Are you looking for a laptop? Well, there is a new laptop in the market with quite a few interesting features such as a 4K-resolution display, 15.6-inch screen, efficacious graphic processing unit (from Nvidia Quadro), 5G connectivity, ISV certifications, and an attractive, sleek, and sophisticated exterior. If the features attract you a bit, then you can go for “ZBook Firefly 15 G8.” It is touch-expensive, but the features of the laptop lie in the premium ranges. You can buy the laptop right now at $1,615 or $3,180.
The “HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8” is extremely “lightweight” and is streamlined for 2-dimensional and moderate 3-dimensional work. However, one major drawback of the laptop is that its Intel processor cannot carry a heavy data load like in the case of other Intel core chips found in Lenovo ThinkPad P 15 and ZBook Fury 15. However, the overall performance of the laptop has been found to be worth an Editor’s Choice designation simply because of its sleekness, impressive battery life, and lightweight. And, certainly, the laptop creators deserve some credit for creating something different and unique. A notebook with high-computing functions.
Features and Specifications
The laptop “ZBook Firefly 15 G8” from HP has been revamped in its eighth iteration with a splendid Intel Core processor called “Tiger Lake.” There are also few other upgrades, such as the 5G broadband connectivity option. The Central Processing Unit (CPU) consists of an i7 processor with a designation 1185G7 along with a 4.8GHz turbo and a 3.0 GHz base. The GPU, which is Graphics Processing Unit, consists of Nvidia Quadro T500 as an alternative (in the instance when the maximum 3-dimensional performance is not required) along with Intel’s very own Iris Xe graphic system. One of the best applications of the laptop can be found in standard 2-dimensional works such as video editing (High Definition or 1080p), photo editing, and standard 3-dimensional modeling. It is quite impressive that HP is endorsing its new model with all the ISV certifications to deliver home the professional capabilities of its utility applications.
However, if you would glance at the overall exterior and physical appearance of the eight generational models hasn’t altered much from the seventh generational model, which came out last year. The exterior surface of the laptop looks classy, accentuated by metals such as magnesium and aluminum, and the brand value has been pitched in the form of “Z” insignia on the back of the laptop.
If you look at the screen of the laptop, then you would notice thin display bezels, which give a modernistic feel to the laptop. The 4K resolution or Ultra High-Definition images promises a stimulating and seamless viewing experience. With the laptop, you will also have 400 nits of brightness and sRGB color ranges. However, the brightness is also one of its disadvantages as the device can get blinding in a dimly lit room.
A Splendid Carriable Workstation
If you are a working person and travel a lot, you might need a device that is easier to carry or use while working. Hence, the “HP ZBook Firefly 15 G8” is a perfect option for you if you want a lightweight device with over-the-top computing features and functions. The reviewers have pointed out that carrying the laptop while traveling is akin to holding a laptop with a 15.6-inch screen. The measurements of the laptop weigh around 0.76 inches in height, 14.2 inches in Width, and 9.2 inches in depth. Apart from that, the USB-C port will weigh around 4 pounds, and if you hold the device, you would feel like you are holding the lightest laptop in the world. The chassis of the laptop is almost like the G7; however, the reviewers have found the laptop to be strong enough to stand its guard against careless handling. And, even if something goes wrong, you are liable to get a 3-year warranty, which is pretty expectable from a high-standard laptop.
The laptop might seem expensive at first glance, but if you look closely, you will find that the price ranges ($1,615 and $3,180) are perfectly justifiable. You might find laptops much cheaper, which might offer all the standard functions and raw features you expect of them especially related to content creation, but you are unlikely to find such tempting additives such as ISV certifications and 5G connectivity.
Storage, Media, and Central Processing Unit
A general test done by pcmag.com revealed that “HP Zbook Firefly 15 G8” was scoring 5,537 points approximately in general and the productivity test seen under the benchmark the website has created with UL’s PC Mark 10. It must be mentioned that the general productivity of the laptop fell short of other products such as Creator 15 and ThinkPad P15. However, as per the general standards, the points scored in PC Mag’s test were well over the 4,000 benchmarks, which is generally considered a threshold for a highly productive device.
As far as the storage is concerned, the reviewers found no problems with “HP Zbook Firefly 15 G8” as far competing with its competitors are concerned. The rate of transmitting and receiving data from the hard drives has been found to be an exception irrespective of the complexity of the data.
The test of the Central Processing Unit saw that the new product was easily surpassing its preceding version, which was Firefly 14 G7. This has been attributed to the Core i7 integrated circuit, which sort of made up for core count deficiency. And, as it was expected, the “HP Zbook Firefly 15 G8” was not able to compete with the likes of MSI or the latest models of Lenovo.
All in all, the laptop “HP Zbook Firefly 15 G8” is decent enough for consideration in the Editor’s choice despite lacking competitive configuration in the Central Processing Unit. However, the sleek features, extraordinary battery life, storage capacity, performance optimization, ISV certifications, and lightweight facets make it a desirable laptop within the $1000-$1500 range.
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