HP has unveiled its first all-in-one PC aimed squarely at the working world, and it packs an enormous punch crammed into a relatively small frame. The base model of the 27” HP Z1 Workstation features an Intel Core i3 processor, integrated HD 2000 graphics, 250 GB SATA or SSD, and a DVD writer. Of course, the users who need heavy-hitting hardware, like graphic designers, will want to opt for the best, and the top tier specs available are pretty impressive for an all-in-one machine. Users can pack in an Intel quad-core Xeon processor and NVIDIA Quadro graphics, with storage upgrades and a Blu-Ray writer also available. Those top-notch features are probably going to command a lot of coin, though – the base model alone will sell for $1899 when it becomes available in April.
The IPS display features 2560 x 1440 resolution, and the fact that this AIO packs in an IPS display altogether is impressive. The HP Z1 also comes with USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, as well as a 1080p 2 MP webcam. Inside, all models will sport up to 32 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 ECC RAM.
But the coolest feature of the Z1 might be the ease of customization. The computer snaps open without tools, giving users access to the guts of the computer, which is nice for those who willing to buy the base version and scrounge around for deals on the good stuff. For those who just want something that works and works well right off the bat, feel free to go all out, but, as mentioned before, that is probably going to cost you a ton of money. Still, it could be worth it for those in need of that much processing power, but dont want to take up too much desk space.