What Makes the HP ZBook 17 with Quadro K5100M a Mobile Video Dream Machine

Creative COW by Shawn Worsell

From the seismic interpreter looking for oil deposits in the remote Athabasca Tar Sands, to the design engineer making final edits on his widget while on vacation at the beach, to the event videographer shooting HD for the evening news, mobile workstations are being used by more professionals than ever.

The new HP ZBook 17 Mobile Workstation with the NVIDIA Quadro K5100M GPU, with GPUDirect for Video, is the ultimate mobile tool for digital film and video professionals – providing features and capabilities once only available on desk-bound workstations.

Desktop power, now in concentrated form: the NVIDIA Quadro K5100M GPU
Perfect for 4K and beyond post-processing workflows, the 1,536 CUDA parallel processor cores of the K5100M deliver visualization rendering and compute performance previously unheard of in a mobile platform. The massive 8GB of dedicated graphics memory quickly processes the most complex shots, including those with more and larger frames, compositing layers, visual effects and graphics models – all present simultaneously.

When it’s time to view the final rendered shots, the 1920×1080, 10-bit-per-component DreamColor display provides the ultimate image quality in a mobile form factor. If this resolution is not quite high enough to see every last detail, the platform can also drive an external 4K display through an onboard DisplayPort 1.2 connector.

The feature that puts the K5100M-based HP ZBook 17 over the top as the ultimate digital film and video mobile production system is its onboard Thunderbolt port. No longer does a digital film or video professional need to be tied to a workstation in an edit suite. The port allows for direct high-speed access to material from digital cinema cameras or compact RAID storage. read more...

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