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32 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 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. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The usability and design also get good reviews, whereas 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

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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)

Oct, 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


Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Detachable display: No
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Wide Quad HD
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat

Energy Management

Autonomy mode: No


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2048
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152 / 0x1912 / 0x412 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Ports & interfaces

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


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
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
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge / Skylake
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):47, 51 / 55 / 65 / 77 / 77, 69 / 84 / 95

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52274 / 52278 / 53426 / 65693 / 65725 / 65729 / 65733 / 75043 / 75461 / 88184 / 90729 / E3-1225V2 / E3-1245 / E3-1245V2 / E3-1280 / i3-2120 / I3-3220 / i5-3470
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:2011C / 2011D / PCG 2013D / PCG 2015C


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro


Number of storage drives installed:1