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HP’s New Z1 Workstation Pops Open for Easy DIY Upgrades and Repairs

Posted By Molly Cotter On March 1, 2012 @ 1:40 pm In DIY,green gadgets,green technology | No Comments

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While Apple may offer some of the most popular computers around, Hewlett Packard [2] will soon have them beat in at least one area of user-friendliness. The new HP Z1 workstation [2] balances form, function, and user accessibility by combining incredible graphics and speed with a unique pop-out display that allows users to check under the hood to replace and repair their computer’s vitals with their very own hands.

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At first glance, the Z1 workstation’s gorgeous 27 inch screen [4] looks like any other fancy monitor. Fold it down and the screen actually pops open, revealing a clean and simply placed hard drive, memory, and other pieces that can be removed without tools. Now HP users don’t have to trek to the store with a broken motherboard [5], risk electrocution sticking a screwdriver behind all those wires, or even throw away a computer that is seemingly out of date. Upgrades, replacements, and repairs will enter the DIY [6] realm, saving customers lots of service fees and hassle. The wonderfully minimalistic design is Energy Star certified [7] and priced at $1,900. Rumor has it the Z1 will hit the shelves in April.

+ HP [2]

Via Treehugger [8]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/hps-new-z1-workstation-pops-open-for-easy-diy-upgrades-and-repairs/hp-z1-workstation-4/

[2] Hewlett Packard: http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/workstations/z1_features.html#.T004anJAat9

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/hps-new-z1-workstation-pops-open-for-easy-diy-upgrades-and-repairs/hp-z1-workstation-3/

[4] 27 inch screen: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF06b/382087-382087-3284302-215012-215012-3989902-5034323.html?dnr=1

[5] motherboard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motherboard

[6] DIY: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_it_yourself

[7] Energy Star certified: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Star

[8] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/hp-unveils-user-serviceable-all-one-workstation.html

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