HP Z1 All-In-One Unveiled: Xeon CPU, Pro Nvidia Graphics, 27-Inch Display

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Hewlett-Packard has unveiled its latest Z-series all-in-one personal computer: the HP Z1.

The HP Z1 system was unveiled by HP on Valentine’s Day and is expected to be coming to stores near you starting at $1,899 this coming April.

For that money, the HP Z1 offers a premium all-in-one PC with a 27-inch (2560×1440 pixels resolution) IPS display  with 178-degree viewing angle and a host of notable features to boot.

One of these is what HP says is the tool-less distinction of the HP Z1 meaning that you can service the all-in-one (read: remove components and replace them) with just your bare hands.

The HP Z1 achieves this as the unit folds down and opens up like a briefcase revealing its innards which are all packed in the unit via modules you can snap out of the box.

Here are photos of the HP Z1 (right-click and open in new tab for bigger versions):

The HP Z1 is also scalable offering choices of a Sandy Bridge dual-core Intel Core i3-2120 processor (3.3GHz, 3MB cache, integrated Intel HD 2000 graphics), a quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1245 processor (3.3GHz, 8MB cache, integrated Intel HD P3000 graphics), or a quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1280 processor (3.5GHz, 8MB cache)

The HP Z1 features an Intel C206 chipset capable of accommodating up to 32 GB in DDR3 ECC RAM.

As for hard drive options, the HP Z1 offers a choice between 1 3.5-inch Serial ATA drive (250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB) or two SATA 10K drives (300GB, 600GB) or two SATA solid state drives (160GB or 300GB).

The HP Z1 has four slots, one of which is a PCIe x16 full slot and three miniPCIe slots.

As for graphics performance, the new HP all-in-one offers the Intel HD 2000 and HD P3000 graphics as integrated options, the Nvidia Q500M GPU for entry level 3D graphics, the Nvidia Q1000M and Nvidia Q3000M GPUs for midrange 3D graphics, and the Nvidia Q4000M GPU for high-end 3D graphics.

The HP Z1 also features SRS Premium Sound through dual-cone front-facing stereo speakers and it also has a 2MP webcam capable of capturing full-HD 1080p video.

As for networking, the HP Z1 offers Intel Gb LAN, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, 2.1+EDR, 3.0 and 3.0+HS.

The HP Z1 is also equipped with two USB 3.0, one IEEE 1394a, a Mic, Headphone, and 6-in-1 Media Card Reader on the side of the machine; four USB 2.0, RJ-45 Gb-LAN, Line-in, Line-out, Display Port In/Out, SPDIF, Subwoofer at the rear of the machine and 5 internal USB 2.0 ports.

All of these are packed in a sleek 23-inch by 26-inch by 15.5-inch (with stand) package.

Watch this video here from HP detailing their HP z1 all-in-one:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5v5ziNp1fk

Images from HP


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Author: Solon Harmony Dolor

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