83

conclusion:We like it

83

If you've got the cash to spend, the HP Z1 is a productivity powerhouse. It's fast, has a Blu-ray burner as an available option, and has one of the best displays available in an all-in-one desktop. It also has more expansion options than most of its competitors. However, it's missing some features available on more entertainment-centric all-in-ones, including HDMI ports and a touchscreen. That makes it more appropriate as a machine you're going to primarily use for work, rather than play, which is how HP has positioned it.

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Critic reviews

8.0
7 reviews
  • Speed and features
    8.2
  • Design and form factor
    8.4
  • Expandability
    8.5
  • Noise
    8.0
  • Size and weight
    6.4
  • Power consumption
    8.0

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User reviews

8.0
3 reviews
9.0
PC World Apr 11, 2012

The expensive Z1 all-in-one has both brains and beauty, but it also has some issues that are impossible to ignore.

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8.0
PC Mag Apr 18, 2012

In summation, if you know you will need workstation-class power and certification in an all-in-one form factor the HP Z1 is the way to go.

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7.0
SlashGear Aug 21, 2012

This computer is a fabulous choice for an office in need of massive displays and Windows 7 (or Windows 8 later this year). You’ve got a perfectly solid build, HP has made the entire structure out of high-end components, and you’ll be able to modify this beast to your liking well into the future.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Aug 10, 2012

The HP Z1 is a beauty of a 27in all-in-one PC. Not only is it meticulously built and the only one of its size and class to offer height adjustment, but it’s packed with connectivity and features like an adjustable 1080p webcam.

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7.0
TechRadar Aug 6, 2012

It's much more configurable, user friendly and upgradeable than an iMac, and offers much broader workstation validation.

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9.0
HotHardware Aug 12, 2013

The HP Z1 Workstation successfully juggles several balls. It provides solid performance for the price, offering serious power for under $3,500. The system also scores well when it comes to access.

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8.0
About Apr 9, 2012

HP has really engineered an impressive new all-in-one workstation with the Z1. ... It won't offer the same levels of value or flexibility as an individual workstation plus display but it is a tradeoff that will be more than acceptable to many.

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9.0
jigjags jigjags

Got this at work on demo from HP and love it the screen and graphics are amazing very quiet and surprisingly quick to get used to the massive 27" screen (usually use a 24") Spec wise this demo unit has Win 7 64 bit Pro with 8GB of RAM, Intel Xeon CPU E31245 @3.30 Ghtz x 2 quad core. NVIDIA Quadro...

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6.0
ArmpitOfDeath ArmpitOfDeath

This is not an easy write-up since it's decidedly negative, because as an AIO it's actually a pretty nice machine. The much-ballyhooed modularity (though it's not without fault - GPU options will be scarce, HDD expansion is flawed, etc) is a really nice feature to have in an AIO, and it is...

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9.0
falbert falbert

This is the computer I have been waiting for, 27 inch quality screen and workstation class build. HP should of course have designers work on there products not just engeneers to get that extra level of usability and caracter. But this is a great computer that once setup and you look at that...

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