The ZBook line is generally reserved for power users, with the likes of the Create and Studio delivering high-end specs with a price tag to match.
Interestingly, HP describes the ZBook Firefly as a 'mobile workstation' as opposed to laptop, implying that this stellar performance can be distilled into a lightweight and modern design.
Everything we know so far appears to back that up. Powered by a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor and 32 or 64GB of RAM, the Firefly also comes with an SSD of up to 2TB.
HP extensively compared the Firefly to the latest 13in MacBook Pro, its laptop only being available in 14in and 15in sizes. In particular, the company wanted to highlight its higher max screen brightness, more powerful Nvidia Quadro graphics and apparent longer battery life, all within the same 1.4kg body.
Elsewhere, there are stereo speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen, as well as a new quiet keyboard and intelligent cooling system. The 720p webcam can also be physically disabled, with a built-in privacy shutter for total peace of mind.
Unlike the EliteBook G7, there are just two models to choose from:
- 14in display (1920x1080 or 3840x2160), 10th gen Intel Core i7/i5 processor, 32/64GB RAM, up to 2TB SSD
- 15in display (1920x1080 or 3840x2160), 10th gen Intel Core i7/i5 processor, 64GB RAM, 256GBSSD
All versions of the ZBook Firefly are expected to be available this August, with prices starting at US$1099.