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HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 (i7, P1000, FHD) Workstation Review

Benjamin Herzig, 👁 Andreas Osthoff, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Benjamin Herzig), 11/09/2018

Special combination. HP has added another new model to its ZBook Studio series, which are expensive premium-workstations. The special thing about this new ZBook Studio is that it is a convertible. Can the combination of a workstation and a convertible work out in reality? Learn more by reading this comprehensive review!

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A mobile workstation that can also be a tablet? One might think that it is a strange combination. Mobile workstations are typically some of the most traditional laptop designs on the PC market, while convertibles are exemplary for the transformation of the segment. But there is some overlap between the two categories, which makes a workstation convertible an interesting proposition for some users. Especially people working in creative industries can profit from the combination of high-performance components, premium screens and a digitizer pen for drawing. The HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 seems to be made exactly for that niche of the market.

Admittedly, the idea is not entirely new: Lenovo released the ThinkPad P40 Yoga in 2016. However, this model can be counted as a "failed experiment", as it never received a successor. This failure likely happened because of the weak CPU performance, since the Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga was based on low-voltage Ultrabook CPUs. HP has chosen a different route with its ZBook Studio x360 G5, which is an uncompromising workstation performance-wise: Alongside the hexa-core CPU Intel Core i7-8750H, our review unit features the Nvidia Quadro P1000. This configuration also includes a FHD display, a 512 GB SSD and 16 GB RAM, it costs roughly €2,600 in Germany – a similar configuration would cost roughly $3,260 in the USA. This puts the HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 firmly into the premium category. That is not surprising, as the ZBook Studio series has always competed in the high-end part of the laptop market, the ZBook Studio x360 is just another option. Users who do not need the convertible features can still pick the normal HP ZBook Studio G5.

Without a doubt, the most important HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 competitor is the Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1, another new workstation convertible that came out this year. Ironically, Lenovo, once the pioneer of the concept of a workstation convertible with the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, does not have any direct competitor for the ZBook Studio x360 at the moment. The Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is a thin & light premium workstation, but without a convertible counterpart. Nonetheless, it is still the best competitor from Lenovo, since the 4K UHD version of the ThinkPad P1 also supports a digitizer pen, even without the 360-degree display. Additionally, we also use the normal Dell Precision 5530 for the purpose of comparison, since it is remarkably different from its convertible twin in some aspects.

HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA (ZBook Studio x360 G5 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro P1000 - 4096 MB, Core: 1519 MHz, Memory: 1502 MHz, GDDR5, 391.76, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666, 1 of 2 RAM slots free, maximal 64 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, 10 point, native pen support, LGD05A9, IPS LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel CM246
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, 512 GB 
, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe, 404 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Card Reader: SD cardreader, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.7 x 360 x 254 ( = 0.74 x 14.17 x 10 in)
Battery
97.2 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: 6 row Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Recovery DVD, HP Client Security Manager, HP Collaboration Keyboard, HP Connection Optimizer, HP Documentation, HP Jumpstart, HP Device Access Manager, Microsoft Office Trial, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
2.352 kg ( = 82.96 oz / 5.19 pounds), Power Supply: 435 g ( = 15.34 oz / 0.96 pounds)
Price
2649 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Chassis

HP ZBook Studio x360 G5
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5

At the first glance of the HP ZBook Studio x360, it is possible to experience a small déjà-vu. Its design is remarkably similar to the HP EliteBook 1050 G1, which is the multimedia counterpart of the ZBook Studio G5 and thus also of the ZBook Studio x360 G5. On the outside, there are not many differences between the EliteBook and the ZBook. One characteristic design-attribute of the ZBook is its slightly darker chassis color: While the EliteBook 1050 G1 gleams in a bright silver color, the ZBook Studio x360 G5 is adorned in a dark grayish silver for a slightly more understated look. Apart from the color, the other design elements are exactly the same, which includes the cut-off corners in the back as well as the speaker-grills with a triangular pattern.

The base unit is completely made out of aluminium and it is constructed in a 'unibody' design. Overall, it is extremely sturdy and the workmanship is flawless, just like the EliteBook 1050 G1 chassis. A noticeable difference compared with this machine is the utilization of a glass-panel in front of the LCD screen, which further increases stability.

If there is any flaw, then it is the hinge design. HP uses two 360-degree hinges with a metal cap. The problem is that they are not tuned very well: Lifting the screen from the base when it is closed can be a hassle; there is just too much resistance. Once this resistance has been overcome, the screen becomes a little too easy to move. The screen has some play. Sometimes, the result of this play can be an unwanted adjustment of the screen position. Clearly, HP should have tuned the hinges differently or chosen a completely different hinge-construction to avoid this problem.

