HP ZBook 15 G3: Review and Tech Specifications

HP ZBook 15 G3
Written by Nanuduke
Described as the best-selling mobile workstation in the world, the slim and light ZBook 15 G3 is a decently portable laptop that offers a nice mix of mobility and power. The high-end machine is targeted at people who desire robust performance and enjoyable user experience, offering Intel Xeon processor, up to 64GB memory, NVIDIA Quadro GPU and Dream Color 4K UHD display.

Build and Screen

It is easy to tell this one will withstand rugged handling relatively well. This third iteration in the ZBook 15 range features an improved design, coming in roughly 27 percent slimmer and 7 percent lighter. The underside feature robust magnesium and aluminium alloy. HP says it designed the laptop to pass MIL-STD 810G testing.

The mobile workstation comes with the usual 15.6-inch anti-glare display having a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Tne company now offers buyers the option of getting a unit with a stunning Dream Color touch display with 4K UHD resolution.


Strong performance should be expected with the HP ZBook 15 G3 – we don’t expect anything less at this price. You can configure your unit with an Intel Xeon processor and as much as 64GB EEC memory. Users should expect enjoyable graphics performance from this one.

In addition to the integrated Intel HD Graphics 530, the workstation offers NVIDIA Quadro M2000M discrete graphics card with 4GB of video memory. HP also provides dual 1TB HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSD for storage if you prefer the laptop with further boost in performance and responsiveness.

Other Specs and Features

The HP ZBook 15 G3 runs Windows 10 OS – Windows 7 is available through downgrade rights. Available ports include dual USB Thunderbolt 3, three USB 3.0, an HDMI 1.4 and a VGA. One SD UHS-II flash media card reader is onboard for expansion.

The workstation offers Bang & Olufsen audio. it has built-in stereo speakers and a microphone, which becomes dual array when combined with optional webcam. Security features include an integrated smart card reader, a TPM 1.2/2.0 embedded security chip, and an optional HP FingerPrint Sensor.

HP ZBook 15 G3 Pricing

HP ZBook 15 G3 laptops are available in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. Price starts at around $1,575 in the United States and in Nigeria at around 429,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.

Full Specifications: HP ZBook 15 G3

Here are a few specs of the HP ZBook 15 G3 Mobile Workstation:

General Features

  • OS: Windows 10 Pro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, FreeDOS 2.0
  • Processor: 6th Generation Intel Core i5, Core i7, Xeon E3 Processor
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 530, Intel HD graphics P530, Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580, AMD FirePro W5170M (2 GB dedicated GDDR5), NVIDIA Quadro (up to 4GB dedicated GDDR5)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 8GB RAM, 16GB RAM (up to 64GB)
  • Colours: Black
  • Dimension: 386 x 264 x 26 mm
  • Weight: Starting at 2.63 kg

Display & Keyboard

  • Display: 15.6-inch back-lit LED Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels (Touch and Non-Touch options), 3840 x 2160 pixels (non-touch), anti-glare
  • Keyboard: Full-sized Spill Resistant, Back-lit Keyboard
  • Pointing Device: Glass TouchPad

Storage of HP ZBook 15 G3

  • Built-in Storage: up to 1TB HDD, up to 512GB SDD, up to 1TB HP Z Turbo Drive G2
  • Optical Storage: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Ports & Connectivity

  • Webcam: Yes, 720p HD Webcam
  • USB Ports: Yes, 4 x USB 3.0 ports (1 charging port)
  • Thunderbolt: Yes, 2 ports (Thunderbolt 3)
  • HDMI: Yes, 1 port
  • VGA: Yes
  • Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
  • SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
  • Mic/Headphone: Yes (Stereo Microphone)
  • NFC: Yes (Optional)
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Docking Connector: Yes
  • Broadband: Yes, 3G HSPA+ / 4G LTE (optional)

Other Features of HP ZBook 15 G3

  • Bang & Olufsen HD audio
  • Integrated Stereo Speakers
  • Fingerprint Reader (Optional)
  • Integrated smart card reader (active)

Battery Life of HP ZBook 15 G3

  • Battery: HP Long Life 9-cell, 90 WH Li-ion Battery
HP ZBook 15 G3

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