The HP ZBook Studio is the perfect combination of style and performance when looking at a laptop. Unlike other mobile computers in the past, which are really heavy (which defeats the purpose of being a compact computer), this device easily blends with consumer-level style while providing needs for business-class performance.
The HP ZBook Studio is a Great Competitor. It May Even Win Prizes.
The HP ZBook Studio is a 15.6-inch laptop that can easily compete with other similar devices such as the Lenovo ThinkPad P50. Both of these notebooks have 4K displays, Nvidia Quadro Graphics, and Intel Xeon processors. This means that you will be running top-of-the-line processing power that is coupled with highly impressive visual and graphic performance. But unfortunately for the Lenovo model, the Studio is lighter and thinner. It even looks and feels a lot cooler.
This mobile workstation is no joke when it comes to its thinness and weight. The HP ZBook Studio Workstation is only 1.8-millimeters thick and weighs only 1.9-kilograms. While not particularly the lightest laptop in the market, however, as a power-packed laptop, it is just at the right size. In fact, it is less than a kilogram heavier than the Surface Book while having the same weight as the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
Looking at its hardware specs, the Studio is able to run on an Intel Xeon desktop-strength processor; or it can be dowgraded to an Intel Core i7 SkyLake processor. One of the downsides of HP’s laptop is that it can only handle 32GB of RAM, which is lower when compared to the P50’s more powerful 64GB offering.
The company’s new flagship mobile workstation features an Nvidia Maxwell Quadro Graphics Card as well as a 4K display. When both features are together, it can deliver 4K resolution images to more than 8-million colors on the display. The workstation is also Thunderbolt 3 compatible, which means that you are able to drop it on a dock and will be able to connect it to studio-level displays with no issue whatsoever.
For its battery life, HP claims that the laptop can go as much as 9.5-hours on a full charge. That statement is pretty admirable as the P50 can only run between 3 to 4 hours which are the typical values for battery life for a workstation.
In terms of looks, the HP ZBook Studio is much more attractive than Lenovo’s P50. However, the P50 outshines the ZBook Studio in some areas, especially when it comes to storage and memory. Either way, you can’t go wrong with choosing either workstation. In the end, it may be a matter of brand preference.