ZBook Studio x360

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  1. bobbie424242

    bobbie424242 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Found 2 very interesting (p)review of this intriguing model on youtube, so I thought I would share:

    Pcworld (unboxing with really informative commentary):





    What do real pro use:

    unboxing and initial impressions:



    benchmarks:



    Make sure to read the comments for really useful additional info posted by the channel owner.
     
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    improwise Notebook Deity

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    Seems to be very little interest for this machine even though it looks very interesting to me?
     
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    bobbie424242 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Indeed this machine is very interesting. I suppose not many people are in the market for a convertible workstation with touch screen.
     
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    But also the ZBook Studio does not seem to receive that much interest strangely enough. It's like the design of the XPS15 combined with the quality of the ThinkPad P52. Perhaps people feel they are to big? To expensive?

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    I just got the ZBook Studio x360, and can confirm that it is too big/heavy and definitely very expensive.

    However, I don't see any other workstation that can compare with 32GB+ RAM, storage options, etc...

    I think that the Spectre is the correct size, but if it was thicker to hold more storage and RAM it would be optimal!
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Those are main reasons I decided not to get it, it's just to big and heavy compared to XPS15 and X1E unless you really need that power.

    Will you keep it?

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    I have to keep it - as I negotiated the return to get a lower price.

    I also failed to return the XPS15 workstation equivalent in time - the Precision 5530 - which is slightly smaller, but weighs about the same...so have both at present - trying to decide on which one.

    Not sure if the x360 can support 3 drives (2 x NVME PCIe + 2.5") - as I got a configuration with only the 2 x PCIe M.2 drives - and I think the HP sales agent said that you have to choose 2 out of the 3. Would have to call tech support to find out.

    Specific parts would have to be ordered, as well as the smaller battery I guess...

    I don't think they sell the 2.5" drive config at present though - haven't checked recently.

    Hate the aluminum finish on the x360 - prefer black like the 5530 Dell.

    However, I think HP will come out with a black finish soon - if one notes their recent laptop releases...
     
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    bobbie424242 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Note sure the x360 is 1:1 comparable to the Dell XPS, Precision 5530 or X1E are these are not convertibles (maybe that does not matter for your usage but still). Also it is a bit weird to complain about the weight when it is specified in the spec sheet...
     
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    No. They are not convertibles, but the x360 is so unwieldy to be used in tablet form, so therefore (sort of) comparable - as the 2 in 1 Dell is limited to 16GB of RAM and I don't think that the processor is workstation-class.
     
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    There's also tent mode that can have its use like using it with an external keyboard and mouse.
     
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