HP HAS TAKEN THE WRAPS OFF its Z1 all-in-one workstation aimed at users who need to work in ever tighter spaces and want a more mobile system than current models.
The HP Z1 is the first 27in all-in-one workstation, according to HP.
Specifications-wise, the machine features an Intel processor from the Sandy Bridge range. The base configuration is a dual-core Intel Core i3 2120 3.3Ghz chip with integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics, or users can move up to the quad-core Intel Xeon E3 1245 3.3GHz processor, or the high-end quad-core Intel Xeon E3 1280 3.5GHz processor, both with Nvidia Quadro 3D graphics.
There are four memory slots for up to 32GB of DDR3 error-correcting code (ECC) memory to detect and correct internal data corruption.
The Z1 supports two internal 2.5in hard disks or one 3.5in hard disk with a maximum of 2TB capacity, along with 7.2K and 10K SATA, SSD and optional RAID 0, 1 and 10 configurations.
There are two USB 3.0 ports for high speed connectivity, a 6-in-1 media card reader and a DVD slot that can be upgraded to Bluray. On the multimedia front, HP has built in HD audio and a subwoofer can be plugged in. For those users who prefer a quiet working environment, whisper-quiet acoustics are on offer.
The display is a 27in in-plane-switching (IPS) 2560x1440 resolution, one billion colour LCD screen.
A key feature of the Z1 all-in-one workstation is the flip top design, so Z1 owners can easily swap in new components such as the power supply, graphics card, hard drive and memory without needing tools. The display can be opened up like a briefcase to get access to these components.