HP ZBook Fury 15 G8 – Top 5 Pros and Cons

When thinking of workstations, you can’t forget about the ZBook family from HP. Here we have the latest eighth generation, which brings an immaculate design that utilizes some of the highest performing hardware that is available, including a mobile Xeon unit, which has ECC memory support, something unique in the laptop world.

Built like a tank and with the power behind to tackle with the best, few notebooks can match the ZBook Fury 15 G8 in terms of features and power.

Today we are presenting you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the HP ZBook Fury 15 G8.

HP ZBook Fury 15 G8: Full Specs / In-depth Review

4 reasons to BUY the HP ZBook Fury 15 G8

1. Design and build quality

The laptop uses two metals for its construction. The lid and the base are crafted from aluminum, while the bottom panel is made from magnesium. If you spec the laptop with a touchscreen, you will get a Gorilla Glass display cover, which will further provide structural support to the lid. When compared to the nearest competitor, the ThinkPad P15 Gen 2, the ZBook is 500 grams lighter, while being 5 mm thinner as well. The design is very grown-up, with simple lines and the Z-logo in the center of the lid, which fits it remarkably well.

Going down to the base, we see a fantastic keyboard with long key travel, clicky feedback, spill resistance, and a backlight. The keycaps are well-sized, but the Up and Down Arrow keys do need to be bigger, at least in our opinion. The touchpad has a total of six buttons, the top row of which is for the Pointing stick. The surface of the pad itself is very smooth with the accuracy being superb, responding to your input instantaneously.

2. Upgradeability

This laptop probably brings the best upgradeability out of every laptop on this planet, with a total of four SODIMM slots and four M.2 PCIe x4 slots, which are found behind the keyboard and behind the bottom panel. You can sacrifice two M.2 slots in order to fit in a 2.5-inch SATA drive, with which you’ll never run out of storage.


Here is our teardown video, which shows how to remove the bottom panel and the keyboard, to access all of the slots inside, along with the battery and cooling.

3. Battery life

You get a 94Wh battery pack, which lasts for 16 hours and 40 minutes of Web browsing, or 10 hours and 57 minutes of video playback while powering up a Core i7-11850H. Now, we conduct the battery tests with Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits, and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with.

In order to simulate real-life conditions, we used our own script for automatic web browsing through over 70 websites.

For every test like this, we use the same video in HD.

4. I/O

The I/O coverage here is pretty wide, featuring two USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) ports, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, LAN port, Mini DisplayPort 1.4 port, HDMI connector, and an SD card reader.

1 reason NOT to buy the HP ZBook Fury 15 G8

1. GPU performance

For graphics, you have the RTX Ampere A-series professional-grade graphics, along with the Radeon Pro W6600M. We tested the RTX A2000, which performs worse than the unit that is inside the ThinkPad P15 Gen 2. Let’s just say that the GPU isn’t made for gaming (obviously).

GPU benchmarks

Gaming tests

Metro ExodusFull HD, Low (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
Average FPS86 fps38 fps18 fps


Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
Average95 fps48 fps31 fps

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildlandsFull HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Very High (Check settings)Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
Average66 fps57 fps35 fps

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)Full HD, Medium (Check settings)Full HD, High (Check settings)Full HD, Highest (Check settings)
Average68 fps62 fps39 fps

 All HP ZBook Fury 15 G8 configurations:

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