by Lyle Smith

HP Announces Next Generation of Performance-Driven Z Workstations

HP has announced the company’s most powerful workstation to date, the HP Z8 G4, as well as other models from the newly refreshed Z line. Designed for professionals such as product designers, architects, digital creators, scientists and educators, the HP Z8, Z6 and Z4 G4 desktop workstations offer advanced security and an innovative design. They are also built to be future-proof so they can support the fast growing fields of virtual reality, machine learning and advanced design.

The new workstations can be equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports while dual 1GbE ports come standard. Each system also has modular front IO with USB 3.1 G2 Type C ports while the Z8 and Z6 models support dual CPUs and dual 10 GbE network module for high speed networking.

Dubbed “the world’s most powerful workstation,” the new HP Z8 features an all new ID with ducting that routes fresh air to the second CPU rather than using the warm air expelled from the ducting on the first CPU. Additionally, it sports a split chassis architecture, which gives rear access to the massive 1700 W power supply, 24 DIMMs, and the 9 PCIe slots (7 full length, full height PCIe slots and two internal PCIe slots) for some pretty versatile customization. Compared to the Z840, HP indicates that the new Z8 Tower has 67 percent more memory bandwidth, 27 percent greater processor core count capacity, 40 percent greater PCIe I/O bandwidth and 29 percent greater power supply capability. The Z8 also supports the latest professional graphics, 384GB of system memory, and dual M.2 slots for HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSDs, so users in the visual effects and design visualization industry will have the power they need.