Picking up the ZBook Studio x360, the comparably high weight is immediately noticeable. With a weight of 2.4 kg (~5.3 lb), the ZBook Studio x360 is clearly the heaviest laptop in our comparison. The Dell Precision 5530 is 400 g (~0.9 lb) lighter, the ThinkPad P1 and the MacBook Pro 15 are 600 g (~1.3 lb) lighter. Granted, those machines are not convertibles – but the Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 also just weighs 2 kg (~4.4 lb). The ZBook Studio x360 G5 is just a hefty brick in comparison. It is almost as heavy as some of the traditional 15.6-inch workstations.

The ZBook Studio x360 is not only the heaviest, but also the biggest unit in our comparison. There is a huge difference, especially when compared with the Dell Precision 5530 and the Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1. In terms of thickness, the MacBook Pro 15 2018 and the Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 are better. When taken together, the bigger footprint and higher weight of the ZBook Studio x360 make it less comfortable to handle, especially when it is used in tablet mode.

Size & weight comparison

Connectivity

The port selection is identical with the HP EliteBook 1050 G1. There are two USB A ports, both of which are placed on the left side. Most other ports are on the right.

While the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is slightly better in regards to the ports, as it offers an additional mini Ethernet port, the thicker chassis of the ZBook Studio x360 G5 pays off when compared with the MacBook Pro 15 and the Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 since neither offer HDMI, a full-size SD card reader or two USB A ports.

left: 2x USB 3.0, SIM slot, Kensington lock
left: 2x USB 3.0, SIM slot, Kensington lock
right: SD card-reader, combo audio, HDMI 2.0, 2x Thunderbolt 3, charging port
right: SD card-reader, combo audio, HDMI 2.0, 2x Thunderbolt 3, charging port

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SD card reader

HP has incorporated a full-size SD card reader, which supports SD-, SDHC and SDXC cards. The slot cannot take in SD cards completely. SD cards stick out a little, which means that the slot cannot be used for permanent storage expansion. Things are different when it comes to quick data transfer, an important use case for professional photographers. The SD card slot is ideal for such users, as it is a very fast model. The competitors with an SD card slot (Lenovo ThinkPad P1 and Dell Precision 5530) have SD card slots that deliver similar performance. The Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 also has a very fast card reader, but it can only accept micro SD cards.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
173.6 MB/s ∼100% +4%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
167 MB/s ∼96%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
166.23 MB/s ∼96% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (17.2 - 213, n=48)
132 MB/s ∼76% -21%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
128.6 MB/s ∼74% -23%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
230.5 MB/s ∼100% +22%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
206.5 MB/s ∼90% +9%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
190.7 MB/s ∼83% +1%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
189 MB/s ∼82%
Average of class Workstation
  (18.4 - 255, n=48)
169 MB/s ∼73% -11%

Communication

Ex-factory, our model of the ZBook Studio x360 G5 contains only one communications module. The sole means of communication is the Intel 9560AC Wi-Fi card, the most recent 2x2 WLAN module by Intel that is used in laptops with Coffee Lake processors. In everyday use, the Wi-Fi card performed without issues, which was also the case in the benchmarks.

Not included is Ethernet. If a wired network connection is needed, a Thunderbolt or USB C adapter is necessary – of course, such a connection is not native. Also not incorporated is WWAN, though in this case, the user can remedy that: The WWAN antennas are laid internally and the SIM slot is also included. Thus, a WWAN card can be put in after the fact.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Broadcom 802.11ac
817 (min: 664, max: 835) MBit/s ∼100% +31%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
667 MBit/s ∼82% +7%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
666 (min: 328, max: 700) MBit/s ∼82% +7%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
663 MBit/s ∼81% +6%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
623 (min: 415, max: 647) MBit/s ∼76%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
609 MBit/s ∼75% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (292 - 705, n=33)
603 MBit/s ∼74% -3%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
648 MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
645 MBit/s ∼100% +4%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
633 (min: 606, max: 660) MBit/s ∼98% +2%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
623 (min: 217, max: 661) MBit/s ∼96%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Broadcom 802.11ac
602 (min: 543, max: 628) MBit/s ∼93% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (83 - 690, n=33)
511 MBit/s ∼79% -18%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
510 MBit/s ∼79% -18%

Security

Touch-based fingerprint sensor
Touch-based fingerprint sensor

The HP ZBook Studio x360 includes a variety of security features. Some of them are software-, some hardware-based. In terms of hardware, our review unit offers TPM as well as a fingerprint reader. The sensor is a touch-based model (opposed to a swipe-based fingerprint sensor). The fingerprint reader is precise and fast. Not present is a smartcard reader. Smartcard slots are often used in enterprise environments. Of the comparable competitors, only the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 offers a smartcard slot.

