Z2 HP Mini G3 – this is his name – measuring 215 x 215 x 58 mm, so it is definitely larger than an Intel NUC but comparable in size to many other Mini PC in the Small Form Factor (SFF) with dedicated graphics. Indeed, to be precise, the new workstation occupies one tenth of the volume of a traditional tower and about a fifth of an HP Z240 SFF PC, but it is almost twice as powerful.
Z2 HP Mini G3
HP Mini G3 Z2 supports Intel Core i3, i5, i7, reaching down to the Xeon E3, can integrate up to 32GB DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM and a drive (HDD or SSD) 2.5 “for storing data, in addition to an M.2 PCIe slots, and has a powerful GPU Nvidia Quadro M620 with 2GB of dedicated memory. But to live with these components together, a few millimeters away also under load, the American company has developed an efficient dissipation system: two fans (a smaller and a larger) in correspondence of the CPU and the GPU will allow to lower the internal temperatures with a flow of fresh air that will be removed thanks to the ventilation grids located on the four corners of the machine, designed among other things, to resist blockages caused by loose papers and desk in disorder. But do not worry, the workstation will be quieter than any other of the 63% PC.
The design has required months of work and even testing lasted more than necessary, but HP Mini G3 Z2 workstation is the only company that can boast as many as 20 certifications for specific applications at launch. You can place the PC on or under a desk, mount it behind the monitor with VESA support, but in no case will a lot of space. It will be suitable for those who use CAD and other 3D graphics software, but also in medicine and finance.
Z2 HP Mini G3
HP Z2 G3 Mini will be available in two variants: Performance and Entry. The fundamental difference between the two models lies in the kit interfaces, because the lower-end version integrates three DisplayPort, and two USB 3.0 Type-A, while the other adds a fourth DisplayPort, and two USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1) . Both also have two USB 3.0 ports on the side and a serial port, which may be helpful for those who are still using old equipment. HP Z2 G3 Mini will go on sale in the US from December at a price of $ 699 start but we currently have no information on his arrival in Europe.