Proving it’s not just a pretty face, HP’s iMac equivalent, the Z1, has been qualified by Avid for use with their top creative applications.
The certified config is the Intel Xeon E3-1245v2 model with 8GB DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA’s Quadro 1000M and a 256GB SATA SSD. The 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 are supported. This means that the Z1 is now an affordable option for anyone who wants the slimmed down form factor of an iMac but wants to keep their facility hardware strictly PC, or for anyone who’s currently on Mac but is looking for a cheap yet powerful PC workstation to try out. Plus – just in case the incredibly dramatic product video didn’t hammer this home for you – you can fold it up, pop the back open and add more RAM or do your own maintenance. We like.