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HP launches ZBook aimed at VR creatives

HP launches ZBook aimed at VR creatives

HP has unveiled four new models of its ZBook mobile workstation aimed at digital creators including VR filmmakers.

The new range of ZBooks has the power of an HP Z desktop in a lightweight mobile design, including award-winning display technology, 3D graphics and server-grade processing power.

The HP ZBook Studio, HP’s premium mobile workstation built for creative visionaries including filmmakers, architects, and engineers, now has up to 16.5 hours of battery life.

The HP ZBook Studio is meticulously crafted with fully-machined aluminum, diamond-cut edges and a stunning HP DreamColor 4K UHD display4 which supports 100 percent Adobe RGB.

At 18mm thin and starting at 4.6 lbs. (2.08kg)5, experience the power of the world’s first quad core workstation Ultrabook.6 Engineered with powerful server-grade Intel Xeon or 7th generation CoreTM processors,7 NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics and up to 2TB8 storage, dual HP Z Turbo Drives4 and dual Thunderbolt 3 ports supporting full 40 Gb/s bandwidth.

To address the move to virtual reality, one of the new workstation models can be configured to visualise work in an ultra-smooth virtual reality experience. VR creation to consumption is rapidly becoming the strategic direction for many enterprises from amusement parks to automotive and HP began selling powerful, VR-ready desktop workstations in 2016.

The HP ZBook 17 delivers HP’s ultimate power and performance. The model is equipped with a choice of the latest Intel Xeon or 7th generation CoreTM processors7, NVIDIA Quadro or AMD RadeonPro graphics, up to 4 TB of storage8, dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and more. The HP ZBook 17 can also be configured with optimal horsepower and graphics cards to bring VR content to life in an ulta-smooth 90 FPS VR experience on two graphics card options.

The HP ZBook 15, is used by NASA to help push the boundaries of science and discovery on the International Space Station. HP ZBook Mobile Workstations endure 120,000 hours of testing and are made for demanding workloads with Intel Xeon or 7th generation Core processors7, with up to 3 TB storage8 and NVIDIA Quadro or AMD RadeonPro graphics. HP conducts advanced testing and performance benchmarks to deliver the optimal experience with the most important applications from leading software partners like Adobe® and Autodesk.

The HP ZBook 14u is HP’s smallest and lightest mobile workstation. This Ultrabook workstation delivers extraordinary levels of power and graphics capability in a slim design at just 22mm thin and weighing as little as 3.61 lbs.(1.6kg).5 With impressive design features including a 14” diagonal FHD display with optional touch, AMD FirePro 3D graphics with 2GB of video memory, the latest 7th generation Intel Core processors, up to 32 GB memory and up to 2TB of storage8. Plus, it’s certified for major software applications, so you can work faster across multiple applications. Customers requiring a workstation Ultrabook with a 15” diagonal display can choose the recently announced HP ZBook 15u.

HP ZBook Mobile Workstations also come preloaded with HP Remote Graphics Software for remote collaboration, HP Performance Advisor for optimal performance and HP Velocity for reliable and fast network performance. ZBook Mobile workstations are also ISV certified, and are Military Standards-tested (MIL_STD_810G).9

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