Power Without The Tower - HP Unveils Z1 All-in-One Workstation
At the Enderun Colleges in Taguig City, HP recently unveiled the Z1 All-in-One Workstation. Designed to meet the special needs of environments with limited space but requires the processing capability of a powerful computer, the Z1 All-in-One Workstation is a fully-equipped system clad in a compact, space-saving chassis.
Tipped as the world’s first 27-inch All-in-One Workstation, the Z1 comes with a 27-inch display that is capable of showing up to one billion colors, an attribute which is beneficial to professionals who are working in the fields like graphics design and content creation where accurate color rendering is necessary.
Contrary to the common design of an all-in-one PC system, the Z1 All-in-One Workstation features a tool-less design that allows users to easily open the chassis, and remove and replace hardware components without the assistance of an instrument or a technical support staff. This is practical for organizations that cannot afford to finance and maintain a dedicated IT department.
Processor-wise, the Z1 All-in-One Workstation is being offered with either an Intel Core i3-2120 or an Intel Xeon E3-1200 CPU. It can support up to 32GB ECC DDR3 RAM. Integrated with Intel HD Graphics (2000 or P3000), the Z1 Workstation can also have a maximum of Q4000M graphics from NVIDIA. It can accommodate a SATA hard disk drive or a solid state drive in terms of storage.
Together with the Z1 All-in-One Workstation, other powerful Workstation models that made appearance during the event are the Z820, Z620, and the Z420. The new machines are dressed up in a durable chassis that combines metal and plastic. The Z820 may come with an eight-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor and can support up to 512GB ECC DDR3 RAM.
On the other hand, the Z620 and the Z420 are being offered with either a six-core Intel Xeon E5-1600 or an E5-2600 processor. The Z620 can support up to 96GB ECC DDR3 RAM, whereas the Z420 can handle up to 64GB ECC DDR3 RAM.
On the storage front, the Z820, Z620, and the Z420 may use a SATA, SAS, or a solid state drive. In terms of graphics, these Workstation models may come with a professional graphics system, either an AMD FirePro or an NVIDIA Quadro/Tesla.
Depending on the configuration, HP offers the Z1 All-in-One Workstation for a starting price of PhP 89,990. Meanwhile, prices for the other models of HP’s Z series Workstations will vary depending on the distributor.
For more information about the features and specifications of HP's Z series Workstations, visit www.hp.com.