The HP Z1 is a new workstation by HP. It's a completely new design, instead of the traditional chassis plus monitor it's a 27-inch all-in-one with many of the benefits of a desktop system.
A workstation is designed to be a true workhorse. It is designed and developed for professionals who need high performance and stability for the specific applications that they use. The focus is therefore different than that of home computers, where the price is often the deciding factor.
The leading brand for workstations is HP. Whether it's for developing new products, exploring gas and oil fields or Hollywood film studios, you encounter HP workstations in all walks of life. The wide application of these systems ensures that software developers develop their programmes to run stable on these systems (certification). The price of these workstations usually is quite high, compared to the sum of all the components in the device. What you get in return is reliability, which makes it worth the extra investment for professional users.
If the price tag poses a problem, then HP has more affordable models as well, such as the HP Omni 27. The HP Z1 is a real professional system, which is reflected in the design. When you put it next to the Omni 27 or the Apple iMac, it is a bit less sleek and graceful. On the other hand, the sharp lines and attractive materials make the Z1 one of the best-looking workstations around.