Even though sales of desktop computers have been in constant decline these days, it is good to see that computer manufacturers are still thinking of those users that require a desktop with plenty of horsepower. HP recently unveiled the Z1, a 27″ 2560 x 1440 IPS all-in-one computer which is expected to start shipping in April.
Unlike, Apple’s all-in-one iMac, the Z1 snaps open to give users access to its CPU, making swapping out parts and upgrading a breeze. For those less inclined to make upgrades themselves it will come with plenty of options at the time of purchase, including: chipsets ranging from a Core i-3 3.33 GHz processors all the way up to a quad core Xeon CPUE3-1280; memory slots that are capable of handling up to 32 GB of ram; integrated graphics cards up to a high end 3D NVIDIA Q4000M GPU; and 7200 rpm 3.5 in drives with capacities up to 2 TB as well as SSD up to 300 GB. It will include 2 USB 3.0 ports, 4 USB 2.0 ports, an integrated 1080p HD 2.0 megapixel web camera and a SRS premium sound system with dual cone front facing stereo speakers.
The lowest end model will start at $1,899 but with all these options available, it is doubtful if anyone will opt for this entry level model. For comparison purposes, the lowest end 27″ iMac with a Core i5 processor, 4 GB of ram and a 1 TB hard drive is presently priced at $1,699.