HP ZBook Power G8 Mobile Workstation: High-end performance on the go

May 24, 2022

The HP ZBook Power G8 Mobile Workstation offers a balance between performance and security. With an all-aluminum body and military-grade durability, it not only has a distinctly premium touch but also withstands the rough use that comes with daily life.

Power within reach

Inside, the HP ZBook Power G8 Mobile Workstation is powered by professional-grade components. You find an Intel Core i7-11800H clocked at 4.6GHz alongside 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. On Cinebench R23, a tool to test CPU performance, this CPU setup scores a 1,463pts CPU (Single Core) score and a 10,026pts CPU (Multi Core) score, ranking it among the highest performing laptops available on the market.

Moreover, the configuration ensures that multitasking on the machine is a breeze for both singe-threaded applications such as Autodesk 3ds Max and multi-threaded applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro. Especially in combination with the Nvidia T600 GPU on-board, the workstation gives you an environment for doing any high-end work. Testing its performance on PCMark 10, a benchmark to assess overall PC performance, the workstation registered a score of 5,560 exceeded well beyond the minimum requirements for any demanding work.

As a student, you may want to use applications such as Autodesk Revit or Adobe Photoshop on the ZBook Power G8 Mobile Workstation. For example, testing editing performance on the machine using PugetBench, a Photoshop benchmarking tool, we registered an overall score of 528, placing the laptop in good standing for any high-end image manipulation work. Similarly, the configuration is great for professionals in the construction business, working seamlessly with 3D and 2D blueprints and serving as the ideal companion for drafting workflows and designing in applications such as SolidEdge or AutoCAD.

These days, remote work is of utmost importance, and that too is taken care of by the ZBook Power G8 Mobile Workstation. It features HP ZCentral, a complete hardware and software solution to power remote working. An extension of this is ZCentral Remote Boost and Teradici CAS for flexibility to choose the right software suite to tackle projects from anywhere. Using this, teams can securely access the cloud, virtual machines or localized workstations without sacrificing on responsiveness and image quality.

As great as the hardware package is, often, powerful workstations may omit important connectivity features but that is also covered on the ZBook Power G8 Mobile Workstation. You get a solid selection of ports including Thunderbolt 4, Type-A USB 3.1, Ethernet, HDMI 2.0 and a nano-security lock to go with HP Wolf Security, a standard security measure for optimal working with professional applications.

Multimedia

To drive all this power, the HP ZBook Power G8 Mobile Workstation sports a thin-bezel 15.6-inch 4K resolution panel. Given the intricacy of the work that is possible on the device, the display is outstanding. It has very good viewing angles and offers a good peak brightness to ensure visibility even when working outdoors. On a typical charge, the laptop can provide up to 12 hours of battery backup.

Pricing and availability

For professionals and students alike, the HP ZBook Power G8 Mobile Workstation is a solid option. It gives you power and performance on the go, like no other. It is currently available via Amazon.ae and Sharaf DG for Dh5,320.

 

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.