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HP Z1 G2

HP Z1 G2
alaScore 91

11 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of HP Z1 G2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design also gets good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the price and size.

usability, design, reliability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Z1 G2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Orestis Bastounis (

HP Z1 G2 review


An upgrade for HP's powerful, user-upgradable all-in-one workstation.

Superb all-in-one CPU and GPU performance ; High-quality screen ; Upgradable internals ; Thunderbolt 2 ports

Extremely bulky ; Limited graphics and CPU upgrades ; Expensive

Although the first-generation HP Z1 felt like a proof of concept, the HP Z1 G2 is a truly powerful all-in-one. It may not be quite enough to make desktop 3D workstations obsolete, but it undoubtedly has a place in design studios.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Orestis Bastounis (

HP Z1 G2 Workstation review


The HP Z1 G2 is the second version of HP's 27in all-in-one PC workstation. It's aimed at professional design studios, and comes with an nVdia Quadro graphics card, and an Intel Xeon processor with up to 32 GB of ECC system memory. See also: Apple iMac...

Although you can't upgrade every component inside it, the HP Z1 G2 is undoubtedly the most flexible all-in-one ever made, and for users of CAD and 3D design software, it's one of the most powerful. Although Apple's fully-loaded 27in iMac has faster...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Orestis Bastounis (

HP Z1 G2 Workstation review


The HP Z1 G2 is a powerful iMac rival all-in-one workstation that can be easily opened and upgraded. Read our review to find out more.

Although you can't upgrade every component inside it, the HP Z1 G2 is undoubtedly the most flexible all-in-one ever made, and for users of CAD and 3D design software, it's one of the most powerful. Although Apple's fully-loaded 27in iMac has faster...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Nate Swanner (

HP Z1 G2 Workstation Review


With the Z1 G2 workstation, HP is hitting a lot of high notes. Highly customizable, intensely powerful, and endlessly useful, the newset HP workstation is a substantial upgrade versus last year's model. With everything tucked neatly behind the screen,...

Need a monster device that looks as good as it performs? Give the HP Z1 G2 a look. It’s not svelte, but it is powerful. The screen is lively and responsive, and we had quite a bit of fun gaming with it. Even with normal use, there was plenty of reason...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

HP Z1 G2


The seriously expensive HP Z1 G2 is an all-in-one workstation desktop that puts massive computing power into a space-saving form factor.

Brilliant, huge touch screen. Expandable all-in-one chassis. Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. DisplayPort in/out. Solid-state drives (SSDs). Includes articulating hinge and VESA mounts.

Very expensive. Limited expansion.

The HP Z1 G2 has the power to do serious work in a graphics organization, architectural firm, or movie production house. Because of its lofty price tag, however, we see this as more of a chief executive's showpiece than a workstation user's dream...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


Gorgeous display with optional touch support, Easy tool-free access to components, Host of configuration options

Rear ports are still difficult to reach, Support arm is overly stiff, Huge stand mitigates some of the space-saving appeal of an all-in-one

These concerns, however, are universal to all-in-ones. If you determine that your job and workspace are a good fit for an all-in-one workstation, you'll be thoroughly satisfied with the HP Z1 G2 for its smart design and ample configuration options.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (

HP Z1 G2 Workstation Review and Ratings


Still the only one of its kind, the HP Z1 G2 is an all-in-one workstation that boasts smart design and ample configuration options, now including a touch screen and Thunderbolt 2.

Gorgeous display with optional touch support ; Easy tool-free access to components ; Host of configuration options

Rear ports are still difficult to reach ; Support arm is overly stiff ; Huge stand mitigates some of the space-saving appeal of an all-in-one

Workstations are, however, designed to shine with application interfaces such as OpenGL, and the Z1 G2 posted a very smooth 58 fps—well ahead of the Z230 SFF's 27 fps—in Cinebench's OpenGL animation. With the same Xeon E3-1245v3, the two HP models took...

