Earlier today at CES, Hewlett-Packard announced its Z1 G2 All-In-One Workstation, the second generation of its 2012 Z1 All-In-One Workstation. Workstations are designed for heavy-duty workloads, (CAD and other 3D modeling, video production and rendering, science and engineering simulations and other intensive applications), and their price points reflect that.
The G2’s 27″, 2560 x 1440 flatscreen LED display features a 178-degree viewing angle, with anti-glare technology or optional edge-to-edge glass ten-finger touch capability. The articulated stand can fold flat, allowing the user a better angle for utilizing the touchscreen.
The HP Z1 G2 features Thunderbolt data transfer technology for high-end devices or displays, and can be upgraded to Thunderbolt 2.0 for even faster connection speeds. The Z1 G2 offers up to 32GB of RAM, and fourth-generation Intel Xeon, Core i3 and Core i7 processors are available. A wide range of 3D professional graphics options are available for upgrades, including NVIDIA Mobile Quadro GPUs. Like the first generation, the Z1 G2’s chassis flips open easily and safely to allow swapping out of parts without the need of additional tools. This computer comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Professional software, but also offers a Windows 8.1 Pro license.
The HP Z1 G2 is expected to be made available in late January, with pricing starting at $2,000.