Videomaker by Brian Teal
A beautifully put together video production machine which provides efficiency, stability, and speed; a must have for video producers. HP has done it again.
The Hewlett-Packard Z1 G2 is a new offering from HP to build upon its popular HP Z1 which was brought to market in April of 2012. Building on their stable and reliable platform, HP has included some new features which will make those involved in video production, engineering, computer aided design and architecture delighted with the improvements. If your production is mission critical, and stability and speed are your main concerns, the new Z1 G2 is your target video production system.
Unique to the HP Z1 series is the "service mode" which allows the user to tilt the screen back and flat, then with two latches, open the screen and produce the internals of the system. We IT professionals greatly value a system which is easy to access, as well as easy to upgrade; the Z1 G2 provides just that. Installing extra disk drives, upgrading a video card, or adding RAM is a breeze due to the thought process behind this service mode.
Though easily accessible, there is less room for upgrades than a traditional tower. For instance, there are four DIMM slots for memory within the chassis which allow up to 32GB of ECC or 16GB non-ECC unbuffered DDR3 1866MHz RAM. On many video production machines, there may be up to eight slots for RAM expansion. However, because of the unique combination of hardware and technology, the lack of memory expansion does little to sway us from believing the Z1 G2 is a video production beast of a computer. read more...
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