HP HAS TAPPED INTEL for its latest cellular silicon slices and bunged them into refreshed takes on its professional-grade laptops. Following the monitor of the new vPro Core chips from Intel, HP took the covers off the 14in ZBook 14u and 15.6in ZBook 15u. Unlike the Spectre collection from HP, those laptops are all business. They aim to be cell workstations for individuals who need a respectable dose of energy while working remotely or at the move.

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The ZBook 14u is being touted a the “international’s thinnest workstation pc”, and at 0/71 inches thick, it seems svelte. Its larger sibling can’t declare that title. However, it nonetheless comes with a terrific dose of performance underneath its no longer-exactly-chunky frame. Both laptops can deplete to the quad-center Core i7 vPro chip and maybe specced with a wholesome 32GB of RAM and a Radeon Pro WX 3200 to take care of photographs rendering. For people eager on photograph modifying and running in brilliant regions, the shows at the laptops kick out some pretty remarkable brightness.

The ZBook 15u hits 700 nits on its 1080p display, while the 4K panel for the 14u hits six hundred nits; that rockets to 950 nits when using the 1080p panel. So, in brief, for both laptops, you’ll be getting improved overall performance and connectivity, some graphical chops, and outstanding, on-paper at the minor presentations. HP has also given its EliteBook lineup a nip and tuck. The 15in EliteBook 850, 14in EliteBook 840, and 13in EliteBook 830 get admission to Intel’s modern-day cell chips. The EliteBook 840 and 850 contact the option of a Radeon RX 550 to attend to photographs duties.

And the shows on all three fashions can hit a height brightness of one,000 nits – this is proper HDR small screen television degrees of intelligence. A 2-in1 convertible machine in the form of a refreshed EliteBook 830 x360 is also on its manner, although it most effective sports activities an updated processor. The suite of seasoned-grade laptops is expected to pop up in May sooner or later, but HP has saved tight-lipped on the pricing, although we will count on them to be pretty competitive. And HP will need to be competitive specifically as Acer is now entering the pro-laptop fray with gusto. µ

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