HP ships 27-inch Z1 all-in-one workstation, touts 'power without the tower'

We'll hand it to HP -- "power without the tower" is pretty fab. And so is that drop-dead gorgeous 27-inch IPS panel dominating the front of its Z1 workstation. Designed to handle stresses normally thrown exclusively at floor-sitting wind tunnels, the Z1 offers up Intel Core i3 or Xeon server-class CPUs, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, USB 3.0 sockets, a slot-loading Blu-ray writer, SSD / RAID options, support for over a billion colors and a seductive starting tag of just $1,899. Intrigued? Hit the source link to get your order in.

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HP Z1 Workstation Now Shipping Worldwide

World's first 27-inch all-in-one workstation available through HP authorized resellers

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced that the HP Z1 Workstation is now available worldwide for a starting price of $1,899(1) through global resellers and retailers, including CDW, MelroseMAC and PC Mall.

The world's first all-in-one workstation with a 27-inch diagonal display was unveiled in Las Vegas on Feb. 14 at the HP Global Partnership Conference.

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.(2) The HP Z1 combines a sleek industrial design with accelerated performance, featuring Intel® Xeon® processors,(3)NVIDIA Quadro graphics, support for more than 1 billion colors(4) and HP's world-class reliability.

Partner quotes
"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."
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