HP Announces DreamColor Cinema 4K 31" and 24" Displays, Secure Mobile Workstations

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Cinema 4K resolution and award-winning DreamColor technology sets the gold standard for color accuracy; Built for creative visionaries, the new HP ZBook line-up delivers desktop power in a sleek, mobile design

Last Updated: April 24, 2017 7:41 am GMT
(Las Vegas, NV--April 24, 2017) Today at NAB, HP Inc. announced a true Cinema 4K display, arming color professionals with new features, like color-critical accuracy and automatic calibration, to produce the films and animations of tomorrow. Designed in collaboration with top visual effects and animation studios, the new HP DreamColor Z31x Studio and HP DreamColor Z24x G2 displays are enabling artists, photographers and filmmakers to do what they do best – create – without having to worry about lackluster display performance.

“From the purest black to the most vivid rainbow of colors, our new DreamColor display for Cinema sets the gold standard for color accuracy and ease-of-use at a disruptive price point to outshine the competition,” said Josh Peterson, vice president of product management Z Workstations, HP Inc. “The new DreamColor Z Displays will be a gamechanger for studios and digital creatives who rely on color-critical accuracy and extreme performance.”

An early pioneer in the color-critical display market, HP DreamColor Displays, for PCs and Mac® computers, have been an integral technology for major movie production and visual effects studios around the world. Since 2011, 80 percent of Academy Award Nominees for Visual Effects have used HP DreamColor displays. In 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored the HP DreamColor Display and its developers with the Scientific and Engineering Award.1

The HP DreamColor Z31x Studio Display delivers abundant features designed for color professionals, including an expansive color gamut for remarkably vivid colors, innovation to deliver incredible blacks, a built-in colorimeter for self-calibration, and intuitive workflow and management tools. These features, along with HP product reliability, are critical for finishing editors, online editors, colorists, lighters, compositors, photographers, graphic artists and designers. The HP Z31x is crafted with a high-quality, custom panel and technology that allow users to see amazing colors, deep rich blacks, and professional level craftsmanship to withstand years of use.





HP DreamColor Z31x Studio Display Key Features

HP has once again pushed the limits of innovation to bring users outstanding accuracy and consistent color from displays, to the big screen and print. Each new feature of this 31-inch diagonal DreamColor Studio Display is a result of direct feedback from customers looking for new ways to transform the way they work. The key features include:
  • Precise image quality from any viewing angle.
  • Reliable and accurate color with an advanced built-in colorimeter capable of measuring and adjusting on-screen performance automatically or at scheduled intervals or on demand.
  • Workflow accelerating features that allow users to create in Cinema 4K resolution, view in True 2K, and speed projects from concept to completion with onscreen markers and keyboard-based input switching between devices.

The HP Z31x image quality is delivered on a true 10-bit Real IPS panel with more than 1 billion colors, including consistent on- and off-axis black levels. HP improved on this IPS technology – inventing new processes that allow for incredible deep blacks, minimal black lift and rich shadow detail.



The pop-up colorimeter of the HP Z31x automatically calibrates the display on demand or on a regular calibration schedule and can even be scheduled to run off hours so creative juices aren't interrupted. The built-in colorimeter can also be aligned with an in-house reference instrument for consistent, accurate colors facility-wide. The built-in colorimeter maintains perfect color accuracy, and the display works in true 10-bit color delivering HP’s widest color gamut ever (99 percent of DCI-P3).

The HP Z31x is designed with the features demanded by industry-leading digital creators: an integrated KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) switch, True 2K viewing, markers and masks, and much more. The built-in KVM of the HP Z31x can switch between two computers with a quick keyboard shortcut, allowing the user to share one display, keyboard and mouse between two computers. Many artists have two computers, a Linux® box with their animation/compositing app and a Windows® box with Adobe® Photoshop or internet access. Users can minimize distractions with auto dimming front buttons and select between red lights for minimal impact to night vision, or turn off completely for a distraction free environment.


HP’s Most Affordable DreamColor Display


The HP Z24x G2 DreamColor Display delivers the color accuracy and consistency that has become synonymous with the HP DreamColor brand. This DreamColor display’s affordable price allows every artist to have a professional color accurate display on their desks. The HP Z24x, HP’s most affordable color-critical display, offers:
  • A 24-inch diagonal DreamColor panel that produces up to 1 billion colors from a massive color gamut covering 99 percent of Adobe® RGB.
  • Pure, consistent color accuracy from design to production with color calibration on the amazingly affordable display.
  • Push-button color space selection.
  • Calibration software for both Windows® and macOS supporting both the X-Rite i1Display Pro and the Klein Instruments K10-A colorimeters.





Pricing and Availability
The HP DreamColor Z24x G2 Display is scheduled to be available in early July for $559.00.

The HP Z31x DreamColor Studio Display is scheduled to be available later this year for $3,999.00.



HP ZBOOK MOBILE WORKSTATIONS

Earlier in the week, HP Inc. announced its most secure and manageable HP ZBook Mobile Workstation to-date. The new solutions-packed devices include award-winning display technology, 3D graphics and server-grade processing power – all in a compact, mobile design. With its new workstation line up, HP continues to offer world-class innovation to power filmmakers, designers, artists, explorers and other visionary thinkers.

“As a longtime partner to the creative industry, Z Workstations have earned their position as the ultimate innovative and reliable technology for creators,” said Josh Peterson, vice president of product management for Z Workstations.“Our fourth generation ZBook Mobile Workstations are the most secure and manageable mobile workstations(1) in the industry. By protecting the intellectual property of digital creators everywhere, HP enables the creative industry to focus on bringing their best work to-life without the worry of IP theft or breaches.”

