HP has announced the company’s latest addition to the ZBook lineup – The ZBook Studio. Mainly catered to businessmen and enterprise clients, the ZBook Studio is a mobile workstation that is as capable as a desktop PC as it is powered by an Intel Xeon processor.
The HP ZBook Studio is the first quad-core workstation ultrabook as it is capable of running on either a Intel Xeon processor or a conventional Intel Core i7 Skylake processor. The Studio can be fitted with up to 32GB of ECC RAM and store up to 2TB of data. In terms of graphics, the mobile workstation features an Nvidia Maxwell Quadro graphics card which is fit for designers and is more than capable for casual gaming. Not to mention, it features a 15.6-inch display that can be customised with either a Full HD, Ultra HD or 4K resolution screen.
Being Thunderbolt 3 compatible, the ZBook Studio can be connected to a dock to project imagery on larger and better displays. Touted to be an ultrabook, the Studio has a similar form factor as the Apple Macbook Pro, measuring 1.8cm thin and weighing a mere 1.9KG.
Other than that, HP has also refreshed and redesigned its existing ZBook lineup – the ZBook 15u, ZBook 15 G3 and ZBook 17 G3. The ZBook 15u is supposedly the more affordable option amongst the other ZBook ultrabooks. Featuring a 15.6-inch FHD display, the ZBook 15u can be coupled with 32GB ECC memory and store up to 1.5TB of data. Graphics wise, it utilises a AMD’s professional-grade FirePro graphics card.
Furthermore, the ZBook 15 G3 and 17 G3 ultrabooks can be fitted with Intel Core or Xeon processors, paired with up to 64GB ECC RAM and up to 4TB of storage. The display is customisable with either a DreamColor UHD display or a FHD touch display.
The HP ZBook Studio and the Thunderbolt 3 Dock will be available in December starting at $1,699 (about RM7,420) and $229 (about RM1,000) respectively. The HP ZBook 15u will be available in January 2016 and will come with a starting price tag of $1,099 (about RM4,800). The HP ZBook 15 and HP ZBook 17 will also be available in January, however, pricing information has not yet been revealed.