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HP Z1

HP Z1
alaScore 92

36 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of HP Z1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and size are generally positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the price.

design, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Z1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Z1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Z1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Z1 68.5 cm Xeon E3-1245 (EN)HP Z1 68.5 cm Xeon E3-1245 (EN)

Jul, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

HP Z1

 

A height-adjustable, upgradeable 27in all-in-one PC with a 2,560 x 1,440 IPS screen.

Gorgeous, colour-accurate, high-resolution 27in screen ; Fully, easily upgradeable ; Flexible specifications ; Height adjustable ; Superb speakers

Expensive ; No ‘consumer version ; Awkward rear connectivity ; No touch

Jul, 2012

Techradar Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Nick Rego (techradar.com)

HP Z1 G3 review

 

A powerful workstation that does quick work of anything you throw at it

Fantastic performance ; Compact form factor ; Easy to upgrade

Base can't rotate left/right ; GPU performance will fall short slightly against desktop GPUs

If you're in the market for a powerful workstation but want something that's space saving and easy to upgrade, then the HP Z1 G3 is your ideal match. The HP Z1 G3 appeals to a very particular subset of professional users, i.e. those that are looking...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Desire Athow (techradar.com)

HP Z1 G3 (2016) Workstation review

 

HP has produced a highly impressive all-in-one workstation

4K display ; Excellent performance ; Very compact

Limited graphics upgradability ; Limited use case

As with the Z1 G2, the G3 is not quite enough to make desktop workstations obsolete. The price of 4K monitors has dropped which means that you will get a base unit workstation with a monitor for under a grand if you shop around.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Jeremy Laird (techradar.com)

HP Z1 WM429EA review

 

Can HP's awesomely engineered all-in-one replace the traditional tower?

Excellent build quality ; Easily upgraded ; Quality IPS screen

Lack of performance ; No SSD as standard ; Price

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Z1 Workstation review

 

Desktop PC systems are rapidly becoming old hat, even when it comes to powerful systems for design, production and video editing work. A large part of the credit for that goes to Apple - its iMac all-in-one computers proved that a compact design...

Whether you're kitting out a design department or creating your own digital artist's studio, this powerful all-in-one will meet your every need

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Z1 review

 

And that isn't an exaggeration: This all-in-one workstation PC, the first of its kind, has a gorgeous 27-inch edge-to-edge glass screen, packs desktop-class components, and will set you back a cool £2,805 inc VAT. Our review model sports an Intel Xeon...

The HP Z1 Workstation is gorgeous and powerful, but it's definitely not perfect. My biggest issue with the system is that it lacks a touchscreen, a feature that most of its competitors have. The Z1 also has difficult-to-access ports, an inconveniently...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

HP Z1 workstation review

 

While the Z1 sits within HP's Z-series of workstations aimed at CG, VFX and video pros, this all-in-one is more for designers, photographers and illustrators – albeit ones with big budgets. HP has taken Apple's iMac and upgraded many of its...

Great for image-based creatives; 10-bit display; fast chip; ECC RAM; easy to upgrade and repair

Glossy screen; not suitable for most CG or VFX work

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (itpro.co.uk)

HP Z1 Workstation review

 

This 27in All-in-One packs an Intel Ivy Bridge Xeon processor, 8GB of RAM and unprecedented access to the components. But is it worth the £2500 price?

HP should be commended for putting together the most impressive All-in-One we've ever seen. Those after pure power would still be better served by a traditional workstation, though, and the price means it's likely to be reserved for the wealthiest of...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP Z1 Workstation

 

If you need workstation-class power and certification in an all-in-one form factor, the HP Z1 is the way to go.

Brilliant, huge screen. All in one form factor Workstation. Has 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. DisplayPort in/out port. Expandable all-in-one chassis. SSDs. Articulated hinge. VESA mountable. Blu-ray burner.

Limited internal expansion.

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Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

HP Z1 Workstation Review: Pretty, Powerful, and Pricey, but Not Perfect

 

The new HP Z1 Workstation is the most attractive, most powerful, and most expensive all-in-one PC I've ever seen. And that isn't an exaggeration: This all-in-one workstation, the first of its kind, has a gorgeous 27-inch edge-to-edge glass screen,...

Very powerful ; Bright and beautiful screen

Inconvenient port placement ; No touchscreen option

The expensive Z1 all-in-one has both brains and beauty, but it also has some issues that are impossible to ignore.

