HP ZBook 14u G6 Mobile Workstation Review

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ZBook 14u G6
ZBook 14u G6

Today we have an HP ZBook 14u G6 mobile workstation to take a look at as an entry-level mobile workstation. The ZBook 14u G6 features all-aluminum design, 100% Adobe RGB UHD display, Intel Core i7-8665U Quad-core processor and AMD Radeon Pro professional 3D graphics. For a display, the ZBook 14u G6 is equipped with a 600 nit brightness 4K 14” screen. The main difference between the 14u and 15u is the screen size with the 15u having a 15.6” screen. In our review, we are going to show the pros and cons of such a notebook.

HP ZBook 14u G6 Mobile Workstation Overview

The size of the HP ZBook 14u G6 mobile workstation comes in at 14” diagonal x 22.1mm thickness and weighs in at 3.61 pounds. The 15u is a bit bigger at 15.6” diagonal, 19.9mm thick and 4.18 pounds. Overall the ZBook 14u 6G has a very solid feel to it with its all-aluminum construction. As an added bonus, this finish does not easily gather fingerprints.

ZBook 14u G6 Angle View
ZBook 14u G6 Angle View

For users who wish added security, there is an optional fingerprint reader located on the right below the keyboard. The ZBook 14u 6G uses HP Collaboration Keyboard with a Dual Point Stick. Keys have a nice back-light that is not too bright and keys give a good tactile feel when typing.

ZBook 14u G6 Keyboard
ZBook 14u G6 Keyboard

Let us take a look at the various ports on the sides of the HP ZBook 14u G6 Mobile Workstation.

ZBook 14u G6 Output Ports
ZBook 14u G6 Output Ports

Two of the main features we see here are the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port and the side docking connector for those wanting to expand the HP ZBook 14u G6 capabilities. There are only two USB 3.0 ports which may limit some uses cases, however, an HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 can extend expansion capabilities a great deal, Thunderbolt Docks seems to be a common device to add to many mobile devices these days and many devices have limited ports fitted to the thin designs.

ZBook 14u G6 Display View
ZBook 14u G6 Display View

At the top of the screen, we find the IR Camera, Webcam, Microphone, and WLAN antenna.

The main battery for the ZBook 14u 6G is a 3-Cell 50 WHr with HP Fast Charge support, 0 to 50% battery charge in 30 minutes.

Next, let us take a look at the HP ZBook 14u G6 Mobile Workstation key specifications and continue on with our performance testing.

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