HP announced that the HP Z1 Workstation is now available worldwide for a starting price of $1,899.
NAB 2012 brought a tidal wave of new products, but one of the standouts was HP’s new Z1 all-in-one workstation. You’ll have to check out the specs for yourself, but the convenient folding stand with easy, tool-less access to hardware and Autodesk Maya certification are certainly nothing to sneeze at. Read the full press release from HP, below:
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.
“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.”
Designed like no other, the display of the new HP Z1 snaps open so users can easily swap out parts and make upgrades without any tools required. The HP Z1 combines a sleek industrial design with accelerated performance, featuring Intel Xeon processors, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, support for more than 1 billion colors and HP’s world-class reliability.
“The HP Z1 is a combination of performance and form factor that would make a great addition to any workplace environment,” said Scott DeTota, senior director, Product and Partner Management, CDW. “IT managers will love its unique serviceability feature that truly sets it apart from the competition.”
“When our customers see how easy it is to open an HP Z1, without any tools, to change the hard drive or upgrade the memory, they’re hooked,” said Sandy S. Nasseri, president, MelroseMAC. “This is exactly what they’ve been looking for in a space-saving workstation for production or post-production work. The HP Z1 with an NVIDIA Quadro GPU, Avid Media Composer 6.0 and Adobe’s Creative Suite is the hottest thing to happen to digital media and entertainment in years.”
“Our customers range from small businesses and large enterprises to schools and government agencies; however, they all have one thing in common – a need for reliable technology,” said Kristin Rogers, executive vice president, Sales and Marketing, PC Mall. “The HP Z1 has all of the benefits of a traditional all-in-one PC, but adds workstation-class performance and reliability and, most importantly, upgradability.”
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.