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HP Introduces World’s First 27-inch All-in-One Workstation

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HP has announced the HP Z1 workstation, the world’s first 27-inch All-in-One Workstation, targeted at design professionals. The sleek workstation features an innovative chassis that snaps open so users can swap, upgrade parts without any tools.

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HP Z1 Open chassis

At first glance, the chassis design is reminiscent of the internals of the Apple iMac and Mac Pro, with its attention to details in architecture and modular structure.

The HP Z1 is powered by quad-core Intel Xeon processors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics with support of up to 1 billion colours. The impressive display is a 27-inch diagonal wide LED display that features a wide, 178-degree viewing angle and an in-plane switching (IPS) panel.

There is a variety of storage types to choose from including 7,200rpm and 10,000rpm drives, SSD, optional RAID configurations, removable drives (AMO), a multiformat media card reader and optical drives including a slot-load Blu-ray Writer.

The A-I-O PC also includes high-fidelity audio, HD quality web cam, HP Remote Graphics Software and HP Performance Advisor.

The new HP Z1 Workstation is expected to be available in Malaysia from April 2012. Pricing starts from RM 5,888.

Additional information is available at http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/my/en/sm/WF05a/12454-12454-296719-5231064-5231064-5230510.html?dnr=1.

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HP Introduces World’s First 27-inch All-in-One Workstation
Category-defining HP Z1 workstation allows design professionals to unleash their creativity

MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur, Feb. 27, 2012 – HP today unveiled the world’s first all-in-one workstation with a 27-inch diagonal display. 

Designed like no other, the display of the new HP Z1 Workstation snaps open so users can easily swap out parts and make upgrades without any tools required.(1) 

The HP Z1 combines a sleek industrial design with accelerated performance featuring Intel® Xeon® processors,(2) NVIDIA Quadro graphics, support for more than 1 billion colors(3) and HP’s world-class reliability.  

Built for computer-aided design, digital media and entertainment professionals, the HP Z1 provides blazingly fast rendering and performance. It offers a full range of workstation-class graphics cards and processors, and is thoroughly tested and certified to work with today’s leading industry applications. 

Whether it’s an engineer creating 3-D components, an architect designing buildings or a videographer editing event footage, the HP Z1 gives creative professionals the power they need to bring ideas to life faster.  

“The revolutionary HP Z1 sets a new industry standard for workstation design, performance and serviceability,” said Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP. “With its game-changing design and an experience that optimizes visual and computing performance, the HP Z1 will help attract new customers and expand our market leadership.”

Workstation performance without compromise 

  • Workstation performance. Features professional NVIDIA Quadro graphics, ECC memory, quad-core Intel® Xeon® processors,(2) independent software vendor solutions and whisper-quiet acoustics.
  • Tool-less chassis. Users can easily add a hard drive, upgrade memory or access the graphics card by snapping open the chassis to swap out parts.
  • Workstation-class storage. Users can choose from a variety of storage types, including 7.2K and 10K SATA, SSD, optional RAID configurations, removable drives (AMO), a multiformat media card reader and optical drives including a slot-load Blu-ray Writer.(5)
  • Professional display. The 27-inch diagonal wide LED display supports more than 1 billion colors (3) and features a wide, 178-degree viewing angle and an in-plane switching (IPS) panel.
  • High-fidelity audio. Front-facing dual-cone speakers and SRS Premium Sound offer high-fidelity audio.
  • HD Webcam. Have face-to-face meetings and see every detail right down to the twinkle of an eye. Also captures HD-quality video.(5,6)
  • HP Remote Graphics Software. Users can work remotely while still accessing the high-performance 2-D, 3-D, video and media-rich applications they count on.
  • HP Performance Advisor. Reduces the time spent troubleshooting by providing a consolidated report of the workstation’s hardware and software configuration that can be used to tune the workstation for specifically professional application workloads with just one click.

Pricing and availability(7)

The new HP Z1 Workstation is expected to be available in Malaysia from April 2012. Pricing starts from RM 5,888.

Additional information is available at http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/my/en/sm/WF05a/12454-12454-296719-5231064-5231064-5230510.html?dnr=1.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

  1. All specifications represent the typical specifications provided by HP’s component manufacturers; actual performance may vary.
  2. Dual-core and quad-core technologies are designed to improve performance of multithreaded software products and hardware-aware multitasking operating systems and may require appropriate operating system software for full benefits; not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of these technologies.
  3. 1.07 billion viewable colors through A-FRC technology.
  4. As Blu-ray is a new format containing new technologies, certain disc, digital connection, compatibility and/or performance issues may arise, and do not constitute defects in the product. Flawless playback on all systems is not guaranteed. In order for some Blu-ray titles to play, they may require a DVI or HDMI digital connection and some displays may require HDCP support. HD DVD movies cannot be played on this workstation.
  5. Internet access is required and not included.
  6. HD content required to view HD content.
  7. Estimated Malaysia street prices. Actual prices may vary.

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  • Show Comments

  • Chip

    “Worlds first” LOL

  • xX_BL1ND_Xx

    Isnt there a 27 inch iMac?
    sorta the exact same thing just apple and less upgradeable.

    • Vernon Chan

      Yes there is. However, the iMac is a prosumer/consumer computer. The Z1 is a workstation-class PC with server-spec Intel Xeon processors.

    • Amri Rohayat

      More or less the same thing except… this HP is not a toy. Good to see that real computer makers are still serving the pro market. The white computer company seems intent on making consumer crap since… well, since the iShites, really.

      • Vernon Chan

        Amri, yes. HP has actually learned quite a bit from the fruit company, especially in terms of packaging their products. From the underpinnings and well-designed chassis and modular innards, It’s nice to know there is another company who appreciates and evangelises good functional design. And a workhorse too.

      • James Smith

        If you think the iMac is a toy, it shows you know nothing about it and should refrain from commenting.

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