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio system:DTS Sound Studio / DTS Studio Sound / HD / SRS Premium Sound
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Dolby technologies:DTS Studio Sound
RMS rated power:4 / 8


Energy Star certified: / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis Type:
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Number of 3.5" Bays:1


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N / No
Display diagonal:68.6
Display number of colours:1.073 billion colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2 / 2048 / 4096
Discrete graphics adapter model: / No / Not available / NVIDIA Quadro K2100M / NVIDIA Quadro K3100M / NVIDIA Quadro K4100M / NVIDIA Quadro K610M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
Number of execution units:20
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 0x41E
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):1920 x 1200
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics P4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600 / None
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.0
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8
Memory slots: / 2 / 4 / 4x DIMM
Memory slots type:DIMM


Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Total MegaPixels:2


Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / No

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: / Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD±RW / No

Other features

Audio included:Intel HD / IDT 92HD68 codec with two 4 W stereo speakers and DTS Studio Sound
Chassis Type: / All-in-One
Dimension note (metric):with stand
Display:68,6 cm (27") diagonal IPS LED backlit widescreen LCD with 2 MP 1080p webcam and optional touch (2560 x 1440)
Drive bays:One 8,9 cm (3.5'') or two 6,3 cm (2.5'')
Expansion slots:MXM slot is dedicated for graphics.
Hard disk drive type:240 GB SATA SSD
Hard drive controller type:SATA SSD
I/O ports:1 USB 3.0; 1 USB 3.0 (charging); 4 USB 2.0; 1 headphone; 1 microphone; 1 DisplayPort 1.1; 1 RJ-45; 1 subwoofer; 1 optical S/PDIF; 1 audio line in; 1 audio line out
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Keyboard type:HP Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Memory Type:DDR3 Unbuffered SDRAM
Networking features:Intel I217LM PCIe GbE controller; Integrated Intel dual-band AC 7260 802.11 ac wireless LAN & Bluetooth 4 combo
Number of Processors Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Operating system note:This system is preinstalled with Windows 7 Professional software and also comes with a license and media for Windows 8.1 Pro software. You may only use one version of the Windows software at a time. Switching between versions will require you to uninstall one version and install the other version. You must back up all data (files, photos, etc.) before uninstalling and installing operating systems to avoid loss of your data.
Pointing device:HP USB Laser Mouse
Power requirements:400 W 90% efficient, wide-ranging, active power factor correction
Power Supply:400
Security management description:HP Chassis Intrusion Sensor; HP Keyed Cable Lock Kit (optional)
Storage drive interface:mSATA / mSATA, SATA / SATA / Serial ATA III
Video card note:If a discrete graphics card is installed, Intel integrated graphics is disabled. All discrete graphics cards are PCIe.

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:HP Performance Advisor\nHP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) 6.0\nPDF Complete - Corporate Edition / Performance Advisor\nRemote Graphics Software 6.0\nPDF Complete Corporate Edition\nMicrosoft Office Home & Business 2013
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:No / Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


Motherboard chipset:
Product Type:PC / Workstation

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:2 / 3
S/PDIF out port:Y / Yes
Subwoofer out:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 2 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 7
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 6
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:400
Autonomy mode:N / No


64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Y / Yes
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Motherboard chipset:Intel C226
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x16+1x4 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9 / 4
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache / SmartCache, L3
Processor code:SR14E / SR14T / SR14U / SR150 / SR1PJ / SR1QF / SR1QJ
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family: / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Xeon E3 v3 / Intel® Xeon® E3 V3 Family
Processor frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model: / E3-1225V3 / E3-1226V3 / E3-1245V3 / E3-1246V3 / E3-1280V3 / I3-4150 / I5-4570 / I5-4590 / I7-4790
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series / Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3
Processor Socket:LGA 1150 (Socket H3) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus rate:5
Tcase:72 / 72.72
Thermal Design Power (TDP):54 / 82 / 84

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75043 / 75057 / 75461 / 75462 / 77486 / 80806 / 80815 / 80916 / 80917 / E3-1225V3
Processor code:SR14E / SR14T / SR14U / SR150 / SR1PJ / SR1QF / SR1QJ
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D


Bundled software:HP Performance Advisor\nHP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) 6.0\nPDF Complete - Corporate Edition
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8.1 Pro


Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / No / SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 3
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2 / 3
RAID support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:240 / 256 / 768
Solid-state drive interface:M-SATA / M-SATA, SATA
Storage drive interface:mSATA / mSATA, SATA / SATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1256 / 2000 / 2256 / 240 / 256 / 768

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:41.9 / 419.1
Depth (without stand):41.9
Height :52.8 / 528.3 / 58.4 / 584.2
Height (without stand):52.8
Weight (without stand):21.3
Width:66 / 660.4
Width (without stand):66