HP has announced the new ZBook Studio and ZBook Create notebooks today, along with their ENVY refresh. The HP Envy 15 announced today targets creators and prosumers, but the ZBook steps up a notch, aiming at the prosumer and professional market where features like Quadro graphics and Xeon processors transition are necessary.

The HP Zbook Create and Studio are the same notebook, but the Studio offers NVIDIA Quadro, up to the Quadro RTX 5000, whereas the Create model is stuck with “only” RTX 2080 Super graphics, and both feature the NVIDIA Studio drivers. HP hasn’t released all of the specifications yet, but they will offer up to Core i9 or Xeon CPUs as well. These will be true mobile workstation level devices, and offer MIL-STD tested CNC aluminum chassis to go along with them.

HP is bringing the first DreamColor display to their notebook lineup with these 15.6-inch models. There is a UHD DreamColor HDR-400 display with Pantone validation and 10-bit color , with 100% P3, along with sRGB and Adobe RGB modes. For those that need even more contrast, HP also has an HDR-500 OLED display that is also UHD resolution.

The notebook itself, despite the power packed in, is 22% smaller than previous designs and offers an 87% screen-to-body ratio. Despite the small size, HP’s Z Predictive Fan Algorithm and new vapor cooling chamber, coupled with the Z Power Slider, allows the user to choose the cooling requirements for their workload.

All this performance still comes with great battery life, with HP rating the new ZBook at up to 17.5 hours of battery. Clearly this rating will not be with the GPU powering through a workload, but is impressive nonetheless.

The new ZBook Studio and ZBook Create will be available in August, with pricing to be announced closer to that date.

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  • Brett Howse - Thursday, April 16, 2020 - link

    They specifically called it out in the briefing that it was the first time in a notebook Reply
  • dmytty - Saturday, April 18, 2020 - link

    We have an x360 g5 with dreamcolor. It is 8+2 bit but IIRC it lacks support for 10 bit in Photoshop. Intel has not supported OpenGL 10 bit stack in their drivers, just in HDR or DX 12 mode. Hope this means Intel is officially supporting 10 bit in hardware and software. About time. Reply
  • IBM760XL - Sunday, April 19, 2020 - link

    The technology may have changed in the past decade, but it isn't the first time they've had a 10-bit "Dreamcolor" display. The EliteBook 8740w (2010) had one as an option as well. I have one of those laptops, albeit not with the Dreamcolor display, which would have added considerably to the cost.

    A couple of reviews that mention it are http://www.notebookreview.com/notebookreview/hp-el... (page two includes the section on the display) and https://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-HP-EliteBook-...
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  • s.yu - Monday, April 20, 2020 - link

    @Brett Howse
    There we go...
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  • dmytty - Saturday, April 18, 2020 - link

    Is OLED an antiglare? Have they eliminated PWM? THere was mention on HP website re ‘flicker’. And CES had demo of antiglare. Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Friday, April 24, 2020 - link

    " targets creators and prosumers"

    So... it's a mobile workstation. No matter what the marketing department says, I'll never accept the phrase, 'creators'. I might have issues. :/
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  • zentwo - Saturday, April 25, 2020 - link

    Why no dedicated mouse buttons? Reply

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