HP Unveils Workstation Ultrabook; Revs Z-Series Towers


Hewlett-Packard today officially unveiled the world's first mobile workstation Ultrabook, a cherry to top a lollapalooza of expansions to its Z-Series line of desktop workstations and displays with improved processor performance, and memory and storage capacities. Jeff Wood, HP's vice president of worldwide marketing, served as anchor at a confidential media and analyst briefing in New York last week. He described a demand for high-end workstations coming from media, finance, health care, education and other industries, with a diminishing number of companies to fill it. "SGI is gone. IBM is out, and Sun is nowhere to be found," he said. "And we're not going private," he said in an apparent jab at Dell, which along with Lenovo is the only other major company with a significant share of the segment. IDC's 2Q13 workstation tracker report shows HP leading the pack with a 42.5 percent share, followed by Dell at 34.9 percent and Lenovo at 20.9 percent.

All tolled, HP announced three all-new mobile workstations, updates to as many desktop workstations and a pair of new displays, all wrapped in simplified Z-Series branding. Here's a look at each new product, their specifications and availabilities.