At NAB 2018, HP are showcasing the latest addition to their ZBook lineup – the HP ZBook Studio x360 G5. Billed as the world’s most powerful convertible laptop-to-tablet PC, the ZBook Studio x360 G5 can be configured with the 8th generation, six-core Intel Xeon CPUs, NVIDIA’s Quadro P1000 graphics card, up to 4TB of local PCIe NVMe storage, and up to 32 GB of RAM.
The x360 will also feature a 15.6-inch 4K touchscreen display backed by HP’s DreamColor technologies. In this particular configuration, the anti-glare display will support 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color space while producing a brightness of up to 600 nits. Regarding I/O, the newcomer sports two USB 3.0 ports (including one for charging), an HDMI port, and 2 USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support.
Another notable feature of the x360 G5 is its battery life. According to HP, the convertible laptop-to-tablet PC can last up to 16 hours on a single battery charge, plus the battery itself can be charged up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. The x360 also features a fingerprint reader, an optional Windows Hello facial recognition camera, as well as the option of a privacy screen you can activate by simply pushing a button. The HP ZBook Studio x360 is expected to hit the market in the beginning of May with a starting price of $1,499.
Meanwhile, the company is also updating the entire ZBook line of professional mobile workstations and adding a new 27-inch model to their line of DreamColor Studio displays. The all-new HP DreamColor Z27x Studio Display supports QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution at 60 Hz alongside 99% DCI P3 coverage, 98% Adobe RGB, 10.2 ms response time, and 1500:1 contrast ratio.
Additionally, it comes equipped with an integrated pop-up sensor that can calibrate the display on demand or on a regular schedule and features the world’s first integrated keyboard-based input switching KVM to easily switch between devices.
The DreamColor Z27x G2 provides plenty of connectivity options including two DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 1.4, and one DP 1.2 over USB-C, an integrated hub supporting multiple USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and a GbE header for remote management.
The monitor comes in a stylish black chassis made of thick plastic and is backed by a three-year limited warranty. The HP DreamColorZ27x G2 Display debuts at NAB 2018 as it’s expected to hit the shelves later this month selling for $1,999.