HP Shrinks Z1 but Adds UHD

HP Inc. has updated its all-in-one workstation, the HP Z1, adding an UltraHD display in a more compact chassis. The shrinking of the product – which includes cutting display size from 27″ to 23.6″ – is because workspaces are getting smaller, HP said.

The third-generation HP Z1 G3 is 47% smaller; 51% lighter; and 21% cheaper than the Z1 G2. HP’s new receiver software has been detailed for Apple’s Mac OSX. HP Remote Graphics Software 2 is used to provide Mac users with access to their workstations while away from the device.

An Intel Xeon quad-core processor (Skylake architecture), with 64GB of storage, is built in, with Nvidia Quadro graphics (Maxwell architecture). These compare to a Haswell-architecture processor and Kepler-architecture GPU on the Z1 G2. Dual PCIe HP Z Turbo Drives enable fast boot times. Two additional HDDs or SSDs can be added the workstation, as well.

The panel is an IPS type, with 178° viewing angles, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 14ms (grey-to-grey) response time. Brightness is 300 cd/m². sRGB coverage is 100%.

Dual Thunderbolt (USB-C) ports are featured. HP also mentions DisplayPort in its press release, but its website says that this is only an output; we have contacted the company to confirm.

HP will begin to sell the Z1 G3 in May, for £840 ($1,200) ex VAT.