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alaScore 91

33 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of HP Z1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The usability and design also get good comments. Some have doubts about the price.

design, usability, size, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Z1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP Z1 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on

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This summary is based on the products: HP Z1 68.5 cm Xeon E3-1245 (EN)HP Z1 68.5 cm Xeon E3-1245 (EN)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

HP Z1 Workstation Review


This summer HP has brought on a beast of a business machine in the Z1 all-in-one Workstation , complete with an upgradable set of innards and all-in-one style. The display is a massive LED-backlit 27-inch IPS panel at 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and...

This computer is a fabulous choice for an office in need of massive displays and Windows 7 (or Windows 8 later this year). You’ve got a perfectly solid build, HP has made the entire structure out of high-end components, and you’ll be able to modify...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: ZDNet (

HP Z1 Workstation review


Summary: HP's Z1 Workstation is a well-designed, powerful and upgradable all-in-one PC suitable for a range of professional power users. Although not without its flaws, the Z1 is well worth considering if you want something different from the...

Large, high-quality screen, Clever flip-open design, Solid build quality, High-end components

Bulky and heavy, Awkward screen adjustment mechanism, Some inaccessible ports, No eSATA or Thunderbolt ports

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

HP Z1 Workstation


If you need workstation-class power and certification in an all-in-one form factor, the HP Z1 is the way to go.

Brilliant, huge screen. All in one form factor Workstation. Has 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. DisplayPort in/out port. Expandable all-in-one chassis. SSDs. Articulated hinge. VESA mountable. Blu-ray burner.

Limited internal expansion.

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Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

HP Z1 Workstation Review: Pretty, Powerful, and Pricey, but Not Perfect


The new HP Z1 Workstation is the most attractive, most powerful, and most expensive all-in-one PC I've ever seen. And that isn't an exaggeration: This all-in-one workstation, the first of its kind, has a gorgeous 27-inch edge-to-edge glass screen,...

Very powerful ; Bright and beautiful screen

Inconvenient port placement ; No touchscreen option

The expensive Z1 all-in-one has both brains and beauty, but it also has some issues that are impossible to ignore.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Jon K. Carroll (

HP Z1 Workstation: High-End Hardware In An All-In-One


What comes to mind when you think of an all-in-one desktop or workstation? A low-power CPU? Maybe even a mobile-oriented processor or ARM-based SoC? Integrated graphics, almost certainly. Or maybe a mobile GPU with severely limited upgrade options, at...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Trace Hagan (

HP Z1 All-in-One Workstation PC Review


Trace takes a look at HP's newest all-in-one workstation: the Z1, a machine that packs enterprise reliability into an attractive package.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Videomaker (

HP Z1 Workstation and ZR2740w Monitor Review


The Z1 is a solid workstation that is a joy to use, and a few features away from being ideal.

Easy to change components, Fast and simple to troubleshoot, Compact with many conveniences, Large display

Limited inputs and outputs, Screen glare

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Ron Duncan (

HP Z1 Workstation


No oops about it, HP has done it again with the introduction of the Z1 Workstation. The engineering behind the first all-in-one workstation-class computer is nothing short of amazing. Designed specifically for professionals in the graphics,...

High performance; easy to upgrade

No touchscreen capability; poor placement of back ports

Expect power and performance in a sleek, sexy, and easily accessible chassis that will make all the diehard Apple fans sit up and take notice. The Z1 Workstation is available starting at $1,899 with fully customizable options. (For benchmark results,...

Aug, 2012


Expert review by: Nick Rego (

HP Z1 Workstation Review


Power without the tower" indeed.

Easy to access internal components, space-saving, great screen quality, quiet performance, GPU acceleration is a big bonus

Screen can be quite glossy at times, dual HDDs need to be 2.5

HP prides itself on what they call the “Z-DNA”, which defines their workstation lineup. One aspect of this is the fact that all of HP’s workstations can be fully serviced without the need to remove a single screw. This is especially true of the Z1,...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (

HP Z1 All-in-One Workstation - The Stylish & Upgradeable Workhorse


The HP Z1 is touted as the world's first customizable and upgradeable all-in-on workstation. We check it out and put it through our rigorous testing to see if it has the brawn to match its stylish looks.

Sleek, lovely-looking form factor ; Gorgeous 27-inch IPS display ; Upgradeable ; Flexible stand

Very expensive ; No Thunderbolt interface ; Quadro cards will only perform if software and drivers are optimized for it

In closing, the HP Z1 is by no means what you’d call affordable, but you do get your penny’s worth. In some ways.

