Do you want a mini-PC that’s capable of providing a decent experience without breaking the bank? These computers don’t take up much space and are packaged inside a neat little shell, just one of the reasons why many users prefer them over conventional desktops. HP today unveiled a new mini-PC called the Z2 Mini, it’s a bonafide computer that’s powered by Intel’s Xeon chips.
The HP Z2 Mini is powered by an Intel Xeon processor coupled with NVIDIA Quadro mobile M620 graphics processor. All of this power is packaged inside a case that’s just 2.3 inches high. The company says that it’s 90 percent smaller than a conventional business-class tower PC.
HP says that the octagon form of this mini-PC makes it “the most uniquely designed workstation in HP’s 35 years of workstation history.” It even features a custom cooling system which makes it 63 percent quieter than HP’s business-class mini-PCs.
The Z2 Mini can be purchased with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and an HP Z Turbo Drive of up to 1.5TB. Customers can even get one with an Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processor or pay more for an Intel Xeon E3-1200v5 family chip that’s usually meant for servers and proper workstations.
The mini-PC does have a USB Type-C port as well as three DisplayPort slots but there’s no HDMI, however, a dongle can be used with the USB Type-C port for HDMI. Prices for the Z2 Mini start at $699 and go up from there. HP is going to release the Z2 Mini next month.