HP rolls out ZBook workstations

The HP ZBook 14 and 15u Workstation Ultrabooks are designed for desktop performance, graphics and IT management in a lightweight package.

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HP's ZBooks. Credit: HP

Hewlett-Packard on Monday rolled out updated ZBook workstations, which are technically ultrabooks. The HP ZBook 14 and 15u Workstation Ultrabooks are designed for desktop performance, graphics and IT management in a lightweight package.

The ZBook 15u weighs in at 4.23 pounds and the ZBook 14 checks in at 3.77 pounds. For their size, the ZBooks are lighter than they look and are designed for video editing, graphic design, architecture, manufacturing and healthcare industries.

Here's a look at the key details:

  • The ZBook 15u has a 15.6-inch diagonal display;
  • Both ZBooks have Windows 8.1 and the latest Intel Core processors;
  • AMD FirePro 3D graphics;
  • The ZBook 14 has an optional touch display and 10-point multi-touch full HD screen options;
  • The ZBook 14 starts at $1,249 and the 15u starts at $1,199;
  • Both ZBooks are certified workstations able to run applications from Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, Dassault, ESRI, Siemens and others.

As for storage, both ZBooks offer up to 16 GB of memory and 1.25 TB of storage depending on configuration and drives attached. The workstations also have been certified to take the abuse under the MIL-STD standard.

In addition, HP launched the DL380z Virtual Workstation Gen 9, which secures workstations and provides compute and user experience from the data center. The virtual workstation uses NVIDIA's GRID cards and has a 2U rack form factor and the latest Intel Xeon processors. The DL380 supports Citrix and VMware.

HP also launched its remote graphics software. The RGS 7.1 software delivers a 60 percent boost in performance in remote graphics applications.