HP ZBook Fury 16 G10 Buying Guide

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HP ZBook Fury 16 G10 Buying Guide

The HP 16" ZBook Fury 16 G10 Mobile Workstation is so powerful, you'll forget it's a laptop. If you're looking to replace your desktop computer, this is the system you want. It is focused solely on delivering the performance needed for creative professionals―and that includes media creators, developers, and data scientists. With a top configuration that includes a 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 CPU, 128GB of DDR5 RAM, 12TB of SSD storage, dedicated NVIDIA RTX™ 5000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU, and a 16" 4K DreamColor display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 16:10 aspect ratio, the ZBook Fury G10 excels at tasks that include ingesting and editing raw 8K footage, advanced 3D, VR, and data science. Read on for a more expansive look into who this system is designed for, how it may be configured, which configuration may be best for you, and which software pairs well with your needs and the configured hardware.

HP 16" ZBook Fury 16 G10 Multi Touch Mobile Workstation
HP 16" ZBook Fury 16 G10 Multi Touch Mobile Workstation

Who Is It For?

The ZBook Fury G10 can be used by a variety of creative professionals for a wide array of tasks. One market is product developers, as well as architects, engineers, and construction professionals who work with CAD/CAM and simulation software, rendering, and VR. The ZBook Fury will be able to manipulate models without latency, thanks to 128GB of RAM, share and collaborate with its 5MP IR camera and advanced collaboration tools, and take advantage of enhanced multitasking with AI-enhanced performance management.

The next user base for the ZBook Fury 16―media and entertainment pros, game, and VR developers―is slightly smaller, but still very relevant. There will be advanced VR support for effortless modeling and texturing, seamless color grading using DreamColor panels, and real-time rendering that will allow you to preview environmental changes and render billions of triangles.

Another use for this system is for those working in data science. Up to 12TB of storage spread over four PCIe 4.0 x4 SSDs will support massive data sets and users will be able to iterate faster with ample power to train AI models in record time.

Configurations and Software

As with the ZBook Studio G10, there are a few Core™ i5, Core™ i7, and Core™ i9 processor options to choose from, all of which have between 14 and 24 cores, with base and boost frequencies that largely fall within the same range. However, if you're a serious creative, I’d skip the Core™ i5-13600HX 14-core option in favor of the more powerful Core™ i7 and Core™ i9 configurations. More 4800 MHz DDR5 memory is always better, but doubling your RAM won't double the speed at which your system works, so I'd recommend 16GB of RAM minimum. Don't be afraid to go higher, since this system supports up to 128GB RAM using four SO-DIMM slots.

Creative pros are most likely going to use an external Thunderbolt™ 4 drive or RAID array to store their creative content work, but the ZBook Fury helps tackle serious projects and store large amounts of data while also remaining mobile. With four M.2 2280 slots that support PCIe 4.0 x4, you'll be able to configure your ZBook Fury with up to 12TB of internal SSD storage.

Since this system is largely geared toward creatives, the dedicated GPU is going to be one of your more important assets. Anyone working with Autodesk, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator, SOLIDWORKS, and Solid Edge will be satisfied with an NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU, which has 6GB of GDDR6 video memory and benefits workflows including mainstream creative design, 3D models, scenes, and assemblies, plus pro app tuning, pro entry creation/design, and lightweight gaming.

If you find yourself working with Substance 3D Painter, Substance 3D Designer, Substance 3D Stager, Substance 3D Sampler, Autodesk Revit, Creo, CATIA, Siemens NX, and more, you'll benefit from an NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU and its 8GB of GDDR6 video memory. This GPU benefits workflows including 3D model development, simulation for CAE, photoreal rendering and accelerated deep learning, RTX ray tracing, 3D creation/design, and pro-game engines.

