HP Unveils First Detachable PC Workstation

HP has released what it says is the first detachable PC workstation, the HP ZBook x2. The system has a 14″ IPS 3840 x 2160 LCD with anti-glare treatment and touch, driven by Intel integrated graphics or an Nvidia Quadro M620 (with 2GB of memory). It can support a pen with up to 4096 pressure levels The processor is from the Intel Core i7 7th and 8th generation up to the i7-8650U and with 32GB of DDR4 and up to a range of SSD configurations using SATA or PCIe up to 2TB.

Connectivity is via dual USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt, an HDMI 1.4 and a USB Type A. The keyboard section supports Bluetooth so that it can be used when separated from the display/tablet segment, which has the connectors. Weight is 3.59lbs (1.63kg) in tablet mode, or 4.78lbs (2.18kg) when complete.

Pricing starts at $1,749.

Analyst Comment

I wonder whether the tablet mode would really be useful, given the weight? (BR)