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HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation


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For full specifications see the HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation specifications page.

NameHP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation
ProcessorIntel Core i7-4900MQ (2.8 GHz, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
Intel Core i7-4800MQ (2.7 GHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
Intel Core i7-4700MQ (2.4 GHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
Intel Core i7-4600M (2.9 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i5-4330M (2.8 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i5-4300M (2.6 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
Screen15.6“ diagonal LED-backlit FHD SVA eDP anti-glare (1920 x 1080)
15.6” diagonal LED-backlit FHD UWVA eDP anti-glare + PSR (1920 x 1080)
15.6“ diagonal RGB LED-backlit FHD DreamColor UWVA eDP anti-glare (1920 x 1080)
RAMUp to 32GB
HDD320 GB up to 750 GB (7200 rpm)
1 TB (5400 rpm)
500 GB SED (7200 rpm)
500 GB FIPS 140-2 SED (5400 rpm)
128 GB up to 512 GB SSD
128 GB SSD
Optical DriveBlu-ray R/RE DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL
Blu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL
DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4600
NVIDIA Quadro K610M
NVIDIA Quadro K1100M
NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 802.11ac (2×2) WiFi
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 802.11a/b/g/n
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 802.11a/b/g/n (2×2)

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
WWANNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Express CardNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
SmartCard InterfaceNot Tested
GPSNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Jacek P, 2015/12/21 08:55

It works great for me with Fedora 20 to 23 (though 23 GNOME crashes a bit too often).

I had 2 problems:

1. graphics - I can not check now so try different options in BIOS

2. BIOS/UEFI boot - I suggest using UEFI native - there is some bug in BIOS

with m.2 PCIe drives - when I put one in - I can no longer boot in BIOS mode

In UEFI you can always press F9 and use UEFI file boot. Also ensure you got UEFI

on FAT32 partition, not NTFS.

Pete, 2015/04/14 06:12

I have Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) running on a Zbook 15. To achieve reliability I had to install the Nvidia proprietary drivers and a more recent kernel (3.16.0): prior to this I was experiencing crashes caused by the Nouveau graphics driver and the WiFi driver or firmware.

It is now stable, with 802.11ac running well. The one hassle I have is with the headphone jack. For some reason the only way I can listen on 'phones is with a USB DAC.

In answer to your query @Ulysse I have experienced no issues accessing the built in disk or an additional SSD which I fitted. I'd try booting off a Linux USB stick: if you can't access the internal disk from there I'd suspect hardware problems.

Ulysse Kaskassiades, 2015/04/04 17:35


I bought a hp zbook mobile Workstation (product# F0U63ET).

I managed to free 150GB to install a Linux OS aside of the Windows 7 pro, and then use a dual boot, as I prefer developing Under Linux.

I tried to install several Linux distributions, but all failed to figure out the disk organization (the lates I tried is Ubunto 14.04.2 LTS).

It appears that the driver used by the Linux installer fails to figure out the disk organization.

I already spent some time on the internet…

Where can I find a Linux distribution that can install on my Zbook?

Thanks and regards


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