By DE Editors
HP has added new workstations and displays to its professional lineup, including the company’s first 14-inch mobile workstation.
Building on HP’s Z series of workstations, the HP Z200 Workstation offers a new entry point to workstation-class performance at starting prices that rival those of traditional desktop computing systems. The HP Z200 is designed for engineers and designers using Autodesk AutoCAD, photographers using Adobe Photoshop, and power office users.
The HP Z200 offers dual-core processor options based on the next-generation Intel processors as well as quad-core processor options based on the enterprise-class Intel Xeon 3400 series. In addition, the HP Z200 is designed for ease of use and serviceability with a convertible minitower, tool-less chassis, and convenient FireWire and USB ports located on the front of the system.
The HP Z200 Workstation includes an 89-percent-efficient power supply, helping reduce overall energy usage and the amount of waste heat released into the environment. The HP Z200 is ENERGY STAR 5.0 qualified and is registered as Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool Gold, the highest rating available.
HP also introduced the HP ZR22w and HP ZR24w Performance Displays, which have a new brushed aluminum industrial design. The displays incorporate super in-plane switching (S-IPS) panel technology and are available in 21.5- and 24-inches diagonal. According to HP, S-IPS technology provides a 10 times higher contrast ratio when viewed at a 60-degree angle as compared to mainstream displays. The displays also deliver 16.7 million colors and up to 97 percent coverage of the sRGB gamut, the standard color space for the web as well as the majority of engineering, creative and professional applications.
Both displays have an 85-percent-efficient power supply and the chassis contain at least 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastics. In addition, the HP ZR22w is ENERGY STAR 5.0 qualified, and both displays feature an eight-way comfort-adjust stand for maximum comfort in height, tilt, swivel and pivot.
Adding to its EliteBook notebook lineup, HP introduced the 15-in. diagonal display HP EliteBook 8540w and the 14-in. diagonal display HP EliteBook 8440w. The HP EliteBook 8540w and 8440w feature workstation-caliber graphics that are tested, optimized, and certified to run demanding professional applications.
Both the HP EliteBook 8540w and HP EliteBook 8440w include an LED-backlit, anti-glare high-definition (HD) display at 15 in. and 14 in. diagonal, respectively. They both feature NVIDIA discrete graphics with ISV certifications and choice of Intel Core i7 or future Intel Core processors with Turbo Boost and vPro technology.
The HP EliteBook 8440w is designed for photographers, power users, developers, and designers who need entry-level workstation graphics. The HP EliteBook 8540w runs demanding applications and helps users to experience faster rendering capabilities with next-generation graphics, fast hard drives and support for up to 16GB of memory.
The HP Z200 workstation starts at $769 and is expected to be available in the United States in February. The HP ZR22w and HP ZR24w start at $289 and are also expected to be available in the United States in February. The HP EliteBook 8540w and 8440w start at $1,299 and $1,499, respectively, and are expected to be available in the United States later this month.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.