HP Z2 Mini G4

HP Z2 Mini G4 Review: Powerful Mini Workstation with Enough Room for 128GB Memory, 2 Graphics Cards, & More

It doesn’t matter exactly why you need a workstation. You don’t have to have an expensive, giant machine to perform graphics-intensive tasks. With something like the HP Z2 Mini G4, a professional can easily work on just about any project without having to sacrifice much space. There are many different models available, starting from around $790 on up. This “Mini” workstation has the ability to support single-threaded and multi-threaded software applications and is certified to work with everything from AutoCAD and Vectorworks projects to Adobe titles (Photoshop, XD, Illustrator, etc.)

HP advertises that there are over a million possible configurations, and that consumers can “make it their own”. There is no need for adapters or dongles, since even the I/O parts are customizable, and they can be used with “specialized” and “legacy” equipment. The G4 comes with a USB mouse, USB keyboard, and a power cord, which runs using a 3-pin slim external power supply / 135-W with 88% efficiency. It operates using 100 – 240 VAC at 47 – 63Hz.

HP Z2 Mini G4 Uses and Capabilities

Architects will be able to create realistic models and interact in real-time with detailed 3D structures. Educators will have an easier time bringing real-world capabilities to the labs. Creative professionals can use the HP Z2 Mini G4 to enhance and speed up their processes for 2D design workflows, and get lag-free performance – even when working in multiple-layers.

The spec / data sheet by HP for this workstation is incredibly extensive since there are so many configuration choices. In short, for the processor, there are several options for Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors, combined with Intel UHD graphics – from 630 – P630.

There is no shortage of memory and storage options as well. At the very least, get 1 x 4GB of memory. There are 4 slots, and each can hold up to 32GB for a total of 128GB. Some of the options are for ECC unbuffered memory and some are for UDIMM ECC memory. Additionally, you can get Intel Optane (900P 248GB – 480GB) AIC SSD, as well as your choice of many fast internal storage solutions for all of the storage and speed you need.

With room for not just one, but TWO dedicated graphics cards and multiple Wireless / networking options, you really can’t ask for more from a mini workstation. Need a DVD-writer or even a Blu-Ray writer? There is an optical drive with this fully customizable computer.

The starting weight for the HP Z2 Mini G4 is 12.66-lbs. Order it today and connect it to your ideal display. Keep everything safe and secure with the hood sensor kit (optional) and HP solenoid hood lock (SFF).

For prices, check out the HP page.

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