The NVIDIA RTX 3500 Ada Generation Laptop GPU is a good mid-tier GPU. With 12GB of GDDR6 video memory, users will be able to work with large 3D models, scenes, and assemblies, drive VR experiences, and speed up real-time photoreal rendering, ray tracing, inferencing, and deep learning for pro physics/simulations, pro 3D modeling, mainstream gaming, and pro VR using Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Cinema 4D, Unity, 3ds Max, and Blender.

On the higher end, the NVIDIA RTX 4000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU and 12GB of GDDR6 video memory will benefit workflows including real-time interactive work with larger 3D projects, larger AI and data science models, graphics, and visualization, as well as enhanced processing for real-time photoreal rendering, ray tracing, inferencing, and deep learning for pro content creation and pro data science. These workflows can be executed using Maya, the Unreal Engine, and DaVinci Resolve.

The top-tier GPU offered by HP for the ZBook Fury G10 is the NVIDIA RTX 5000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU, which is equipped with 16GB of GDDR6 video memory. Using software like Nuke, Houdini, and Arnold, this configuration is best for real-time interactive work with larger 3D projects, larger AI and data science models, graphics, and visualization, faster real-time photoreal rendering, ray tracing, inferencing, and deep learning for pro intensive data science and AI acceleration, rich pro creation, design, and modeling.

For users or workflows who require ISV-certified graphics, any of these RTX GPUs will fill the bill.

Display

Equally as important as the GPU is a display that's capable of showing your work as it's meant to be seen. The 16" panel can be configured in a few ways, but serious creatives will opt for the 3840 x 2400 DreamColor IPS display, with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, 500 nits of brightness, and 100% DCI-P3 gamut coverage. This panel may also be configured with OLED backlighting, for richer color depth and contrast, plus multi-touch functionality. If you don't need a 4K display, there are 1920 x 1200 options available, one of which has an HP Sure View integrated privacy screen, as well as a traditional 1920 x 1080 panel.

OLED Touchscreen
OLED Touchscreen

But why might you want a DreamColor display? It will help maintain color consistency, deliver smoother interactions with design models, render artifact-free images from cameras, and present imagery as it will appear when printed. The DreamColor display holds distinct advantages over the Full HD panels, especially regarding maximum brightness and color gamut coverage.

It is worth mentioning that all HP ZBook Studio G10 systems have a 16:10 aspect ratio, which helps reduce the need to scroll by showing more vertical content than a 16:9 display. The aspect ratio of your work doesn't change, but you'll be able to see more of your project without minimizing program menus or toolbars, which can be helpful when you're focused and in the zone.

Aspect Ratio
Aspect Ratio

Cooling, Portability, and Upgrades

Built to handle intensive tasks, the ZBook Fury G10 stays cool using a vapor chamber that evaporates liquid, facilitating heat transfer from the GPU and CPU and distributing it throughout the chamber for optimized cooling. This is augmented by thin, curved metal fans and rear venting, as well as optimized power distribution, which helps ensure that power is provided to relevant components.

With a starting weight of 5.3 pounds, the ZBook Fury G10 may not be as lightweight as some of the other ZBook systems, but it's the most powerful, and the added components increase its weight. However, it's still a very portable unit that will fit into your bag so you can tackle intense workflows with pro graphics and complete color accuracy from anywhere. It also sports enhanced collaboration features for tasks that include editing 8K video, 3D rendering, and training machine learning models, all while you're on the go.

In Conclusion

HP's ZBook Fury 16 G10 Mobile Workstation is the mobile workstation that will replace your desktop. It can easily be transported and supports HP docking options, including the Thunderbolt™ 120W G4 Dock and Thunderbolt™ 280W G4 Dock with Combo Cable, so you can work with additional external peripherals, including storage, displays, and more.

HP Thunderbolt G4 Dock
HP Thunderbolt G4 Dock

For more information about the new mobile workstations, including additional features, specs, and highlights, be sure to check out the detailed product page for the HP 16" ZBook Fury 16 G10 Mobile Workstation. Or drop us a line below, and we’ll do our best to answer all your comments and questions.

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