HP Z8 G4 Workstation Specifications

  • Operating System:
    • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
    • HP Installer Kit for Linux
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • (HP Linux Installer Kit includes drivers for 64-bit versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 and 7, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 and Ubuntu 14.04. Red
    • Hat Enterprise Linux (1-year paper license only) is available as a second operating system.)
  • Processor Family: Intel Xeon Scalable processor
  • Processors:
    • Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 (2.5 GHz base frequency, up to 3.8 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 38.5 MB cache, 28 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 (2.1 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 33 MB cache, 24 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6152 (2.1 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 30.25 MB cache, 22 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6154 (3 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache, 18 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6148 (2.4 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 27.5 MB cache, 20 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6142 (2.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 22 MB cache, 16 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6136 (3 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache, 12 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6140 (2.3 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache, 18 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6134 (3.2 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache, 8 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6132 (2.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 19.25 MB cache, 14 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6130 (2.1 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 22 MB cache, 16 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6128 (3.4 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 19.25 MB cache, 6 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5120 (2.2 GHz base frequency, up to 3.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 19.25 MB cache, 14 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5118 (2.3 GHz base frequency, up to 3.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16.5 MB cache, 12 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5122 (3.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16.5 MB cache, 4 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4116 (2.1 GHz base frequency, up to 3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16.5 MB cache, 12 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4114 (2.2 GHz base frequency, up to 3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 13.75 MB cache, 10 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4112 (2.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8.25 MB cache, 4 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4108 (1.8 GHz base frequency, up to 3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 11 MB cache, 8 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Bronze 3106 (1.7 GHz, 11 MB cache, 8 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Bronze 3104 (1.7 GHz, 8.25 MB cache, 6 cores)
  • Chipset: Intel C622
  • Maximum Memory:
    • 1.5 TB DDR4-2666 ECC SDRAM
    • (Transfer rates up to 2666 MT/s.)
  • Memory Slots: 24 DIMM
  • Drive Controllers: Integrated SATA 6.0 Gb/s; Factory integrated RAID available for SATA/SAS drives (RAID 0, 0 Data, 1, 5, and 10)
  • Internal Storage:
    • 300 GB SAS (15000 rpm)
    • 500 GB up to 2 TB SATA (7200 rpm)
    • 500 GB SATA SED (7200 rpm)
    • 1 TB up to 4 TB 7200 rpm SATA Enterprise
    • 256 GB up to 2 TB SATA SSD
    • 256 GB up to 512 GB SATA SED Opal 2 SSD
    • 240 GB up to 480 GB SATA Enterprise SSD
    • 256 GB up to 1 TB HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSD M.2
    • 256 GB up to 512 GB HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SED SSD M.2
    • 256 GB up to 4 TB HP Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro PCIe SSD
  • Optical Storage: HP Slim DVD-ROM; HP Slim Blu-ray Writer; HP Slim DVD-Writer
  • Additional Storage: HP SD 4 Media Card Reader (optional)
  • Available Graphics:
    • Entry 3D: NVIDIA Quadro P400 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated); NVIDIA Quadro P600 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD FirePro W2100 Graphics (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)
    • Mid-range 3D: NVIDIA Quadro P1000 (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated); NVIDIA Quadro P2000 (5 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
    • Graphics (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100 Graphics (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
    • High-end 3D: NVIDIA Quadro P4000 (8 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Graphics (8 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
    • Ultra High-end 3D: NVIDIA Quadro P5000 (16 GB GDDR5X dedicated); NVIDIA Quadro P6000 (24 GB GDDR5X dedicated)
  • Audio: Realtek HD ALC221
  • Networking:
    • LAN: Integrated Intel I219-LM PCIe GbE; Integrated Intel X722 PCIe GbE; Intel I350-T2 dual-port GbE NIC; Intel I350-T4 dual-port GbE NIC; Intel I210-T1 PCIe GbE; Intel X550-T2 dual-port GbE NIC; Intel X710-DA2 dual-port GbE NIC; Intel 10 GbE SFP+ SR transceiver; HP dual-port 10GBase-T NIC 19
    • WLAN: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo, non-vPro
  • Expansion Slots: 2 PCIe x4; 3 PCIe x8; 4 PCIe x16 (1 PCIe x8 has rear bulkhead access and 2 PCIe x8 are internal access only. Slot 1: Transforms to PCIe x8 when 2nd CPU is installed. Slots 3 and 6: are available only when 2nd processor is installed. PCIe x16 - Available only when 2nd processor is installed.)
  • Ports and Connectors:
    • Front: 1 headset connector; 4 USB 3.1 (1 charging); 2 USB 3.1 Type-C
    • Rear: 6 USB 3.1 Gen 1; 2 RJ-45 (1 GbE); 1 audio line out; 1 audio line in; 1 PS/2 mouse port; 1 PS/2 keyboard port; 1 serial port (optional)
    • (Premium front includes: 1 headset, 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 (1 charging), 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, SD Media Card Reader.)
  • Drive Bays (Internal): Four 2.5" or 3.5"
  • Drive Bays (External): Two 5.25"
  • Input Device:
    • HP Wireless Business Slim Keyboard and Mouse Combo; HP USB Business Slim Keyboard; USB Premium wired keyboard; USB Smart Card (CCID) keyboard
    • 3Dconnexion CADMouse; HP USB Optical Mouse; HP PS/2 Mouse; HP USB Hardened Mouse
  • Software: HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS); HP Performance Advisor
  • Security :HP Sure Start Gen3; Secure authentication; Kensington lock slot; Full volume encryption; HP Keyed Cable Lock Kit; TPM 2.0 certified; HP Secure Erase 14,15,18
  • Power: 1700 W internal power supply, up to 90% efficiency, active PFC; 1450 W internal power supply, up to 90% efficiency, active PFC; 1125 W internal power supply, up to 90% efficiency, active PFC
  • Dimensions (W x D x H):
    • 8.5 x 21.7 x 17.5 in
    • 21.59 x 55.12 x 44.45 cm
  • Weight:
    • Starting at 49.4 lb
    • Starting at 22.4 kg
  • Energy Efficiency Compliance ENERGY STAR certified and EPEAT Gold registered configurations available
  • Environmental Certification: Low halogen
  • Compatible Displays All HP Z Displays and HP DreamColor Displays are supported. For more information see www.hp.com/go/zdisplays.
  • Warranty Protected by HP global standard limited warranty of 3 years parts, labor and on-site service. Terms and conditions may vary by country. Certain restrictions and exclusions apply. 24/7 operation will not void the HP warranty.

The HP Z6 workstation offers a highly-modular design with options that include a second processor and memory riser solution. The Z6 features up to 1.5x the amount of total system memory, 67 percent more memory bandwidth, 27 percent greater processor core count capacity and 22 percent greater PCIe I/O bandwidth compared to the Z640.

