HP Z-class workstations feature a lot of serious hardware under the hood. They can be upgraded to support 3 TB of RAM, dual Xeon processors and dual Nvidia Quadro P6000 GPUs. Now if that is not power, I don’t know what is. The companies Z8, Z6 and Z4 desktop workstations are the most powerful systems that the company has to offer right now.
It is safe to say that there arent many machines like these. That is why the HP Z-class workstations come with some unique features like 24 RAM slots, dual M.2 SSDs, 10 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C ports, dual Gig-E ports, seven full-length, full height PCIe slots. There is also an optional Thunderbolt 3 port.
As you can see from the specifications that these HP Z-class workstations are not for everyone. These systems are for VFX artists that need to run 3D simulations and edit 8K videos. In order to power all the components the HP Z-class workstations come with 1700 Watt power supplies.
You can also imagine that all this comes at a cost and that is true. Even the Z8 box with not much inside will cost you $2,439. Add in more hardware and the price will go up significantly. For example, the HP Z-class workstations configured with Xeon Platinum 8180M chips, two P6000 Quadro GPUs will cost you $35,000.
There are cheaper options as well but HP has made it clear that you can get all the performance in the world and cram it into a PC case if you can pay the price for it. The cheaper versions are the Z4 Workstation at $1,239 and the HP Z6 Workstation at $1,919. Also, check out the HP Omen X gaming laptop.
Let us know what you think about these HP Z-class workstations and whether or not you are interested in buying one of these crazy configurations. Let us know in the comments section below.