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HP Z2 Mini shakes up workstation market

March 26th 2017

Last quarter, HP unveiled the Z2 Mini, a workstation computer that takes the small form factor (SFF) trend to the extreme. Measuring just 2.3″ x 8.5″ x 8.5″, the Z2 Mini is dramatically smaller (an HP-disclosed 90% smaller) than a traditional tower.In a Mt. Tiburon Testing Labs review for Jon Peddie Research, Alex Herrera calls the Z2 Mini a “capable, ridiculously small workstation” that can redefine the marketplace for workstations.

You can read Alex’s review — complete with detailed benchmarks — at the http://jonpeddie.com/reviews/comments/hps-z2-mini-is-a-tiny-power-house-of-a-workstation?/reviews/details/hps-z2-mini-is-a-tiny-power-house-of-a-workstation

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