Today at Adobe Max HP will introduce the ZBook x2, talk about a first and something the creative likes will love. Especially those who use Adobe Photoshop and other similar applications.
Earlier this year HP released the Spectre X2 and I fell in love with it, although it was out of my price range it was on my must-have list and still is. They also released the Elite X2. But now instead of just targeting consumers and businesses, HP is now going specifically after the creative crowd with the ZBook x2.
“As the world’s most powerful and first detachable PC workstation, there is no device better suited to turn the vision of artists and designers into reality,” said Xavier Garcia, vice president and general manager, HP Z Workstations, HP Inc.“With the HP ZBook x2, we are delivering the perfect tool to accelerate the creative process – with unprecedented power, performance and natural ease-of-use. This device will make it easier than ever for creators to do what they do best – bring inspiring new ideas to life and enrich the world around us.”
I missed out on the chance to check one out due to the situation in Puerto Rico, so I can’t really attest to how great of a product it is, but from my past experience and knowing what HP puts into their systems, I am sure the ZBook x2 will be a great machine. Just look at the features below. The Zbook x2 is also a great looking machine, just check out the gallery.
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 64 – HP recommends Windows 10 Pro.
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
Windows 10 Home Single Language 64
|Processor Family||7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor (i7-7500U, i7-7600U); 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor (i7-8650U, i7-8550U); 8th Generation
Intel® Core™ i5 processor
|Processors2,3,25||Intel® Core™ i7-7500U with Intel® HD Graphics 620 (2.7 GHz base frequency, up to 3.5 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 4 MB cache, 2 cores) Intel® Core™ i7-7600U with Intel® HD Graphics 620 (2.8 GHz base frequency, up to 3.9 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 4 MB cache, 2 cores)
Intel® Core™ i5-8250U with Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (1.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.4 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
Intel® Core™ i7-8550U with Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (1.8 GHz base frequency, up to 4 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
Intel® Core™ i7-8650U with Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (1.9 GHz base frequency, up to 4.2 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
|Maximum Memory||32 GB DDR4-2133 non-ECC SDRAM
(Transfer rates up to 2133 MT/s)
|Memory Slots||2 SODIMM|
|Internal Storage||128 GB M.2 SATA SSD
512 GB M.2 SATA FIPS SSD
256 GB up to 512 GB HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe® NVMe™ SSD
256 GB up to 2 TB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SED SSD
|Available Graphics||Integrated: Intel® HD Graphics 620; Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Discrete: NVIDIA® Quadro® M620 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
|Networking||WLAN: HP hs3110 HSPA+ Intel® Mobile Broadband Module; Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2
|Expansion Slots||1 smart card reader; 1 SD media card reader
(SD supports next generation secure digital and is backward compatible to SDHC, SDXC)
|Display||14″ diagonal 4K IPS anti-glare (3840 x 2160); HP DreamColor 14″ diagonal 4K IPS anti-glare touch screen (3840 x 2160) 35.56 cm (14″) diagonal
4K IPS anti-glare (3840 x 2160); 35.56 cm (14″) HP DreamColor 14″ diagonal 4K IPS anti-glare touch screen (3840 x 2160)
|Ports and Connectors||Left side: 1 headphone/microphone combo
Right side: 1 power connector; 1 HDMI 1.4; 1 USB 3.0 (charging); 2 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Thunderbolt™ 3 (DisplayPort™ 1.2)
|Input Device||Backlit keyboard with function key control
Image sensor clickpad with on/off button, two-way scroll, gestures, two buttons; Extra large clickpad with on/off button, two-way scroll, gestures, two buttons
|Camera||720p HD webcam with IR (front-facing); 720p HD webcam (front-facing); 8MP (world facing camera)|
|Software||HP Mobile Workstations are shipped with a variety of software titles including: HP Performance Advisor, HP Remote Graphics Software, HP Client Security, HP Drive Encryption (FIPS 140-2), Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Defender, HP ePrint Driver, HP PageLift. Please refer to this product’s quick spec document for a full list of preinstalled software.|
|Security||Absolute Persistence Module; DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock; HP Spare Key; RAID (available as a configurable option); Serial, parallel, USB enable/disable (via BIOS); Setup password (via BIOS); Power-on password (via BIOS); HP Client Security Suite Gen 3; HP Security Manager; HP
Credential Manager; HP Password Manager; HP Power On Authentication; HP Device Access Manager; Trusted Platform Module TPM 2.0
Embedded Security Chip; Support for chassis padlocks and cable lock devices; Integrated hood sensor
|Management Features||HP Driver Packs; HP SoftPaq Download Manager (SDM) preinstalled; HP System Software Manager (SSM); HP BIOS Config Utility (BCU); HP Client
Catalog; HP Management Integration Kit for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager; LANDESK Management
|Power||90 W external AC power adapter; 65 W external AC power adapter
HP Long Life 4-cell, 70 Wh Li-ion polymer Up to 10 hours
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||14.35 x 8.94 x .8 in (laptop mode); 14.35 x 8.94 x .57 in (tablet mode)
364.5 x 227 x 20.3mm (laptop mode); 364.5 x 227 x 14.6 mm (tablet mode)
|Weight||Starting at 4.78 lb (laptop mode); Starting at 3.64 lb (tablet mode) Starting at 2.17 kg (laptop mode); Starting at 1.65 kg (tablet mode)|
|Energy Efficiency Compliance||ENERGY STAR® certified and EPEAT® registered configurations available|
Various accessories will be available for the ZBook x2 as well, such as a Thunderbolt dock.
The ZBook X2 will be available in December (one could say in time for Christmas) and have a starting price of $1749. For more info visit HP.com.