by Shane McGlaun

In your office, odds are your boss buys the cheapest computers that can be found. That $300 eMachine might work just great for the receptionist whose most taxing application is Solitaire and spends most of her time entering names into a mailing list. However, if you work in a demanding field like medical imaging or at a design firm, that cheap computer is worth less than the box it came in.

For the worker needing a really powerful workstation HP has announced its new Z series line including the Z800, Z600, and Z400 workstations. The new systems use the recently announced Intel Xeon 5500 series processors featuring Intel Turbo Boost technology and integrated memory controllers.

The machines aren’t plain like most workstations we see with a brushed aluminum exterior designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Inside the chassis is a modular system that has no cables and is designed for optimal serviceability. The machines will ship on April 6 with prices starting at $1,999 for the Z800, $1,679 for the Z600, and $969 for the Z400.

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