HP Unveils Workstation Ultrabook; Revs Z-Series Towers

ZBook 14

Appearing on stage with what looked like an EliteBook, Wood pulled from the clamshell an all-new ZBook 14, a 3.6-pound Haswell-based workhorse with options rivaling its desktop counterparts. Its Intel Core i5 and i7 options max out at the Intel Core i7-4600U 2.1-GHz dual-core part with integrated chipset and the latest Intel HD Graphics 4400, DisplayPort 1.2 output. There's also an optional AMD FirePro M4100 with 1 GB dedicated memory with dynamic switching. Display options include full-HD (1,920-x-1,080) and 10-point touch. The system can handle as much as 16 GB of memory, and spinning or solid-state drives as large as 1 TB or 512 GB, respectively, all serviceable sans tools. Wireless options include dual-band wireless AC and mobile broadband. It's also compliant with the MIL-STD 810G durability spec. The ZBook 14 is set to ship in late October; pricing was not disclosed.

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