Meet the new HP Z2 Mini workstation

HP Z2 Mini

Yesterday at Autodesk University, HP released a new offering in their Z range of workstations, the Z2 Mini. But with a small form factor of 8.5 x 8.5 x 2.28 inches and coming in at 90% smaller than a standard desktop tower don’t let it’s size fool you.

Designed with CAD users in mind, it packs server level performance to make even the most complex of design tasks a breeze.

HP Z2 Mini insideWhen we look under the hood we find a range of specs with up to a maximum of; a Xeon processor, 32GB DDR4 memory, nVidia Quadro M620 graphics, 1.5TB of storage, 4 display port output, and 2 USB-C ports.

The active cooling with cross ventilation from all sides keeps the insides running at maximum performance while remaining whisper quiet.

Designed for being placed in a discreet location, the VESA mount allows it to be placed either onto the back of a monitor, or directly to the underside of a desk. Of course it could also be conveniently placed vertically on a desk due to its small footprint size.

The HP Z2 Mini is expected to be available towards the end of this year.

Chad is a consultant to the AEC industry, a design technologist, VDC advocate, BIM Manager, early Revit adopter, and public speaker.