Desktop: HP Workstation Z
Hewlett-Packard first won us over to its workstation platform about a year ago, when the CRN Test Center took a look at an offering in its W-series. Since then, the computer giant has delivered the HP Workstation Z series to the market and it requires consideration by solution providers, given the pure horsepower it can provide. The Z400, for example, provides single CPU, Xeon-based processing capability, with a capacity for up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory, preloaded with Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit, at an entry price of less than $800. HP has stuffed so much performance capability into this box at such a low entry price point that it can't be ignored.