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HP’s new Zbook laptops crushes Apple’s ancient Mac Pro on features


Apple’s Mac Pro has been abandoned for so prolonged that even Windows 10 mobile workstations are throwing adult on facilities and performance.

Take HP’s latest Zbook laptop workstations, that were announced on Friday. These complicated built laptops—which is because they are called mobile workstations—have allied memory and storage ability record to a Mac Pro, though surpass in other areas.

The laptops underline Thunderbolt 3 ports, DDR4 memory, Intel’s latest Kaby Lake-based Core and Xeon processors, and a latest GPUs from Nvidia and AMD.

By comparison a Mac Pro has Thunderbolt 2 ports, an aged AMD GPU, DDR3 memory and Intel Xeon processors formed on a Ivy Bridge architecture, that were expelled in 2013.

Add that all up, and we can rest on a Zbook for work like calm creation, VR and video modifying that we would differently do on a Mac Pro. Windows desktop workstations, like HP’s Z and Dell’s Precision desktops, are already distant higher in record than a Mac Pro.


And a Zbook laptops—which come in shade sizes of 14-, 15.6- and 17.3-inch screens, are adult to half a cost of a Mac Pro. Apple has pronounced it will ascent a Mac Pro in 2018 or 2019, though a stream version, that was expelled in 2013 and recently got a teenager upgrade, is so behind that many have changed over to Linux or Windows PCs.

The ZBook 17 is a many absolute of HP’s new workstations. It supports adult to 4TB of tough expostulate or SSD storage, 64GB of memory, and can be configured with Intel’s Xeon E3 v6 or Core i5/i7 chips. It has dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, that can support dual 4K displays. It can support GPUs including Nvidia’s latest Quadro P5000, that can hoop VR calm creation. The laptop can be configured with a 4K screen, and it also HDMI and USB 3.0 ports. It will be labelled starting during US$1,519.

The Zbook 15 has many facilities that are identical to a Zbook 17, though is a step down in some features. It supports adult to 3TB of storage, and supports Nvidia’s Quadro M2200 GPU, not a P5000. This laptop can be configured with a 4K screen, and is labelled starting during $1,419.