HP’s new ZBook Studio x360 is a convertible laptop made for creatives
HP is aiming its new ZBook Studio x360 laptop at creatives who might need a portable and convertible device that supports intensive workloads. Similar to what HP did with the ZBook X2 last year, the x360 features consumer-style form factors and specs similar to those of a workstation PC.
The laptop comes with options for Intel’s latest Core i5 and i7 processors (with 6 cores) or even high-performance Xeon chips, Nvidia Quadro P1000 graphics, up to 4TB of local PCIe NVMe storage, and up to 32 GB of RAM. It features a big 15.6-inch, 4K, touchscreen display and comes with a Wacom AES pen with 4,000 levels of pressure sensitivity and two customizable buttons. It’s also fully convertible, with a 360-degree hinge, so you can bend it to your heart’s content, whether you’re working outside or in bed. HP claims the battery will last for 16 hours, and it can be charged to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.
The Windows 10 laptop has two USB 3.0 ports (including one for charging), an HDMI port, and 2 USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support. For security, the x360 also features a fingerprint reader, an optional Windows Hello facial recognition camera, and the option of a privacy screen you can activate by simply pushing a button.
The HP ZBook Studio x360 is expected to be available beginning in May with a starting price of $1,499.
In addition to the ZBook Studio x360, HP also has unveiled several other new laptops: The HP ZBook Studio, the HP ZBook 17, the HP ZBook 15, and the HP ZBook 15v are all expected to be available in May. The HP ZBook Studio will start from $1,299, while the HP ZBook 15v will have a starting price of $949. Additionally, the HP DreamColor Z27x G2 Display will be available in April with a base model price of $1,999. HP hasn’t disclosed pricing for the other models yet.