HP Announces Z Club Device-as-a-Service Program: Hardware Bundles at $108+ per Month

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 - Teknologi, Workstations

HP Announces Z Club Device-as-a-Service Program: Hardware Bundles at $108+ per Month

In addition to launching “Boosted” versions of its ZBook notebooks, HP has also introduced its Z Club device-as-a-service (DaaS) program. Under the terms of the program, select HP customers will be able to lend certain hardware bundles at a fixed monthly payment, and get a special Z Concierge service. The Z Club will be initially available only to select HP customers, if the company finds it successful enough, it may expand it in the future.

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The Z Club DaaS program is aimed at creative professionals, such as artists, graphics designers, photographers, and video editors. For each group HP will offer a special hardware bundle. Furthermore, it will offer a choice of components and accessories that users may install themselves and find out how certain hardware affects their workflow. Select customers of HP that will be offered membership in the Z Club will be able to tryout HP’s hardware and components bundle for free for 0 days and in that period,  they will be able to configure systems however they see viable. In addition, Z Club members will be offered Z Concierge service available 24/7. The latter will provide recommendations concerning usage of hardware and software to simplify transition to HP Z workstations.

Initially, HP will offer six hardware packages for different workflows:

The Artist’s Bundle will include HP’s ZBook x2 with Pen, HP’s 24-inch DreamColor 24x display, a 1 TB external drive, wireless keyboard & mouse, collaboration software, as well as Z Concierge and next-day business service. Montly cost of this package will be at $156, exact specs are listed in the table below.

The Graphics Designer’s Bundle will include the HP ZBook x360 with Pen, HP’s DreamColor 24x monitor, a 1 TB external storage device, wireless keyboard & mouse, and the aforementioned software and services. This package will cost $167 a month.

The Video Editor’s Bundle will consist of either HP Z2 Tower or HP Z4 Tower desktop PCs, an HP Z38C curved display, or two 24-inch monitors (see the table for details). Depending on exact configuration, the package will cost from $183 to $210.

The Photographer’s Bundle will feature the HP Z mini workstation or HP ZBook x360 with Pen, a 24-inch display, and a printer. The package will be available for $108 to $180 a month, depending on exact hardware specs.

Keeping in mind that HP intends to offer its customers a choice of hardware to install themselves, actual monthly payments will differ from those of canonical bundles. Meanwhile, a quick analysis of hardware packages and their prices indicate that montly payments are about 27-34 times lower than the current cost of hardware. That said, it makes a great financial sense to rent the workstations when using them for less than 27 – 34 months. At the same time, it will be cheaper to buy hardware if you plan to use it for three years or more.

HP Z Club Hardware Bundles
 ConfigurationApproximate* Price of Hardware at HP.comMonthly Cost
Artists's BundleHP ZBook x2 with Pen
14-inch 4K IPS LCD
Intel Core i7-8650U
32 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM
1 TB PCIe SSD
NVIDIA Quadro M620 2 GB
+
HP DreamColor Z24x
+
Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
+
1 TB external drive
+
Services
$5362$156
Graphics Designer's BundleHP ZBook Studio x360 with Pen
15.6-inch 4K LCD
Intel Core i7-8750H
32 GB of DDR4-2667 RAM
2×512 GB PCIe SSD
NVIDIA Quadro P1000 4 GB
+
HP DreamColor Z24x
+
Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
+
1 TB external drive
+
Services
$5738$167
Video Editor's Bundle 1HP Z2 Tower
Intel Core i7-8700K
64 GB of DDR4-2667 RAM
Z Turbo 512 GB PCIe SSD
4 TB 3.5-inch 7200 RPM HDD
NVIDIA Quadro P5000 16 GB
+
HP DreamColor Z24x+ HP Z 24-inch LCD
+
1 TB external drive
+
Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
+
Services
$5374$183
Video Editor's Bundle 2HP Z4 Tower
Intel Core i7-7820X
64 GB of DDR4-2667 RAM
Z Turbo 512 GB PCIe SSD
4 TB 3.5-inch 7200 RPM HDD
NVIDIA Quadro P5000 16 GB
+
HP DreamColor Z38C Curved LCD
+
1 TB external drive
+
Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
+
Services
$7090$210
Photographer's Bundle 1HP Z2 Mini
Intel Core i7-8700
32 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM
Z Turbo 256 GB PCIe SSD
1 TB 3.5-inch 7200 RPM HDD
+
HP DreamColor 24x LCD
+
1 TB external drive
+
HP Photosmart Printer
+
Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
+
Services
$2937$108
Photographer's Bundle 2HP ZBook x360 with Pen
15.6-inch 4K LCD
Intel Core i7-8750H
32 GB of DDR4-2667 RAM
2×512 GB PCIe SSD
NVIDIA Quadro P1000 4 GB
+
HP 24-inch
+
1 TB external drive
+
Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
+
HP Sprocket Printer
+
Services
$5479$180
Note*Since we do not know exact configuration, actual prices may be different than the ones we picked at HP.com on 10/15/2018.

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