Intel has presented a new generation of pro-Core processors for laptops. HP is committed to making the most of them right from the scratch. The PC manufacturer has announced a string of work-oriented laptops. The company will take advantage of Intel’s latest hardware, including computational speed boosts and advanced WiFi 6 networking. The newly updated laptops of ZBook line have 14-inch ZBook 14u and 15.6-inch ZBook 15u. Both versions have quad-core 1.8GHz Core i7 processors, 32GB of RAM, and Radeon Pro WX 3200 graphics. It gives up to a 50% graphics boost for tasks, such as 3D modeling.
The 14u is considered the world’s thinnest mobile workstation at 0.71 inches thick. It is not the slimmest laptop ever, but it’ll be easy enough to slip into a carry-on bag without much fuss. They also offer surprisingly bright displays to help if you’re stuck finishing a project on a park bench. The 14u’s optional 4K display can reach a healthy 600 nits of brightness. You can go to an eye-searing 950 nits if you’re willing to settle for a 1080p screen.
The rest of the lineup is designed for everyday workers. Refreshed versions of the 13-inch EliteBook 830, 14-inch EliteBook 840 and, 15-inch EliteBook 850 boast largely similar CPU options. You’ll have to settle for the option of Radeon RX 550 video on the larger 2 systems. You will get screens as bright as 1,000 nits and a low-power LCD option can extend your battery life to 18 hours. There is also a choice of gigabit LTE if you need to stay online at all times. You’ll have to wait a while to get everything, as is often the case with HP launches. The ZBooks are expected to arrive on May 27. The EliteBook 830, 840, and 850 all show up sometime in May and EliteBook 830 x360 in June.