HP’s DreamColor Z27x G2 is the ‘world’s most advanced color critical display’

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In addition to the new lineup of powerful HP ZBook laptops for power users and creative professionals, HP also revealed a gorgeous new 27-inch DreamColor display that photo and video editors will want to seriously consider purchasing. Why? Because HP claims this display—officially named the HP DreamColor Z27x G2—is the “world’s most advanced color critical display.”

That might sound like hyperbole, and it’s definitely PR speak, but the specs back up the claim. The display was supposedly designed in conjunction with “leading visual effects studios” to make sure all of the most important specs and features were onboard.

Spec-wise, the 27-inch Quad HD 2560 ×1440 16:9 aspect ratio IPS panel covers 98% of Adobe RGB, 99% of DCI-P3 and 100% of sRGB (duh) at a respectable static contrast ratio of 1500:1. So far, so good; but what really makes it stand out are the features. The Z27x G2 comes equipped with an integrated pop-up sensor that calibrates your display on demand or on a regular schedule, and features “the world’s first integrated keyboard-based input switching KVM to easily switch between devices.”

Here’s a closer look at the DreamColor Z27x G2:

The Z27x G2 will be officially released at NAB 2018, where it will join the 24-inch DreamColor Z24x and 31-inch DreamColor Z31x to round out the DreamColor display lineup.

To learn more about the whole lineup or dive into the datasheet for the HP DreamColor Z27x G2 Studio Display, head over to the HP website. The Z27x G2 will be available to purchase this month for $2,000.

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HP unveils powerful new ZBook laptops for creative professionals

The new ZBook Studio G5 family are tailor-made for creative professionals | Credit: HP

HP has refreshed its entire ZBook workstation lineup, packing a ton of power and ‘cutting-edge design’ into five new laptops: two for creative professionals, and three for the technical community. The new “G5” laptops are: the ZBook Studio, ZBook Studio x360, ZBook 17, ZBook 15, and ZBook 15v.

For our purposes, we’re going to focus on the two mobile workstations designed specifically for creative professionals: the versatile ZBook Studio x360 G5 and the next generation HP ZBook Studio G5.

HP ZBook Studio x360 G5

The new ZBook Studio x360 G5 is being hailed as “the world’s most powerful convertible PC.” It combines a convertible design with professional-grade specs so you can “run multiple apps with speed and responsiveness” and “edit high-resolution images without delay.”

The chassis features a 360° hinge so you can use the laptop in five different configurations—laptop, tablet, stand, tent, and dock—and the anti-glare DreamColor touch display covers 100% of Adobe RGB, supports the Wacom AES pen, and boasts an impressive 600 nits max brightness. According to HP, that last spec makes this the world’s brightest 4K laptop display.

Inside, it can be configured with 8th Gen Intel Core i7, Core i7, or Xeon E3 processors, and you have a choice between the integrated Intel graphics that come with your chip or a discreet NVIDIA Quadro P1000 card with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 RAM. Speaking of RAM, the laptop can handle up to 32GB of DDR4-2667 RAM (or ECC SDRAM if you’re using an Intel Xeon processor), and the laptop’s hard drive slots support up to 5TB of total storage or 4TB of local PCIe NVMe solid state storage.

The ZBook Studio x360 G2 is scheduled to ship in the → continue…

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