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HP Unveils Z Portfolio, World’s Most Secure, Manageable Workstations

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By Kingsley I. Ilechukwu

HP Inc. has unveiled new additions to the Z by HP portfolio, the world’s most secure and manageable workstations designed to deliver all-out, uncompromised performance for users in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

Z by HP workstations are built for professional creators and power users who need performance, reliability, broad hardware expandability, and the versatility to get the job done in any work environment.

Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to remote working, HP has adapted its technology to meet the needs of the mobile workforce by incorporating powerhouse performance into dense form factors with ZCentral 4R, Z2 Mini, and ZBook Fury for IT specialists, architects and data scientists among others.

Some of the additions to the Z by HP portfolio include ZCentral that enables users to create, connect and collaborate from any location; Z2 Portfolio which gives new levels of power and ZBook which enables terrific performance for any visualisation.

There’s also ZCentral 4R, the world’s most powerful and highest GPU in a 1U rack workstation; Z2 Mini G5, the world’s most powerful mini workstation running Adobe Creative Suite; Z2 Small Form Factor G5, the world’s most powerful desktop workstation and Z2 Tower G5, world’s most expandable entry workstation.

Others include the ZBook Fury 15 G7, world’s most expandable 15-inch mobile workshop and ZBook Fury 17 G7, the world’s smallest 17-inch mobile workstation with RTX500.

The ZCentral 4R, the world’s most powerful 1U racked workstation for media and entertainment, product development, data science, and healthcare, is engineered to harness the power of a Z4 workstation in a 1U form factor and designed for high density in racked environments. It is equipped with the latest Intel Xeon® W Processors (up to 18 CPU cores) and graphics options up to the NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX™ 8000, remote workers get professional-grade performance built for intense workloads.  ZCentral 4R also provides layers of security with an exterior lockable front panel; HP Security Suite preloaded inside the box, all while physically secure in a racked data closet.

The HP ZCentral, on the other hand, is the world’s first single-sourced remote workstation solution and with the addition of ZCentral 4R, enables workers to create better, connect, and collaborate seamlessly from remote locations. New updates to the solution helps address two top IT challenges: managing multiple remote devices at once and the increased security risk from more remote endpoint devices.

The new entry Z by HP desktop portfolio is built for today’s designers who are shaping the world around us. HP’s new powerful entry workstations, HP Z2 Mini G5, HP Z2 Small Form Factor G5, and HP Z2 Tower G5, take the latest processing power to another level, offering performance previously only available in high-end desktop workstations, and at an accessible price for any power user. The new Z2 lineup brings performance gains, higher wattage power supplies for max configurability, and market-leading expandability. It’s now easier to build the ideal, ergonomic friendly, home office set-up that is purpose-built with well-being in mind.

The ZBook Power, HP’s most affordable mobile workstation, makes the power of the ZBook more accessible and ideal for STEAM students. The mobile workstation offers fast performance and improved thermals allowing for up to NVIDIA Quadro® T2000 graphics and Intel® Xeon® or Core i9 processors in a chassis that is now 19 per cent smaller, 11 per cent thinner, and nearly 10 per cent lighter than the previous generation.

“Professional creators and power users need a curated experience that aligns to the way they work and live in today’s new normal” said Managing Director, HP Nigeria, Ify Afe.

“Our Z portfolio which would be available in Nigeria soon delivers the mobility, performance, and flexibility the creative community wants with innovative solutions like ZCentral 4R, designed to ensure access to the cutting-edge technology and security solutions needed to power the next creative breakthrough,” she added.

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