HP Z6 G4 Workstation Specifications

  • Operating System:
    • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
    • HP Installer Kit for Linux
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • (HP Linux Installer Kit includes drivers for 64-bit versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 and 7, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 and Ubuntu 14.04. Red
    • Hat Enterprise Linux (1-year paper license only) is available as a second operating system.)
  • Processor Family: Intel Xeon Scalable processor
  • Processors:
    • Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 (2.5 GHz base frequency, up to 3.8 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 38.5 MB cache, 28 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 (2.1 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 33 MB cache, 24 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6152 (2.1 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 30.25 MB cache, 22 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6154 (3 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache, 18 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6148 (2.4 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 27.5 MB cache, 20 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6142 (2.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 22 MB cache, 16 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6136 (3 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache, 12 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6140 (2.3 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache, 18 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6134 (3.2 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 24.75 MB cache, 8 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6132 (2.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 19.25 MB cache, 14 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6130 (2.1 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 22 MB cache, 16 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 6128 (3.4 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 19.25 MB cache, 6 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5120 (2.2 GHz base frequency, up to 3.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 19.25 MB cache, 14 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5118 (2.3 GHz base frequency, up to 3.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16.5 MB cache, 12 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Gold 5122 (3.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16.5 MB cache, 4 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4116 (2.1 GHz base frequency, up to 3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 16.5 MB cache, 12 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4114 (2.2 GHz base frequency, up to 3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 13.75 MB cache, 10 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4112 (2.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8.25 MB cache, 4 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Silver 4108 (1.8 GHz base frequency, up to 3 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 11 MB cache, 8 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Bronze 3106 (1.7 GHz, 11 MB cache, 8 cores)
    • Intel Xeon Bronze 3104 (1.7 GHz, 8.25 MB cache, 6 cores)
  • Chipset: Intel C622
  • Maximum Memory:
    • 384 GB DDR4-2666 ECC SDRAM
    • (Transfer rates up to 2666 MT/s.)
  • Memory Slots: 12 DIMM
  • Drive Controllers: Integrated SATA 6.0 Gb/s; Factory integrated RAID available for SATA/SAS drives (RAID 0, 0 Data, 1, 5, and 10)
  • Internal Storage:
    • 300 GB SAS (15000 rpm) 4
    • 500 GB up to 2 TB SATA (7200 rpm) 4
    • 500 GB SATA SED (7200 rpm) 4
    • 1 TB up to 4 TB 7200 rpm SATA Enterprise 4
    • 256 GB up to 2 TB SATA SSD 4
    • 256 GB up to 512 GB SATA SED Opal 2 SSD 4
    • 240 GB up to 480 GB SATA Enterprise SSD 4
    • 256 GB up to 1 TB HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSD M.2 4
    • 256 GB up to 512 GB HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SED SSD M.2 4
    • 256 GB up to 4 TB HP Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro PCIe SSD 4
    • Optical Storage: HP Slim DVD-ROM; HP Slim Blu-ray Writer; HP Slim DVD-Writer 5,6
    • Additional Storage: HP SD 4 Media Card Reader (optional)
  • Available Graphics:
    • Entry 3D: NVIDIA Quadro P400 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated); NVIDIA Quadro P600 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD FirePro W2100 Graphics (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)
    • Mid-range 3D: NVIDIA Quadro P1000 (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated); NVIDIA Quadro P2000 (5 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Graphics (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100 Graphics (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
    • High-end 3D: NVIDIA Quadro P4000 (8 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Graphics (8 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
    • Ultra High-end 3D: NVIDIA Quadro P5000 (16 GB GDDR5X dedicated); NVIDIA Quadro P6000 (24 GB GDDR5X dedicated)
  • Audio: Realtek HD ALC221
  • Networking
    • LAN: Integrated Intel I219-LM PCIe GbE; Integrated Intel X722 PCIe GbE; Intel I350-T2 dual-port GbE NIC; Intel I350-T4 dual-port GbE NIC; Intel I210-T1 PCIe GbE; Intel X550-T2 dual-port GbE NIC; Intel X710-DA2 dual-port GbE NIC; Intel 10 GbE SFP+ SR transceiver; HP dual-port 10GBase-T NIC 19
    • WLAN: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo, non-vPro
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 3 PCIe x4; 1 PCIe x8; 2 PCIe x16; 2 M.2 PCIe x4
    • (Slot 1: CPU with open-ended connector. Slots 3 and 6: PCH with open-ended connector. Slot 4: CPU with open-ended connector (slot converts to x4 electrical when SSD is installed in 2nd M.2 slot). M.2 Slots 1 and 2: CPU up to 80 mm storage devices.)
  • Ports and Connectors:
    • Front: 1 headset connector; 4 USB 3.1 (1 charging); 2 USB 3.1 Type-C
    • Rear: 6 USB 3.1 Gen 1; 2 RJ-45 (1 GbE); 1 audio line out; 1 audio line in; 1 PS/2 mouse port; 1 PS/2 keyboard port; 1 serial port (optional)
    • (Premium front includes: 1 headset, 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 (1 charging), 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, SD Media Card Reader.)
  • Drive Bays (Internal): Two 2.5" or 3.5"
  • Drive Bays (External): Two 5.25"
  • Input Device:
    • HP Wireless Business Slim Keyboard and Mouse Combo; HP USB Business Slim Keyboard; USB Premium wired keyboard; USB Smart Card (CCID) keyboard
    • 3Dconnexion CADMouse; HP USB Optical Mouse; HP PS/2 Mouse; HP USB Hardened Mouse10
  • Software: HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS); HP Performance Advisor
  • Security: HP Sure Start Gen3; Secure authentication; Kensington lock slot; Full volume encryption; HP Keyed Cable Lock Kit; TPM 2.0 certified; HP Secure Erase
  • Power: 1000 W internal power supply, up to 90% efficiency, active PFC; 700 W internal power supply, up to 90% efficiency, active PFC
  • Dimensions (W x D x H):
    • 6.65 x 18.3 x 17.5 in
    • 16.9 x 46.5 x 44.5 cm
  • Weight:
    • Starting at 29 lb
    • Starting at 13.1 kg
  • Energy Efficiency: Compliance ENERGY STAR certified and EPEAT Gold registered configurations available
  • Environmental Certification: Low halogen

