HP Inc. revealed the world’s most powerful entry workstations for product designers, architects, creative professionals, OEMs, educators and financial/office workers. The bold new HP Z Workstation lineup will enhance the productivity of professional workflows and deliver powerhouse cost-optimized performance with software-certified experiences, without sacrificing graphics power, expandability, seamless experience or security.
This week HP upgraded its Z2 Mini workstation with the latest Intel’s Core and Xeon E processors with up to six cores as well as professional-grade graphics cards from AMD or NVIDIA. The HP Z2 Mini G4 machines sustained a very compact form-factor of the previous-gen Z2 Mini systems, but significantly improved performance over the models launched more than 1.5 years ago.
HP Z2 Mini G4 Workstation, the world’s most powerful mini workstation, delivers next-level performance in a remarkably small package (2.7 liters in total volume). Compared to the previous generation HP Z2 Mini, it has two times more graphics power. Customers will experience industry-leading visual compute performance from the NVIDIA Quadro P620 or NVIDIA Quadro P1000 GPU. In addition, there is the option for AMD Radeon Pro WX4150 graphics. The whisper-quiet HP Z2 Mini is the world’s quietest mini workstation.
HP Z2 Small Form Factor (SFF) G4 Workstation delivers 50 percent more processing power than the previous generation in the exact same super compact size. The six core CPU provides significant performance boosts making the HP Z2 SFF the world’s most powerful small form factor workstation. The HP Z2 SFF takes customization to the next level with flexible I/O options that free up valuable PCIe slots, while providing customization for legacy or specialized equipment, and for changing display needs.
As for memory and storage, the HP Z2 Mini G4 has two SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 32 GB of DDR4-2667, one M.2 slot compatible with HP’s Z Turbo Drive G2 PCIe SSD (up to 1 TB), and a 2.5-inch bay for a SATA SSD or HDD.
Moving on to connectivity. The new HP Z2 Mini G4 has one GbE (Intel i219-LM) connector, 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Bluetooth 5.0 combo (enabled by the Intel Wireless-AC 9560 CNVi solution and featuring up to 1.73 Gbps throughput over 160 MHz channels), two or three DisplayPort 1.2 outputs (depending on the model), two USB 3.0 Type-A headers, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, as well as audio input/output connectors.
Designed for 2D/3D design and drafting, this SolidWorks and AutoCAD-approved desktop gives users seamless, reliable performance not available in a business-class PC. It is also out-of-the box optimized for leading VR engines, allowing VR developers to bring their content to life with NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080. The HP EliteDesk 800 Workstation Edition includes specialized workstation customer support and has broad expandability.
Pricing and Availability
- HP Z2 Mini Workstation is expected to be available later this month for a starting price of $799.
- HP Z2 Small Form Factor Workstation is expected to be available later this month for a starting price of $749.
- HP Z2 Tower Workstation is expected to be available later this month for a starting price of $769.
- HP EliteDesk 800 Workstation Edition is expected to be available later this month for a starting price of $642, including NVIDIA Quadro® P400 graphics.