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HP unveils Z2 Mini PC for workstation users

HP unveils Z2 Mini PC for workstation users
HP unveils Z2 Mini PC for workstation users
The mini PC packs both a Xeon CPU and an Nvidia Quadro GPU in a package measuring just 5.8 cm thick and 21.5 cm in length for a starting price of about 1000 Euros.

The HP Z2 Mini PC will ship with Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 and Quadro M620 options aimed at workstation use. This is in contrast to most existing mini PC options that cater to low-power applications or gamers like those from Zotac or Gigabyte. HP is calling it the world's first mini PC designed around workstation users and CAD applications.

According to the manufacturer, buyers can expect the Z2 Mini PC to carry a 2.5-inch SATA III bay, an M.2 PCIe slot, and 2x DDR4 SODIMM slots for up to 32 GB of RAM. Other connectivity features include 2x USB 3.0 ports, a 3.5 mm combo audio port, 4x DisplayPort, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 2x USB 3.1 Type-C ports, and RJ-45. A lower specced option will be available with one less DisplayPort port and no USB Type-C ports. Additional specifications and dimensions can be found on the official HP product page below.

HP recently unveiled its modular Slice Mini PC and Pavilion Wave earlier this year for business users and multimedia users, respectively. The company has been slowly moving away from the traditional PC tower with smaller and more unique offerings to better appeal to the younger generation and workforce.

The Z2 Mini PC is coming to Germany and other European regions before the end of this year for a launch price of about 1000 Euros. Exact configurations are expected to vary depending on region and country.

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Allen Ngo, 2016-11-17 (Update: 2016-11-18)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.