Media and Entertainment

Increase Your Creative Productivity with HP Z Workstations

In both desktop and mobile systems, HP Z Workstations help you boost productivity with multi-core processors, large memory capacities, leading-edge graphics, and unique technologies built for the media and entertainment industries—such as ThunderBolt 1 2 for I/O connectivity, HP Z Turbo Drive to reduce graphics response times (even with 4k video) and HP DreamColor technology, which helps you maintain consistent color across digital workflows. That’s just a few examples of HP’s deep commitment to serve the needs of media and entertainment industry pros.

Empower your post-production work with HP Z Workstations

HP Z Workstations empower your video and film post-production workflows with 64-bit system architectures, multi-core processors, leading-edge graphics, and large memory capacities that allow multiple applications to run simultaneously. Whether in a desktop or a mobile system, HP Z Workstations also bring you high system reliability, HP DreamColor technology to maintain consistent colors, Thunderbolt 1 connectivity, HP Z Turbo Drive to handle large files blazingly fast, certification from independent software vendors, and tool-less chassis designs to simplify system maintenance and upgrades.

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See why HP Z Workstations are the preferred choice of professionals who demand reliably powerful computing solutions in their line of work.

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Complete peace of mind

HP Z Workstations are designed for mission-critical applications, where system failure is not acceptable. The tool-less chassis makes it easy to service and simple to access, change and add components. All HP Z Workstations come with a limited 3-year parts, 3-year labor, and 3-year onsite service standard warranty that is extendable up to 5 years.


Rigorous testing and certification

HP invests in people, equipment, partner relationships, as well as testing and ISV (Independent Software Vendor) certification processes to ensure HP Z Workstations work as expected with professional applications from the world's leading software companies. Before HP Z Workstations receive ISV certification, they undergo rigorous testing. This level of HP effort means your investment in software and HP hardware is protected — the HP commitment to the quality and support of your solution.

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HP Z Turbo Drive  



HP Z Turbo Drive


HP Z Turbo Drive

Set a new performance curve for your HP Z Workstation with the HP Z Turbo Drive. It’s blazingly fast! Even with 4K video, the Z Turbo can handle large files and reduce your work time from hours to minutes with a solid state drive powered by ultra-fast Samsung M.2 PCIe technology. And, it’s amazingly affordable! Access up to 2x the performance at a cost similar to today’s SATA SSDs with this innovative solution only available on HP Z Workstations.

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Performance Advisor

With this built-in Workstation guru, you will spend more time doing and less time troubleshooting. Get a consolidated report of the workstation hardware and software configuration and, with one click, tune your HP Z Workstation specifically for your professional application.

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Remote Graphics Software  



Remote Graphics Software


Remote Graphics Software (RGS)

Access the performance and reliability of your HP Z Workstation from anywhere. From the factory floor to the boardroom, HP RGS brings seamless remote workstation access to new destinations. Collaborate in real time with colleagues across the hall or across the country. Only HP provides the real time, top visual fidelity of remote workstation access with HP RGS standard with every HP Z Workstation.

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HP DreamColor and Z Displays. You dream it, we deliver it in breathtakingly accurate color.

The HP DreamColor and HP Z Displays are designed and engineered with HP Z Workstations to outperform, so you can outperform with striking visual results. Work in brilliant, trusted color and bring your ideas to life with the HP DreamColor Z27x Professional display, featuring HP’s unrivaled integrated calibration engine, 4K2 input support, and 10-bit color that drives up to 1.07 billion onscreen colors3. HP DreamColor displays are ideal for a wide range of color workflows, including animation, visual effects, post-production, digital photography, and digital pre-press.

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  1. Thunderbolt™ is available at launch on the HP ZBook 15 and HP ZBook 17. Thunderbolt™ 2 is planned to be available via an optional add-in card in early 2014 on the Z420, Z620, and Z820. Thunderbolt is new technology. Thunderbolt cable and Thunderbolt device (sold separately) must be compatible with Windows. To determine whether your device is Thunderbolt Certified for Windows, see External link
  2. 4K content required to view 4K resolution.
  3. All specifications represent the typical specifications provided by HP's component manufacturers; actual performance may vary either higher or lower.