« on: August 18, 2014, 09:36:40 PM »
For me my favorite is the hp zbook 15 with the dreamcolor display but its $2800 without a ssd drive which woukd drive the cost another $3-500 for a 512gb. ....
HP provided a nice presentation of their z-books for in-field editing during the CPUG Supermeet at NAB this year. I did some research and yeah, better than the Mac offerings for color precision. I do not need more for in-the-field proofing. In my studio, I use a pair of NEC PA (27" and 24") fully calibrated and fed by a FirePro W5000 for 10-bit/channel workflow.
Since I am shopping for a new in-the-field unit, features I consider important are memory card transfer speed (USB3 or better), weight, ruggedness, size for carry, and at least something good for viewing. Still, I tend to shy away from Macbooks although I currently have a 13" 2009 Aluminum (which usually runs out of power before I can transfer 32 Gb due to USB 2) And before that a real (before Dell) Alienware m9750 dual-everything that was impractical in the field.