After Intel released the 12th generation Core processors, many manufacturers launched many new laptops based on this. But this year is a bit special. In addition to the traditional gaming laptops, there are also many thin and light laptops and mobile workstations with the 12th generation of Core Standard processors at the same time on sale. For example, the protagonist of this article – the HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation.
The HP ZBook Power G9 is equipped with a Core i7-12700H processor, NVIDIA T600 professional graphics card, 32GB DDR5-4800MHz dual-channel memory, 1TB PCIe 4.0 high-speed SSD, 15.6-inch 1080P high-definition display, and 83Wh large-capacity battery, etc.
As a new product in the ZBook series, the HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation continues the family-style design. The overall color scheme of the body is mainly gray and simple but also looks more atmospheric.
Of course, as a notebook, portability must be very important. The HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation has achieved good control and weighs 1.9kg, which is thinner and lighter than most gaming laptops equipped with standard pressure processors.
It is worth mentioning that the body material of the HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation is made of high-strength aluminum alloy, which takes into account a good feel and strength. In addition, like its own Elitebook business notebook, this HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation has also passed 19 MIL-STD-810H military standard certifications, including drop resistance, impact resistance, etc. It can cope with various use environments calmly.
Open the body, you can see that the HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation also adopts a narrow bezel design with a relatively high screen-to-body ratio. The screen is 15.6 inches with a resolution of 1080p and a maximum brightness of 400 nits, while it has been specially designed for low-power 1W screen optimization.
The color gamut coverage of the HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation is as follows, with sRGB coverage of 99% and NTSC coverage of 71%. In addition, the high-end version of the model provides a screen with better parameters, optional (3840 x 2160) 4K resolution, providing a more delicate display effect. The top of the frame provides an IR infrared high-definition camera, which supports infrared facial recognition, and is combined with a fingerprint recognition module to improve the security of the system.
The HP ZBook Power G9 provides a full-size keyboard, including an independent numeric keypad and a programmable keyboard with 1.5mm key travel, making text input easier. At the same time, the splash-proof design is also continued. This replacement keyboard is now available in the MyFixGuide store.
Abundant ports are the well-received highlight of the HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation. The right side of the fuselage provides a power port, a Thunderbolt 4 port, two USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports, and a 3.5mm headphone microphone port.
The left side of the fuselage also provides an RJ45 port, a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A port, and an HDMI 2.0b port. It can meet the expansion needs of data transmission, connecting peripherals, and connecting two external 4K high-definition displays.
The HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation is equipped with the 12th generation Core standard pressure processor, which is the latest Alder Lake-H45 series. mine is equipped with a Core i7-12700H, and its specifications are 6 performance cores and 8 energy efficiency cores, the highest turbo frequency can reach 4.7GHz, and the L3 cache is 24MB. Of course, the top version can also choose the Core i9-12900H processor, which has a turbo frequency of up to 5.0GHz.
Thanks to the hybrid architecture design, after the introduction of new performance cores and energy efficiency cores, the Core i7-12700H has improved significantly in all aspects, making the performance of the HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation much better than last year’s similar products. However, due to the conservative power given by the power consumption wall, the performance is slightly worse than that of gaming laptops with the same processor.
Unlike traditional gaming notebooks, the HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation is equipped with NVIDIA professional graphics cards, up to the NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, and mine is equipped with the NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU.
The NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU is a mobile workstation graphics card based on the Turing architecture, offering 896 CUDA stream processors and 4GB of GDDR6 memory; compared to consumer graphics cards, the NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU is optimized for professional processing, including optimization and certification of various design software, which helps work more efficiently.
Compared with the RTX 3060 Laptop GPU commonly found in gaming laptops, even if it is at a disadvantage in terms of architecture, specifications, and power consumption, the HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation equipped with the T600 Laptop GPU can still gain advantages in many projects, which reflects the professional graphics card in specific The superiority of productivity scenarios. I believe that if you choose a high-end version equipped with a higher-end professional card, you can get better performance.
RAM and HDD
The HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation is equipped with a 1TB WD SN810, which is a PCIe 4.0 protocol NVMe high-speed SSD. Using CrystalDiskMark for speed testing, read and write speeds have reached the top level. The mobile workstation also provides an additional M.2 slot for users to expand SSDs.
This mobile workstation is equipped with two 16GB DDR5-4800MHz high-frequency memory, forming a 32GB dual-channel, which greatly improves the bandwidth and brings higher computing efficiency compared to the previous DDR4-3200MHz memory. It is worth noting that the memory slots of the HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation are all off-board designs, users can freely replace them later, and it supports up to 64GB dual-channel memory.
HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation has been optimized for battery life in many aspects, such as equipped with an 83Wh large-capacity battery, low-power screen, etc. Compared with other gaming laptops equipped with the 12th generation Core processor in the market, the battery life is very long.
Overall, the HP ZBook Power G9 mobile workstation is a product with very balanced performance in all aspects. It has an elegant appearance, strong portability, rich port expansion, excellent professional performance, and also provides good battery life.