If you’re looking for a laptop with the processing power necessary to animate like Pixar or design like Jony Ive, you don’t have to settle for a workstation that looks like a workstation. The stylish HP ZBook Studio G3 (starting at $1,999; tested at $3,039) is light enough that it won’t hurt your back, and it’s armed with an Intel Xeon processor and Nvidia Quadro graphics that provide blazing-fast performance.
Featuring a chic design, the HP ZBook Studio G3 is a powerful workstation made with the mobile professionals in mind. It shows off an ultra slim and lightweight design while offering buyers up to Intel Xeon processor, 32 GB of RAM, and NVIDIA Quadro GPU.
HP ZBook Studio G3 Key Features
- 6th Gen Intel Core i7, Xeon E3 Processor
- Intel HD Graphics 530, Intel Iris Pro Graphics, NVIDIA Quadro
- Windows 10 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, FreeDOS 2.0
- 15.6-inch LED Display (Touch or Non-Touch)
- 4GB, 8GB, 16GB RAM (up to 32GB RAM in two slots)
- up to 512GB SDD, up to 1TB HP Z Turbo Drive G2
- Optional Built-in Broadband (4G LTE or 3G HSPA+)
Design and Display
This is a high-end laptop and, for that reason, we expect to see a solid machine – we’re not disappointed. The robustly built chassis features aluminium and magnesium which boost its durability.
HP says the ZBook Studio G3 was designed to pass military-grade 810G testing for ruggedness. The company deserves some commendation for managing to still keep the thickness at 18 mm and weight at 2 kg with all the workstation has to offer.
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In terms of display, the HP ZBook Studio G3 features a sizeable 15.6-inch diagonal unit. This comes in a variety of options, including a stunning 4K UHD DreamColor display or a Full HD touchscreen.
Users are in for impressive performance with the availability of powerful Intel Xeon processor options. Add to that the fact that the HP ZBook Studio G3 comes with up to 32 GB of EEC memory.
Professional users are likely going to like that the workstation offers robust NVIDIA Quadro for graphics crunching. With support for dual 1TB HP Z Turbo Drive G2 storage, the the HP ZBook Studio G3 also looks like one to rank among the fastest laptops you have seen.
The ZBook Studio G3 has passed 15 MIL-SPEC-810G tests, the durability standards used to test military equipment ruggedness. That means the workstation should survive drops, vibrations, shock, extremely hot and cold temperatures, and rainy and dusty conditions.
IT departments should be happy to hear that the ZBook Studio G3 has an ample array of security measures. This includes a TPM 1.2/2.0 certified security chip, an optional fingerprint reader ($24) and BIOS controls for a power-on password.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The ZBook Studio’s keys have an acceptable 1.51 millimeters of travel and require 59 grams of force to actuate. We prefer laptop keys that have between 1.5 and 2 mm of travel and require at least 60 grams of force.
Other Specifications and Features
The HP ZBook Studio G3 features speakers that are backed by the audio prowess of Bang & Olufsen. The sound-tuning software comes already enabled from the factory. It has different modes that suits different circumstances, such as when watching movies.
The workstation offers two Thunderbolt ports for super-fast data transfer. Available ports and interfaces on the HP ZBook Studio G3 also include three USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet port, an HDMI port and a lock slot. Buyers also get an optional fingerprint scanner for an extra layer of security.
HP ZBook Studio G3 Price in Nigeria
HP ZBook Studio G3 mobile workstations are available in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. Price starts at around $1,750 in the United States. The HP ZBook Studio G3 price in Nigeria starts at around 650,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP ZBook Studio G3 Full Specifications
- OS: Windows 10 Pro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, FreeDOS 2.0
- Processor: 6th Generation Intel Core i7, Xeon E3 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 530, Intel HD graphics P530, Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580, NVIDIA Quadro (2GB dedicated GDDR5)
- Memory: 4GB RAM, 8GB RAM, 16GB RAM (up to 32GB)
- Colors: Black
- Dimension: 375 x 255 x 18 mm
- Weight: Starting at 2 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 15.6-inch back-lit LED Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels (Touch and Non-Touch options), 3840 x 2160 pixels (non-touch), anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full-sized Spill Resistant, Back-lit Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Glass TouchPad
- Built-in Storage: up to 512GB SDD, up to 1TB HP Z Turbo Drive G2
- Optical Storage: No
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, 720p HD Webcam
- USB Ports: Yes, 3 x USB 3.0 ports (1 charging port)
- Thunderbolt: Yes, 2 ports (Thunderbolt 3)
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- VGA: Yes
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes (Stereo Microphone)
- NFC: Yes (Optional)
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
- Docking Connector: No
- Broadband: Yes, 3G HSPA+ / 4G LTE (optional)
- Battery: HP Long Life 4-cell, 64 WH Li-ion Battery