The HP Z4 G4 workstation features the new Intel Xeon processor W family as well as significant design improvements via its modern industrial build with ergonomic front and rear handles. The Z4 is touted as an ideal solution for embedded applications due to its new levels of IO bandwidth with dual 1GbE networking, dual M.2 slots for HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSDs. Users also have the ability to seamlessly upgrade the front USB to include two USB 3.1 G2 Type C ports. The new Z4 has 11 percent more memory bandwidth, 25 percent greater processor core count capacity and 13 percent greater PCIe I/O bandwidth compared to the Z440.

HP Z4 G4 Workstation Specifications

  • Operating System:
    • Windows 10 Pro 64
    • HP Installer Kit for Linux
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • (HP Linux Installer Kit includes drivers for 64-bit versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 and 7, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 and Ubuntu 14.04. Red
    • Hat Enterprise Linux (1-year paper license only) is available as a second operating system.)
  • Processor Family: Intel Xeon W processor
  • Processors:
    • Intel Xeon W2155 (3.3 GHz base frequency, up to 4.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 13.75 MB cache, 10 cores)
    • Intel Xeon W2145 (3.7 GHz base frequency, up to 4.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 11 MB cache, 8 cores)
    • Intel Xeon W2133 (3.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8.25 MB cache, 6 cores)
    • Intel Xeon W2125 (4 GHz base frequency, up to 4.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8.25 MB cache, 4 cores)
    • Intel Xeon W2135 (3.7 GHz base frequency, up to 4.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8.25 MB cache, 6 cores)
    • Intel Xeon W2123 (3.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8.25 MB cache, 4 cores)
    • Intel Xeon W2104 (3.2 GHz, 8.25 MB cache, 4 cores)
    • Intel Xeon W2102 (2.9 GHz, 8.25 MB cache, 4 cores)
  • Chipset: Intel C422
  • Maximum Memory:
    • 256 GB DDR4-2666 ECC SDRAM
    • (Transfer rates up to 2666 MT/s.)
  • Memory Slots: 8 DIMM
  • Drive Controllers: Integrated SATA 6.0 Gb/s; Factory integrated RAID available for SATA/SAS drives (RAID 0, 0 Data, 1, 5, and 10)
  • Internal Storage:
    • 300 GB SAS (15000 rpm)
    • 500 GB up to 2 TB SATA (7200 rpm)
    • 500 GB SATA SED (7200 rpm)
    • 1 TB up to 4 TB 7200 rpm SATA Enterprise
    • 256 GB up to 2 TB SATA SSD
    • 256 GB up to 512 GB SATA SED Opal 2 SSD
    • 240 GB up to 480 GB SATA Enterprise SSD
    • 256 GB up to 1 TB HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSD M.2
    • 256 GB up to 512 GB HP Z Turbo Drive PCIe SED SSD M.2
    • 256 GB up to 4 TB HP Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro PCIe SSD
  • Optical Storage: HP Slim DVD-ROM; HP Slim Blu-ray Writer; HP Slim DVD-Writer
  • Additional Storage: HP SD 4 Media Card Reader (optional)
  • Available Graphics:
    • Entry 3D: NVIDIA Quadro P400 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated); NVIDIA Quadro P600 (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD FirePro W2100 Graphics (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)
    • Mid-range 3D: NVIDIA Quadro P1000 (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated); NVIDIA Quadro P2000 (5 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Graphics (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100 Graphics (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
    • High-end 3D: NVIDIA Quadro P4000 (8 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Graphics (8 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
