HP pulls curtain on ZBook x2 at Adobe Max in Las Vegas…

HP brings to Market a sick n slick uber powerful detachable PC that’s designed to solve the performance issue with mobility that aritst have been accustomed to with the previous offerings that have come to market. Not only is this new mobile PC powerful it’s also very stylish.

 

A close up look at the beautifully designed ZBook x2…

LAS VEGAS, NV – October 18, 2017 |

Today at Adobe® MAX, HP will showcase the world’s most powerful detachable PC1 designed to solve the performance and mobility needs of artists, designers and digital imaging professionals who need to push Adobe Creative Cloud® and other professional applications to the limit. The performance of the HP ZBook x2, the world’s first detachable workstation,15 increases productivity and allows digital creators and storytellers the freedom to work when and where inspiration strikes. 

 

HP’s reinvention of detachable PCs began earlier this year with the introduction of the HP Spectre x2 and the HP Elite x2. Today’s introduction of the HP ZBook x2 completes HP’s trifecta with its most powerful detachable solution targeted for the creative community. With this new offering, HP is extending its PC leadership by pioneering a new era for detachable PCs that offer superb performance, elegance and efficiency. 

 

“As the world’s most powerful and first detachable PC workstation, there is no device better suited to turn the vision of artists and designers into reality,” said Xavier Garcia, vice president and general manager, HP Z Workstations, HP Inc. “With the HP ZBook x2, we are delivering the perfect tool to accelerate the creative process – with unprecedented power, performance and natural ease-of-use. This device will make it easier than ever for creators to do what they do best – bring inspiring new ideas to life and enrich the world around us.” 

 

Liberating Digital Creativity 

The HP ZBook x2 allows designers to effortlessly create with quad-core Intel® Core™ processors2, twice the memory of any other detachable PC3 and NVIDIA® Quadro® Graphics that deliver 73 percent higher graphics performance compared to the Surface Pro4. A quiet, dual-fan active cooling system is designed to dissipate heat from the powerful graphics card and processor. To better meet the needs of the creative community, including Adobe users, HP also developed customizable, application-aware HP Quick Keys, to provide artists with 18 time-saving shortcuts. 

“At Adobe, our goal is to accelerate creativity. Creative Cloud is the platform that enables us to deliver powerful innovation in our apps and cloud-based services supported by Adobe Sensei with artificial intelligence at the heart of every customer experience,” said Mala Sharma, vice president and general manager, Creative Cloud Product, Marketing and Community. “Adobe is thrilled with our collaboration with HP, which we know will further fuel creativity and give Creative Cloud members more power and freedom to create wherever inspiration strikes.” 

Today, many creative professionals use multiple devices such as a MacBook Pro plus an iPad to accomplish the same tasks that can be done on the HP ZBook x2. Knowing that ultimate mobility is important, HP created a single device that delivers the same performance capabilities from inking to docked mode. 

 

HP’s most versatile detachable to date, the HP ZBook x2 operates in four modes: laptop, detached, docked and tablet. 

 

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In laptop mode, the HP ZBook x2 is a powerful mobile workstation with a keyboard leveraged from the HP ZBook Studio. 

 

·  In detached mode, it allows users to create on the tablet with HP’s most accurate and expressive pen while still having full access to all of their shortcut keys with the Bluetooth®-enabled keyboard off to the side. 

· In docked mode, the HP ZBook x2 can power two additional 4K displays or five total displays. 

·  In tablet mode, it maintains full graphics performance allowing users to capture ideas with powerful NVIDIA 3D graphics. 

 

Using HP’s most natural pen with the HP ZBook x2, users can create without interruption as the pen never needs to be charged. The battery-less, HP-designed pen based on Wacom EMR technology, responds instantly to every nuance of the artist’s hand for natural motion. The HP ZBook x2 offers 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity with multi-directional tilt capabilities and includes a dedicated eraser. 

