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HP ZBook 15u G6 Mobile Workstation (review from day 1, time permitting)

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(Specs at bottom if interested)

Thought I’d write this following my initial posts, thanks again to all that helped me make the decision :+1:

I’m going to try and review it, but it really depends on time - I’m self-employed, so no workie, no money :unamused:

First process of buying it went OK, did it on a Sunday (11th Aug 2019) and today (Monday 12th) I got an email to saying it’ll be with me today. That’s impressive - what wasn’t impressive was that I got an email confirming my delivery/payment address, which was correct. I then received an email following it that had the details wrong…strange.

Anyway, that’s it for now. I’ve prepared / imaged my 4 year old Dell M2800, so I just need to format and install Win10 on it and it’ll be ready for my G/F. Shame the graphics won’t work, but that’s the way it’s gone, AMD nor Dell are supporting it with a Driver that actually works.

SPECIFICATION:

CPU: i7-8565U 4 core (base 1.8, turbo 4.6)
RAM: 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 SDRAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 3200 (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
Storage: 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD
Display: 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal FHD IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit, 400 nits, 72% NTSC (1920 x 1080)
Connectivity: 1 network, smart card reader, 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB Type-C, 1 HDMI 1.4b.

(If I’ve put this in the wrong place again, do move it Admins!)

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It arrived!

I accidentally had the audio disabled on the camera :frowning: …mind you, I didn’t say anything of interest! It’s an unlisted video with no monetary settings (I’m not a youtuber):

Very initial thoughts:

It is incredibly thin!
The thin up/down arrow keys are a bit naff
The power adaptor pulls out very easily when plugged in.

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The Quick start manual

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