HP launches a new workstation the size of a solid bread box. This new device is twice as powerful as the mini-PCs currently on the market. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of Hewlett Packard however this tiny machine is quite performing.
HP mini Z2 technical specifications
A maxi-power in a mini-case: here’s how to best describe the new HP Z2 workstation. The device is barely larger than a beautiful bread box (216 x 216 x 58 mm), but it is twice as powerful as any existing mini-PC on the market today. The workstation is compatible with both Windows 10 and Linux and can be equipped with the latest generation of Intel Xeon processors or the classic Core i3 / i5 / i7. It can integrate up to 32 GB of RAM, use a total storage capacity of 1.5 TB, drive the NVIDIA M620 if the user wants to run heavy graphics applications, and yes ! control simultaneously Up to 6 screens. The HP Mini Z2 Workstation will undoubtedly become a popular device to use especially in a stock market environment using several screens simultaneously.
Hp mini Z2 performance
One of the most amazing and attractive features of the new mini is the sound it produces – or rather the absence of sound because the HP Mini Z2 is so silent that, unlike many other PCs and servers, it can be used without problems in an office environment without being a source of nuisance. This is due to its unique shape, ultra-quiet fans and a perfectly designed airflow. Due to its dimensions and weight (just over 2 kg), the device can be easily installed behind a screen or under a desk. And it’s precisely because it’s so compact and lightweight that HP has also provided a cable connector as is generally the case with laptops (you never know!). Besides the necessary networking equipment, there are also 4 USB 3.0 connectors, 2 USB-C connectors and even a headphone output.
HP mini Z2 price
Then comes the main surprise: in its basic version, the HP Mini Z2 will cost 699 dollars (less than 650 euros), which will certainly make a hard nut to crunch for competing devices (Apple, etc.). The device has been introduced last month (November 2016) at the Autodesk University conference in Las Vegas, a perfect opportunity for HP, because most CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) developers are looking for more powerful computers than their standard desktop.