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Small to medium businesses

Configure your dream workstation with just a few clicks–and have it sent right to your doorstep. Or speak with one of our trained experts.

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Large Enterprise

If you need hundreds of PCs or more than 50 workstations per year, our Large Enterprise sales reps can be especially helpful with IT managed deployments.

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Government and education

Find solutions for your unique organization–including Federal, State and Local Government, Healthcare, K-12 and Higher Education.

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State & local government sales team

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K-12 education sales team

1-800-888-3224

higher education sales team

1-877-480-4433

Buy from an HP Workstation reseller

HP works with both national retailers and specialized local resellers to bring our workstations to you with great customer service.

Local and regional partners

Local and regional partners specialize in local services and IT solutions. They often provide value added services specific to professional industries like CAD and digital media.

National resellers

National resellers carry HP Workstation standard configurations in stock for fast delivery. Many can also help you load custom operating systems and install 3rd party components.

Animated feature films

Image from Rise of the Guardians © 2012 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. DreamWorks artists use DreamColor displays as a critical element in the creation of animated features.

Animated feature films

When producing animated content for feature films, studios will often make use of dozens of modelers, layout artists, animators, painters, shaders, and lighters. These artists could be working in different offices and are sometimes globally dispersed. To maintain the scene and character color consistency and the quality of the final product, it is critical that the displays on every artist's desk display the film, not only identically, but the same as it appears in their dailies rooms. HP DreamColor technology for monitors and select HP Mobile Workstations make this possible. The production team can calibrate their displays to an industry standard color space, such as DCI-P3 or Rec. 709. They can even create their own custom color space and calibrate all displays to it, giving producers and directors the confidence that their team of artists can meet their critical color requirements for animated features.

Graphic arts

"What You See Is What You Get" (WYSIWYG) is the cornerstone of the graphic arts and printing industries, and it is essential that the graphic artist uses a display that is capable of presenting the layout and imagery as it will appear on press. The HP DreamColor technology for displays and mobile workstations provides an RGB LED backlight that allows the display to be precisely calibrated to the specific color temperature required for print, without reducing the range of colors that can be displayed onscreen.

Graphic arts

Application: Adobe Illustrator CS6. Application image used by permission from Adobe Systems Inc.

Visual effects

Image: Courtesy Blender Foundation, Creative Commons Blender Foundation | mango.blender.org

Visual effects

In order for visual effects to merge seamlessly with the location or set photography, it is critical that the colorimetry of the scene is matched exactly. For VFX artists responsible for compositing, texturing, digital paint, their display becomes the most important piece of hardware. The images they see must match those that other artists working on the film see, and must also match the dailies room projector. HP DreamColor displays and mobile workstations allow the VFX house's color scientists to ensure, not only that every artist is working in the production's chosen color space, but that the scenes they work on look the same on every artist's system. And the display's ability to display 24fps material without frame rate conversion ensures that scene playback looks the same on the artist's system as it will in the theater.

Post-production

While much of post-production editorial historically has not required color accuracy, with the advent of digital acquisition, editors are finding that they are being asked to perform some level of color grading, from matching shots for screenings to creating the final grade for delivery. HP DreamColor displays and mobile workstations ensure that the images they see onscreen in their edit monitors or full-screen output accurately represent the video or film color space they will be delivering to, eliminating the screening/mastering surprises that often occur with standard computer monitors.

Post-production

Application: Davinci Resolve from Blackmagic Design, application image used by permission. Film: Tears of Steel, Creative Commons Blender Foundation | mango.blender.org

Digital Prepress

Application: Adobe InDesign CS6. Application image used by permission from Adobe Systems Inc.

Digital Prepress

"What You See Is What You Get" (WYSIWYG) is the cornerstone of the printing industry and it is essential that the pre-press operator uses a display that is capable of presenting the layout and imagery as it will appear on press. The HP DreamColor technology for displays and mobile workstations provides an RGB LED backlight that allows the display to be precisely calibrated to the specific color temperature required for print without reducing the range of colors that can be displayed onscreen.

Live action film production

As film production transitions to digital acquisition (using, for example, RED or Alexa cameras, DSLR, etc.), the desire to use a large display for framing and focus checking becomes increasingly important. HP DreamColor displays not only support digital cinema's DCI-P3 color space, but can also natively operate at 24 or 48 frames per second, providing an artifact-free image of what the camera captures. And if quick VFX comps are required on set, the HP Mobile Workstation with DreamColor technology also supports DCI-P3, allowing for color-accurate viewing.

Live action film production

Image from Waiting for Lightning, a skateboarding documentary film produced by Bandito Brothers (Jacob Rosenberg Producer). Image © Bandito Brothers.

Professional photography

Image by Chris McLennan, Professional Photographer, HP DreamColor Ambassador. Chris uses HP DreamColor displays and DreamColor mobile workstations in his studio and on the road around the world to review and edit his astounding images. See cmphoto.co.nz for more amazing photos. Images © Chris McLennan Photography.

Professional photography

For professional photographers, a wide gamut of colors and extreme color accuracy are critical success factors. Photographers get both with HP DreamColor technology. With its 30-bit panel color depth, HP DreamColor supports more than a billion color possibilities, giving photographers a huge pallet of rich colors. Most displays offer just 24-bit panel color depth, so the pro photographer can never be sure if the banding/contouring artifact is in the image or in the display.

In addition, HP DreamColor can be set to the Adobe® RGB color space which is used by many professionals. This standard has the same primaries as that of the sRGB color space used in typical mobile workstation displays with one exception—it uses a much more saturated green primary. HP DreamColor gets this just right. This means that photographers working in the field can see the same colors on their mobile workstations that they would see on systems in their home studios.

HP ZBook Mobile Workstations

Mobile DreamColor

Experience DreamColor as an option on the ZBook 15 or ZBook 17.

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Performance Advisor  

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Performance Advisor

 
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Performance Advisor

With this built-in Workstation guru, you will spend more time doing and less time troubleshooting. Get a consolidated report of the workstation hardware and software configuration and, with one click, tune your HP Z Workstation specifically for your professional application.

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Remote Graphics Software  

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Remote Graphics Software (RGS)

Access the performance and reliability of your HP Z Workstation from anywhere. From the factory floor to the boardroom, HP RGS brings seamless remote workstation access to new destinations. Collaborate in real time with colleagues across the hall or across the country. Only HP provides the real time, top visual fidelity of remote workstation access with HP RGS standard with every HP Z Workstation.

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* On HP Z27x DreamColor display.

** Factory-calibrated presets for the Z24x include: sRGB, AdobeRGB, BT.709, User and Native.

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