Accessories

Aside the 150 W charger and a recovery DVD, the ZBook Studio x360 G5 also includes a digitizer pen, which supports pressure sensitivity. We take a closer look at the pen in our chapter on the input devices down below.

Maintenance

In principle, maintaining the HP laptop ZBook Studio x360 G5 is pretty easy. One small complication is the screws, because HP uses Torx-T8 screws rather than the more common Phillips head type. As soon as all screws are loosened, several clips that hold the cover in place have to be unlocked. Extremely useful for such an operation is a plastic spudger. The first clips have to be disengaged around the hinges by using the spudger as leverage. When the cover is removed, all components aside of the keyboard and screen are accessible: The fans can be cleaned, the battery exchanged and the thermal paste renewed if necessary. In addition, the HP workstation ZBook offers plenty of upgrade-options with two DDR4 SODIMM RAM sockets and two M.2 SSD slots.

View of the internals
View of the internals

Warranty

The factory warranty of the ZBook Studio x360 G5 amounts to three years. This time period matches the usual warranty-periods in this price range. Not included with our unit however is on-site service. By default, the service only includes "pick up and return", which means that a defective unit will be repaired in a manufacturer workshop, though the manufacturer will organize a pick-up.

Input devices

Keyboard

HP integrated a keyboard with flat chiclet keys, which are arranged in a six-row layout. The keyboard is backlit with two settings (brighter/on). It automatically turns off after a few seconds ex-factory. This setting can be changed in the UEFI-BIOS, which enables the backlight to remain active – in this case, the keyboard even automatically turns on after a reboot if it was active before. 

While using the keyboard, we had some problems. These problems mostly were related to the unusual keyboard for the German reviewer, because our unit was equipped with a French AZERTY layout. This should not be a problem in practice though, as normally, the device will ship with the appropriate layout for each country (QWERTY in the USA or QWERTZ in Germany). Apart from the layout-woes, the ZBook keyboard satisfied us with enough travel and a pleasant typing-feel overall – definitely a keyboard that is usable for people who have to type a lot. Two more things of note: The whole keyboard is shifted slightly to the left, because HP has put the navigation keys to the right of the return-key. Also, there are some special keys for telephony functions. Certainly, those keys can be useful for some business users, but we would have preferred dedicated volume buttons for example.

Keyboard-area HP ZBook Studio x360
Keyboard-area HP ZBook Studio x360

Touchpad

The touchpad is the same model that is used in the HP EliteBook 1050 G1. It measures 11.5 x 7.6 cm (~4.5 x 3.0 in) of glass-surface. We do not have any problems with the hardware used here, as it is of high quality. Problematic is the software implementation, despite the touchpad being a "Microsoft Precision Touchpad". Namely, clicks are sometimes ignored, especially right-clicks. HP should fix this with a driver update.

Different from many other HP ZBooks, the ZBook Studio line does not offer a Pointstick. From our point of view that is a sad omission, especially when the touchpad does not work quite perfectly all the time. A pointing stick could have been a nice alternative. Of the direct competitors, only the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 offers a TrackPoint.

Touchscreen & pen

As a convertible, the HP ZBook Studio x360 naturally sports a touchscreen, which supports ten fingers at the same time and works flawlessly. Additionally, the ZBook x360 also supports a digitizer pen that is bundled with the laptop and matches the darker ZBook chassis color. The pen supports 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and includes three buttons (two on the side, one on the end). In our short test of the pen, it worked without problems. Because the pen is one of the active kind, it requires an energy supply. That is why it contains a small battery, which can be charged via USB C.

Digitizer pen
Digitizer pen
Test of the digitizer pen
Test of the digitizer pen

Display

Subpixel array HP ZBook Studio x360 G5
Subpixel array HP ZBook Studio x360 G5
Almost no backlight bleeding
Almost no backlight bleeding

The HP ZBook x360 offers a wide and maybe complex variety of 15.6-inch screen options. At the upper end of the spectrum, HP sells the ZBook with a 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) with 600 cd/m² of brightness and 100% AdobeRGB, which is branded as "DreamColor". But this is not the only 4K UHD offered: There also is a 4K UHD panel with 400 cd/m² and 100% sRGB – likely the same panel that is used in the HP EliteBook 1050 G1. Apart from these high-res panels, there also are two LCDs with a FHD resolution (1,920 x 1,080). One of these supports HP's SureView privacy technology and should reach 650 cd/m², the other FHD screen should achieve 400 cd/m² – this last screen is the cheapest option that is also used in our review unit. All panels are based on IPS technology and their surface is glossy due to the glass panel in front of the actual screen.

