HP Updates AIO Workstation Line With Z1 G3, Starts At $1,500

Posted by at 11:05 am on April 18, 2016



HP revealed a new all-in-one (AIO) workstation called the Z1 G3. This is the first revision of the company’s AIO workstation in four years, and HP claimed the new device is 47% smaller, 51% lighter, and 21% cheaper than its predecessor.


Product HP Z1 G3 AIO Workstation
Processor Options -Intel Xeon E3-1270 v5

-Intel Xeon E3-1245 v5

-Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5

-Intel Core i7-6700

-Intel Core i5-6500

-Intel Core i3-6100

Chipset Intel C236
Memory -Up to 64 GB DDR4-2133 (Core-Series CPUs)

-Up to 64 GB ECC DDR4-2133 (Xeon CPUs)
(4 SO-DIMM Slots)

Storage -500 GB – Up to 1 TB SATA HDD (7200 RPM)

-256 GB – Up to 1 TB SATA SSD

-256 GB – Up to 1 TB HP Z Turbo G2 NVMe SSD

Display 23.6-inch 4K (3840×2160) IPS LED Backlit LCD
Touchscreen Optional
Graphics Card Options -Intel HD Graphics 530 (Core-Series CPUs)

-Intel HD Graphics P530 (Xeon CPUs)

-Nvidia Quadro M1000M 2 GB GDDR5

-Nvidia Quadro M2000M 4 GB GDDR5

Display Output DisplayPort 1.2
Networking Intel I219LM Gigabit LAN, Intel 8260 802.11ac Wireless (Optional)
Ports -6 x USB 3.0 (1 Charging)

-2 x USB 3.1 Type-C w/ Thunderbolt 3

-SD Card Reader

-Audio In/Out Combo Jack (Side)

-Audio Line In/Out/Mic Jack (Back)

Dimensions (With Stand) 23.5 x 8.3 x 21.5 inches
Weight 23.2 lbs.
Operating Systems Windows 10 Pro, Windows 7, Linux

The HP Z1 G3 features the latest 6th generation Intel Core and Xeon desktop processors, offering three options of each CPU type. The Z1 G3 can sport up to 64 GB of SO-DIMM DDR4-2133, with support for ECC memory with Xeon-powered configurations.



HP’s AIO Z1 G3 has a 23.6-inch 4K LED-backlit LCD display, which can optionally feature a touchscreen. The 3840×2160 resolution has never before been featured on the Z1, and the increased pixel density has more screen real estate than HP could previously offer in its AIO workstations. The UHD screen can be powered by the integrated Intel HD Graphics, or you can opt for more horsepower with an entry-level Nvidia Quadro M1000M MXM graphics module or a mid-range Quadro M2000M GPU.


HP-Z1_Side-2_w_300The back of the HP Z1 G3 opens to reveal easily-accessible components. Storage options include two 2.5-inch drive bays, which can be equipped with up to a 1 TB HDD or SSD in each slot, and with support for RAID 0 and 1. The two M.2 slots support 256 GB and 512 GB HP Z Turbo NVMe M.2 modules, which can be used to configure a RAID 0 array with up to 1 TB (two 512 GB SSDs) of storage or a mirrored volume (RAID 1) up to 512 GB. You can also get a single 256 GB M.2 SSD if a fancy storage configuration doesn’t suit your needs (or budget) but you still crave the speed of an HP Z Turbo SSD.

The HP Z1 G3 has plenty of USB connectivity with six USB 3.0 ports (four in the rear, two on the side) and two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, which support Thunderbolt 3 storage devices for up to 40 GB/s data transfer rates. The Type-C ports don’t offer video connectivity, but with a 23.6-inch 4K display, connecting to another monitor would defeat the purpose of an AIO. If you are dead-set on an external display (or just want to extend your desktop), the only video output option is a lone DisplayPort 1.2 port.

HP’s Z1 G3 AIO workstation sees a reduction in weight and size from its predecessors, in addition to significant performance gains and features (ithas been four years). Most significantly, HP has reduced its entry-level price: The HP Z1 G3 starts at $1,498 and is expected to be available this May.

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