ZBook Studio x360 G5 Questions

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  1. Sentential

    Sentential Notebook Evangelist

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    Xeon Zbook Studio G5 owner here. Known issues with audio/microphone on v2004, newest fast ring fixes every problem. Dream-color matte looks great, no issues with reflections but good god is it way WAY too bright. Thought about sure-view but I don't need the built in privacy filter and the 120hz refresh is something that is unimportant to me. Issues with ambient light sensor can be fixed with a registry edit via command line (google how to add it) and works fully on current fast-ring build (19635.mn_release.200522-1435)

    Listened to the video, that almost sounds like HDD activity or maybe coil whine? Mine shows neither and I've used it very quiet areas I assume I'd hear something that loud. So I'd definitely RMA it if you can isolate it to the board with the bottom lid removed.

    Also, buy used. Great deals on ebay right now!

    Sidebar: Buy the Thunderbolt 3 Dock G2, worth every penny. Thunderbolt 3 pass-through also allows for full uninterrupted eGPU performance. You do have to run the display to the eGPU however as it causes Chrome to produce the "black screen" fault when using GPU acceleration when connected to the dock.
     
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  2. T16

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    Yeah, definitely sounds like a broken HDD, but of course there are only 2x vVME SSDs installed. I did wonder if it could be a faulty GFX fan trying to spin.

    Maybe it was a Covid Friday night special.

    The gloss screen is horrific though, totally unworkable, I work with lots of ssl+putty sessions and the last thing I want to see is my face staring back at me 90% of the time. Do you think the matte is just as durable in terms of use with the pen and fingers etc?
     
  3. Sentential

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    I do not believe they offer a matte display with touchscreen and if they did I would not trust it to last. If reflections are a problem I can tell you there are none with the DC matte display. Also I agree it could be a bad fan simply because when my eGPU is running both fans kick on after a certain temperate threshold regardless of whether the GPU is in use.

    Annoyingly the shiny brushed metallic rim around the laptop loves to pick up scratches FYI
     
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    Definitely do:-

    4JD30AV 15.6 inch UHD (3840x2160) Anti-Glare DreamColor B-LED UWVA for HD Webcam + IR uslim Touchscreen

    Vid here if anyone is interested:-

     
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    Interesting - Win10 update fixes this? (Also have the Xeon E-2186M)

    I thought the Dreamcolor display didn't have the light sensor option??
     
  6. Kyle

    Kyle JVC SZ2000 Dual-Driver Headphones

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    How are you all getting the dreamcolor/non-dreamcolor 4k displays?

    I see the following options (with/without IR)

    360_1.png


    360-2.png

    Is the 4k display I'm getting dreamcolor or not?
     
  7. Sentential

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    Mine definitely does to the left of the IR sensor and it definitely works.

    *Fast Ring Only*

    Link for reference:
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/windo...-looking-into-these-10-issues-says-microsoft/

    No, upgrade the processor. Xeon bundles show the Dreamcolor option
     
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  8. Kyle

    Kyle JVC SZ2000 Dual-Driver Headphones

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    Thanks, I discovered that I had to add in a discrete GPU for the dreamcolor display to become available (CPU did not matter).
     
  9. SuperFlyBoy

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    Why would you want to order this unit which is already 2 years old at a premium price?

    HP has already announced 2 Studio models that effectively replace this - except that they are not x360s...

    Wondering when the new version will be announced/available, as I really could use an improved unit.
     
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    Kyle JVC SZ2000 Dual-Driver Headphones

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    I am looking for 15 inch 2 in 1s. Could you recommend any better ones?
    And I need to place the order within 10 days (I cannot wait unfortunately).
     
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