It had to happen. With workstation-grade laptops emerging as the muscle-bound champs of the mobile computing scene, while sexy thin-and-light Ultrabooks have slinked their way into the mainstream, the two would eventually meet in the middle.
Happily it’s less collision than collusion: two tech-trends coming together to create HP’s ZBook Studio, which some power users will consider to be the ultimate Windows laptop.
With sixth-gen Intel Core i7 or Xeon processors, up to 32GB of fast RAM and 2TB of solid state storage plus NVIDIA Quadro Professional graphics, the Book Studio has definitely got the chops.
What the ZBook Studio doesn’t have is the heft of its non-Ultrabook mobile workstation counterparts.
The ZBook 15 is just 18mm at the waist with a starting weight of 2Kg – not bad for a powerhouse portable with a 15.6 inch screen.
Yet HP has managed to pack in Bang & Olufsen HD audio speakers plus a full complement of ports including three USB 3.0 sockets and a pair of Thunderbolt 3 jacks.
The HP ZBook Studio is now available in Australia from $4,999.
It joins three new models in HP’s ZBook Mobile Workstation family, which are both thinner and lighter than their predecessors while significantly boosting battery life thanks to Intel’s latest processors.
The entry-level HP ZBook 15u lists at $2,799 with Intel’s 2.6GHz Core i7 quad-core engine, while the gruntier ZBook 15 and ZBook 17 kick off at $3,999
For more details, visit HP.com.au.
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