priced at a bit higher level than the ZBook 15. When it comes to make a choice between the two, consider your budget, traveling and performance requirements.