CNET First Look
HP's ZBook x2 G4 gears you for great art on the goIt misses the bullseye, but HP's detachable workstation PC still offers one of the best options we've seen for mobile pro artistry.
[MUSIC] HP's ZBOOK X2 detachable mobile work station doesn't excite me quite as much as when I first saw it, but that doesn't mean that it's not a great solution for a select group of people. People who need an Adobe RGB gamut and color calibration with profiles stored in hardware Who want excellent pressure sensitivity and feel for digital brush work and you need workstation graphics processor to run certified applications. Along with workstation class security and who can afford all of the above. [MUSIC] The anti-glare, 14 inch, 4K screen is chemically etched to provide better touch and stylus feel. And in this case, it's got Wacom EMR technology in it for 4,096 level of sensitivity plus tilt and rotation and doesn't require a battery. In fact, similar to a Wacom tablet and Wacom's mobile studio pro with the programmable buttons on the sides to map shortcuts. The HP Wacom design Zbook X2 pen feels nicely balanced too, with no perceptible latency Th kick stands nice and rigid for [UNKNOWN] and can tilt down to a low angle. But the screen's anti-glare isn't anti-reflective. So you have to avoid direct light. Plus, while it uses ten bit color calculations and it's pretty accurate, it's still on 8 bit IPS panel using framework control to simulate 10 bits. You can connect it to a better external monitor through HDMI or Thunderbolt 3 When you need a larger gamut and more precise color. It is a detachable, which means you can remove the comfortable feeling keyboard and turn it into a tablet. And it conveniently reconnects via Bluetooth for use while separated. That's great for applications where your muscle memory insists on keyboard shortcuts. [MUSIC]