HP has expanded its Z series of workstations with the Z230, offering quad-core processing and a choice of chassis formats with prices starting at £734.
Available from August, the HP Z230 workstation series offers the latest processor and graphics technologies in tower or small-form factor chassis designs.
The HP Z230 is a great choice for knowledge workers and specialists, design engineers and creative designers who want reliability at an affordable price, according to HP.
Processor options start with a 3.2GHz Core i5-4570, up to a 3.6GHz Xeon E3-1280 v3, all quad-core chips with Intel vPro support. Both chassis styles support four memory slots for up to 32GB of ECC or non-ECC DDR3 RAM.
Gigabit Ethernet is standard, but buyers can choose an optional second gigabit adapter, if required. Storage options comprise a mix of 7200 or 10K Sata drives, plus SSD options, with the tower chassis offering more flexibility than the small form factor version.
Customers can configure the Z230 with a number of graphics options, enabling it to support as many as six independent displays, with adapter cards up to the AMD FirePro W7000 and Nvidia Quadro K4000 for high-end 3D applications.
To complement the new workstation line, HP also announced two new Z Display monitors, the HP Z22i and Z24i.
These IPS flat-screen displays are 21.5in and 24in, respectively, and support DisplayPort, DVI-D and VGA inputs at resolutions of 1920x1080 and 1920x1200, respectively.
HP vice president for Commercial Personal Systems, Kobi Elbaz, said that customers want products that are designed and engineered to meet the most demanding computing and visualisation needs.
"The new HP Z230 Workstations and Z Displays meet these workload demands at an affordable price, and demonstrate HP's leadership in providing solutions for professional solutions at all levels," he said.
HP offers the Z230 workstation line with Windows 8, Windows 7, Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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