HP’s ZBook x2 mobile workstation was made with creatives in mind


The HP ZBook x2 was announced back at Adobe Max last year but HP talked to us at CES 2018 about one significant upgrade: expect the ZBook x2 to start shipping with the latest 8th generation Intel Quad-Core i7’s late January or early February. This is great news for those who need to edit 4K video in Adobe Premiere Pro. The extra cores and horsepower are really going to come in handy. If you’re not familiar with this new mobile workstation made for creatives, here are some of its features.

  • Be productive in any situation. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations and powerful security, collaboration, and connectivity features from HP help you power through your day on the HP ZBook x2.
  • Immerse yourself in 1 billion colors on a stunning, 4K, multi-touch display. Work in any lighting with the anti-glare touchscreen – HP’s most advanced detachable PC display.
  • Work quickly and comfortably with 18 equivalent shortcuts at your fingertips, customized for all your favorite Adobe® applications.
  • The full-sized keyboard is Bluetooth®-enabled to stay active when detached, so you have access to shortcut key combinations when working in applications like Adobe® Photoshop®.
  • Experience the intersection of mobility & performance in a fully-machined, aluminum and die-cast magnesium body starting at just 3.59 pounds and 14.6 mm thin when in tablet mode.
  • Professional graphics performance that delivers real-time visualization of multi-layered artwork and creative projects.
  • Get twice the memory capacity of any other HP detachable PC. 32GB RAM over dual channels – very responsive under heavier workloads like complex layering in Adobe® Photoshop.
  • HP Z Turbo Drive storage is 6X faster than SATA SSD and 21X faster than traditional HDD storage.
  • Work anywhere with confidence, with up to 2 TB of local PCIe storage.
  • Work at the speed of your ideas with the latest Intel® Core™ processors and up to 4.2 GHz of turbo boost at your fingertips.
  • The ZBook x2 undergoes dozens of tests for certification and optimized performance with the industry’s leading software providers like Adobe® and Autodesk.
  • Designed to go anywhere and handle the toughest workloads. Designed to pass MIL-STD tests.
  • Experience the dual-fan active cooling system, designed to dissipate heat from the powerful NVIDIA® graphics cards & Intel® quad-core™ processors

Watch the video below as HP walks us through this powerful mobile workstation for creatives.

One thing of note with this device is its striking design. It’s certainly not going to appeal to everyone but it caught my eye as it’s far from the usual normal laptop/hybrid slab. I love the cut corners and the industrial looking back stand and the matte screen is wonderful. This is certainly a machine creatives may gravitate to not to mention others who just need the power and love the design.

The design is really great but likely not for everyone.

As mentioned above, the HP ZBook X2 is expected to start shipping later this month or earlier in February, with a starting price of $1749.

What do you think of the HP ZBook x2? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Last Updated on January 14, 2018.


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