HP Begins Shipping Z1 AIO Workstation

Hewlett-Packard yesterday announced the availability of its Z1 user-serviceable all-in-one PC. Unveiled  in February at the HP Global Partnership Conference, the Z1 is said to be theworld’s first all-in-one workstation with a 27-inch diagonal display. Hit the jump for more.

Its 27-inch LED-backlit IPS display has a resolution of 2560×1440 and supports over a billion colors. With user-serviceability being the Z1’s main selling point, it is ridiculously easy to snap open the screen and gain access to its neatly packed innards.

HP’s site lists four models priced between $1,899.00 and $2,899.00. However, the basic model is unlikely to cut it for most of the Z1’s intended users with its Intel Core i3-2120 (3.30 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores) processor and integrated graphics.

In contrast, the topmost model has a Xeon E3-1245 (3.30 GHz, 8 MB cache, 4 cores) — as do the other two models — and NVIDIA Quadro 500M (1 GB) professional graphics. Further it has a 1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive. Specs common to all models include 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 2MP 1080p webcam, SRS-certified stereo speakers, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, FireWire, DisplayPort, and a 6-in-1 card reader.

“We’ve been visiting customers around the globe, in industries from automotive to audio and video, and the response is overwhelmingly positive, with comments like ‘it’s insanely cool’ and ‘just the right size,’” said Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP. “Customers say they’re impressed with the combination of accelerated performance and design that’s not available on any other product in the market today.”

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