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01-20-2019 03:24 PM
hi, I'm a professional tattoo artist and illustrator and looking to upgrade my old HD cintiq to a 4K drawing display with least parallax, found a deal on HP zbook x2 for 1300 usd on Amazon, wanted to ask
1.what are the exact specs and most importantly
2.how is the drawing experience in photoshop and illustrator compared to Wacom cintiq pro or ipad pro (a-parallax b-initial activation pressure c-paper like texture feel d-lag) and the pen itself
3.any other notes for 2D hand drawn content creating on this device? again specially on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, thanks
ps: does the thunderbolt on this support eGPU?
appreciate if you answered fast
01-20-2019 05:50 PM
HP takes the time to document every system the have sold please visit the HP site in the future for specs on a system or just google "HP xxxx quickspecs) where x=hp model name
for your adobe questions i recomend you visit the adobe photoshop forum and as your questions there and they most likely will be able to offer some help on wacom questions since many adobe users also have wacom products
last, reguarding your dwaring question,.......it's best you actually try the product in question as one users experence may not match your needs
01-21-2019 07:01 AM
By coincidence, only yesterday, I'd been looking at Autodesk Sketchbook:
> and looking at various options for a digitizing tablet or display to use with an HP z620, including Wacom Cintiq. This would be primariy for industrial design and secondarily, graphic design.
As I've never used a drawing display, I can't comment on the working, but suggest considering a tower workstation to run it. A used HP z420 or better (largerPSU) z620 Version 2 (=Boot block date of 2013) will allow the use of a Xeon E5 6 or 8-core high level This kind of system is useful as it may be configured to start with 32Gb of RAM for later upgrade to 64GB, a full size GPU- and for higher AA levels and viewport support, consider a Pascal Quadro that will support and 2X 4K displays, and extensive possibilities for drives including PCIe M.2, SAS RAID @ 6GB/s, a hot swap drive in a 5.25" front bay. Illustration and processing at 4K can produce very large file sizes. I've fussed with 300-400MB images and a z620 running at 4.3GHz on all cores (E5-1680 v2), 64GB and a Quadro P2000 still had "noticeable" waiting time. A z420 with an E5-1660 v2 overclocked to 4.1GHz on 6 cores would fail on large renderings (5180 X 2240) as the setup required 37+GB of RAM and that system had "only"32GB.
Consider a z420 with an E5-1660 v2, z420 liquid cooling, 64GB of DDR3-1866 ECC registered, a Quadro P2000 5GB- a P4000 8GB is preferable, and run a Samsung 950 PRO NVme in Legacy Boot mode as the OS/Program drive , with a Samsung 970 EVO NVMe as the projects drive. Overclock the E5-1660 v2 to 4.2GHz on all cores using Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, and/or experiment with 4.3 on two cores, and 4.1 on the other 4 cores- that kind of thing.
A desktop workstation is far more versatile, upgradeable, and easier to work on, plus laptops are expensive considering one os buying a 15"-17" display that in my view is not very useful for graphic design- it ends up being solid toolbars. A lot of RAM, fast drives, especially the full size GPU and possiblity of running two or three large displays, is important in these applications.
HP z620_2 (2017) (R7) > Xeon E5-1680 v2 (8-core@ 4.3GHz) / z420 Liquid Cooling / 64GB DDR3-1866 ECC Reg / Quadro P2000 5GB _ GTX 1070 Ti 8GB / HP Z Turbo Drive M.2 256GB AHCI + Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe 500GB + HGST 7K6000 4TB / Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 sound interface + 2X Mackie MR824 / 825W PSU /> HP OEM Windows 7 Prof.’l 64-bit > 2X Dell Ultrasharp U2715H (2560 X 1440)
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