Despite HPs claim of 400 cd/m², the display did not reach this goal, not even with the maximum brightness. The average brightness value sits at 361 cd/m², which is pretty far away from HP's goal. Of course, 361 cd/m² are not bad at all, but it is still noticeable that the panel does not fulfill HP's promise. In the comparison with the direct competitors, the ZBook occupies the last place in terms of the display brightness, though this does not say much, as all competitors sport high-res and premium 4K UHD screens.

We did not measure PWM and the brightness uniformity of 85% is good enough. We could not measure any backlight bleeding.

379
cd/m²
391
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
362
cd/m²
381
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
341
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
334
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 391 cd/m² Average: 361.8 cd/m² Minimum: 19 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 386 cd/m²
Contrast: 1121:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.8 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2, calibrated: 1
ΔE Greyscale 1.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
97.7% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 62.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.25
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
LGD05A9, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
Sharp SHP148D / LQ156D1, , 3840x2160, 15.6
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Sharp SHP148D, , 3840x2160, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
B156ZAN03.2, , 3840x2160, 15.6
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
AUO30EB, , 3840x2160, 15.6
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
APPA040, , 2880x1800, 15.4
Response Times
-18%
-27%
-22%
-32%
-8%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
41.6 (22, 19.6)
48 (24.4, 23.6)
-15%
49.6 (25.2, 24.4)
-19%
55.6 (38, 37.6)
-34%
60.8 (30, 30.8)
-46%
43.2 (20.4, 22.8)
-4%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (16.4, 11.6)
33.6 (19.6, 14)
-20%
37.6 (20.4, 17.2)
-34%
30.8 (16.4, 14.4)
-10%
32.8 (16.4, 16.4)
-17%
31.2 (16.4, 14.8)
-11%
PWM Frequency
1000
990.1 (25)
117000 (75, 150)
Screen
-39%
-35%
-62%
-36%
24%
Brightness middle
381
451.7
19%
430.9
13%
397.6
4%
417
9%
520
36%
Brightness
362
440
22%
398
10%
396
9%
412
14%
492
36%
Brightness Distribution
85
90
6%
79
-7%
85
0%
85
0%
88
4%
Black Level *
0.34
0.4
-18%
0.35
-3%
0.25
26%
0.29
15%
0.39
-15%
Contrast
1121
1129
1%
1231
10%
1590
42%
1438
28%
1333
19%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.8
3.11
-73%
3.29
-83%
4.95
-175%
4.4
-144%
1.2
33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.6
8.62
-87%
7.46
-62%
10.23
-122%
6.7
-46%
2.3
50%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1
3.07
-207%
3.58
-258%
4.22
-322%
1.9
-90%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.8
3.7
-106%
2.6
-44%
5.1
-183%
5
-178%
1.3
28%
Gamma
2.25 98%
2.11 104%
2.19 100%
2.234 98%
2.28 96%
2.18 101%
CCT
6735 97%
6492 100%
6870 95%
7543 86%
7575 86%
6738 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62.5
69
10%
87.2
40%
87.6
40%
62.3
0%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97.7
98
0%
100
2%
100
2%
96
-2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-29% / -36%
-31% / -33%
-42% / -56%
-34% / -35%
8% / 18%

* ... smaller is better

Colors
Colors
Saturation
Saturation
Greyscale
Greyscale
Colors (calibrated)
Colors (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Greyscale (calibrated)
Greyscale (calibrated)

Even without a calibration, the panel is fairly accurate ex-factory. With a calibration, even the small deviations can be eliminated, but the difference is not very pronounced. Subjectively, the quality of the screen satisfies us, thanks to the high brightness and good contrast of 1121:1. The black value meanwhile is maybe in need of improvement, as it is a bit higher (0.34 cd/m²) than many of the competitors with 4K UHD displays. There is one attribute though, where the FHD screen used in the ZBook Studio x360 beats all the other 4K screens: Its response times are much better.

As far as the color gamut is concerned, the utilized LG FHD panel delivers exactly the level of quality that we expect from the base-display-option of a workstation: The LCD covers the sRGB color gamut almost completely with 97.7%. Simple semi-professional photo editing is definitely possible with this screen.

sRGB: 97.7%
sRGB: 97.7%
AdobeRGB: 62.5%
AdobeRGB: 62.5%
Outdoor (cloudy)
Outdoor (cloudy)

The screen brightness should be enough for outdoor usage – if the display surface was not glossy. When used in the shadow, the content of the display is definitely visible, but even then, the user has to cope with annoying reflections.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.4 ms rise
↘ 11.6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 59 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 19.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 52 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8943 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The viewing angle stability is very good. Thanks to the IPS technology, the colors do not change when the panel is viewed from the sides or above/below and the LCD did not even show the IPS glow effect, which some lesser IPS panels sometimes feature.