 

As a member of the world’s most secure and manageable mobile workstation family10, the HP ZBook x2 features HP Sure Start Gen311 for BIOS protection, TPM 2.0 for hardware-based encryption to secure credentials, secure authentication methods through the Smart Card Reader and HP’s Client Security Suite Gen312 to protect data, device and identity, including facial recognition and fingerprint reader. 

 

HP ZBook x2 Highlights 

The HP ZBook x2 embodies the intersection of mobility and performance in a fully-machined, aluminum and die-cast magnesium body starting at just 3.64 pounds5 and 14.6 mm thin when in tablet mode, and 4.78 pounds5 and 20.3 mm in laptop mode. The HP ZBook x2 has a stunning 14-inch diagonal, 4K multi-touch display with an optional 10-bit, one-billion color6 HP DreamColor display calibrated to 100 percent of Adobe RGB. The HP ZBook x2 has the world’s most advanced detachable PC display16 and includes an anti-glare touchscreen allowing users to immerse themselves while working in any lighting condition. At the desk, it can power dual 4K displays from the HP ZBook Dock with Thunderbolt™ 37. 

 

This detachable PC has up to 10 hours of battery life13 for maximum productivity and ultra-fast recharge (50 percent in just 30 minutes8). The HP ZBook x2 offers up to 4.2 GHz of Intel®Turbo Boost, 32 GB RAM over dual channels for more responsiveness under heavier workloads like complex layering in Photoshop. The model’s HP Z Turbo Drive storage is up to 6X faster than SATA SSD and up to 21X faster than traditional HDD storage. The HP ZBook x2 offers up to 2 TB9 of local PCIe storage and incorporates a full-sized SD card slot, perfect for professional photographers. Using the dock or Thunderbolt 3 ports on the HP ZBook x2, it can transfer large files from cameras, external storage, phones and other peripherals. 

Designed to go anywhere and handle the toughest workloads, the HP ZBook x2 mobile workstation is designed to pass MIL-STD 810G testing14. The HP ZBook x2 also undergoes dozens of tests for certification and optimized performance with the industry’s leading software providers like Adobe and Autodesk. 

 

 

HP ZBook x2 is scheduled for availability in December starting at $1,749. The datasheet is available here.


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HP DreamColor Z24x and Z27x Nabshow 2014

So here we are in Las Vegas for another exciting Nabshow. I got to take a look at the latest HP Z27x & Z24x DreamColor Displays at their press announcement yesterday and I have to say was really impressed..!
 
In the photo above you will see the 27″ & 24″ DreamColor Displays on the table and on the screen above the markets that will surely benefit from adding these beautiful displays into their workflow. 
 
What’s so impressive is that they managed to get their 24″ DreamColor Display at a very aggressive price point of $599! Yes you read that correctly…a wysiwyg color calibratable  24″ display at a price point that’s going to enable a lot more users the ability to finally afford a properly color calibrated monitor to make all those critical color choices. The 27″ is also only $1599 and will offer some additional features which I will provide more detailed specs for both displays below from the press release.
 
 For my filmmaking and photography needs both of these displays are exactly what I want. A 24″ display is perfect for photography at an affordable price point and the 27″ capable of displaying 4K video images is perfect for the new wave of 4K Digital Cinema Cameras. You’ll have the ability to zoom into the image to see all the pixels captured in your 4K images at exceptional color and blacks with it’s new second generation the DreamColor Engine!
So take a close look at these wonderful new displays and see which is right for you!
 

