NAB 2018 Awards: HP DreamColor Z27xG2 Studio Display Garners Best of NAB Award, Plus New ZBook Mobile Workstations Announced

Congratulations to HP, taking home Videomaker's Best Display of NAB 2018 award for their new 27-inch DreamColor Studio display, the HP DreamColor Z27xG2. In addition, HP showed off a new powerful and convertible 2-in-1 mobile workstation from their line of ZBooks, the HP ZBook Studio x360 G5. That’s not it, though: HP has also updated the entire ZBook line of professional mobile workstations.

HP Unveils New 27-inch DreamColor Studio Display

In addition to all these mobile workstation, HP announced the HP DreamColor Z27xG2 Studio Display, a 27-inch diagonal display that has pop-up sensor for self-calibration. The 10-bit QHD monitor incorporates onscreen markers, remote management and “the world’s first” integrated keyboard-based input switching KVM to switch between devices.

It has 99 percent DCI P3 coverage, 98 percent Adobe RGB and a 1500:1 contrast ratio.


Here’s everything else HP announced in advance of NAB:

HP ZBook Studio x360 G5

HP claims that the ZBook Studio x360 G5 is the world’s most powerful convertible laptop-to-tablet PC because it can be configured with 8th generation, six-core Intel Xeon CPUs and NVIDIA’s Quadro P1000 graphics card. This in turn should allow the x360 G5 handle high-res images without any delay, according to HP.


The x360 will feature a 15.6 inch display that can be configured in 1080p or 4K with HP’s DreamColor tech. HP’s DreamColor supports 100 percent of the Adobe RGB spectrum and produces a brightness of up to 600 nits. As for the rest of the x360’s exterior, it will keep the standard ZBook design, with a metal case and sharp lines.

Additionally, the x360’s battery can last up to 16 hours and can be charged up to 50 percent in 30 minutes, according to HP. You can also choose to us an 8th generation Core i5 and six-core i7 CPU instead of the six-core Xeon, if you so wish.

ZBook Studio G5


The Studio G5 has a lot in common with the x360 G5, but without the ability to transform into a tablet. It has a 15.6-inch display that can be equipped with a 4K touch panel and it can be configured with up to an Intel Xeon processor and NVIDIA Quadro graphics.

As for storage, the Studio G5 supports up to 6TB and HP claims it has a 35 percent higher processing performance than the Apple MacBook Pro.

ZBook 15 G5 and ZBook 15v G5

Both the ZBook 15 G5 and the ZBook 15v G5 feature a 15.6-inch display and support up to 4K resolution. They both also support up to an Intel Xeon processor and NVIDIA Quadro graphics (up to a Quadro P600 for the ZBook 15v and a Quadro P2000 in the ZBook 15.)

The standard 15 G5 supports up to 64GB and the Zbook 15v goes up to 32GBs. Also, the 15 G5 can be paired with up to 6TB of storage and three drives.



ZBook 17 G5

According to HP, the ZBook 17 G5 “delivers the performance of a desktop with the freedom of a laptop.” It backs that claim up by packing 50 percent more cores, NVIDIA Quadro P5200 graphics, and 20 percent better thermal performance than before. The laptop comes in a number of Intel Core i5, i7 processors and Intel Xeon chips.


The 17 G5 supports up to 64GB of RAM and up to 10TB of storage.

Pricing and Availability

  • The HP ZBook Studio x360is expected to be available beginning in May for a starting price of $1,499.
  • The HP ZBook Studio is expected to be available beginning in May for a starting price of $1,299.
  • The HP ZBook 17 is expected to be available beginning in May. Pricing not announced yet.
  • The HP ZBook 15 is expected to be available beginning in May. Pricing not announced yet.
  • The HP ZBook 15v is expected to be available beginning in May for a starting price of $949.
  • The HP DreamColorZ27x G2 Display is available beginning in April for a starting price of $1,999.

Head to for more information about all these PCs and HP’s display.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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