Viewing angles HP ZBook Studio x360 G5
Viewing angles HP ZBook Studio x360 G5

Performance

As usual with HP ZBooks, the ZBook Studio x360 G5 can be ordered with many different components. There are seven different CPUs listed in HP's data sheet, which includes the following processors: Core i5-8300HCore i5-8400HCore i7-8750HCore i7-8850HCore i9-8950HKXeon E-2176M and Xeon E-2186M. There also is a choice when it comes to the GPU, though at the moment, only models with the Intel UHD Graphics 630 and the Nvidia Quadro P1000 are available. The Nvidia Quadro P2000 is listed in the data sheet, but not available for order. Apart from that, the ZBook can be configured when it comes to the display, memory and storage. Display-wise, three of the four display options are available: The 4K UHD DreamColor panel, the lower-end 4K UHD panel with 400 cd/m² and the FHD screen with 400 cd/m². When it comes to the memory, there are 8, 16 or 32 GB of DDR4-2666 memory (maximum 64 GB with two RAM slots). The storage capacity ex-factory either amounts to 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB, though there are two M.2 slots present in the HP PC ZBook – upgrading is thus easy.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
LatencyMon
LatencyMon
 
 

Processor

The Core i7-8750H is a newer mobile high-performance CPU from Intel. It is a high-performance processor, because it has six cores and a TDP of 45 W, making it a subtle CPU for multimedia laptops, gaming notebooks and mobile workstations. The six CPU cores have a clock-rate of 4.1 GHz (turbo boost), the base-clock-rate sits at 2.2 GHz. Comparisons with other CPUs are possible with our CPU comparison table.

In the case of the ZBook Studio x360 G5, the processor can consume 60 W, though this power consumption is only possible for a very short period. Usually, the nominal TDP of 45 W defines the upper power limit. This explains the behavior of the ZBook in our Cinebench R15 multi-core loop-test: In the first iteration, the HP workstation scored 1110 points. Afterwards, the clock-rates go down a little and the results stabilize at 1030 points. This is true for a short while, but then the performance fluctuates. Repeatedly, the CPU performance takes a nosedive. At its lowest point, it just reaches 938 points. The reason for this is most likely HP's temperature management. The ZBook Studio x360 G5 is not the only device that exhibits this phenomenon, the HP EliteBook 1050 G1 performs very similarly with its identical cooling-system. 

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HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1021 (938.28-1108)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS Intel Xeon E-2176M, Intel Xeon E-2176M: Ø1026 (1012.5-1120.61)
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M Intel Xeon E-2176M, Intel Xeon E-2176M: Ø1024 (1006.14-1126.25)
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 Intel Core i7-8706G, Intel Core i7-8706G: Ø748 (717.21-781.39)
HP EliteBook 1050 G1-4QY20EA Intel Core i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H: Ø1015 (972-1114)

This puts HP at a disadvantage, because the competitors in form of the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 and the Dell Precision 5530 are able to deliver a higher sustained performance on average. In short bursts, the difference is non-existent though. Also of interest is the comparison with the only convertible workstation competitor, the Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1. Compared with this model, the ZBook Studio x360 G5 has a much faster CPU, because Dell relies on the quad-core processor Intel Core i7-8706G. With this CPU, Dell Precision convertible just cannot compete in terms of CPU performance.

The CPU of the performance ZBook Studio x360 G5 was reduced when it was running on battery power. Instead of more than 1100 points, the HP convertible achieved just less than 1000 points without a connected charger.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
Intel Xeon E-2176M
189 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Intel Xeon E-2176M
187 Points ∼99% +6%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
177 Points ∼94% 0%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
Intel Core i7-8750H
177 Points ∼94%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Intel Core i7-8750H
175 Points ∼93% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (163 - 177, n=50)
173 Points ∼92% -2%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-8706G
172 Points ∼91% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (117 - 214, n=80)
155 Points ∼82% -12%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Intel Core i7-8750H
1127 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Intel Xeon E-2176M
1118 Points ∼99% 0%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
Intel Core i7-8750H
1118 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (863 - 1251, n=53)
1103 Points ∼98% -1%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
Intel Xeon E-2176M
1095 Points ∼97% -2%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
1064 Points ∼94% -5%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
1057 Points ∼94% -5%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
953 Points ∼85% -15%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-8706G
767 Points ∼68% -31%
Average of class Workstation
  (260 - 1623, n=82)
716 Points ∼64% -36%
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
149.18 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1118 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
177 Points
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System Performance

As far as the system performance is concerned, the HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 occupies the pole position in the PCMark 8 benchmarks. That is no surprise, as this benchmark profits greatly from the lower resolution panel that only the ZBook uses. In the newer PCMark 10 meanwhile, the resolution is of lesser importance, resulting in varying scores. Overall, there is nothing to complain about when it comes to the system performance of the HP laptop ZBook x360 Studio G5.

