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HP refreshes ZBook series with 14u and 15u models

The new ZBook 14u and 15u are thinner and lighter. (Source: HP)
The new ZBook 14u and 15u are thinner and lighter. (Source: HP)
The updated Zbook 14u and 15u are thinner and lighter than previous models, but also pack more powerful specs like quad-core gen 8 Intel CPUs up to i7-8650U, AMD Radeon Pro WX3100 GPUs, up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM and up to 2 TB of NVMe SSD storage.

Together with the updated EliteBook 800 models, HP also announced the refreshed ZBook 14u and 15u models that represent the mid-range sector of HP's workstation roster. The chassis of these two models has been completely redesigned and are now thinner and lighter, but still retain a sturdy feel thanks to the MIL-810 STD certification. Thus the 14u is now 0.7-inch thick and its weight was reduced to 3.27 lbs, while the 15u is now 0.73-inch thick and weighs 3.89 lbs.

As far as the processing power is concerned, the two models received an upgrade to Intel’s gen 8 quad-core models up to i7-8650U and an AMD Radeon Pro WX3100 GPU with 2 GB GDDR5. Apart from the FHD displays, HP also includes optional 14-inch and 15-inch 4K touchscreen panels featuring anti-glare treatment, so users can take advantage of the power offered by the professional GPU.

Other features include:
•    up to 2 TB of PCIe NVMe storage + up to 512 GB of M.2 SATA storage
•    up to 32 GB DDR4-2400 RAM
•    SD and smart card readers
•    WiFi + GbE + Bluetooth 4.2
•    Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers + dual array digital mic
•    spill-resistant backlit keyboard + touchpad + pointstick
•    720p webcam with IR
•    Connectors: USB 3.0 for fast charging, audio jack, 1 x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.1, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (Thunderbolt 3), DisplayPort 1.3
•    65 Wh battery

HP will release these new models some time in February, with prices starting at around US$1,100.

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-02- 8 (Update: 2018-02- 8)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.