HP refreshed a number of business laptops today. Along with new commercial PCs from its EliteBook 800 series, there are also a couple of mobile workstations: the ZBook 14u and the ZBook 15u, which were last refreshed in April.
Mobile workstations are designed for those that need power on the go. These include Intel's eighth-generation U-series processors, which means that they're more built around portability as well. The eighth generation is quad-core though, and they both include options for discrete AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 graphics (2GB). HP says that the 14u is 28% thinner than its predecessor, at just 17.9mm, weighing 3.27 pounds.
They also have plenty of security features, which can also be found in HP's Elite lineup. These include HP Sure Start Gen 4, which checks the BIOS against a master copy for corruption. Sure Run includes hardware-enforced self-healing by monitoring applications, and alerting IT and the user when there are certain changes. Sure Recovery adds secure, network-based recovery.
The new ZBooks also include options for HP's Sure View privacy display, which is only available on the FHD variants (there's a 4K option without Sure View). HP says that 91% of visual hacking attempts are successful, so with the feature turned on, people around you won't be able to see what you're working on.
The new mobile workstation PCs come in an aluminum unibody, and the main difference between the two is that the 14u has a 14-inch screen, and the 15u is 15.6 inches.
The ZBook 14u G5 and ZBook 15u G5 should be available this month, starting at $1,099 and $1,109, respectively.