We’ve reviewed plenty of all-in-one desktop PCs over the years and while they have their place, they’ve never really taken the market by storm.
Now HP has unveiled a new all-in-one, the Z1, which is interesting for a couple of reasons. First, it's being pitched as a workstation, which implies extremely high-end capabilities. It comes with two Intel Xeon processors and a custom line of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs.
Second, the display flips open without tools, giving an excellent view of how an all-in-one's components are crammed inside the tight space.
The HP Z1, which was created in partnership with Nvidia, has a hinged 27in display which swings out to reveal the system's insides.
This allows you to remove the Z1's fan, power supply, graphics cards and other components without the need for any tools. Handy if you're tasked with upgrading machines at work, or you're an enthusiast.
The HP Z1 gives you instant, tool-free access your PC's components.
The HP Z1 was unveiled at the Workstation and Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas today.
“We believe the Z1 will drive an experience like no other. It will redefine the workspace,” said Jim Zafarane, HP’s vice president of commercial solutions. “We laid down the criteria and it was very clear: we wanted an all-in-one form factor, with the essence of a Z workstation, and no compromise on performance.”
The HP Z1 is expected to hit Australia in early March. Pricing starts from $US1899.
You can find out more about the HP Z1 all-in-one PC at HP's website. Plus, there's a video of the HP Z1 in action below: