HP ZBook x2 G4 Detachable Workstation Review
Innovation scales a new peak with 2 in 1 first in class HP ZBook x2 G4 detachable Workstation. This machine is truly an innovative device. Factors like innovative design, innovative thinking, and innovative mode of entering data make it highly attractive and unique proposition. You can easily create any 3D drawing or switch between graphics-oriented Adobe applications on this workstation.
Performance is driven through 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and 32 GB DDR4 RAM. This device support 3D graphics so Intel HD graphics 620 chipset is responsible for delivering amazing graphics to 14-inch 4K IPS anti-glare touch screen panel.
Enough port options like USB 3.1 Type-C and HDMI are provided to interact with other devices easily. The backlit keyboard offers you smooth and comfortable work experience. Apart from that, there are a lot of other options which makes you fall in love with this device.
Innovative 2-in-1 Design
The design is highly rated factor of this workstation. Distinctive design brings new charm for the users. From the naked eye, it seems like a normal laptop but beauty lies in its detailing. On the back of the lid, there is angular grille attached which works as a kickstand for the screen.
You can adjust your screen to any comfortable angle as per your wish and desire. The supportive hinge is durable and strong enough to support screen for the longer duration.
It is 2 in 1 workstation, so either you can use it with the keyboard as usual laptop else just plug out the screen and use it as a tablet.
The tablet mode profile holds 0.53 x 14.35 x 8.95-inches dimensions and 1.65 kg of weight whereas overall laptop profile is of 0.75 x 14.35 x 8.95-inches dimensions and 2.17 kg of weight.
On the touchscreen panel, you can find a lot of buttons provided for managing an array of settings. These buttons will work as Quick Keys shortcuts for a number of apps and functions. This workstation is wrapped in aluminum and die-cast magnesium finish chassis.
The keyboard also works in two ways; you can use it as normal keyboard plus as a digital pen holder as well. In short, the design of this workstation is engineering marvel in many regards.
Keyboard and Sticky Pen
As an input device, there are three options available. Two are the normal ones the keyboard and the trackpad but the third one is rare The Pen or Stylus. The white backlit keyboard brings you the comfort of working effortlessly even in low-light or dim conditions and function key control offers another advantage to the users. The exclusive Pen with 1.6mm tip offers unmatched 3D CAD or digital drawing experience.
There are a lot of customizations options available to work with different apps like Photoshop, sketchbook or AutoCAD drawing. It is very comfortable to work with and very responsive to tracking too. The keyboard is detachable and holds the inbuilt battery to support Bluetooth.
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You can easily incline or decline keyboard as per your convenience and comfort. The keyboard works like pen holder as well so when the pen is not in use you can store that in the space provided on the keyboard.
HP ZBook x2 G4 Display
The 14-inch full touchscreen display also worked in dual ways, laptop or tablet. This display comes with 4K IPS anti-glare coating and 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution.
AutoCAD professionals or designers require good responsive screens to explore their creativity and the display of HP ZBook x2 G4 doesn’t discourage you in this regard.
The display is equally backed by integrated Intel HD 620 graphics chipset and discrete NVIDIA Quadro M620 graphics card. Moreover, discrete NVIDIA graphics card comes with additional 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory.
As a package, this laptop brings stunning visuals to your screen which enthralls you and motivates you to achieve more.
Hardware and Performance
Powered with 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9 GHz processor which can turbo boost up to 4.2 GHz coupled with 32 GB DDR4 2133 SDRAM delivers unmatched performance for the users.
Graphics derived from NVIDIA Quadro M620 and integrated Intel 620 graphics chipset on a 14-inch full touchscreen display is vibrant and vivid.
As far as storage is concerned, you will get 1 TB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive option which is fast and massive as well. There is backlit keyboard and wide trackpad provided as you normally found that in other laptops.
The 70Wh Li-ion Polymer battery back up your system for up to 10 hours as claimed by the company but on various brightness modes and usability tests battery not offer more than 5-6 hours of backup.
Multi-tasking with ease
Interaction with multiple devices makes easy with a wide variety of communication channels provided in this workstation. Highly advanced USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0, SD Card Reader, and HDMI slot is there to attach various devices to the system easily.
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Whenever the keyboard is detached from the device Bluetooth automatically switches on enables the user to stay connected every time.
|Specs of HP ZBook x2 G4
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8650U (up to 4.2 GHz)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Quadro M620 2GB|
|Storage||1TB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Display||14″ 4K IPS Anti-Glare|
Unique 2 in 1 design is USP of this device. Take it with you either in the form of Tablet or Laptop there is no stopping for creativity.
CAD drawing or digital imagination is quite easy on this 3D mobile workstation. The stylus or attached Pen is another innovation which you like the most.
Every unique device comes with a hefty price tag and this workstation is no different in this regard. This power packed detachable workstation is equipped with unique design, amazing touchscreen display, comfortable backlit keyboard, smooth responsive trackpad, and stylus.
Battery life and audio seems to be a bit lacking in terms of workstation and require an upgrade. Apart from that, this mobile workstation is must have to machine for the creative professionals.