It’s not the first time we’ve seen a PC as small as the HP Z2 Mini before. While the size makes them convenient, they’re usually underpowered, making them a non-option for resource-intensive computing, like CAD modeling and editing 4K footage. Well, not this one.
Aimed at design professionals, the compact PC boasts equivalent performance as a business-class desktop tower. HP even claims they’ve put it through 368,000 hours of testing with over 20 professional 3D CAD titles, ensuring it can handle most any productivity job that you can throw its way.
The HP Z2 Mini measures 8.5 x 8.5 x 2.3 inches (width x depth x height), so it’s small enough to make space for on any desk. Inside, it can be equipped with your choice of Intel CPUs (i3, i5, i7, or Xeon), up to 32GB of RAM, several GPU options (Nvidia Quadro at the top-end), and up to 1.5TB of SSD storage, although the size makes it less available for hardware upgrades. A custom cooling system allows it to run considerably quieter than HP’s other business workstations, with the ability to hook up with up to six separate displays (or two monitors plus a single four-way giant display).
For maintenance, it comes with a top cover that can be lifted off without using tools, so you can swap out RAM, wipe off dust, and add upgrades at any time. It comes with either Windows Pro or a Linux build.
Available now, pricing for the HP Z2 Mini is priced at $699.