HP is announcing all new products from its Z line, including some ZBooks, some monitors, and even the HP Thunderbolt Dock G4. The ZBook Studio G9 and the ZBook Fury G9 are the names of the two new laptops.
Jim Nottingham, general manager and global head of Advanced Compute and Solutions at HP Inc., said, “Creative professionals want personalised hardware and software experiences that give them the freedom to pursue their passions and create without their technology or location holding them back.” “Today’s Z by HP announcement combines the flexibility of a combined ecosystem with cutting-edge technology to make every creative idea a reality.”
HP ZBook Studio G9 and ZBook Fury
HP’s ZBook mobile workstations are made to handle even the most difficult tasks. The new 12th-generation processors from Intel are in both the ZBook Studio and the ZBook Fury G9. The ZBook Studio comes with a Core i9 vPro CPU and either an NVIDIA RTX A5500 or a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU, depending on your needs.
Even more, power is packed into the ZBook Fury G9. It has processors from Intel’s new 55W HX-series and either an NVIDIA RTX A5500 GPU or an AMD Radeon Pro GPU. HP says that these new processors will give desktop-class performance because they are more like a standard Intel S-series CPU.
Both the ZBook Fury and the ZBook Studio will be available in June. Prices will be announced later.
Here is the configuration of the HP ZBook Studio G3:
- CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 running at 2.8GHz with Turbo to 3.7GHz
- Graphics: Nvidia Quadro M1000M, Intel HD Graphics P530
- RAM: 32GB DDR4
- Screen: 15.6-inch IPS anti-glare LED-backlit display (3840 x 2160 resolution)
- Storage: 512GB PCIe SSD
- Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI port (v1.4), 3 x USB 3.0 ports, SD card reader, Gigabit Ethernet port, Combo audio port
- Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
- Weight: 2kg
- Size: 375 x 255 x 18mm
Our ZBook Studio G3 review sample is powered by an Intel Xeon CPU, the Skylake-based E3-1505M v5, which has a max TDP of 45W.
It is essentially the Intel Core i7-6820HQ with ECC support and a higher base/turbo frequency. Surprisingly, a Studio G3 equipped with the former is cheaper than the Core i7 model, which makes a Xeon-based ZBook an absolute no-brainer. Read more; HP Elite Dragonfly Max Review
Monitors and a New Dock
The Z24m G3 QHD Conferencing Display and the Z24q G3 QHD Display are two new HP monitors announced today.
HP has you covered if you need a 23.8-inch monitor with QHD resolution, especially considering these have a 90Hz refresh rate. They have VESA DisplayHDR 400 and are factory calibrated for sRGB and P3. The Z24m G2 QHD Conferencing Display incorporates a tiltable 5MP webcam, which is the main difference between the two.
In July, HP will release the HP Z24m G3 QHD Conferencing Display, with pricing to be disclosed later. The Z24q will be available in May for $374.
HP’s new Thunderbolt Dock G4 features twin DisplayPort, HDMI, multiple USB Type-A ports, and more. What’s more, it’s available in 120W and 280W versions, allowing you to charge your laptop faster if necessary. The Thunderbolt Dock G4 will be available in May and will cost $329 for the 120W version and $439 for the 280W version. Read also; HP Spectre X360 13t – Full Review and Benchmarks