ZBook Studio x360 G5 Questions

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  1. Kyle

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    How does the UHD UWVA compare with the UHD Dreamcolor display?
    I think the Dreamcolor is way brighter (I do not like superbright screens).
     
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    Oh sorry should have mentioned that Dreamcolor only works when the dGPU is enabled on the internal panel.

    Unfortunately not. Does it have to be a 2-in-one or new for that matter? Used prices right now are screaming good deals (searched ebay "Zbook Dreamcolor) That's how I ultimately bought mine was through ebay.

    Zbook Studio G5 (Dreamcolor)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Zbook-S...581788?hash=item3b4817ad9c:g:bAoAAOSwAJReuZgC

    Zbook 15 G6 (Dreamcolor)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-ZBook-1...816490&hash=item2d08c82c7d:g:NHEAAOSwswdek-ls

    Zbook x360 G5 (Dreamcolor)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Zbook-S...619739?hash=item46ae5691db:g:nRQAAOSw9vlcyKX~

    Zbook x360 G5 (Dreamcolor)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-ZBook-S...553521?hash=item444a0404f1:g:M-sAAOSwVjVevBu0

    I'm sure it's a standard LG IGZO panel like most Macbooks. Dreamcolor is bright....blindingly bright. Bright to the point where it at 0% brightness is as bright as most notebooks at full.
     
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    Thanks, this is helpful.

    It has to be new (getting it through work), and I would prefer it to be a 2 in 1.
    It appears I won't like the dreamcolor panel. I have a precision which apparently has a screen rated at 330 nits, and I usually use it close to 0% brightness.


    What is the difference between a Zbook Studio G5 and a ZBook 15? G5?
     
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    Dreamcolor is rated at 600nit so twice as bright as your current laptop. The screen is fantastic, color correct but in my opinion way way too bright. Never used a laptop almost exclusively at 0% but this one I did. Full brightness makes me want to squint when looking at it.

    Zbook Studios are thin and lights, only the x2 has LTE and it has 2 dimm slots (64GB max).

    Full Zbooks (15/17) are complete desktop replacements. Full discrete cards including AMD/RTX, Smartcard support, NFC support, everything you'd expect on a desktop PC including 4 dimms (2 under keyboard and 2 from access panel) 128GB max.
     
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    For writing using a pen on the 360, do I need a GPU?
    In general, if I'm not doing video editing/gaming, do I need a discrete GPU on the 360?
    (For a 4k screen).
     
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    Since you do not want Dreamcolor that's up to you, DC required a discrete GPU. I'd say for the small added cost it's worth having just for CUDA acceleration.
     
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    How would CUDA acceleration benefit someone like me who does not game?
    In what program would I see a benefit?
     
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    Well GPUs in effect are very large general purpose multi-core processors that do well at number crunching a variety of tasks. nVidia has a page dedicated to all supported CUDA applications. Not sure what you'd use but it should be easy to look up:

    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/gpu-accelerated-applications/
     
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