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

Posted By Shawn Worsell for NVIDIA on September 10, 2013 04:56 pm | Permalink

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.

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.

This new platform is perfect for on-location editing for feature film and TV pre-production. It's also great for creating graphics overlays and titling for sports and weather broadcast footage so a breaking story can be quickly sent live to air with full studio quality. The result: breaking news can be put on air fast.

HP offers all the latest NVIDIA Kepler architecture-based Quadro Mobile Workstation graphics cards. The Quadro K5100M, K4100M, K3100M and K610M are available options in the ZBook 17, and the Quadro K2100M, K1100M and K610M in the ZBook 15. You can choose the best platform combination to make your mobile dreams a reality.

Read more about HP's new Z Workstation portfolio.