HP Z220 and EliteBook Workstations Come Housing Ivy Bridge Processors

June 4, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

As far as the computer manufacturing industry, HP has been in the leading front for the past decade. Along with that, HP has always delivered the best performance and it holds the record for the most reputed company in that terrain.

To add to their achievement list, the latest Z220 and EliteBook workstations have been outed, and they feature Ivy Bridge processors. Further, they come with an affordable price tag.

The Z220 is pretty much a miniature version of the larger Z420 model and this features 4 USB 3.0 ports. Priced at $699, this is an entry level machine to put your computing on to the faster segment.

The Z220 workstation comes in a standard mini-tower version and a small form factor. The conventional slot of the first disc drive is replaced by an optional front handle for enhanced portability.

The mini tower model has a quick-release access panel and overall there are 3 disc drive bays. Offering utmost noiseless operation, both models are designed to promote maximum air flow.

Meanwhile, with screen sizes of 14, 15.6 and 17.3 inches, the 8470W, 8570W and 8770W EliteBook workstations run on Intel’s dual core i5 and the much faster quad core i7 chips.

Video handling is assigned to AMD’s FirePro and for the higher versions; it gets substituted by Nvidia’s Quadro K-Series graphic processor which will do the job quite well. Higher versions also feature an IPS-based display for color-sensitive work.

There are options for incorporating a 24GB SSD cache and up to 16GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the most important physical features are its military-spec resistances to dust, shock and temperature.

Checking out the price tags, the Elite workstations will cost $1,329, $1,449 and $1,699 respectively, as you go from lower to higher models.

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