HP Z2 Mini, the mini PC that is extremely compact but integrates high-level components, addressing the professional market.
HP has unveiled the new HP Z2 Mini, a mini PC that is extremely compact, but integrates high-end components, addressing the professional market. HP Z2 Mini has an Intel Xeon processor (E3-1200v5) supported by GPU NVIDIA Quadro M620, which has up to 32 GB of DDR4, HP Z Turbo Drive and an M.2 SSD technology. This is an authentic workstation and in this regard HP is committed to creating a machine for those who work for it. In terms of power, we are talking about a device capable of being twice as powerful as any instrument of the same category already on the market. The Z2 Mini is 63% quieter than the HP mini PCs for business – with a special regard to those who use CAD, those who deal with 3D or graphics or those who need to use software that requires high processing power – thanks to a custom cooling system designed exclusively by the HP team. Although it has the NVIDIA M620 as an option not yet ready for the criteria that would make it ready for the virtual reality, consequently it has no certification for Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, and the performances with the games would be medium. There's also something else: it comes with the USB-C port, but not the Thunderbolt 3, thus limiting the options of the drives, in particular for video editing. The HDMI port is also missing. In terms of price, the compact HP Z2 Mini PC starts from a base of $ 699 (for the American market), with which you can have an Intel Core i3 configuration with very respectable graphics. did not let you know much more about the Xeon / NVIDIA setup and how it will be. If you are interested in a high performance mini PC you will have to wait until December to have it available, at which point we will observe it more carefully and we will be able to tell you much more.