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HP’s new ZBook laptops are the first mobile workstations with AMD Ryzen processors

HP has announced a range of new Windows 11 laptops aimed at business users, including an update to the EliteBook 800 and 600 series as well as the ProBook series. There are new mobile workstations as well, and the highlight here is the new ZBook Firefly, the company’s first ZBook workstation to feature AMD Ryzen processors, a big win for AMD in the enterprise market.

New HP EliteBook and ProBook laptops

Starting with the most popular business-oriented laptops, HP is updating the EliteBook 800/805 G10 and 600/605 G10 series, targeting more casual users. HP introduced more premium offerings in the Dragonfly series and EliteBook 1040 earlier this year at CES. The HP EliteBook 800 and 805 Series are upgraded with 13th Generation Intel Core processors and the new AMD Ryzen processors, respectively. The laptops can be configured with up to 64GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

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HP EliteBook 860 G10

The lineup consists of the EliteBook 830, 840, and 860 for the Intel variants, and the EliteBook 835, 845, and 865 for the AMD versions. There’s also a convertible, the Elite x360 830, only available with Intel processors. All Intel-powered models are available today, with prices starting at $1,639 for the Elite x360 830 G10 and $1,569 for the clamshell models. AMD releases are planned for May, pricing will be revealed later.

Moving on to the EliteBook 600/605 G10 series, these also come in Intel or AMD variants. However, the company has not shared details about the availability of AMD versions. Intel models come with 13th-generation Intel Core processors and include Thunderbolt 4 support, while AMD versions come with unspecified processors, and they don’t seem to support USB4. Intel models, including the EliteBook 630 G10, 640 G10, and 650 G10, are all available today, starting at $999.

Angled front view of the HP EliteBook 655 G10 facing right

HP EliteBook 655 G10

Finally, there’s also the new ProBook 400/405 series for the lower end of the market. Again, these models come with the latest Intel or AMD Ryzen processors, and the models are available today. Pro x360 includes 435, starting at $879; ProBook 440 G10 and 450 G10, starting at $929, and ProBook 445 G10 and 455 G10 starting at $799.

New ZBook mobile workstations, including the first with AMD processors

Front view of five laptops in the ZBook G10 lineup

Moving on to HP’s mobile workstation lineup, the company has introduced some new additions in the ZBook family. Perhaps the most notable are the new HP ZBook Firefly G10 and ZBook Power G10, which are available for the first time in an AMD model, though this is only for the 14-inch model and not the 16-inch version. Interestingly, the AMD-powered ZBook Firefly does not have discrete graphics, and instead features AMD Ryzen PRO processors with integrated Radeon graphics. Meanwhile, the Intel models (14-inch and 16-inch) come with 13th-generation Core P or U-series processors and the option of an entry-level Nvidia RTX A500 GPU. Of note, the ZBook Firefly is HP’s thin and light workstation, measuring less than 20mm thick and starting at just 3.1lbs for the 14-inch model. HP hasn’t shared detailed specifications of the ZBook Power, but these models have more powerful components, so you can probably expect discrete GPUs as an option for all models.

Angled front view of the HP ZBook Fury G10 facing right

ZBook Fury G10

Other additions include the new ZBook Studio G10, which comes with up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, as well as options for both Nvidia RTX Ada Generation or Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs for more general use cases. The laptop can be configured with up to 64GB of RAM as well. Then there’s the ZBook Fury G10, the most powerful laptop in the group. This comes with Intel HX-series processors for maximum performance, paired with up to an Nvidia RTX 5000 Ada Generation GPU.

This comes shortly after HP also introduced its new Z desktop workstations, including the Z2 Mini G9, Z2 SFF G9, Z2 Tower G9, and Z1 Tower G9, which include up to 4 GPUs in a single-socket workstation. HP also announced support for the new HP Anyware Remote Control, a peripheral dedicated to remote device management.

The HP ZBook Firefly G10 (Intel) is available now on HP’s website, starting at $1,769. Other models are expected to launch in the spring, with pricing to be announced later.

New extensions

Finally, HP also introduced a host of new peripherals, both from its own brand and Poly. From Poly, new devices include the Poly Voyager Free 60, which is a cheaper version of the company’s true wireless headphones launched a few months ago, as well as the Poly Rove 20 Wireless DECT IP Phone. The company also announced that Poly Video OS 4.0 is now available for the Studio X series videotape and Poly G7500 video conferencing system, including features such as an AI-powered multi-camera mode.

HP 920/925 Ergonomic Vertical Mouse with palm rest

HP’s branded peripherals are probably more interesting. First up is the HP 920/925 Ergonomic Vertical Mouse, a mouse designed to keep your wrist in a more natural resting position to avoid strain from long-term use. It also has a detachable wrist rest so that it can be carried and used on the go. Then there’s the HP 4K USB-C Multiport Hub, which adds four USB Type-C ports to your laptop, one for 65W power delivery, one for an external display up to 4K, and two for peripherals.

The Poly Voyager Free 60 is available now for $229.95, joining existing models, and the Poly Rove 20 DECT IP Phone will be available in April for $139, or $270 if you get it with the B1 Base Station. The HP 920/925 Ergonomic Vertical Mouse will be available in April for $109.99, and the 4K USB-C Multiport Hub is slated in May for $79.99.



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