HP’s latest Windows 10 mobile workstations come with a self-healing BIOS

HP today introduced some major updates to its ZBook line of Windows 10 devices. The company’s ZBook line mostly includes mobile workstations built for the company’s enterprise customers, so they offer a lot of security features. The headline feature on the new ZBook devices, however, is the new self-healing BIOS. HP is calling it the Sure Start Gen3 which is apparently the industry’s first self-healing BIOS for PCs. HP’s Sure Start Gen 3 also includes “comprehensive” encryption, malware protection, data protection, threat detection and response, identity assurance, and strong authentication. The self-healing BIOS will essentially be able to restore itself when the BIOS is corrupted, making sure that the devices startup without any issues all the time — which is why HP is calling it “Sure Start”.

The new devices in the ZBook line include the new ZBook Studio, ZBook 17, ZBook 15, and the ZBook 14u. According to HP, the ZBook Studio can offer up to 16.5 hours of battery life which is a bit impressive considering the device is only 18mm thin. The new devices also include the usual Intel Xeon processors, NVIDIA’s Quadro GPUs, as well as a lot of RAM and storage. Here are full details:

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 which supports 100 percent Adobe RGB. At just 18mm thin and starting at 4.6 lbs., experience the power of the world’s first quad core workstation Ultrabook. Engineered with powerful server-grade Intel Xeon or 7th generation Core processors, NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics and up to 2TB storage, dual HP Z Turbo Drives 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, NVIDIA Quadro or AMD RadeonPro graphics, up to 4 TB of storage, 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 processors, with up to 3 TB storage 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. 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. 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.

Most of the newly announced devices are available for purchase right now. The ZBook Studio, for example, is now available starting at $1,399, while the ZBook 17 is available for $1,519, and the ZBook 15 is available for $1,419. HP is yet to reveal the price of the ZBook 14u — but it won’t be available this summer.

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