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HP Z1 Workstation AIO has a 27-inch flip-up screen, lets you easily open its chassis

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HP's new Z1 all-in-one workstation has desktop-grade silicon, and an easy-to-access chassis. 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.

HP Z1 workstation press
HP Z1 workstation press

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.

Take a look at our product database entry for the Z1 Workstation for all the specs on the new all-in-one.