HP unveils ZBook x2, a powerful detachable PC Workstation
If you are in need of a capable portable workstation then you’re in luck as Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) got you covered. The company did something unprecedented today as they announced the most powerful detachable PC we’ve seen to date. Meet the ZBook x2 the company’s newest hybrid PC geared towards content creators.
The ZBook x2 has different spec configurations based on your needs, it can have up to Intel’s 8th gen quad-core i7U processor, various display options up to 4K, various SSD setups of up to 2TB, and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. The most interesting spec of the device though is that it is powered by NVIDIA’s Quadro M620 discrete GPU making the laptop quite the portable powerhouse.
Of course, this is a hybrid PC so it naturally has multiple modes — Tablet, Laptop, Detached and Docked. Laptop mode allows the user to have a fully mobile workstation with a keyboard while docked mode allows the PC to power up two additional 4K displays or a staggering five total displays. Detached and Tablet mode is somewhat similar to each other with the only exception is that in detached mode you can still operate the PC with the Bluetooth keyboard. Whether detached, docked or in laptop mode the device maintains it’s full performance as all of the components are inside the tablet. The stylus is also an interesting piece of tech as it is battery-less due to Wacom EMR technology and it has an eraser on the back. You’ll be able to take advantage of this pen well as the ZBook x2 has 4,096 levels of sensitivity.
HP ZBook x2 specs:
14-inch IPS 4k anti-glare touchscreen display @ 3840×2160, with option of HP Dream Color (100% Adobe RGB)
up to Intel Core i7-8650U quad-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz with Intel Turbo Boost of up to 4.2GHz
NVIDIA Quadro M620 GPU
up to 32GB DDR4 RAM
up to 2TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD storage
720p HD webcam
HP hs3110 HSPA+ Intel Mobile Broadband Module; Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
1x power connector
1x HDMI 1.4 port
1x USB 3.0 (Charging)
2x USB 3.1 Type-C with Thunderbolt 3 Support
1x headphone-microphone combo port
70 Wh Li-ion polymer battery
36.45 x 22.7 x 2.03 cm (laptop mode)
36.45 x 22.7 x 1.46 cm (tablet mode)
Starting at 2.17 kg (laptop mode)
Starting at 1.65 kg (tablet mode)
The HP ZBook x2 will be available in December with a starting price of $1,749 (~Php 90,021.03). Local pricing and availability are yet to be announced. If you wish for a more detailed rundown of the PC’s specs you can download the datasheet provided by HP here.