HP Announces New Z220 Workstations
Press release from HP:
HP’s most affordable, no-compromise workstations, the Z220, features next-generation Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors, the latest integrated and discrete professional graphics from Intel, NVIDIA and AMD and four integrated USB 3.0 high-speed ports. The Z220 entry-level workstation is available in a choice of an exceptionally expandable, Convertible Mini-Tower (CMT) or a highly compact Small Form Factor (SFF) that’s 65 percent smaller and perfect for tight spaces.
The HP EliteBook w-series is HP’s best combination of high-performance features and graphics in a business-rugged design, featuring next-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core or i7 or i5 dual-core processors and up to 32 GB of system memory.
Both desktop and mobile workstations offer a breadth of independent software vendor (ISV) certifications for professionals across a range of industries from product development to media and entertainment.
“The addition of the new HP Z220 and EliteBook Mobile Workstations strengthens our already-robust lineup and reinforces our position as the market leader in the workstations industry,” said Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP. “For design, animation and engineering customers, creativity can strike while out in the field or back at the office—we’ve designed HP Workstations to complement the needs of professionals who demand quality and reliability where ever they are.”
More power, less energy, still affordable
HP Z220 Workstations deliver new technologies to improve overall system performance and energy efficiency. Designed for 24x7 operations under heavy workloads, they continue to set the standard for affordable entry-level workstations and bring unbelievable value to demanding professionals in a range of market and business segments from product development / mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD), architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) and professional video editing to education, healthcare and government.
Both Z220 Workstation models offer an array of choices from the new Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2 family and third-generation Intel Core processor family. They feature the latest Intel HD Graphics P4000 professional graphics option on selected Intel Xeon E3v2 processors, and a selection of entry, mid-range and high-end discrete graphics cards from NVIDIA and AMD, including support for the next generation PCIe Gen3 graphics cards as they become available.
Other performance enhancements include up to 32GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory (ECC or non-ECC) and Intel Smart Response Technology, an easy to install disk caching technology that can significantly improve storage IO performance, for faster boot time and frequently accessed applications. An optional handle in the top optical bay makes it very convenient to move the Z220 CMT. In addition, HP Z220 Workstations feature 90 percent efficient power supplies as standard and are BFR/PVC free.
Workstation performance on the go
HP’s most powerful mobile workstation, the HP EliteBook 8770w, offers the highest-performing professional graphics and extreme processing power, and is highly configurable with a 17.3-inch diagonal display. The versatile and portable HP EliteBook 8570w includes high-end professional graphics, robust processing power and a 15.6-inch diagonal display. HP’s most travel-friendly mobile workstation, the HP EliteBook 8470w, features workstation-caliber graphics and powerful processing along with a business-rugged design that’s optimized around a 14-inch diagonal HD display.