HP is reinventing device security for its fourth generation ZBook Mobile Workstations by providing several unique security features including: HP Sure Start Gen3(2), the industry’s first self-healing PC BIOS with comprehensive encryption, strong authentication, malware protection, data protection, identity assurance, and threat detection and response.

HP is also creating dynamic, high performing devices that allow customers to pursue their passion and achieve their goals without compromising on style or flexibility. To address the move to virtual reality, one of the new workstation models can be configured to visualize work in an ultra-smooth, virtual reality experience. VR creation to consumption is rapidly becoming the strategic direction for many enterprises from amusement parks to automotive and HP began selling powerful, VR-ready desktop workstations in 2016.



HP ZBook Studio


Four New Models: Create Anytime, Anywhere, Without Limits

The HP ZBook Studio, HP’s premium mobile workstation built for creative visionaries including filmmakers, architects, and engineers, now boosts up to 16.5 hours of battery life.(3) The HP ZBook Studio offers exhilarating power only thought possible with a workstation desktop, in a sleek, modern, stunning mobile design, and is meticulously crafted with fully-machined aluminum, diamond-cut edges and a stunning HP DreamColor 4K UHD display(4) which supports 100 percent Adobe® RGB. At just 18mm thin and starting at 4.6 lbs.(5), experience the power of the world's first quad core workstation Ultrabook™.(6) Engineered with powerful server-grade Intel® Xeon® or 7th generation Core™ processors,7 NVIDIA®Quadro® professional graphics and up to 2TB8 storage, dual HP Z Turbo Drives4 and dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports supporting full 40 Gb/s bandwidth.

The HP ZBook 17 delivers HP’s ultimate power and performance. The HP ZBook 17 is equipped with a choice of the latest Intel® Xeon® or 7th generation Core™ processors(7), NVIDIA® Quadro® or AMD RadeonPro™ graphics, up to 4 TB of storage(8), dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports and more. The HP ZBook 17 can also be configured with optimal horsepower and graphics cards to bring VR content to-life in an ultra-smooth 90 FPS VR experience on two graphics card options.

The HP ZBook 15, is used by NASA to help push the boundaries of science and discovery on the International Space Station. HP ZBook Mobile Workstations endure 120,000 hours of testing and are made for demanding workloads with Intel® Xeon® or 7th generation Core™ processors7, with up to 3 TB storage8 and NVIDIA® Quadro® or AMD RadeonPro™ graphics. HP conducts advanced testing and performance benchmarks to deliver the optimal experience with the most important applications from leading software partners like Adobe® and Autodesk.

The HP ZBook 14u is HP’s smallest and lightest mobile workstation. This Ultrabook™ workstation delivers extraordinary levels of power and graphics capability in a slim design at just 22mm thin and weighing as little as 3.61 lbs.(5) With impressive design features including a 14” diagonal FHD display with optional touch, AMD FirePro™ 3D graphics with 2GB of video memory, the latest 7th generation Intel® Core™ processors, up to 32 GB memory and up to 2TB of storage.(8) Plus, it’s certified for major software applications, so you can work faster across multiple applications. Customers requiring a workstation Ultrabook with a 15” diagonal display can choose the recently announced HP ZBook 15u.

HP ZBook Mobile Workstations also come preloaded with HP Remote Graphics Software for remote collaboration, HP Performance Advisor for optimal performance and HP Velocity for reliable and fast network performance. ZBook Mobile workstations are also ISV certified, and are Military Standards-tested (MIL_STD_810G).(9)

Pricing and Availability
  • HP ZBook Studio is available now starting at $1,399. The datasheet is available here.
  • HP ZBook 17 is available now starting at $1,519. The datasheet is available here.
  • HP ZBook 15 is available now starting at $1,419. The datasheet is available here.
  • HP ZBook 14u pricing and availability will be announced this summer. The datasheet is available here.
  • HP ZBook 15u has a starting price of $1,079 and has been shipping since January.

The 2015 Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences went to John Frederick, Bob Myers, Karle Rasche and Tom Lianza for the development of the HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional Display. The cost-effect display offered a stable, wide color gamut, allowing facility-wide adoption in feature animation and visual effects studios.

1. Based on HP’s unique and comprehensive security capabilities at no additional cost and HP’s Manageability Integration Kit’s management of every aspect of a PC including hardware, BIOS and software management using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager among mobile workstation vendors as of Jan. 2017 on HP Mobile Workstations with 7th Gen Intel® Processors.
2. HP Sure Start Gen3 is available on HP products equipped with Intel® 7th generation processors.
3. Windows 10 MM14 battery life will vary depending on various factors including product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See www.bapco.com for additional details.
4. Sold separately or as an optional feature.
5. Weight will vary by configuration.
6. “World's first quad core workstation UltrabookTM" *Based on HP's internal analysis of all mobile workstation models from any vendors with >200 thousand unit annual sales as of October 29, 2015, having Quad-core CPU's, with Intel's Ultrabook Certification.
Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.
7. For hard drives, GB = 1 billion bytes. TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 30GB (for Windows 10) of system disk is reserved for system recovery software.
8. MIL STD 810G testing is not intended to demonstrate fitness for U.S. Department of Defense contract requirements or for military use. 9. Test results are not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions. Damage under the MIL STD test conditions or any accidental damage requires an optional HP Accidental Damage Protection Care Pack.



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