Conclusion: In the end, it's an easy recommendation: If you want an all-in-one workstation in your office, the HP Z1 is the only game in town. Oftentimes, a first-generation product has a few kinks that get ironed out by version 2.0.
Pros: Sleek design, Professional-grade components, Easy-to-access internals for an all-in-one, Quiet operation
Conclusion: The HP Z1 workstation desktop is in a new category: the all-in-one professional workstation. It's powerful, easy to service, and has a beautiful 27-inch screen. If you know you need a workstation and are space constrained, the Z1 should be at the top of your shopping list.
Pros: Brilliant, huge screen. All in one form factor Workstation. Has 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. DisplayPort in/out port. Expandable all-in-one chassis. SSDs. Articulated hinge. VESA mountable. Blu-ray burner.
HP Z1 review: This all-in-one workstation has a great screen, fast performance and is easy to maintain
Good Gear Guide.au
14 September 2012
Summary: The HP Z1 workstation is about as far from an unappealing old box as it gets. It has a neat, all-in-one design that houses high-end performance parts behind a beautiful, 27in panel and it's very easy to open up the unit to access all those parts. Definitely a desirable unit.
Pros: Performance, Screen, Design
Cons: Can be hard to manoeuvre, Rear ports hard to access
Summary: HP should be commended for putting together the most impressive All-in-One we've ever seen. Those after pure power would still be better served by a traditional workstation, though, and the price means it's likely to be reserved for the wealthiest of IT departments.