HP is billing the ZBook Studio x360 G5 as the world's most powerful convertible PC, and there's no reason to scoff at that notion. It can be optioned up with Core i5 quad-core processors (8 threads) and Core i7 hexa-core processors (12 threads). For those that need even more muscle though, Intel's mobile Xeon processors (six cores, 12 threads) are also available as an option. Up to 32GB of RAM can be installed, and storage options top out with a 4TB NVMe PCIe SSD.
On the display front, you'll be pleased to find a 15.6-inch 4K touchscreen display (600 nits brightness) that can be optioned with an NVIDIA Quadro P1000. HP is especially proud of this display, which it says is 20 percent brighter than the 15-inch MacBook Pro's Retina display and 50 percent brighter than the Dell XPS UltraSharp 4K display. If that wasn't enough, the convertible comes with a Wacom AES pen that supports 4,000 levels of pressure sensitivity.
Other features include a fingerprint sensor, Windows Hello camera, dual USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and an HDMI port for an external display. The battery on the convertible is rated at 16 hours, and HP says that it can go from empty to a 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes.
If you don't need the fancy 360-degree display, there's also the similar ZBook Studio G5. It is also rockin' the same 600 nits 4K display, and can also be optioned with Intel Xeon and NVIDIA Quadro power. In addition, it can be configured with up to 6GB of local storage.
There are three additional notebooks that HP has introduced that might be appealing to business users: the ZBook 17 G5, the ZBook 15 G5 and the ZBook 15v G5. The ZBook 17 G5 is considered the world's most powerful workstation, and can be configured with 64GB of RAM, up to 10TB of local storage and an NVIDIA Quadro P5200 GPU. The ZBook 15 G5 offers a 30 percent uplift in performance over the previous generation, supports up to 6TB of local storage (of which 4TB can be from an NVMe PCIe SSD) and can be optioned with a 4K HP DreamColor display. Finally, the ZBook 15v G5 can be had with Xeon processors, Quadro GPUs and up to 4TB of storage.
All of HP's new ZBook devices will be available next month, with the ZBook Studio x360, ZBook Studio, and ZBook 15v priced from $1,499, $1,299 and $949 respectively. Pricing has not yet been announced for the ZBook 17 or ZBook 15.