Z by HP: 
Data Science Solutions

•  User Guide

Z by HP delivers high performance workstations to meet the demands of advanced analytics–right out of the box. Our desktops and notebooks are packed with industry-leading hardware and software innovations designed to accelerate your Data Science workflow.

Customize Your Data Science Environment

We’ve taken the guesswork out of creating the optimal data science environment by testing and preloading popular data science tools on select Z desktops and mobiles. The Z by HP Data Science Stack Manager7 allows you to easily install or delete programs as your projects or workflows change with a software stack that automatically stays up to date. Spend more time uncovering insights and less time on the chore of managing your data science software.


Get the most popular tools for analyzing data and creating powerful models. Enjoy seamless management of package updates and dependencies so that your environment is always ready-to-use.


Easily create and deploy your data science applications while managing your data science tools and models. Get the most popular tools for analyzing data and creating powerful models.

Cloud Experience

Interact seamlessly with your main cloud environment with cloud command line access.

Ubuntu. Certified and Preinstalled

We’ve partnered with Canonical to extensively test and certify the latest version of Ubuntu OS so it performs at its best.2

Microsoft WSL 2 Preinstalled

Experience the best of both Windows and Ubuntu with Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux 2.1 WSL 2 is a simple and fast way to run a Linux environment directly in Windows.

Why Z by HP?

Innovation is in our DNA. Our engineers’ sole job is to anticipate your needs before you even realize them and bring innovation you can’t get anywhere else.

Unthrottled Performance

We start with enterprise-class components and work closely with partners like Intel and NVIDIA to test and certify them on our Z by HP workstations. We conduct over 360,000 hours of brutal testing to help ensure you get max performance even on computation and graphics-heavy workflows. 

Secure to 
the Core

Even one security incident can be catastrophic when you’re handling valuable IP. Block crippling cyber-attacks with HP Wolf Security for Business.8

Performance for
Data Science

We run our Z by HP devices through actual workflows and then adjust the component mix until we find the configurations that deliver a powerful experience. 


HP and Teradici remote access software allows dispersed teams to work together in real time. By remotely harnessing the power of Z by HP, every user gets fast responsiveness and image quality, even with big data visualizations.3

Data Science Recommended Configurations

Boost your productivity and dramatically speed up time to insight with our recommended specs.

 ZBook Studio G9

Packed with professional performance in an incredibly sleek PC so you can analyze data or build machine learning models—from anywhere.

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Windows 1112 or Linux® Ubuntu 20.04


Data Science Software Stack7


Up to Intel vPro® with Intel® Core™ i9 CPU5, 9


Up to NVIDIA RTX™ A5500 Laptop GPU or GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti GPU10


Up to 64 GB SODIMM DDR511


Up to 4 TB PCIe® Gen4 x4 NVMe6


Z4 G4 Desktop

The perfect choice for data wrangling, cleaning, and visualization.

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Ubuntu 20.04


Data Science Software Stack7


Intel® Xeon® W-2295 18C5







Z8 G4 Desktop

The ultimate choice for complex simulation and machine learning.

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Ubuntu 20.04


Data Science Software Stack7


Dual Intel® Xeon®5






2x 2TB HP Z Turbo Drive M2 SSD6

Z by HP for Data Scientists & Analysts

Get rapid results from your most demanding datasets, train models and create visualizations with Z by HP data science laptop and desktop workstations.

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Exceptional Performance
with Intel® Xeon®
and Intel® Core™ i9 Processors.



Meet the Products

Z by HP Laptops

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Z by HP Desktops

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Z by HP Monitors and Accessories

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    1. WSL 2 requires Windows 10 or higher, Intel Core i5 processor or higher and is available on select Z by HP workstations. You must be running Windows 10 version 2004 and higher (Build 19041 and higher) or Windows 11.
    2. For detailed Linux® OS/hardware support information, see:
    3. HP ZCentral Remote Boost Sender does not come preinstalled on Z by HP Workstations but can be downloaded and run on all Z by HP desktop and laptops without license purchase. With non-Z sender devices, purchase of perpetual individual license or perpetual floating license per simultaneously executing versions and purchase of ZCentral Remote Boost Software Support is required. ZCentral Remote Boost Sender for non-Z Hardware requires a license and Windows 10, RHEL/CentOS (7 or 8), or UBUNTU 18.04 or 20.04 LTS operating systems. macOS (10.14 or newer) operating system and ThinPro 7 are only supported on the receiver side. Requires network access. The software is available for download at
    4. Based on HP’s unique and comprehensive security capabilities at no additional cost among vendors on HP Workstations with Windows and 8th Gen and higher Intel® processors.
    5. Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering, branding and/or naming is not a measurement of higher performance.
    6. For storage drives, GB = 1 billion bytes. TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 35GB of disk is reserved for system recovery software.
    7. Z by HP Data Science Stack Manager requires Windows 10 version 21H2 (Build 19044) and higher or 64-bit Ubuntu 20.04 and is available on select Z workstations.
    8. HP Wolf Security for Business requires Windows 10 or higher, includes various HP security features and is available on HP Pro, Elite, RPOS and Workstation products. See product details for included security features and OS requirement.
    9. Intel vPro® requires Windows 10 Pro 64 bit or higher, a vPro supported processor, vPro enabled chipset, vPro enabled wired LAN and/or Wi-Fi 6E WLAN and TPM 2.0. Some functionality requires additional 3rd party software in order to run. Features of vPro® Essentials and Enterprise vary. See
    10. Optional feature that must be configured at purchase.
    11. Up to 64GB memory is an optional, configurable feature.
    12. Not all features are available in all editions or versions of Windows. Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware, drivers, software or BIOS update to take full advantage of Windows functionality. Windows is automatically updated and enabled. High speed internet and Microsoft account required. ISP fees may apply and additional requirements may apply over time for updates. See


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