There’s no doubt that a high-end desktop PC can handle a decent range of computing needs. In fact, being flexible and general are among its prime strengths.
But in the end they’re simply not built for numeric or graphic intensive applications – and if you find you’re outsourcing this type of work, it could be a good indicator you need a more powerful workstation.
Put simply, a workstation’s all about number-crunching and power, and for industrial-strength computing, they’re the logical choice over a desktop PC.
They offer higher-speed processors, tremendous disk speed and very high quantities of RAM. Combine that with support for high-end graphic cards and you can see they’re definitely built to get through a lot of data – whether that’s analysing statistics or rendering animation.
Choosing the right HP Workstation
HP have recently updated their family of workstations offering a wider variety of characteristics that can give an organisation a competitive advantage, increase business productivity, and allow users to work with confidence and peace of mind. HP offers a full range of workstations (including workstation blades) that are exclusively designed and engineered to give customers an edge up on their competitors. HP personal workstations feature:
System reliability – Features such as error checking and correcting (ECC) memory and more sophisticated cooling mechanisms help ensure expandability while maintaining high reliability.
ISV application certification – ISV certification means application and workstation combinations have been thoroughly tested together, giving predictable and reliable results from one application run to the next.
Superior return on investment – Features that increase ROI include a large number of I/O slots, tool-less chassis design, and the additional performance possibilities from dual- and quad-core processors.
Professional graphics – Workstations are designed to support the most powerful graphics cards, a requirement for high-end applications where multiple 2D or 3D monitors are required.
Given the wide range of price and performance covered by the HP family of personal workstations, choosing the right workstation can be a challenge.
Z1 – The Power Without The Tower
The new HP Z1 is the world’s first all-in-one workstation featuring a 68,6 cm (27″) diagonal display that snaps open to let you swap out parts and make upgrades.
Bring your ideas to life faster with the accelerated performance of the HP Z1 Workstation. The only all-in-one workstation with quad-core Intel® Xeon® processors.
Make renders faster and crashes a thing of the past with professional graphics and ECC memory.
Z210 CMT – Low-cost, high-performance mainstream value workstation
Power hungry? Do you need a workstation-class system but have a PC budget? Boasting advanced memory, graphics, and storage plus application certification, next-generation processors and HP Performance Advisor, the HP Z210 Workstation brings workstation-class productivity to the masses.
The HP Z210 creates a new entry-point into the HP Workstation family, offering the advanced power and productivity of workstation technology at starting prices that rival traditional desktop computing systems.
Z210 SFF – Small size, great value and rock-solid application performance
The surprisingly nimble and dynamic HP Z210 Small Form Factor (SFF) Workstation delivers workstation performance in a form factor almost 1/3 the size of the Z210 minitower. Engineered specifically for crowded desks, cubicles, and space-constrained environments, the HP Z210 SFF proves that size doesn’t equal power.
Z420 - Expand your Power
Performance you want. Value you need. The HP Z420 gives you professional expandability in an accessible tool-free mini-tower form factor — all at a great price.With up to 8 processing cores, the latest processing and I/O power from Intel®, and the latest graphics technology from leading graphics providers, the HP Z420 has the power you need to get the job done.
Z620 – Versatility Redefined, Still Compact
More versatile than ever before. With up to 16 processor cores, the HP Z620 Workstation packs a ton of computing and visualization power into a quiet, compact footprint. This dual-socket system helps you boost productivity with next-generation Intel® Xeon® processors and support for up to 8 displays.
Z820 – Ultimate Performance for Ultimate Projects
Built for high-end computing and visualization. The dual-processor HP Z820 Workstation delivers outstanding performance, award-winning industrial design, and tool-free serviceability in the industry’s most expandable chassis.
With next generation Intel® Xeon® processors, support for up to 16 processing cores, and the latest professional graphics, you’ll tackle even the most demanding projects like never before.
Legendary HP quality
HP Workstations are a product of in-depth testing, engineering discipline, and quality assurance which helps you stay productively up and running.
Ease your mind. HP Workstations are jointly engineered, tested, and certified with the professional applications and software vendors that are critical to your work.
Choose, use, protect, and transition with ease with HP Total Care’s personal attention, convenient tools, and reliable services.
Don’t just take our word for it, view the video testimonials below and see what the industry leaders in computing intense applications, Adobe and Autodesk, have to say.