We have been witnessing quite a lot of action when it comes to detachable laptops designed for creators. Microsoft was one of the first company to cater to the segment and thus came up with a Surface Book along with Windows 10 Creators update. Recently Microsoft also introduced a new detachable Surface Book 2 with a 15-inch display option. This time around HP has come up with its very own powerful detachable tablet.
As for the specifications, the HP ZBook x2 matches a workstation PC. The laptop features a quad-core i7 Intel Kaby Lake processor accompanied by a Nvidia Quadro M620 graphics card along with options of up to 32GB RAM and 2TB SSD. The laptop looks pretty solid with the metal finish and the detachable keyboard cover. The display is a 14-inch touchscreen and can be scaled up to 4K. HP has also developed a passive pen and has collaborated with Wacom tech for the same. Apart from offering 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity the pen also comes with an eraser at the back.
HP has packed in the inbuilt GPU along with the primary processor in the tablet. However, the graphics card is placed inside the keyboard and will only be activated when the screen is docked to the keyboard. HP seems to have taken a leaf or two from Lenovo’s Playbook and thus the ZBoox X2 does offer a bunch of formations. For instance, the tablet can be mounted on the kickstand and can be used for media consumption.
On the connectivity front, the ZBook x2 offers an SD card reader, smart card reader, HDMI port, USB 3.0 and two USB-C ports that support Thunderbolt. The keyboard comes with backlighting and HP has included a 720p front webcam. That being said the HP ZBoox x2 weighs at 4.78 pounds but considering the top end specs that is understandable. Moving on the HP ZBook x2 is priced starting from $1,749, and it appears that the company wants to target a buyer segment who want high-end workstation specifications without the bulk of one.