HP ZBook Studio is the new “ultrabook workstation” of the US, but apparently not the only one seeing that HP has refreshed its entire family of premium notebook business-oriented, ZBook. In this case, it is just a hardware upgrade but as always to be reckoned with: HP ZBook 15U, HP ZBook ZBook 15 and 17 are more powerful, thin and light as the previous generation.
HP ZBook 15U is what comes closest to ZBook Studio, as it has a thickness of 19 mm and a weight of 1.9 kg, but with less technical “pretentious”. The 15.6-inch touch screen has a Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and can be configured with Intel Core i5 / i7 processors (up to 2.6GHz Core i7-6600U from), up to 32GB of RAM, HP Z Turbo Drive G2 1.5TB maximum graphics and AMD FirePro W4190M with 2GB of dedicated memory. HP ZBook 15U should be available in January at a price of $ 1,099.
HP ZBook 15 instead of the refresh ZBook 15 (2014), not surprisingly is thinner (27%), lighter (7%) and with greater autonomy (27%) than the previous model. It has a thickness of 26 mm and a weight of 2.6 kg, so it is not as compact as the ZBook Studio or ZBook 15U, but is defended well in the category of mobile workstations. The 15.6-inch DreamColor can have full HD or 4K UHD (optionally), while the heart of the platform we find Intel Core i7 or Intel Xeon (Skylake), 64GB of ECC RAM, up to 3TB of storage on two HP Z Turbo Drive G2, two Thunderbolt and 3 graphics cards AMD FirePro or NVIDIA Quadro W4190M M2000M / M1000M.
The large family is HP ZBook 17 which, as you can imagine, exalts the power compromising portability (30 mm to 3 kg). Compared to last year’s model, this workstation improves in several aspects: it is 25% thinner, 11% lighter and with longer battery life by 67%. The specification includes the 17.3-inch screens DreamColor UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) or FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels), Intel Core i7 processors and Intel Xeon processors, up to 64GB of ECC RAM, up to 4 TB of storage on two HP Z Turbo Drive G2, two Thunderbolt and 3 Nvidia Quadro M5000M with 8GB of memory.
ZBook HP 15 and HP 17 ZBook will be available in January at a price not yet known. All are compatible also with the new HP ZBook Dock priced at $ 229, which offers other 3 Thunderbolt ports, four USB 3.0, Ethernet, VGA, a combo audio port and two DisplayPort outputs.