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HP shows off the Z1 all-in-one computer at #CESLive!

HP’s Mike Diehl sat down with us at #CESLive to show off the new HP Z1 G2 all-in-one computer.  The second-generation computer has Thunderbolt 2 and a 27” multi-touch screen.

The Z1 earned a Geek Beat Editor’s Choice award and while it may not be very pocketable like our Windows Phone, the Z1 does make a cool first impression.  The design really shines in how easily the Z1 can be serviced with its tool-less design.  Cost for the Z1 G2 is in the neighborhood of $1,999.

 You can find out more on the Z1 G2 here at HP's website and you can catch all our 2014 Consumer Electronics Show coverage here at the #CESLive portal.

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HP shows off the Z1 all-in-one computer at #CESLive!

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I glanced at this and thought it was about Sony, since they have a phone called the Z1 and just announced the Z1S. But all of this time HP had a Z1 too? Of course, not to be confused with the Sony Viao Z notebooks... Oh dear.

I would, very much like to have this for everything from video/photo editing and gaming to writing. Sleek yet industrial. Totally serviceable for future self-upgrades. However, on the HP website it says Windows 7 is installed but has the option to go to 8.1 for free. If there are two hard drive slots (one for SSD and HDD) this will likely be my next PC.

I got the Zbook and I am loving it, just missing some items my Elitebook 8770 had.  Impressed and business customer support is awesome have called many of 3am hours.

 

Have an OG Z1, and the only thing I want from the G2 is the Thunderbolt 2.0 ports.  Since it's modular I wonder if I can just swap it into mine where the CD drive is.

Uau that looks awesome, I wonder what kind of graphic cards would fit in there? For example would I be able to put in my Nvidia Gtx 690 in it or would it be too big?

I am typing this comment on my 27" (1080P) HP-Z1 - 8 CORE ZEON Workstation (16gb ram and nVidia Quadro 4000 Graphics) and from my experience, this is hands down the best computer I have ever purchased, (not to be confused with ones I have built for gaming).  If I were to complain, it would be with nVidia, the quadro graphics card is robust for workstation processing, video and photo editing, both of which I do on this machine, but for gaming...its disappointing since most modern PC games are not supported by the quadro graphics cards, so I would like nVidia to offer a card for this form factor to support something like Battlefield 4 or COD.

This computer is as easy to service as the video shows, if I want to add another hdd, it's a toolless task,  upgrade RAM, open it up and install the modules.  Change the power supply, slide it out is as easy as you can imagine.  I doubt I will have much need to uprade this computer in the near future, but I will most certainly be looking at another Z1-G2 when I do.