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5335 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (4453 - 5335, n=3)
5039 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Workstation
  (3311 - 5655, n=62)
4762 Points ∼89% -11%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
Quadro P2000, E-2176M, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
4666 Points ∼87% -13%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
4575 Points ∼86% -14%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4453 Points ∼83% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
4404 Points ∼83% -17%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
WX Vega M GL, 8706G, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4146 Points ∼78% -22%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4244 Points ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (2320 - 5505, n=63)
3939 Points ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (3433 - 4244, n=3)
3879 Points ∼91% -9%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
Quadro P2000, E-2176M, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
3831 Points ∼90% -10%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
3735 Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
3536 Points ∼83% -17%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
WX Vega M GL, 8706G, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3480 Points ∼82% -18%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3433 Points ∼81% -19%
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
Quadro P2000, E-2176M, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
5736 Points ∼100% +21%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
WX Vega M GL, 8706G, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
5020 Points ∼88% +6%
Average of class Workstation
  (2466 - 8122, n=25)
4879 Points ∼85% +3%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4742 Points ∼83%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4741 Points ∼83% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
4709 Points ∼82% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (4348 - 4742, n=3)
4610 Points ∼80% -3%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
4473 Points ∼78% -6%
Productivity
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
7569 Points ∼100% +12%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
Quadro P2000, E-2176M, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
7281 Points ∼96% +8%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
WX Vega M GL, 8706G, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
7009 Points ∼93% +4%
Average of class Workstation
  (4897 - 8307, n=25)
6958 Points ∼92% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
6824 Points ∼90% +1%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6749 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (6573 - 6749, n=3)
6657 Points ∼88% -1%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6573 Points ∼87% -3%
Essentials
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9007 Points ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
8894 Points ∼99% -1%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
Quadro P2000, E-2176M, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
8479 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Workstation
  (7172 - 9847, n=25)
8382 Points ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (7739 - 9007, n=3)
8348 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
8321 Points ∼92% -8%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
WX Vega M GL, 8706G, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
8317 Points ∼92% -8%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7739 Points ∼86% -14%
Score
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
Quadro P2000, E-2176M, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
5072 Points ∼100% +7%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, 8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
4805 Points ∼95% +1%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
WX Vega M GL, 8706G, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4760 Points ∼94% +1%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4735 Points ∼93%
Average of class Workstation
  (3281 - 6255, n=25)
4649 Points ∼92% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Quadro P2000 Max-Q, E-2176M, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
4618 Points ∼91% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (4428 - 4735, n=3)
4542 Points ∼90% -4%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
Quadro P1000, 8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4462 Points ∼88% -6%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4244 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5138 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5335 points
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Storage

Inside the HP computer ZBook Studio x360 G5, we find the PM981 by Samsung, in this case with a capacity of 512 GB. The PM981 is a current OEM M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD of the Korean manufacturer and one of the fasted SSDs used in newer laptops. The storage benchmarks are evidence of that.

HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
SK hynix PC400 512 GB
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB2T0HMLB
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Apple SSD AP0512
Average Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-1%
-6%
1%
-21%
63%
Write 4K
105.1
97.75
-7%
128.9
23%
108
3%
43.59
-59%

35.92
-66%

124 (95.3 - 155, n=23)
18%
Read 4K
42.66
41.21
-3%
45.7
7%
37.24
-13%
12.68
-70%

11.67
-73%

237 (29.5 - 4505, n=23)
456%
Write Seq
1571
1312
-16%
635.2
-60%
1476
-6%
1605.16
2%

1522
-3%

1383 (112 - 2125, n=23)
-12%
Read Seq
1427
1667
17%
2065
45%
1367
-4%
1595.08
12%

1528
7%

1533 (501 - 2354, n=23)
7%
Write 4K Q32T1
291.2
449.5
54%
336.6
16%
302.4
4%
232.67
-20%

204.5
-30%

428 (198 - 1707, n=23)
47%
Read 4K Q32T1
369.9
327.4
-11%
393.6
6%
375
1%
404
9%

393.32
6%

403 (289 - 1015, n=23)
9%
Write Seq Q32T1
2024
1385
-32%
661.9
-67%
2433
20%
1770
-13%