    • Ultra High-end 3D: NVIDIA Quadro P5000 (16 GB GDDR5X dedicated); NVIDIA Quadro P6000 (24 GB GDDR5X dedicated)
  • Audio: Integrated Realtek HD ALC221
  • Networking
    • LAN: Integrated Intel I219-LM PCIe GbE; Integrated Intel I210-AT PCIe GbE; Intel I350-T2 dual-port GbE NIC; Intel I350-T4 dual-port GbE NIC; Intel I210-T1 PCIe GbE; Intel X550-T2 dual-port GbE NIC; Intel X710-DA2 dual-port GbE NIC; Intel 10 GbE SFP+ SR transceiver
    • WLAN: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo, non-vPro
  • Expansion Slots:
    • 2 PCIe 3 x4; 2 M.2 PCIe 3 x4; 1 PCIe x8; 2 PCIe x16
    • (Slots 2 and 4: PCH with open-ended connector. Slot 5: CPU with open-ended connector. M.2 Slots: CPU up to 80 mm storage devices.)
  • Ports and Connectors:
    • Front: 1 headset; 4 USB 3.1 (1 charging); 2 USB 3.1 Type-C
    • Rear: 6 USB 3.1 Gen 1; 2 RJ-45 (1 GbE); 1 audio line out; 1 audio line in; 1 PS/2 mouse port; 1 PS/2 keyboard port; 1 serial port (optional)
    • (Premium front includes: 1 headset, 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 (1 charging), 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, SD Media Card Reader.)
  • Drive Bays (Internal): Two 2.5" or 3.5"16
  • Drive Bays (External): Two 5.25"
  • Input Device:
    • HP PS/2 Business Slim Keyboard; HP USB Business Slim Keyboard; USB Premium wired keyboard; USB Smart Card (CCID) keyboard
    • 3Dconnexion CADMouse; HP USB Optical Mouse; HP PS/2 Mouse; HP USB Hardened Mouse10
  • Software: HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS); HP Performance Advisor
  • Security: HP Sure Start Gen3; Secure authentication; Kensington lock slot; Full volume encryption; HP Keyed Cable Lock Kit; TPM 2.0 certified; HP Secure Erase
  • Power: 465 W internal power supply, up to 90% efficiency, active PFC; 750 W internal power supply, up to 90% efficiency, active PFC
  • Dimensions (W x D x H):
    • 15.2 x 6.65 x 17.5 in
    • 38.6 x 16.9 x 44.5 cm
  • Weight:
    • Starting at 22.4 lb
    • Starting at 10.2 kg
  • Energy Efficiency Compliance: ENERGY STAR certified and EPEAT Gold registered configurations available
  • Environmental Certification: Low halogen

Also announced by HP are seven new HP Z displays to accompany the new workstations. Among the new displays is the HP Z38c, a 37.5-inch diagonal curved 4K monitor with a 2300 mm radius and a wide 21:9 aspect ratio. The Z38c features a native resolution of 3840x1600 with optimized pixel density so icons and text are the ideal sizes.

The other HP Z Displays range in sizes from 21.5-inch through 27-inch diagonal, all of which feature nearly borderless screens for the best imagery possible, as well as factory color calibration to ensure optimal color accuracy and flexible connectivity.

HP Z Portfolio Pricing and Availability

HP indicates the following release-date ranges and prices:

  • HP Z8 Workstation is scheduled for availability in October starting at $2,439.
  • HP Z6 Workstation is scheduled for availability in October starting at $1,919.
  • HP Z4 Workstation is scheduled for availability in November starting at $1,239.
  • HP Z38c Curved Display is available now starting at $1,199.
  • HP Z27n G2 Display is available beginning in December starting at $499.
  • HP Z24nf G2 Display is available now starting at $229.
  • HP Z24n G2 Display is available beginning in December starting at $349.
  • HP Z24i G2 Display is available now starting at $289.
  • HP Z23n G2 Display is available now starting at $225.
  • HP Z22n G2 Display is available now starting at $199.

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