It looks like HP isn't satisfied with its current workstation lineup: the company has added an all-in-one to the powerful, business-class series. It's called the Z1 Workstation, and other than desktop-grade silicon, the AIO makes a bit of a statement with its chassis. Sure, it is a bit chunky, but it makes up for that by being easy-to-access and customizable. The Z1's 27-inch IPS 2560 x 1440 display snaps open like a lid, leaving its 4 PCI express card slots (one full-sized 16x), three hard drive bays, and four memory slots laid bare for you to tinker with.
The base configuration is expected to arrive in April for $1,899 with a 3.33GHz Core i3-2120 and integrated graphics. Of course, being a workstation you can bump up the specs quite a bit: a quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1280 processor, Nvidia Q4000 GPU, and a slot-loading Blu-ray writer represent the top-of-the-line setup. All of the systems include a 2-megapixel HD webcam, speakers, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth up to 3.0+HS. To round things out are plenty of ports — two USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, one FireWire 400, ethernet, a DisplayPort (with support for one external monitor), and more can be found around the system's chassis. The whole rig is powered by a 400W power supply — which may limit things a bit — but there's no denying this is going to be one powerful AIO when it comes out in a couple of months.