HP has announced the Z1 G3 Workstation, the third-generation offering in the vendor’s AIO series. New in this generation is a 23.6-inch 4K display that delivers “outstanding visual clarity when working on graphic intensive projects.” There’s also a quad-core Intel Xeon processor to handle demanding workflows, as well as 64 GB ECC memory and an Nvidia Quadro card.
You also get two PCIe HP Z Turbo Drives, as well as two Thunderbolt 3 ports, USB 3.1 and DisplayPort ports.
HP says that the third-generation offering is 47 percent smaller, 51 percent lighter and 21 percent less expensive than the previous generation. Another highlight in the Z1 G3 is compatibility with MacBooks and machines running Mac OS X. Called HP Remote Graphics Software, the utility lets you:
- Connect seamlessly across the office or world to a Windows or Linux workstation session for joint development, interactive edits and design reviews.
- Access business-critical, high-performance 2D, 3D, video and media-rich applications.
- View graphics rich content on a single display or on multi-monitor setups.
- Connect to a fully loaded HP Z840 Workstation — it is like upgrading your Mac with up to 9x the processing cores, 30x the memory and adding professional NVIDIA Quadro graphics.
- Accomplish render time and editing of ultra-high res video content and FX at exponentially faster speeds.
From Jeff Wood, vice president and general manager, Workstations and Thin Clients, HP:
We took our groundbreaking, and most innovative workstation – the original Z1 – and reinvented it by listening to our customers to create a new smaller, lighter and lower cost model. The new Z1 will introduce more new customers to workstation power and reliability, while HP RGS with a Mac Receiver will open doors to more Apple customers wanting to integrate our powerful Z Workstations.
HP’s Remote Graphics Software is available for download right now for select Z series models, and the Z1 G3 Workstation is set to go on sale in May for $1,498.