New HP Z220 Workstations and EliteBook laptops announced

HP Z220 Workstation

New HP Z220 Workstations and EliteBook laptops will arrive with professional-class features, the company has announced. The Z220 line, with its next generation Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors, will comprise HP’s most affordable workstations, while the EliteBook w-series comes with Intel Core i7 quad-core, or i7 or i5 dual-core processors. Both workstations are expected to touch down later this month.

The entry-level Z220 will come in two forms – a Convertible Mini-Tower (CMT) which the company claims will be ‘exceptionally’ expandable, and a Small Form Factor (SFF) which is supposed to be highly compact. The units in this range have 4 integrated USB 3.0 ports and graphics solutions from Intel, AMD and Nvidia. Up to 32GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM is also available to boost performance along with a few other enhancements.

“The addition of the new HP Z220 and EliteBook Mobile Workstations strengthens our already-robust lineup and reinforces our position as the market leader in the workstations industry,” Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP, commented. “For design, animation and engineering customers, creativity can strike while out in the field or back at the office-we’ve designed HP Workstations to complement the needs of professionals who demand quality and reliability where ever they are.”

HP EliteBook 8570w

The 3 entrants in the EliteBook w-series include the 8770w, 8570w and 8470w. The highest in this range, the 8770w, boasts of a 17.3-inch display while the 8570w and 8470w have a 15.4- and 14-inch screen respectively. Laptops in the w-series are fitted with magnesium aluminum chassis, and also sport fingerprint-resistive displays and glass touchpads. The laptops also allow for up to 32GB of system memory.

The w-series notebooks meet certain government standards for dust, temperature, vibration and shock. Focusing on the needs of the professional on the go, these devices can be preloaded with other useful stuff such as Intel Smart Response Technology and SRS Premium Sound Pro.

The new HP Z220 Workstations and EliteBook laptops price and availability details have been divulged. The Z220 range starts at $699 with the 8470w, the 8570w, and the 8770w pegged at $1,329, $1,449 and $1,699 respectively. Availability of both lines is scheduled for the US later in the month.