Research: Can Zbook 17 G6 Change Its Nature, and Become 2-in-1 (2 Users in 1 Workstation)?
Many years back, Sentra Grafika Kompumedia delivered astounding solution based on HP Z400 up to Z800. Our solution allowed customers who bought high-end Z400 or even Z800, to use it for up to 4 users just by adding keyboards, mice and monitors, concurrently. Not a single client box, attached.
Note that hardware performance has multiplied in recent days, compared to what we saw around 10 years ago. With the development, enhancement and changes of hardware, software and operating system, there are plenty of possibilities now through available feature sets/products and also research materials. Aware with these recent situation, we now started to extend our customer-centric research, to be able to deliver a unique perspective and cost effective solution to our customers, using whatever innovations we have, as well as support from HP Indonesia and AP Office. The result, is mind blowing. At least for us.
Our Research: Lowering TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of HP Workstation to Half, While Doubling the Investment Value. At Least.
Shortage. A situation that brings difficulties to almost everyone. Specially those who are in needs for the products that experiencing shortage in the market. Difficult to find, difficult to purchase. Which will lead to extreme halt to do things that would require them when not being able to get one. Further, it goes much worse when the price's just getting out of reach.
And with this pandemic, the situation doesn't help at all. But, we could feel relieved a bit since the graphics shows that Covid-19 transmission is getting lower and lower each day. So when the purchase is being considered to be necessary, investment needs to be considered in such way that would bring good results, technically and financially. And that's why we're doing our research, trying to bring another good value to most of our customers.
The truth is, I still couldn't believe myself that the performance jump of the Zbook 17 G6 I daily use, could leap this high. I mean real high.
Okay, I will simply give a short background about this beast that successfully placed my jaw on the floor. It is, a hefty 17" display HP Zbook 17 G6 mobile workstation that was launch back in end of 2019. So yes, the generation of HP mobile workstation has reached G8, which is the latest. However, this 2 years old mobile workstation hasn't failed me. In fact, it keeps on extending my respect to it. See how this "baby" could crush recent release of some notebooks. Even some desktops.
Lockdown. World's citizens are now experiencing a small bit of situation that most Palestinians face ever since the Zionist Israeli has been occupying the whole Palestine since 1967. However, other than Palistinians, we all could be still being considered as very lucky. We could do many things during Lockdown period in our house, play with our kids, do work from home, and even continue to enjoy life.
This article is written to express some deep respects to all Palestinians with their efforts and spirits to fight against the Zionist Israeli. May Allah Azza wa Jalla protect our Palestinian Brothers, Sisters and famlilies, keep them safe and make them get their freedom and land back in the near future. Ameen.
Deep condolences to all families in the world who have lost their loved ones during this Covid-19 pandemic. Endless respect as well to all the doctors, nurses and all people who have been giving their best to stop this pandemic. May Allah Azza wa Jalla extend us the strength to stand together fighting this horrible situation. Ameen.
Upgrading the Graphics Performance of My HP Zbook Studio with AMD FirePro W7100 8GB Workstation Graphics
I didn't realize that it's been 3 years now since I first used my HP Zbook Studio. It's a powerful one piece of beatiful mobile workstation, crafted by HP. Even now, my HP Zbook Studio still gives impression of how premium the look and the hardware are.
With onboard 6th gen Intel Core i7 4 core processor, it still could keep up with the workload I have on daily basis such as designing complex RC planes and UAVs, up to Computational Fluid Dynamics using OpenFOAM and Paraview. it's simply stunning of how this beautiful piece of hardware could perform such tasks.
However, the demands continue to grow once I started to use Blender 2.8 on it. Eevee rendering engine demand more powerful graphics which the on-board Nvidia Quadro M1000M with 4GB graphics memory couldn't keep up well enough. It requires more graphics computing power and consumes more memory for real-time Eevee rendering engine inside Blender to perform as expected.
Okay, okay. The title may confuse numbers of people, when they only read the title without reading through the article. And in this article, I would be talking about the new HP Zbook 15v, that from my personal perspective may technically be the mobile workstation that most engineers and designers hate, if we bring it back to 2014.
Some numbers of test results were taken from various sources and references, and compiled them together in order to give bigger picture of the Zbook 15v, instead of just partial information.
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.
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.
My 3-years Old HP Zbook 14 G1: Getting Graphics Steroids from New AMD Firepro Drivers
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.
Why Professional Graphics?
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.
My HP Zbook Studio G3 Helped Me Making My Dream Comes True: Flying My Own Northrop YF-23
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!
HP RGS (Remote Graphics Software): Getting the Most Out of Both My HP Zbook Studio and Zbook 14
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.
It's been more than a year since my last article. Been a totally busy year, surely was 2015. Looks like it will get even busier in 2016. However, I'd like to extend my gratitude to HP Zbook owners and congratulate some of you who finally use your main gear for work, as well as for playing. It's time to blend work with pleasure with HP Zbook.
Sentra Grafika Kompumedia, as usual, has the great chance to deliver you the first hands on review of HP latest Personal and Mobile Workstation, the HP Z440 and HP ZBook 17 G2.
It will be a short review using Cinebench R15 and ATTO Bench32, that should be enough to show all of you, the power within these 2 HP Workstation beasts.
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.