HP Color Expert Discusses DreamColor Video:

HP’s 367 Addison Ave Blog:

·         HP DreamColor Displays

 
 
News Release: HP Unveils New DreamColor Displays Offering Unmatched Color Accuracy and Affordability New DreamColor Displays deliver industry firsts, unprecedented color accuracy to maintain leadership position LAS VEGAS, April 6, 2014 — HP today announced two new HP DreamColor Displays, once again disrupting the color-critical display market by achieving new levels of affordability and color accuracy. The HP Z27x and Z24x displays for PCs and Macs feature HP’s second-generation DreamColor Engine and provide up to 1.07 billion on-screen colors, achieving color error so small that it is not discernable to the human eye.(1) Compared to the previous-generation product, the new displays include up to 60 percent more pixels, contain up to a 4,000 percent increase in the internal color palette and are up to 57 percent thinner. The HP Z24x DreamColor Display delivers the color accuracy and consistency that has become synonymous with the HP DreamColor brand, at less than 25 percent of the price of the original HP DreamColor display. The HP Z27x DreamColor Display breaks new technology barriers by providing: * Three times the color accuracy over the previous generation * The first color-critical display featuring HP’s hostless integrated calibration engine with built-in support for third-party professional color measurement instruments * Ethernet-based remote management with an integrated web server that provides unprecedented control of the display * A published software development kit (SDK) that allows customers to fully integrate the HP Z27x into their color workflows * The most affordable color-critical display capable of 4K support “The HP DreamColor Engine and our line of DreamColor products have become the gold standards for professionals who demand color accuracy,” said Jun Kim, vice president and general manager, PC displays and accessories, HP. “This next generation of HP DreamColor Displays will once again disrupt color technology, providing customers with richer and more accurate colors than ever before.” The HP Z27x and HP Z24x DreamColor Displays are designed for professionals for whom accurate color management is essential, and consumers who seek to use only the best in technology innovations. Key features of the new displays include: * Consistent 10-bit color accuracy from design to production with push-button color space selection and easy color calibration * One-button access to presets including sRGB D65, sRGB D50, Adobe® RGB, BT.709, BT.2020 and DCI-P3 * Ability to easily create a custom color space with full control over primaries, white point and tone response * Easy connection to existing workflows through support by Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems (2) The HP Z27x DreamColor Display also offers: * An ultrawide Digital Cinema color gamut with 100 percent of sRGB, 100 percent of AdobeRGB and 99 percent of DCI-P3 * The HP Night Vision interface with auto-fade button backlights and selectable red button backlight color for better low-light viewing in darkened working conditions The result of an unprecedented technology collaboration with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) and other leading studios, the first HP DreamColor Display, the HP LP2480zx, addressed an increasingly critical need for affordable and consistent color accuracy in the animation, photography, film/video post, broadcast, product design and graphic arts categories. “HP technology has enabled our studio to deliver amazing visual effects to our audiences,” says Kate Swanborg, Head of Technology Communications and Strategic Alliance, DreamWorks Animation. “The new Z27x raises the bar in accuracy and ease of use for ensuring perfect color consistency from scene to scene and empowering further creativity in our artists.” With the new DreamColor Displays, HP has once again pushed the limits of innovation to bring users unrivaled accurate and consistent color from displays, to the big screen to print. Each new feature is a result of direct feedback from key advisory council members and customers looking for new ways to transform the way they work. “The new DreamColor Z Displays are amazing and will be a game changer for many photographers,” said Chris McLennan, an international, award-winning adventure and travel photographer and Nikon Ambassador. “The price point will mean that everyone who is into photography—whether a full time pro or a keen enthusiast—should be looking into this product.” Pricing and availability The HP DreamColor Z27x and Z24x are available today for $1,499 and $599, respectively. About HP HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com. (1) Integrated calibration engine in the HP Z27x produces three times better color accuracy than factory calibration results on previous generation. The color error is less than 0.6 ΔE 1994—calculated from measurements of the 24 ColorChecker natural tones plus primaries and secondaries—which is considered well below the difference discernible by the human eye. (2) The HP Z24x requires a Windows system for user calibration, but is supported on Windows, Mac and Linux. The HP Z27x does not require a host computer for user calibration. It is supported on Windows, Mac and Linux. (3) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Adobe is a trademark of Adobe