• CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U
  • GPU: AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 (2GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 1.77 kg (3.9 lbs)

HP ZBook 15u G5 - Specs

CPU Performance #10
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK 1%
  • Intel Core i7-7920HQ 1.1%
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 0.7%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 2.8%
GPU Performance #78
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M (2GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon Pro 450 (2GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
AUO AUO23ED (B156HW02 V.3)
Color accuracy 5.4 -> 3.8
HDD/SSD
1TB SSD PCIe NVMe
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe M.2 slot See photo
RAM
32GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Battery
50Wh, 3-cell
Body material
Aluminum, Magnesium alloy
Dimensions
370 x 252 x 18 mm (14.57" x 9.92" x 0.71")
Weight
1.77 kg (3.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
  • HDMI
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2)
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack
  • Smart card reader
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name AUO AUO23ED (B156HW02 V.3)
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 257 cd/m2
sRGB 53%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1330:1
dE Color Checker 5.4 3.8
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

Buy our profiles for AUO AUO23ED (B156HW02 V.3)

In addition to receiving efficient and health-friendly profiles, by buying LaptopMedia's products you also support the development of our labs, where we test devices in order to produce the most objective reviews possible.

Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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HP ZBook 15u G5 in-depth review

Although the interest in gaming laptops is several times greater than that in professional machines, we've decided to pay some attention to the latter. The information about them is far more scarce, while for users in need of such a computer it is of great importance to know everything about the product they invest a serious budget. For the purposes of our review, we have chosen a model from HP's 15u G5 lineup. The letter "u" in the notebook's name comes from "ultrabook" - a term that has be[...]

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Pros

  • Stable and rigid chassis that has undergone MIL-STD-810G military tests
  • Thin (18.25 mm) and ultra light (1.77 kg)
  • A special cover to protect the keys and touchpad from wearing out
  • Spill-resistant keyboard
  • Long battery life
  • Thunderbolt port
  • Easy to get inside and upgrade
  • PWM-free across all brightness levels (for the Full HD AUO23ED version)
  • NFC module for wireless data transfer (optional)
  • 4G Internet support (for some configurations)

Cons

  • Modest coverage of the sRGB gamut and inaccurate colors (for the Full HD AUO23ED version)

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-8550U

$6999.11+250%
price
813.00+5%
performance
816.00+5.4%
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$6999.11+250%
price
14655.00+1.4%
performance
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$6999.11+250%
price
9.21-20.8%
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 (2GB GDDR5)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

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