1755.8
-13%

1918 (1714 - 2128, n=23)
-5%
Read Seq Q32T1
3392
2948
-13%
2664
-21%
3493
3%
2993
-12%

2805.4
-17%

2845 (1772 - 3423, n=23)
-16%
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Sequential Read: 1989 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1550 MB/s
512K Read: 877.5 MB/s
512K Write: 1781 MB/s
4K Read: 64.67 MB/s
4K Write: 139.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 514.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 430.4 MB/s

GPU Performance

GPU-Z Nvidia Quadro P1000
GPU-Z Nvidia Quadro P1000

The Nvidia Quadro P1000 is a mobile GPU for professional users. It is used in many of the latest mobile workstations as the base-option. Its position between the Quadro P2000 and the Quadro P600 qualifies it as a GPU of the lower middle-class. Comparisons with other GPUs are possible with our GPU benchmark table.

The performance of the GPU is in accordance with its position in the Quadro lineup, as the Quadro P1000 is much slower than the Quadro P2000. That is certainly not surprising – more interesting is the comparison with the AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL in the Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1, the direct workstation convertible competitor. This GPU is also clearly faster than the Quadro P1000, no matter if it is in the 3DMark benchmarks or the professional SPECviewperf benchmark-suite. In the 3DMark Firestrike for example, the Radeon Pro WX is 53% faster. This means that the ZBook Studio x360 is clearly at a disadvantage. Presumably, a model of the ZBook Studio x360 G5 with the Quadro P2000 could alleviate this disadvantage, but at the moment, the ZBook convertible is only available with the Quadro P1000.

