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HP Launches New ZBook Workstation Laptops

by Charles P. Jefferies
HP ZBook Fury 16 G9 RGB Keyboard

HP announced three new and refreshed mobile workstations based on Intel’s “Alder Lake” processor silicon. The top model, the ZBook Fury 16 G9, uses Intel’s new HX-class 55-watt chips, and all offer Nvidia or AMD graphics silicon.

HP announced three new and refreshed mobile workstations based on Intel’s “Alder Lake” processor silicon. The top model, the ZBook Fury 16 G9, uses Intel’s new HX-class 55-watt chips, and all offer Nvidia or AMD graphics silicon.

HP ZBook Fury 16 G9

The flagship model, the ZBook Fury 16 G9 replaces – or rather, merges – the previous 15.6 and 17.3-inch ZBook Fury models. This laptop is one of the first to feature Intel’s recently announced 55-watt HX-class processors, which are more powerful than the 45-watt H-class chips normally found in notebooks like this. The HX-class chips are part of Intel’s 12th generation Core line otherwise known as Alder Lake. (See our Core i9-12900K review for an in-depth look at the architecture.) ECC memory is available with select processors.

HP ZBook Fury 16 G9 Front

Another major change since the previous ZBook Fury model (see our ZBook Fury 17 G8 review) is the switch to a taller, more productive 16:10 aspect ratio screen with up to a 3840×2400 resolution. An HP DreamColor professional display supporting 100% DCI-P3 color is optional. A 120Hz 3840×2400 screen (non-DreamColor) is also offered.

HP ZBook Fury 16 G9 RGB Keyboard

Other highlights for this laptop include up to 16TB of NVMe storage (four M.2 PCIe Gen4 drives), 128GB of DDR5-4800 memory (four SODIMM slots), Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, and top-shelf Nvidia RTX or AMD Radeon RX graphics cards. (Specific models of the latter haven’t been announced.) HP is also upping the ante with a customizable per-key RGB backlit keyboard and a 5MP IR webcam.

The ZBook Fury 16 G9’s expected availability is June; pricing hasn’t been announced. Its basic specifications are as follows:

Operating Systems Windows 11, Ubuntu 20.04, FreeDos 3.0
Processor Family 12th Generation Intel Core i5, i7, i9; HX-class (55-watt)
Chipset Intel WM690
Maximum Memory 128GB DDR5-4800 (ECC or non-ECC)
Internal Storage Up to 4x M.2 SSD (maximum 16TB)
Display Size 15.6” (1920×1080 or 3840×2160), 16” (1920×1200 or 3840×2400); DreamColor available
Available Graphics Nvidia RTX or AMD Radeon RX (models TBA)
Battery 8-cell 95Wh li-polymer
Dimensions 14.3 by 9.9 by 1.14 inches (with WWAN)
Weight Starting at 5.4 pounds (non-touch)

HP ZBook Studio 16 G9

Thin and light yet powerful, the ZBook Studio 16 G9 (see our review of the previous model, the ZBook Studio G8) offers Intel H-class Alder Lake processors, up to 64GB of DDR5-4800 memory, 8TB of NVMe storage (two PCIe Gen4 drives), and Nvidia graphics up to the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti or professional-grade RTX A5500.

HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 Front

HP is emphasizing enhanced cooling with this generation, of which the ZBook Studio 16 G9 will need a lot since it’s only 0.71 inches thin. It now has curved metal fan blades and uses vapor chamber heatsinks. It also features a customizable per-key RGB backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 6E, and Thunderbolt 4, and an available HP DreamColor or OLED screen, which is now 16″ and 16:10 aspect ratio.

HP ZBook Studio 16 G9 Rear

The ZBook Studio 16 G9’s availability is expected in June via HP.com; pricing hasn’t been announced. See below for basic specifications.

Operating Systems Windows 11, Ubuntu 20.04, FreeDos 3.0
Processor Family 12th Generation Intel Core i5, i7, i9; H-class (45 watts)
Maximum Memory 64GB DDR5-4800 (non-ECC)
Internal Storage Up to 2x M.2 SSD (maximum 8TB)
Display Size 16” (1920×1200 or 3840×2400)
Available Graphics Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti or RTX A5500
Battery 6-cell 86Wh li-polymer
Dimensions 14 by 9.5 by 0.71 inches (touch screen)
Weight Starting at 3.8 pounds

HP ZBook Power 15.6 Inch G9

Already announced, the ZBook Power 15.6 Inch G9 is the value model, an evolution of the ZBook Power G8. It still offers plenty of performance, with 12th generation Intel Core i5 through Core i9 H-class processors, 64GB of DDR5-4800 memory, and Nvidia RTX A2000 professional graphics. Up to 8TB of storage is available via two M.2 PCIe Gen4 slots. HP emphasizes its durability, passing MIL-STD-810H testing. Unlike the other two ZBook models, it sticks with a 15.6″ 16:9 screen with up to a 3840×2160 resolution.

HP ZBook Power 15.6 Inch G9 Front

The ZBook Power 15.6 Inch G9 is available now on HP.com. Its specifications are below.

Operating Systems Windows 11, Ubuntu 20.04, FreeDos 3.0
Processor Family 12th Generation Intel Core i5, i7, i9; H-class (45 watts)
Maximum Memory 64GB DDR5-4800 (non-ECC)
Internal Storage Up to 2x M.2 SSD (maximum 8TB)
Display Size 15.6” (1920×1080 or 3840×2160)
Available Graphics Up to Nvidia RTX A2000
Battery 6-cell 83Wh li-polymer
Dimensions 14.2 by 9.2 by 0.9 inches
Weight Starting at 4.25 pounds

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