HP has unveiled three new ZBook G8 range laptops, from a more affordable option to a powerful mobile workstation suitable for creative professionals, all customizable with 11th Gen Intel H-Series processors and 4K displays.
HP’s previous ZBook laptop collection was announced only in late 2020 but in order to keep up with the range of mobile workstations that are released and packed with the latest 11th Gen Intel H-Series processors, HP has responded to the competition with its new ZBook G8 range, which consists of three laptops: HP ZBook Studio G8, HP ZBook Fury G8, and HP ZBook Power G8.
As reported by Engadget, the new trio comes with 15.6-inch full HD or 4K display, while the Fury model also has a larger 17.3-inch option. All three models come with up to 2TB internal storage and offer users a choice of either Intel’s Xeon or 11th Gen H-Series processors, which can be upgraded to the Core i9.
Overall, the whole G8 collection is designed to deliver powerful mobile workstations for design and video work as well as VR development. This is where the similarities end though, as each of the models is designed to suit different needs.
The HP ZBook Studio G8, aimed at professional creatives with demanding workflows and additional gaming interests, offers the largest choice of GPU options and allows the configuration of NVIDIA RTX A5000 or GeForce RTX 3080. The latter is touted by The Verge as the most powerful mobile GPU available, which brings Studio G8 at the forefront as a work and gaming hybrid consideration compared to the rest of the laptops in the collection, especially with the added RGB keyboard which offers numerous color customization options through OMEN Gaming Hub.
Additionally, The Verge reports that Studio G8 has an HDMI 2.1 port, which allows users to configure the laptop to display 4K resolution at up to 120 frames per second on external monitors or TV screens that can handle such resolution.
The more customizable HP ZBook Fury G8 gives a choice of either 15.6-inch or 17.3-inch displays. With the choice of AMD Radeon Pro graphics, this model is aimed at visual creatives who are looking for a desktop performance packed in a portable and sleek design.
It also features 1,000 nits of brightness on the smaller 15.6-inch option on a full HD, which can be useful for high-quality photo editing, or 600 nits on the 4K display option. Fury G8 also offers the most memory — up to 128GB 3200MHz — compared to the Studio’s 32GB and Power’s 64GB.
In comparison to Studio and Fury models, the Power is named as the most affordable workstation out of the three options, although prices for the trio have not yet been revealed. The HP ZBook Power G8 is highlighted for its security features, such as ISV certifications, the HP Security Suite, and Tile device location, as well as its durability. This model still packs high performance and features NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop graphics and PCIe G4, but the company markets it as an ideal option for STEAM students more so than professional creatives.
Currently, the more affordable Power G8 is expected to become available in select countries in June 2021, while Studio G8 and Fury G8 will both follow in July 2021.