CNET First Look
HP ZBook x2 might be the laptop artists have long awaitedNot starving artists, though, because this tablet-laptop hybrid is also heavy and expensive.
HP's ZBook X2 raises the bar in mobile workstations with a couple of first. For one thing it's the first workstation that is a detachable. Those are the laptops with removable keyboard that turns it into a tablet. An HP goes one better, conveniently reconnecting the keyboard via bluetooth for use while they're separated. That's great for applications where your muscle memory insists on keyboard shortcuts, and for another it offers the first 4K true thirty bit display on a mobile device. A fourteen inch dream color, the anti-glare screens chemically etch to provide better touch and stylish feel And in this case it's got the most popular generation of welcome technology in it with four thousand ninety six levels of pressure, battery free operation, and so on. In fact it's designed very much like a welcome tablet and welcome's mobile studio pro with the programmable buttons on the sides to map shortcuts. The kickstand's nice and rigid for inking and it can tilt down to a low angle. Inside it incorporates a bunch of midrange components including an Nvidia quarto m six twenty and up to eighth generation intel quad core processors. But also has a relatively full set of connectors including HDMI, a USB-A, two USB-C Thunderbolt, as well as an SD card slot, smart card slot, and fingerprint reader. Of course, that means it's no lightweight at about 3.6 pounds when it's in tablet mode. And it incorporates two fans because heat. Also the prices start at 1750. And that's with fairly meh components like a Core I5 and an 8-bit display.