HP Introduces Z2 Mini Workstation

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅20.11.2016 19:19:55


Workstation PCs today tend to be large and the typical desktop-sized PC used by professional content producers and designers. HP aims to change that by introducing the HP Z2 Mini Workstation PC featuring a small and elegant design but doesn’t compromise performance for professionals particularly CAD users.

The HP Z2 Mini Workstation is 90% smaller compared to the typical business-class desktop models. The HP Z2 Mini Workstation is just around 2 inches high yet it offers performance boost 300% more than the business-class workstation PC of its class. The HP Z2 Mini Workstation also offers a lot of neat placement options such as mounting it on the underside of your desk or behind an HP Z display monitor for a clutter-free working space. The HP Z2 Mini Workstation makes a good addition to any modern work space that’s pleasing to the eye and is also silent in operation.

Watch the HP Z2 Mini Worktation product preview video below:


Key Features
- Support your unique user needs with a choice of Windows 10 Pro1 or Linux® operating systems.
- Current and next generation Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processor2 options for powerful workstation-class performance.
- Powerful M620 professional graphics from NVIDIA® for your more demanding 3D models.
- Reduce boot up, file loading, and response times by revolutionizing how your Z2 Mini handles large files with up to 1.5 TB4 of storage with the optional HP Z Turbo Drive for a remarkably fast and innovative solution.
- At only 2.3” high the Z2 Mini fits into any office environment.
- Stylish and sleek. It’s what a CAD PC should be.
- Can be placed on a desk or mounted under a desk, and is designed for VESA® mounting to HP Z
Displays, 3rd party mounts.5
- The Z2 Mini supports up to six displays - four native displays and two additional with daisy chaining.
- Easily upgradeable and serviceable with tool-free access to internal components.
- With integrated wireless LAN6/BT, the Z2 Mini can work remotely, from the conference room to the home office.
- Get advanced BIOS security with HP SureStart. Dual-purpose Kensington lock slot provides chassis and unit security.


Technical Specifications
Form Factor: Mini Form Factor
Operating System:
- Windows 10 Pro 64
- Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 10 Pro 64)
- HP Linux®-ready
Processor Family: Intel® Xeon® E3 processor; Intel® Core™ i7 processor; Intel® Core™ i5 processor; Intel® Core™ i3 processor
Processors:
- Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v5 with Intel HD Graphics P530 (3.5 GHz, up to 3.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB cache, 4 cores) Intel®
- Xeon® E3-1225 v5 with Intel HD Graphics P530 (3.3 GHz, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
- Intel® Core™ i7-6700 with Intel HD Graphics 530 (3.4 GHz, up to 4 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)
- Intel® Core™ i5-6500 with Intel HD Graphics 530 (3.2 GHz, up to 3.6 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)
- Intel® Core™ i3-6100 with Intel HD Graphics 530 (3.7 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)
Chipset: Intel® C236
Maximum Memory: - 32 GB DDR4-2133 ECC/non-ECC SDRAM (Transfer rates up to 2133 MT/s)
Memory Slots: 2 SODIMM
Internal Storage:
- 500 GB up to 1 TB SATA (7200 rpm)
- 256 GB up to 512 GB HP Z Turbo Drive G2 (PCIe SSD)
- 256 GB HP Z Turbo Drive G2 (PCIe TLC SSD)
- 256 GB up to 512 GB HP Z Turbo Drive G2 (PCIe MLC SSD)
Optical Storage: Ultra-slim external DVD-RW drive (optional)
Available Graphics:
- Integrated: Intel® HD Graphics 530; Intel® HD Graphics P530 6
- Entry 3D: NVIDIA® Quadro® M620 (2 GB) 12
Audio: Integrated Realtek HD ALC221-VB audio
Networking:
- LAN: Integrated Intel® I219LM PCIe Gigabit controller
- WLAN: Intel® 8265 802.11ac wireless with Bluetooth® 4.2 (optional)
Expansion Slots: 1 M.2 PCIe Gen3 x1
Ports and Connectors:
- Side: 2 USB 3.0 (1 charging); 1 line in
- Back: 2 USB 3.0; 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™; 1 audio line in
Drive Bays: (Internal) One 2.5"
Input Device:
- HP USB CCID SmartCard Keyboard; HP USB Business Slim Keyboard; HP Wireless Business Slim Keyboard
- HP USB 1000 dpi Laser Mouse; HP USB Optical Mouse7
Software:
- HP Performance Advisor; HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) 7.1; HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI; HP Client
Security Software:
- Security HP 10 mm Keyed Cable Lock (optional)
Power: 135 W 89% efficient, wide-ranging, active PFC (external); 200 W 89% efficient, wide-ranging, active PFC (external)
Dimensions (W x D x H): 8.5 x 8.5 x 2.28 in / 216 x 216 x 58 mm
Weight: Starting at 4.5 lb / 2.04 kg
Compatible Displays: All HP Z Displays and HP DreamColor Displays


The HP Z2 Mini Workstation is expected to be available worldwide this December 2016. For more details, visit the HP website.

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