HP has introduced the new ZBook x2 which is the world’s first detachable PC workstation. It aimed to solve the mobility problems of artists, designers, and digital imaging professionals. It comes with a detachable keyboard and a chunky 14-inch tablet.
The PC workstation when detached to tablet mode sports a 14-inches (2160 pixels by 3840 pixels) touchscreen display with 10-bit color. It also has support for Pen which is designed by HP with Wacom tech that includes 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, with multi-directional tilt capabilities and an eraser at the bottom.
In docked mode, the ZBook X2 can support up to two 4K resolution displays or five total displays. The HP ZBook x2 features HP Sure Start 3rd-gen for BIOS protection, TPM 2.0 for hardware-based encryption and HP’s Client Security Suite 3rd-generation is available to protect sensitive data and identity including facial recognition and fingerprint reader.
It is powered by the Intel Kaby Lake-R line 8th generation quad-core i7 processor clocked at 4.2GHz coupled with Nvidia Quadro M620 graphics card with up to 32GB of RAM and 2TB HP Z Turbo Drive storage SSD. It runs on Windows 10 Pro operating system.
When using in tablet mode, it has a kickstand to place it on a table while using it. Connectivity ports include a smart card reader, an SD card reader, an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, and two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt support and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2. It comes with a 720p webcam and backlit keyboard. HP says that it can offer up to 10 hours of battery and the ultra-fast recharge can charge it up to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The ZBook X2 is being designed to pass the MIL-STD 810G military-grade testing to withhold in the rain, dust, extreme temperatures and it also has undergone dozens of tests for certification and optimized performance with software from Adobe and Auto-Desk. It weighs at 1.7kg in tablet mode and 2.2Kg both with tablet and keyboard.
The HP ZBook Z2 price starts at $1,749 (Rs. 1,17,042.94 approx.) for the base model and it will be available from December.