All in, for the win

HP Z1 Workstation

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Computer workstations are typically regarded as PC powerhouses for the professional. Boasting top tier internals and reliability, they’re only limiting factors tend to be size or an inability to upgrade components. That’s now a problem of the past.

Designed and fast tracked in secret, literally in a lab within a lab, the HP Z1 Workstation ($1,900-$2,900) is its own new unique category of computers.

The Z1 is the first All-In-One style PC that allows users to easily get under the hood to easily upgrade components. Using a heavy duty hinged stand, the 27-inch display can be folded flat and opened like a clamshell revealing the full-sized, interchangeable guts. Out of the box this heavyweight (no, really it’s 40lbs) can come equipped with Intel Xeon E3-1280 processor, 32GB of DDR3 RAM, two 300GB SSD drives and an Nvidea Quadro 4000M graphics card to keep you and your software happy and productive. The LED-backlit IPS display can be used in native or vertical positions, and offers up 2,560 by 1,440 resolution to make use of the on-board Blu-Ray drive. A bevy of USB 2.0 and 3.0 slots, Firewire and a two-way display port can be found surrounding the screen, while little extras such as the internal USB slot for your wireless keyboard/mouse transmitter round out this desktop dream. Just remember, when that dream becomes a nightmare you can always upgrade.

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