HP ZBook Power G8 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe x4 4.0 + 1x 2280 PCIe x4 See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home
Dimensions
359.4 x 233.9 x 22.8 mm (14.15" x 9.21" x 0.90")
Weight
1.89 kg (4.2 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A
  • 1x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Smart Card Reader
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

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).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

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

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“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.

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

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

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

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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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.

$4.96
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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

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. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the HP ZBook Power G8 series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the HP ZBook Power G8 series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
price
7941
performance

 

HP ZBook Power G8 in-depth review

Little by little, we are assembling the Avengers of mobile workstation computing. And soon, we will be able to determine, which one is the best "affordable" device in this segment. We put affordable in quotes because this term is a little far stretched. Ultimately, it is true if you are into the workstation world, but in regular people's language, it costs quite a fortune. Nevertheless, the HP ZBook Power G8 is a relatively thin and light 15-inch laptop, that packs quite the punch with its T[...]

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Pros

  • Great upgradability + PCIe Gen 4 and RAID support
  • Lack of PWM (AUO AUOA08B
  • 99% sRGB coverage and accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (AUO AUOA08Bf)
  • Good input devices
  • Optional IR face recognition, fingerprint reader
  • Thunderbolt 4
  • Metal chassis with a good build quality

Cons

  • No SD card reader
  • Its CPU could make use of a better cooling policy

Inside HP ZBook Power G8 - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
31
fps
22
fps
15
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
191
fps
29
fps
15
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
98
fps
69
fps
33
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
266
fps
205
fps
126
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
48
fps
32
fps
23
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
46
fps
35
fps
34
fps
34
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
51
fps
47
fps
44
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
 
Bench
37
fps
21
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
217
fps
212
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
30
fps
18
fps
15
fps
14
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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