HP Zbook Firefly 14 G8 Mobile Workstation (2021)

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Product Overview

HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 is an ultra-portable mobile workstation powered by Intel's 11th-gen Core, Tiger Lake processors. It adds 5G mobile broadband support via the optional Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 LTE/5G modem compared to its predecessor.
Other advanced features include dual Thunderbolt 4 ports, up to 64GB of DDR4 3200MHz memory, and optional T500 graphics.
All this is packed in a chassis just over half an inch thin.
Still, due to the minimum increment in performance in Intel's new chip, we can expect the overall performance of the G8 to be close to that of the ZBook Firefly 14 G7, which is on sale at the launch of the G8.

Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Slim, attractive design
  • Solid selection of ports
  • Bright, vivid display
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Lackluster webcam

What external reviewers found***

External score 71% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Very good performance
  • Good battery life
  • Sleek design
  • Full HD resolution
  • Slim and compact
Cons
  • Lacks security features
  • Lackluster graphics performance
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
2x Thunderbolt 4 + 2x USB 3.0 + 1x Audio combo + 1x HDMI 1.4b + 1x Smart card reader
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5, optional Intel XMM 7360 LTE-Advanced mobile broadband or Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 LTE+5G WWAN

Construction

Battery | Capacity
3 Cell 53 Wh Li-ion polymer
Camera | Front
720p HD camera or HD IR camera
Colors
Turbo Silver
Microphone
Dual array digital microphones
Speakers
Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers

Dimensions

Size | Depth
8.45 inch
Size | Height
0.71 inch
Size | Width
12.73 inch
Weight
2.98 lbs

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Brightness
250, 400, 500, or 1000 (Privacy Screen only) nits
Display Color Depth
10-bit (8-bit + A-FRC)
Display Diagonal
14 inch
Display Type
IPS, anti-glare
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)

Function

Graphics
Intel Iris Xe or NVIDIA T500
HDR
Yes
Operating System
Windows 10, FreeDOS
Processor
Intel Core i5-1135G7, i5-1145G7, i7-1165G7, or i7-1185G7
Security
Optional fingerprint reader
SIM
4G LTE or 5G
Touch Screen
Optional

Performance

Key Travel
1.3 mm
Memory | Capacity
8, 16, 32, or 64 GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 3200MHz
Power Supply
45 or 65 W
Storage
Up to 2 TB PCIe NVMe TLC SSD

Production

Debut
2021

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External Reviews

laptopmag[1]

Reviewer score 70%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
The HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 is a workstation that will outlast your average 8-hour workday. The ZBook's 512GB SSD was a monster on our file-transfer test. It duplicated a 25GB multimedia file in 34 seconds at a rate of 783.5 MBps.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Slim and compact
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Lacks security features
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

notebookcheck[2]

Reviewer score 71%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 shows increased interruption times in our test with LatencyMon. Nvidia's Quadro T500 Mobile is a graphics card for entry-level workstations. It's based on the same architecture as the Nvidia GeForce MX450, but it offers a higher clock rate and a driver that is optimized for professional applications.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Full HD resolution
  • Good battery life
  • Very good performance
Cons
  • Lackluster graphics performance

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References

  1. ^ HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 review. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/hp-zbook-firefly-14-g8-review. 2021-07-12. Retrieved 2021-07-18.
  2. ^ HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 laptop in review: Small workstation with faster ports. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-ZBook-Firefly-14-G8-laptop-in-review-Small-workstation-with-faster-ports.530893.0.html. Retrieved 2021-04-08.

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