The GPU performance is not reduced when the device runs on battery power.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
10020 Points ∼100% +67%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Xeon E-2176M
8201 Points ∼82% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon E-2176M
8148 Points ∼81% +36%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
AMD Radeon Pro 560X, Intel Core i7-8850H
7590 Points ∼76% +26%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (5982 - 6115, n=3)
6033 Points ∼60% +1%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
6001 Points ∼60%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
5982 Points ∼60% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (841 - 24934, n=95)
5576 Points ∼56% -7%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
7333 Points ∼100% +53%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon E-2176M
6742 Points ∼92% +41%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Xeon E-2176M
6741 Points ∼92% +41%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
AMD Radeon Pro 560X, Intel Core i7-8850H
5699 Points ∼78% +19%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (4756 - 4843, n=3)
4795 Points ∼65% 0%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
4787 Points ∼65%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
4756 Points ∼65% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (752 - 18390, n=87)
4532 Points ∼62% -5%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Xeon E-2176M
42598 Points ∼100% +39%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
38986 Points ∼92% +27%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
AMD Radeon Pro 560X, Intel Core i7-8850H
32449 Points ∼76% +6%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
30721 Points ∼72%
Average of class Workstation
  (5836 - 105184, n=87)
28985 Points ∼68% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon E-2176M
28679 Points ∼67% -7%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (21391 - 31396, n=3)
27836 Points ∼65% -9%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
21391 Points ∼50% -30%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Xeon E-2176M
103.79 fps ∼100% +16%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
89.8 fps ∼87%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (75.2 - 89.8, n=3)
83.9 fps ∼81% -7%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
75.2 fps ∼72% -16%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
75.15 fps ∼72% -16%
Average of class Workstation
  (15.6 - 212, n=72)
72.5 fps ∼70% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon E-2176M
71.31 fps ∼69% -21%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Xeon E-2176M
65.85 fps ∼100% +19%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
59.96 fps ∼91% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon E-2176M
56.96 fps ∼86% +3%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (55.4 - 57.4, n=3)
56.2 fps ∼85% +1%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
55.74 fps ∼85% +1%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
55.4 fps ∼84%
Average of class Workstation
  (4.87 - 218, n=72)
53.2 fps ∼81% -4%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
38.31 fps ∼100% +40%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Xeon E-2176M
30.73 fps ∼80% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon E-2176M
30.01 fps ∼78% +10%
Average of class Workstation
  (3.93 - 75, n=70)
28.3 fps ∼74% +3%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (27.4 - 27.6, n=3)
27.5 fps ∼72% 0%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
27.42 fps ∼72% 0%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
27.4 fps ∼72%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon E-2176M
26.61 fps ∼100% +79%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Xeon E-2176M
22.84 fps ∼86% +53%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
19.94 fps ∼75% +34%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.99 - 79.4, n=71)
19.9 fps ∼75% +34%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (14.9 - 15.4, n=3)
15.1 fps ∼57% +1%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
14.9 fps ∼56%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
14.89 fps ∼56% 0%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Xeon E-2176M
59.21 fps ∼100% +40%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon E-2176M
47.2 fps ∼80% +12%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
42.84 fps ∼72% +1%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
42.3 fps ∼71%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.4 - 148, n=72)
41.8 fps ∼71% -1%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (37 - 42.3, n=3)
40.5 fps ∼68% -4%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
36.99 fps ∼62% -13%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon E-2176M
6.43 fps ∼100% +65%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Xeon E-2176M
5.27 fps ∼82% +35%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (3.66 - 4.57, n=3)
4.04 fps ∼63% +4%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.06 - 16.9, n=72)
3.92 fps ∼61% +1%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
3.9 fps ∼61%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
3.66 fps ∼57% -6%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
2.94 fps ∼46% -25%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Xeon E-2176M
64.99 fps ∼100% +10%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
59 fps ∼91%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
57.43 fps ∼88% -3%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (51.2 - 59, n=3)
55.8 fps ∼86% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon E-2176M
55.69 fps ∼86% -6%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
51.22 fps ∼79% -13%
Average of class Workstation
  (14 - 160, n=72)
50.2 fps ∼77% -15%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Xeon E-2176M
69.61 fps ∼100% +29%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon E-2176M
64.5 fps ∼93% +20%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
64.39 fps ∼93% +20%
Average of class Workstation
  (13.4 - 197, n=72)
56.2 fps ∼81% +4%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (53.8 - 55.4, n=3)
54.4 fps ∼78% +1%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
54.04 fps ∼78% 0%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
53.8 fps ∼77%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon E-2176M
1277 Samples/s ∼100% +64%
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Xeon E-2176M
870 Samples/s ∼68% +12%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
845 Samples/s ∼66% +9%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
777 Samples/s ∼61%
Average of class Workstation
  (49 - 2539, n=74)
745 Samples/s ∼58% -4%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (712 - 777, n=3)
734 Samples/s ∼57% -6%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
712 Samples/s ∼56% -8%
Sala GPUs-only
Dell Precision 5530 Xeon E-2176M
NVIDIA Quadro P2000, Intel Xeon E-2176M
2747 Samples/s ∼100% +102%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1-20MD002LUS
NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon E-2176M
2617 Samples/s ∼95% +92%
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL, Intel Core i7-8706G
1567 Samples/s ∼57% +15%
Average of class Workstation
  (48 - 5183, n=75)
1363 Samples/s ∼50% 0%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
1361 Samples/s ∼50%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (1260 - 1361, n=3)
1294 Samples/s ∼47% -5%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
1260 Samples/s ∼46% -7%
SiSoft Sandra 2016
Image Processing
Average of class Workstation
  (95.8 - 819, n=31)
277 MPix/s ∼100% +4%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (264 - 269, n=3)
266 MPix/s ∼96% 0%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
265.8 MPix/s ∼96%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
264 MPix/s ∼95% -1%
GP Cryptography (Higher Security AES256+SHA2-512)
Average of class Workstation
  (3.92 - 33.3, n=31)
11.4 GB/s ∼100% +4%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
11 GB/s ∼96%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (10.8 - 11, n=3)
10.9 GB/s ∼96% -1%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
10.83 GB/s ∼95% -2%
GP Financial Analysis (FP High/Double Precision)
Average of class Workstation
  (11.8 - 100, n=31)
33.2 KOPT/s ∼100% +43%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P1000
  (23.2 - 23.8, n=3)
23.5 KOPT/s ∼71% +2%
HP ZBook Studio G5-4QH10EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
23.48 KOPT/s ∼71% +1%
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-4QH13EA
NVIDIA Quadro P1000, Intel Core i7-8750H
23.15 KOPT/s ∼70%
3DMark 11 Performance
6506 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
21290 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4508 points
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Gaming Performance

The Nvidia Quadro P1000 is positioned at the lower-end of the gaming ranking among the Nvidia Pascal GPUs. To be sure, the P1000 is faster than the Nvidia GeForce MX150, which is used in many cheaper and more compact laptops. However, even the Max-Q version of the weakest GeForce GTX chip, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, still outclasses the Quadro P1000. The AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL in the Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is faster than the Quadro P1000 when it comes to gaming as well.

Despite this, the Nvidia Quadro P1000 still enables users to game; even recent games are playable with the HP ZBook Studio x360 G5. Admittedly, the graphical details and the resolution often have to be lowered to some extent. Many games that are 2 to 3 years old can be played in FHD (1,920 x 1,080) with high details. 

The GPU performance stays consistent under load, which is visible in our Witcher 3 loop-test.

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