Hardware hackers, not content with leaving their computers intact, are bound to appreciate HP’s latest all-in-one PC, the Z1. That’s because it snaps open, allowing you to swap out parts and make upgrades without special tools and, most importantly, without voiding the warranty.
It can be completely customised in terms of storage, with options including 7 200 and 10 000 r/min SATA, solid state drive (SSD), or an optional redundant array of independent disc (RAID) configurations up to 2 TB. Four dual in-line memory module slots allow for up to 32 GB ECC or 8 GB non-ECC DDR3 RAM. Input and output devices include PCI Express slots as well as USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. You also get a 69 cm LEDbacklit display, the latest generation of quad-core Intel Xeon processors, and professional NVIDIA Quadro graphics for blistering performance.
Prices start from about R21 000. Contact distributor Drive Control Corporation on 011-201 8927 or visit www.drivecon.net