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HP introduces Z Club Device-as-a-Service hardware bundles for creative professionals

The new Z Club service provides 4 distinct plans suited for particular creative professional groups.  (Source: HP)
The new Z Club service provides 4 distinct plans suited for particular creative professional groups. (Source: HP)
The new device-as-a-service program from HP is limited to select customers for the time being and it targets creative professionals like photographers, video editors, graphic designers, and CG artists. Each professional group gets a specific hardware bundle with included accessories and a monthly "rent," plus access to the 24/7 Concierge program for streamlined setup.

With the new Z Club Device-as-a-Service program, HP is now offering select customers the possibility to “rent” pre-configured systems on a monthly basis. This service is currently in a trial-like state, and, depending on its initial success, HP could expand it so that more customers can gain access.

The Z Club is mostly tailored for creative professionals such as photographers, video editors, graphic designers, and CG artists. Hardware configurations will differ based on the chosen professional group, plus select customers get to try the service for free 90 days and test out different configurations / accessories to determine the most suitable workflow. Additionally, there is a 24/7 Z Concierge service that helps with setting things up.

The Graphic Designer bundle gets a US$167 monthly cost and includes:
•    HP ZBook Studio X360 2-in-1 notebook with pen powered by Intel’s Core i7-8750H CPU coupled with 32 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and an Nvidia Quadro P1000 GPU
•    DreamColor Z24X monitor
•    accessories like 1 TB external drive, wireless keyboard and mouse

The Artist’s Bundle costs US$156 per month and includes:
•    HP ZBook X2 with pen powered by Intel’s Core i7-8650U CPU coupled with 32 GB of DDR4-2133 and an Nvidia Quadro M620 GPU
•    DreamColor Z24x monitor
•    HP Photosmart Printer
•    Accessories like 1 TB external HDD and wireless keyboard + mouse

The Photographer’s Bundle comes with two options:
•    the US$108 per month plan includes an HP Z2 Mini PC powered by Intel’s Core i7-8700 CPU coupled with 32 GB of DDR4-2400, the DreamColor Z24x monitor and the HP Photosmart printer
•    the US$180 per month plan includes the ZBook Studio X360 with Pen, the Z24n monitor and the Sprocket printer
•    accessories like 1 TB external drive, wireless keyboard and mouse

The Video Editor’s bundle also comes with two choices:
•    a US$183 per month plan including the HP Z2 Tower workstation powered by Intel’s Core i7-8700K CPU coupled with 64 GB of DDR-2666 RAM and an Nvidia Quadro P5000 GPU, plus 2 monitors (DreamColor Z24x + Z24n)
•    a US$210 per month plan that includes the HP Z4 Tower workstation powered by Intel’s Core i7-7820X CPU coupled with 64 GB of DDR4-2666 and an Nvidia Quadro P5000 GPU, plus the Z38C curved monitor
•    accessories like 1 TB external drive, wireless keyboard and mouse

Creative professionals who are planning to work on specific projects can rent the desired configurations for a few months, which cuts down the investment costs tremendously. On the other hand, professionals who will be working with these configurations for more than 27-34 months might want to buy the systems separately, as they are more affordable that way.

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-10-19 (Update: 2018-10-19)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.