Axiz has unveiled HP's Z Workstation series featuring next-generation Intel Xeon processor 5500 performance with integrated memory controllers and Intel Turbo Boost technology, along with a new line-up of professional graphics solutions, built-in high-definition (HD) audio and an option for solid-state drives.
Chris Barnes, HP PSG, Axiz, says that the price of these PCs wanes in comparison to the value they can generate in the hands of the highly skilled, adding that HP has confidently stated that the increased performance and power of these workstations delivers a rapid return on investment.
"HP workstations are already being used by the world's most demanding power users. The Z series features three models, Z800, Z600 and Z400, and offers customers unprecedented performance, value and serviceability in a sleek new design."
The interior of the Z line offers a totally modular design, in which components slide neatly into place in a cable-less environment for optimal serviceability. On the outside, the Z line features a streamlined, brushed-aluminium exterior inspired by automotive and industrial design leader BMW Group DesignworksUSA.
The Z800 is HP's most powerful and expandable workstation for users working with applications such as 3D animation and broadcast video. The quad-core HP Z800 taps the new Intel QuickPath technology to offer the most sophisticated input/output performance in any application scenario. It also comes with a liquid-cooling option.
The Z600 is designed with the environment in mind, offering high performance for professionals in industries such as video production and mid-range CAD. It can accommodate up to eight displays.
The Z400 is a best-in-class entry-level workstation, offering top Intel processor performance at affordable prices for professionals working in video editing, photography, design and engineering. The Z400 is the first single-socket workstation based on the next-generation Intel Microarchitecture (Nehalem) and can be built with the latest Intel Xeon processors. It also comes with a liquid-cooling option.
Expect to pay between R15 000 and R100 000 for the HP Z Workstation series.