Before I go deeper into the review about the product mentioned in the title that I have been testing for a while, I’d like to thank Lenovo, who was keen to send me the Lenovo P40 Yoga.
Blender has been known as the best free Open Source 3d modeling, rendering and animation software on this planet. It even surpasses commercial 3d software with its mind blowing features. Thanks to so many developers, contributors and supporters from around the world that have been continuing to develop, support and endorse Blender to the industry. It's available as multi-platform software that runs on Windows, MacOS and Linux.
The last 20 years the computer industry, engineering and design industry have been evolving so much, specially when chip manufacturers were concentrating on high clock speed and more transistors implemented in the processor to finish the job quicker. The computing magnitude drastically had risen to a point, where it needed to change its direction in the beginning of 21st century. Therefore, we started to get the introduction of multi-core and multi-threads support. In order to keep up with the changes, software architecture needed to change as well. At that time, I was still concentrating to speed up rendering time, utilizing any available resources in the network using parallel distributed rendering.
But now, everything has changed. Multi-core, multi-threads, parallel computing and even distributed computing have been common things. The birth of GPUs had completely changed the game on how we process the data as well as getting the results almost instantly. And today, it's well known as accelerated computing.
HP Performance Advisor has been evolving to a point where it delivers the best tuning for HP Workstation's hardware, software, application, operating system, BIOS settings as well as other system resources, ensuring that our HP Workstation is running at its finest performance.
It's not just tuning your HP Workstation, the HP Performance Advisor allows you to monitor the whole running process inside you HP Workstation, automatically.
HP, the company that delivers you the best Desktop and Mobile Workstation in the world in their 30 years of excellence, is now strengthening their position again by delivering more computing powers to their Mobile Workstation lineup. HP just announced their latest advancements of the HP Mobile Workstation series using latest technologies as well as strong emphasis on it security. Their highest performing mobile workstation, the Zbook 17 G4, is now even more powerful as it supports VR.
HP had officially announced and released their latest HP Workstation a while ago. But this time it opens up a new frontier, as a transportable HP Workstation. No, it's not a notebook and it's not a personal/desktop workstation either. It's a new game, new rules, yet still carrying brute force and performance of a personal/desktop workstation, written by HP. HP Z2 Mini is the name for the new product, inheriting the performance of HP's personal/desktop workstation, with the size smaller than birthday cake box.
With Blender initially released in 2002 as a free 3d modeling, rendering and animation software, it disrupted the market because it was dominated by commercial software which would cost you a fortune to buy it. It is very interesting as the community developed software has been growing significantly, it forces the software company to change their business model into yearly based license. Definitely getting more affordable to some, but still, it doesn't stop the community to develop even better software to share to the world.
As my work demands more mobility and performance now, it's very good to have the HP Zbook Studio G3 alongside with my HP Zbook 14. Both are HP's Ultrabook Mobile Workstations.
However, seeking the possibilities to strengthen my mobility as well as future use of HP RGS, I decided to go on playing with my new HP Pro Tablet 408 with Windows 8.1 Pro operating system.
There's a sense of impossibility on the title written above from the hardware point of view. But, if we have our mind broadened to every possibility, I can say it's possible. And HP is making it possible.
Selecting the right HP Workstation model has been a big challenge for customers and we are aware of this issue for many many years. Therefore, it triggered us to have a short yet informative article on how customers could benefit the technical knowledge on how to prepare and have proper approach in order to get the right HP Workstation configuration on a proper budget.
Good news for all HP Zbook 14 users. It's been few years since I've been using World's first Ultrabook Workstation from HP. Have been fascinated by its performance, reliability. And now, even more performance "upgrades" by some driver updates. Of course it wouldn't go the same level performance as my new HP Zbook Studio G3, but, it delivers unexpected performance increases compare to today's computers/notebooks. And just as simple as this: it just gets faster.
Quadro vs. Geforce. Radeon Pro WX vs. Radeon Pro. All these questions may have lurked into some professional's minds and stayed there as some of them have been tightly adhered by extremely sticky super glue called cost comparison. Up until now, I still get lots of questions from customers/potential customers that are comparing between both.
Hardware: HP Zbook Studio G3
Software: McNeel Rhinoceros v5 for Windows
1990, the year the first time I saw it on the news and fell in love at first sight. The Northrop McDonnell Douglas YF-23, had been my all time jetfighter favorit. I had a dream of flying the RC one for many decades. And in the end, I'm now able to design my own YF-23 and fly it. A bonus: I'm able to share it to the world!
Computer migration. One thing that may not be a big deal for some people. But for me, it's a time consuming and one thing that I'd prefer doing it in long spare time. However, these days, spare time is considered as a luxurious entity in my daily activities. Not only to migrate all my data to a new computer, but making my computer more "bullet proof" to any issues in the future. Generally, it took me 4-5 straight days to set a new computer/notebook up. With the new Zbook Studio G3 arrived on my desk, the process will repeat. And I don't think that I have the time to do so as 4-5 straight days. But, it has to start somehow.
After waiting for quite sometime, watching it launched end of last year, I finally got my own HP Zbook Studio G3.
Bimo Adi Prakoso, founder of Sentra Grafika Kompumedia, is an engineering-animation-broadcast industry professional and workstation evangelist. He's been in the Workstation industry since 1996, the era of SGI.