HP has expanded its industry-leading Z Workstation family with the highly affordable HP Z210 Workstations.
It also added to its powerful line-up of mobile workstations with the HP Elitebook 8760w and 8560w. The new models demonstrate HP's continued investment in the desktop and mobile workstations market, where it holds leading market share, as reported by IDC.
The HP Z210 models, which are available in convertible mini-tower (CMT) or highly compact small form factor (SFF) options for space-constrained environments are ideal for customers using computer aided design, digital media, medical and power office applications. It raises the bar for entry-level workstation performance while providing workstation-class reliability at a highly affordable price.
The new mobile workstation models are ideal for engineering, power-computing and content-creation customers who need the performance of a workstation with the portability and convenience of a notebook.
* HP's most powerful mobile workstation, the HP EliteBook 8760w offers a 43.9cm (17.3-inch) diagonal, high-definition (HD) screen, a choice of high-performing AMD FirePro or NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics and up to 4Gb of video memory. The EliteBook 8760w also can be configured with three hard drives and RAID 5 support, a first for HP mobile workstations.
* The HP EliteBook 8560w features a 39.6cm (15.6-inch) diagonal HD display and supports AMD FirePro graphics for 1Gb of video memory or NVIDIA Quadro graphics for 2Gb of video memory.
The optional HP DreamColour display with more than 1 billion active colours on the EliteBook 8560w and 8760w also allows for colour-critical work in digital media and pre-press applications resulting in exact colour-matching workflows.
"An increasing number of customers in fast-growing market segments are turning to HP Workstations to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of their businesses," says Kobi Elbaz, director, client solutions and workstations business unit manager, HP Personal Systems Group, EMEA.
"The new HP Z210 Workstations meet these demands and demonstrate HP's leadership in the market with an affordable yet reliable package. Meanwhile, the new HP EliteBook mobile workstations combine innovative design with trusted, workstation-class technology to help our most demanding design, animation and engineering customers fuel creativity."
The HP Z210 models offer a range of professional graphics options, including 2-D choices from AMD and NVIDIA that incorporate dual graphics card capabilities that support up to four 2-D displays. 3-D choices include next-generation processor-integrated Intel HD graphics that lower the entry cost for professional 3-D graphics, and entry and midrange graphics from NVIDIA and AMD.
The HP Z210 SFF is 65% smaller than the HP Z210 CMT. Both sizes offer the choice of high-performance, enterprise-class Intel Xeon E3 and second-generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, surpassing PC offerings and increasing overall performance up to 20% over previous-generation processors.
The HP Z210 Workstations are designed for ease of use, and both form factors feature a tool-free chassis that make them easy to service. HP workstations offer larger, faster ECC memory enhancing data integrity and avoiding potential system crashes and data corruption by eliminating single-bit memory errors, which is an important criterion for customers who typically run mission-critical applications.
The HP EliteBook 8760w and 8560w include precision aluminium-alloy hinges and cast titanium-alloy display latches for enhanced durability. Sporting a radial-brushed display cover in a new gunmetal colour, the portfolio boasts an aerospace design inspired HP DuraCase designed to withstand drop, vibration, dust, altitude and high temperature that might arise during on-the-go computing.
Additionally, the HP DreamColour display option on the HP EliteBook 8760w and 8560w allows for more than 1-billion active colours, 64 times the capabilities of a traditional display, and uses a 30-bit notebook LCD panel to provide a level of colour control exclusive to the EliteBook w-series for consistent colour appearance from concept to design to production.
The HP Mobile Display Assistant and optional HP Advanced Profiling Solution enable more precise control, adjustment and alignment of the DreamColour notebook display to ensure predictable colour.
Built to deliver optimised workstation-class processing and support migration to 3-D professional applications, the HP EliteBook 8760w and 8560w feature second-generation Intel Core i7 and i5 dual- and quad-core processors, offer premium performance and responsiveness with vPro compatibility, and support up to 32Gb of RAM.
HP EliteBook mobile workstations also offer a variety of storage and ports, including USB 3.0, eSATA and USB 2.0 charging ports. With video memory options from 1Gb to 4Gb, the new w-series delivers superior, ISV-certified professional graphics solutions from NVIDIA.
Available on HP mobile workstations, the HP Performance Advisor, an intuitive user interface, helps keep applications running smoothly, while optimising configuration and graphics performance.