Hewlett-Packard has released Z220 workstations and EliteBook mobile workstations, both boasting Intel processing power and a breadth of ISV certifications to target professionals across a variety of industries. Quad-core configurations of the Z220 workstations start at $699, and the EliteBook 8770w, 8570w, 8470w mobile workstations start at $1,699, $1,449, and $1,329, respectively. The models are expected to be available later this month.
The Z220 sports Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors, four integrated USB 3.0 high-speed ports and up to 32GB of 1,600MHz double data rate type 3 (DDR3) memory, and is available in two configurations: An expandable, Convertible Mini-Tower (CMT) or a highly compact Small Form Factor (SFF). Both models feature Intel high-definition graphics P4000 professional graphics option (on selected Intel Xeon E3v2 processors), while HP also offers a selection of entry-level, midrange and high-end discrete graphics cards from Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices. Also included is Intels Smart Response Technology, a disk-caching feature that can improve storage I/O performance, resulting in faster boot times and frequently accessed applications.
The EliteBook w-series offers Intel Core i7 quad-core or i7 or i5 dual-core processors and up to 32GB of system memory, a 17.3-inch diagonal display on the 8770w or a 15.6-in. display on the 8570w. The EliteBook 8470w, the most compact of the mobile workstations, has a 14-inch diagonal HD display. The 8570w and 8770w are available with DreamColor Technology as an option, which helps keep display colors consistent. They also feature a magnesium aluminum chassis, radial-brushed display cover that resists fingerprints, glass touch-pads and precision aluminum-alloy hinges.
Other business-oriented features on the EliteBook w-series include SRS Premium Sound Pro for improved audio quality when engaging in a video conferences, Web-based training or streaming videos. All workstations come preloaded with the companys Performance Advisor, which provides a consolidated report of the workstations hardware and software configuration that can be used to tune the workstation specifically for professional application workloads.
The addition of the new Z220 and EliteBook Mobile Workstations strengthens our already-robust lineup and reinforces our position as the market leader in the workstations industry, Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager of HPs commercial solutions business unit said in prepared remarks. For design, animation and engineering customers, creativity can strike while out in the field or back at the officeweve designed workstations to complement the needs of professionals who demand quality and reliability wherever they are.