HP expands Z family with new Z Workstations and Z Displays

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The new HP Z230 workstation is available in a tower or small form factor (SFF)

HP’s workstation division just loves the letter ‘Z’, so much so that it has just expanded its Z Portfolio with a family of Z Displays and a new entry-level Z Workstation, available in a tower or small form factor (SFF).

The HP Z22i, Z23i and Z24i IPS Displays are said to deliver outstanding image accuracy with 21.5-inch, 23-inch and 24-inch screens.

All three models are built with IPS Gen 2 panels, delivering power savings of nearly 26 percent compared to HP’s first-generation IPS technology products, claims HP. Resolution is 1,920 x 1,080 and response time is 8ms gray to gray across the board.
Colour coverage is also high on the agenda, with the displays boasting excellent coverage of the sRGB color space—the standard colour space for the web, and for the majority of engineering, creative and professional applications. The HP Z22i and Z23i offer 95 per cent coverage, while the HP Z24i offers 99 per cent coverage.

The displays also feature accurate colours across wider viewing angles compared to previous displays, with a view to improving team collaboration.

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The HP Z24i can be configured in portrait or landscape mode

The new HP Z230 Workstation is designed for price conscious professionals, and will most likely to appeal to entry-level 3D CAD users. A big feature is the two redesigned chassis: a ‘compact, yet expandable, tower’, and a ‘capable small form factor’.

The workstation is said to deliver next-generation processor and graphics technologies, though details are thin on the ground.

The press release focuses on Intel Xeon but, if the Z220 is anything to go by, we would also expect there to be options for Intel Core.

This will probably be 4th Generation Intel Core (codenamed Haswell), which Dell is already offering in its Precision T1700.

The HP Z22i, Z23i and Z24i Displays are available now starting at $239, $259 and $399, respectively.

The HP Z230 Workstations start at $999 for quad-core configurations, and are expected to be available in August.