HP Announces Ultrabooks; Updates Graphics Software

The ZBook 14 and 15u will be available starting this month.

HP has introduced the Ultrabook workstations and its next-generation virtual workstation. The company has also added enhancements to its Remote Graphics Software.

The HP ZBook 14 and 15U Workstation Ultrabooks offer professional 3D graphics and high-performance storage, the company states. Both are equipped with Windows 8.1, fifth-generation Intel Core processors and AMD FirePro GPUs (graphics processing units). The ZBook 14 has the option for a touch display. These systems also offer a variety of certified applications from Adobe, Autodesk, Dassault, SolidWorks, Siemens and more.

The HP DL280z Virtual Workstation has a 2U rack mount, Intel E5 v3 processors, up to 1.5TB memory and can operate with Windows or Linux. It offers Citrix and VMWare virtualized environments, supporting centrally-controlled deployment and management for user profiles.

In addition to releasing new workstations, HP also updated its Remote Graphics Software. This version includes a 60% boost in performance to the software. It is now compatible with higher resolution displays and allows Wacom tablet redirection to Linux.

“Our new workstation Ultrabooks demonstrate our unwavering commitment to professional customers and the need for light, first-class mobile workstations to augment the design workflow,” said Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP. “HP mobile, desktop and virtual workstations are the innovation engines of companies around the globe, designing everything from automobiles to block-buster movies.”

For more information, visit HP.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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