HP Shows Its New Expandable Desktop, Mobile Workstation Line
September 9, 2014

HP Shows Its New Expandable Desktop, Mobile Workstation Line

PALO ALTO, CA — HP has introduced its most powerful Z Workstations, combining increased system expandability, higher-speed memory and multicore updates, as well as access to the latest technologies.

HP Z Desktops and HP ZBook Mobile Workstations are built to address the constraints of compute-intensive industries. The new additions to the portfolio include: the new HP Z840, Z640 and Z440 desktop workstations, which feature the latest Intel Xeon processor product family, and Nvidia and AMD professional graphics options; and the new HP ZBook 15 G2 and 17 G2 Mobile Workstations, which take advantage of powerful processing, including optional Intel quad-core processors and Nvidia Quadro and AMD FirePro professional graphics that are ISV-certified.

HP Z Desktop Workstations

The new line of HP Z Workstations embrace Thunderbolt 2for faster throughput of large files, HP Z Turbo Drive to help eliminate storage bottlenecks, HP Performance Advisor for system monitoring and HP Remote Graphics Software for remote collaboration of graphics-rich applications. In addition to offering Microsoft Windows 7 or 8.1, HP offers broad coverage of Linux support—including Ubuntu.

The three new HP Z Workstations offer a tool-less chassis, integrated handles and visually cable-less design to deliver ease of service, system-wide efficiency and expandability. To better address the New Style of IT, the workstations include a charging port for mobile devices, 14 percent faster DDR4 memory for improved application performance and BIOS enhancements to enable higher system performance and better security.

The workstations in the new line include: Z840 sits at the top, with seven expansion slots, up to 10 expansion bays, 16 memory slots and support for up to 2 TB of memory; the Z640, with up to 50 percent more discrete processor cores and 33 percent more memory; and the Z440, which includes a 100 percent increase in system memory compared to the HP Z420. 

HP ZBook Mobile Workstations

The new ZBook Mobile Workstations offer an easy-access door for tool-less removable hard drives. New drive options, like the Z Turbo Drive and the fast connectivity of Thunderbolt 2, help increase the speed of creativity.

The full-performance HP ZBook 15 G2 Mobile Workstation sports a thin design and offers a very-high-resolution 15-inch diagonal, 3,200x1,800 Quad-HD display. The HP ZBook 17 G2 Mobile Workstation offers a vivid 17.3-inch diagonal optional HP DreamColor.

The HP Z440, Z640 and Z840 Workstations are expected to be available beginning in late October. Estimated US pricing starts at $1,299, $1,759 and $2,399, respectively.

The HP ZBook 15 G2 and ZBook 17 G2 Mobile Workstation are expected to be available in late September, starting at $1,499 and $1,749, respectively.