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:DTS Studio Sound / HD / HD Audio / HD, SRS Premium Sound / SRS Premium Sound
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No


Certification:HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) V5\nHP ProtectTools Security\nHP Power Assistant\nPDF Complete - Corporate Edition\nCyberLink PowerDVD/Power2Go\nOffice Home y Business 2013
Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type: / SFF
Color of product:Black / Silver
Number of 3.5" bays:1


3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:8 / 16:9
Detachable display:N
Display Diagonal:23.6 / 27
Display number of colors:1.073 billion colours
Display Resolution:2559 x 1440 / 2560 x 1440 / 3840 x 2160
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Wide Quad HD
LED backlight: Yes
Number of colors:1070
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:330 / 400
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power supply:400
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model: / No / Not available / NVIDIA Quadro 1000M / NVIDIA Quadro 3000M / NVIDIA Quadro 500M / NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1250 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152 / 0x1912 / 0x412 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel HD Graphics P3000 / Intel HD Graphics P4000 / Intel HD Graphics P4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 530 / No
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


ECC:No / Yes
Internal memory:16 / 2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600 / 1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 12 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 12 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots: / 4 / 4x DIMM
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM
Non-ECC:No / Yes


Built-in camera: Yes
Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Total megapixels:2


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS / 4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100, 1000 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / No

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
Disc types supported:BD, CD, DVD / BD-R, CD, DVD / CD, DVD
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type: / Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD+/-RW / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Other Features

BD interface type:SATA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis type: / All-in-one / Desktop
Dimensions (WxDxH):26 x 16.5 x 23
Display:IPS / LCD / LED
Display included: Yes
Display number of colors:1070
Graphics:HD Graphics 2000 / HD Graphics P3000 / Quadro 1000M / Quadro 500M
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 2000 / HD Graphics P3000 / Quadro 1000M / Quadro 500M
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Graphics adapter manufacturer:NVIDIA
Hard disk number of heads:1
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Host interface:SATA
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2048
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of processors installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Numeric keypad: Yes
Power supply:400
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Rack mounting: No
RAID levels:0, 1
Resolution:2560 x 1440
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage drive interface:SATA
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:SATA
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 a/g/n / 802.11 a/g/n, Bluetooth / 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11a/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:HP Performance Advisor\nRoxio Easy Media Creator\nIntervideo WinDVD\nHP ProtectTools Security\nPDF Complete\nMS Office Starter / Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010 / Roxio Easy Media Creator; Intervideo WinDVD / Roxio Easy Media Creator\nIntervideo WinDVD\nMS Office Starter
Cables included:AC
Display Diagonal:27
Display included: Yes
Display number of colors:1.073 billion colours
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD, SRS Premium Sound / SRS / SRS Premium
Chipset: / Intel C206 / Intel C216
Motherboard chipset:Intel C206 / Intel C216
Placement supported:Vertical
Product type:PC / Workstation

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: No
DVI-I ports quantity:1
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:1 / 3
PCI Express x16 slots:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 7
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:330 / 400
Autonomy mode:N / No / Yes
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power supply:400
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / DMI3 / QPI
Chipset:Intel C206
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):32 / 33 / 34 / 35 / 36
ECC supported by processor:N / No / Y / Yes
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:8
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16 / 2
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 1866,1333,2133,1600 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3 1333/1600 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Motherboard chipset:Intel C206
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16+1x4, 1x8+3x4, 2x8+1x4 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor: / E3-1225V2 / E3-1225V3 / E3-1245 / E3-1245V2 / E3-1280 / E3-1280V2 / i3-2120 / i3-3220 / i3-6100 / i5-3470 / i5-4570 / i5-6500
Processor boost frequency:3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9 / 4
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR00L / SR00R / SR0P7 / SR0P9 / SR14E / SR14U / SR2BX / SR2HG
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge / Skylake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family: / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Xeon E3 / Intel Xeon E3 v2 / Intel Xeon E3 v3 / Intel® Xeon® E3 Family / Intel® Xeon® E3 V2 Family / Intel® Xeon® E3 V3 Family
Processor frequency:3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor lithography:14 / 22 / 32
Processor model:E3-1225V2 / E3-1225V3 / E3-1245 / E3-1245V2 / E3-1280 / E3-1280V2 / i3-2120 / i3-3220 / i3-6100 / i5-3470 / i5-4570 / i5-6500
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-3200 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-6100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-6500 Desktop series / Intel Xeon E3-1200 / Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2 / Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3
Processor socket:LGA1151 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:C0 / D2 / E1 / R0 / S0
System bus data transfer rate:5 / 8
System bus rate:5 / 8
Tcase:65 / 65.3 / 67.4 / 69.1 / 71 / 72.6 / 72.72 / 73.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47, 51 / 55 / 65 / 77 / 77, 69 / 84 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2,0 / 2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52274 / 52278 / 53426 / 65693 / 65725 / 65729 / 65733 / 68316 / 75043 / 75461 / 88184 / 90729
Processor code:SR00L / SR00R / SR0P7 / SR0P9 / SR14E / SR14U / SR2BX / SR2HG
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D / PCG 2013D / PCG 2015C


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
RAID levels:0, 1
RAID support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage drive interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 160 / 2000 / 256 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.5 / 23 / 26 / 8.3
Height:16.5 / 21.5 / 23
Weight:23.1 / 47 / 752
Width:23 / 23.5 / 26