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Hands on: HP Z1 G2 workstation all-in-one

updated 02:09 am EST, Thu January 9, 2014

Refresh centers around touchscreen functionality

Alongside HP's consumer-oriented announcements at CES, the company also unveiled its second-generation Z1 workstation all-in-one. The G2 variant retains the same modular design as its predecessor, unique among all-in-ones, with upgraded specs and touchscreen functionality. The desktop caught our attention at the show, so we stopped by HP's booth to try out the enhancements and take a peek inside the openable housing.

As expected, the new model can be configured with some of the latest and greatest Intel processors, including several Xeon chips, along with Nvidia Quadro graphics cards. Buyers can also add a dual-port Thunderbolt 2 interface, though the basic model already provides several USB 3.0 connections.

We like the Z1 concept, which combines the upgradeability of a desktop tower with the convenience and compactness of a typical all-in-one. The 27-inch display provides a decent resolution of 2560x1440, and touchscreen functionality is a sensible option as productivity software continues to evolve to support such interaction.

HP hasn't announced a ship date for the Z1 G2, but it is promised to start at $1,999 for the Core i3-powered variant that omits discrete graphics.



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