The biggest change year-over-year: HP has reduced the size of its top-of-the-line workstation to a 16-inch format.
The new ZBook16-inch Workstation
Looking at size, the 16-inch G9 model is closer to the 15-inch G8 model in width and depth. As for weight, the new G9 model is much closer to the 17-inch G8 ZBook Fury.
While the 17-inch G8 model is clearly wider and deeper, the G9 is slightly thicker and only 100 grams lighter. The G9 comes in with an overall smaller footprint, however, the capacity and technology get a boost.
The GPU, CPU, and memory get a technology bump. The Fury G9 display shrinks to 16-inch with a higher resolution 16-to-10 aspect ratio 120 Hz IPS DreamColor display and a touch-enabled OLED option.
The new 16-inch desktop replacement workstation from HP
|ZBook Fury 15 G8
|ZBook Fury G9
|ZBook Fury 17 G8
|36.1 x 24.25 x 2.595 cm
|36.3 x 25.06 x 2.775 cm
|39.84 x 26.71 x 2.69 cm
Connections – just plug it in
Usability is the foundation of productivity. Having the right ports is critical to many users.
On the left you find the power connector, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a miniDisplayPort, an HDMI port, and an SD card reader. On the right you find the security lock, an RJ45 connector, two USB type-A ports, a headphone/microphone jack, and a SmartCard reader.
It’s hard to ask for more – just plug it in.
ZBook Fury G9 with a security lock, RJ45 connector, two USB ports, a audio & microphone jack, and a SmartCard Reader
ZBook Fury G9 with a power connector, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a miniDisplayPort, an HDMI port, and an SD Card Reader
The slightly smaller, slightly lighter ZBook Fury G9 has a smoother, rounder design. The display is smaller, but displays more pixels. Connectivity is nearly identical with the 17-inch Fury G9. All of the technology has gotten a boost from the GPU options to the SSD storage.
ZBook Fury G8 with a power connector, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a miniDisplay port, an HDMI port and an SD Card Reader
ZBook Fury G8 with an RJ45 connector, a security lock, three USB ports, an audio & microphone jack, and a SmartCard Reader
And if you do need more, then a docking station would be a great option for at home or in the office.
The keyboard has a full number pad. The Fury G9 also has a large touch pad with integrated buttons on the bottom. On the right side of the handrest you will also find a fingerprint reader for security.
Power is the reason you carry nearly 3 kg of workstation on your shoulder. The HP ZBook Fury G6 delivers. Get a closer look at performance in the ZBook Fury G9 review.
A Final Perspective
The 16-inch 2022 ZBook Fury G9 merges the 15-inch and 17-inch G8 models into a single offering. It basically tries to keep the size of the 15-inch G8, but it absorbs most of the weight of the 17-inch G8.
The high-end of the Fury G9 configuration promises desktop performance while on the road. And with a complete list of connectivity ports, you can leave your extra dongles at home.