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HP Introduces Powerful ZBook x2 Detachable Tablet

HP has announced a new workstation PC in tablet form, designed to take on Microsoft’s Surface Book head on. The new ZBook X2 is in fact the most powerful detachable tablet PC according to HP.

HP Hardware Power

Inside is Intel’s 8th generation Core i7-8650U, a 4-core, 8-thread chip running at 4.2GHz. Since the target of this product are creative types, it is available with up to 32GB of RAM. That should be more than enough to eat through Photoshop or other media applications. To handle the graphical workload, HP uses NVIDIA’s Quadro M620 GPU with 2GB of its own memory. Since high-resolution images tend to occupy a lot of storage space, the ZBook X2 is also available with up to 2TB capacity. This is not just any kind of storage solution, but the PCIe SSD variant which are significantly faster than older SATA standards.

HP ZBook X2 Tablet and Display Features

The 14.0-inch diagonal LED backlit UHD display has anti-glare and supports resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 (4K UltraHD). Since it is for graphic professionals, it supports 10-bit (8+2 FRC) ideal for color critical applications. Users can also connect it to the HDMI 1.4 port and get 32-bit per pixel color depth.

Users can also choose to disable the touch function if they wish or simply adjust the brush size of the pen if needed. This pen included is a Wacom EMR pen with 4,096 pressure sensitive levels and requires no charging.

Just the tablet by itself weighs 1.7kg, but with the keyboard it clocks in at 2.2kg. Which sounds quite heavy, but considering the powerful hardware capability, it is actually fair. The tablet is also only 15mm thick and implements a dual-heatpipe dual-fan cooling system.

Pricing and Availability

The ZBook X2 will be available starting December and will start at only $1,749 USD.

Ron Perillo

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