A couple of weeks ago, HP introduced the HP ZBook Studio and HP ZBook Create mobile workstations as well as the HP Envy 15. All are the latest additions to the HP Create ecosystem, an initiative introduced during last year’s Adobe Max.
These Z by HP solutions are small-form-factor devices for resource-intensive tasks and target professional content creators working in design and modeling. The HP Envy portfolio, including the newest Envy 15, is built for editing video, stills, graphics and web design.
The systems are accelerated by Nvidia Quadro and GeForce RTX GPUs and backed by Nvidia Studio drivers. HP’s ZBook Studio, ZBook Create and Envy 15 laptops with RTX GPUs are members of Nvidia’s RTX Studio program, featuring acceleration for demanding raytraced rendering and AI creative workloads and Studio drivers for reliability.
HP says that the latest additions to the Z by HP portfolio are different from other thin and light mobile workstations and 15-inch notebooks in that they are built specifically for use in the most demanding creative workflows, which call for pro applications, graphics and color accuracy.
The ZBook Studio and ZBook Create, which target visual effects artists, animators and colorists, have all-day battery life. And HP’s DreamColor display accurately represents their content on screen thanks to the built-in colorimeter for automatic self-calibration, 100% sRGB and Adobe RGB for accuracy.
The Z Power Slider gives users control over the type of performance and acoustics for specific workflows. At the same time, the Z Predictive Fan Algorithm intelligently manages fan behavior based on the kind of work and applications used by creatives.
The systems feature vapor cooling chamber and liquid crystal polymer, gaming-class thermals. The custom advanced cooling system pushes air away from the CPU and GPU in two-dimensional paths, unlocking power density that the company says is 2.8 times higher gen-to-gen in a laptop design that is up to 22% smaller.
HP says the highly recyclable and lightweight aluminum exterior provides five times the abrasion resistance of painted carbon fiber and still complies with MIL-STD 810G testing.
The HP Envy offers a minimalist design with a sophisticated aluminum chassis and diamond-cut design and is the first Envy with a layer of glass on top of the touchpad for a smooth-touch experience. The HP Envy 15 features an all-aluminum chassis with 82.6% screen-to-body ratio, up to a 4K OLED Vesa DisplayHDR True Black display with touch interface, 10th Gen Intel Core processors, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q, and gaming-class thermals for the ultimate experience in creator performance.