HP on Monday announced it is making the world’s first mini workstation – the Z2 Mini – available in India. The small form factor PC is designed for users in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other compute-intensive industries and is already slated to become a hot favourite once the product is rolled out by the company. The mini workstation is only 2.3-inches high (sporting dimensions of 2.3 by 8.5 inch) and according to the company, this is 90 per cent smaller than a traditional business-class tower with the ability to support six displays.
“Today designers want sleek, innovative and powerful workstations that enable new experiences. Designed for the workspace of the future, HP Z2 Mini Workstation is remarkably versatile and it showcases next level power by offering twice the power of a business-class mini PC, a key for designers. It is the result of HP engineers and designers reinventing the concept of a workstation by rethinking its shape, size and look while adding functionality to enable new use case.”
-Ketan Patel, Senior Director – Personal Systems Business, HP Inc India
Although more concrete details regarding the Z2 Mini isn’t available yet, the company has confirmed that this new compact workstation of theirs can run Windows 10 Pro or Linux and comes equipped with next generation Intel Xeon processors, NVIDIA professional graphics(Chipset Undisclosed). HP claims that they designed the product specifically keeping mind about places with a lack of work space and also stated that the Z2 Mini’s own custom designed fans and a cooling system for whisper-quiet acoustics, makes it 63 percent quieter than an HP business-class mini PC.
The HP Z2 Mini is slated to be available in India from January 25 onwards at a starting price of Rs 72,000. Although availability options have not been revealed by the company as of yet, we assume that the mini workstation will be available in both retail as well as online e-commerce platforms post the device is rolled out into the market.