Conclusion: Having the PSU away from the other components also means that HP were able to have enough room to improve circulation across other key components such as the CPU and memory modules. There are fans aplenty inside, providing cool air across the memory modules and the installed CPUS. It’s certainly a very unique design, and one that will pay off – HP stresses that they want to make their workstations as easy as possible for users to configure and upgrade themselves, and it...
Conclusion: The Z800 has outperformed all the other workstations and desktops that I have reviewed. This is truly a fantastic machine with not only a really slick design, but also a fantastic level of performance and the potential for so much more. I am very confident in recommending this workstation for any person or company that needs the best performance possible and they want a good looking machine to go with it.
Conclusion: Like I said at the beginning of this review, the first time I saw this workstation I literally said “Wow.” At the time I didn’t know anything about the performance of the Z800, I was just going off of the specs and the design. Now that I have seen how it performs my original opinion is much stronger. The Z800 has outperformed all the other workstations and desktops that I have reviewed.
Form and function in a high performance workstation
Consumer Electronics Net
30 March 2009
Excerpt: When people look at a product, they often don't take into consideration the design principles that may have gone into the construction of that product. Often times, the product is brought to the home or office and it performs its intended purpose. And for the most part it is taken for granted without any real sense by the user in what went in to it to get from the design concept and implementation to a user's desk.
Summary: If you're unsure about the difference between a workstation and a desktop PC, well, you've probably taken one look at the price and stopped reading this review already. We don't usually review workstations here at Stuff Towers: as the name implies they tend to be a little on the dull side, pragmatic and purposeful rather than stylish and with all-round appeal. They only appeal to professionals who already know pretty much what they want.
Excerpt: The HP Z800 has the looks and the performance of a winner, and only a cataclysmic failure at the last minute will stop this having a huge impact on the industry. We look forward to reviewing the unit soon.