I am curious what the forums opinion on the HP Z1 are.
Theres a lot of knee jerk, kid-in-candy-store enthusiasm on other sites that seems unfounded to me. I know a persons work flow really determines what kind of power they need, but this computer seems limited in SO many way. And of course that is based on the kinds of projects and fornats and demands I would make on it.
What do you think?
Great machine for Word, internet surfing and e-mail. Keeps your editing machine free of those applications.
Not only that, it's way, way overpriced for such uses (the starting price is a whopping $1,900 plus applicable shipping and tax). The very applications that you described are very easily handled by a $400~$500 pre-built Dell or HP machine or a self-built Celeron G530-based system.
My thoughts exactly guys. Im baffled by the unbridled enthusiasm that seems to have no basis in any substantive use.