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:DTS Studio Sound / HD / HD Audio / HD, SRS Premium Sound / SRS Premium Sound
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Dolby technologies:DTS Studio Sound

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:8 / 16:9
Detachable display:N / No
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:59.9 / 68.6 / 685.8
Display number of colours:1.073 billion colours
Display Resolution:2559 x 1440 / 2560 x 1440 / 3840 x 2160
Display response rise/fall:14
Full HD:N / No / Y / Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Number of Colours:1070
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen:N / No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available / nVidia Quadro 1000M / nVidia Quadro 3000M / NVIDIA Quadro 500M / NVIDIA Quadro K3000M / NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 400 / 650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1250 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152 / 0x1912 / 0x191D / 0x412 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics P3000 / Intel HD Graphics P4000 / Intel HD Graphics P4600 / Intel HD Graphics P530 / Intel® HD Graphics 530 / N / No
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Memory

ECC:No / Yes
Internal Memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600 / 1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 12 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:4 / 4x DIMM
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM
Non-ECC: Yes

Multimedia

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

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100, 1000 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / No

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:BD, CD, DVD / BD-R, CD, DVD / CD, DVD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD+/-RW / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N / No

Other features

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis Type: / All-in-One / Desktop
Dimensions (WxDxH):660.4 x 419.1 x 584.2
Display:IPS / LCD / LED
Display included:Y / Yes
Display number of colours:1070
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 2000 / HD GRAPHICS P3000 / Quadro 1000M / Quadro 500M
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
Graphics adapter manufacturer:nVidia
Hard disk number of heads:1
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2048
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of Processors Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Numeric keypad: Yes
Power Supply:400
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Rack mounting:N / No
RAID Levels:0, 1
Resolution:2560 x 1440
Size:66
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA
Storage drive interface:SATA
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:SATA
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 a/g/n / 802.11 a/g/n, Bluetooth / 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11a/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:HP Performance Advisor\nRoxio Easy Media Creator\nIntervideo WinDVD\nHP ProtectTools Security\nPDF Complete\nMS Office Starter / Integrated High Definition Integrated Realtek ALC262 Audio, optional Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Audio Card / Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010 / Roxio Easy Media Creator; Intervideo WinDVD
Cables included:AC
Display diagonal:68.6
Display included: Yes
Display number of colours:1.073 billion colours
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied:No / Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Y / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD, SRS Premium Sound / SRS / SRS Premium
Motherboard chipset:Intel C206 / Intel C216
Placement supported:Vertical
Product Type:PC / Workstation

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No
DVI-I ports quantity:1
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:1 / 3
PCI Express x16 slots:1
S/PDIF out port:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 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 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:330 / 400
Autonomy mode:N / No / Yes
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes
Power Supply:400
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Bus type:DMI / DMI3 / QPI
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):32 / 33 / 34 / 35 / 36
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Y / Yes
FSB Parity:N / No
L3 Cache:8
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16 / 2
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 1333,1600,1866,2133 / 1866,1333,2133,1600 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3 1333/1600 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Motherboard chipset:Intel C206
Number of Processors Installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16+1x4, 1x8+3x4, 2x8+1x4 / 1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9 / 4
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor code:SR00L / SR00R / SR0P7 / SR0P9 / SR14E / SR14U / SR2BX / SR2HG
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Xeon E3 / Intel Xeon E3 v2 / Intel Xeon E3 v5 / Intel® Xeon® E3 Family / Intel® Xeon® E3 V2 Family / Intel® Xeon® E3 V3 Family
Processor frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor lithography:14 / 22 / 32
Processor Model:E3-1225V2 / E3-1225V3 / E3-1225V5 / E3-1245 / E3-1245V2 / E3-1280 / E3-1280V2 / i3-2120 / I3-3220 / i3-6100 / i5-3470 / I5-4570 / I5-6500
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-6100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-6500 Desktop series / Intel Xeon E3-1200 / Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2 / Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 / Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5
Processor Socket:LGA1151 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / D2 / E1 / R0 / S0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Tcase:65 / 65.3 / 67.4 / 69.1 / 71 / 72.6 / 72.72 / 73.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47, 51 / 55 / 65 / 77 / 77, 69 / 80 / 84 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):N / No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2,0 / 2.0 / No / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / 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 / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / 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 / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52274 / 52278 / 53426 / 65693 / 65725 / 65729 / 65733 / 68316 / 75043 / 75461 / 88168 / 88184 / 90729 / E3-1245 / E3-1280 / i3-2120
Processor code:SR00L / SR00R / SR0P7 / SR0P9 / SR14E / SR14U / SR2BX / SR2HG
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D / PCG 2013D / PCG 2015C

Software

Bundled software:HP Performance Advisor\nRoxio Easy Media Creator\nIntervideo WinDVD\nHP ProtectTools Security\nPDF Complete\nMS Office Starter / Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010 / Roxio Easy Media Creator; Intervideo WinDVD
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:memory stick (ms), mmc, sd / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
RAID Levels:0, 1
RAID support:Y / Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:160 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / SATA
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 160 / 2000 / 256 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.1 / 210.8 / 41.9 / 419.1 / 58.4 / 66
Height :41.9 / 54.6 / 546.1 / 58.4 / 584.2
Weight:10.5 / 21.3 / 21320
Width:58.4 / 59.7 / 596.9 / 66 / 660.4