Designed for BIM workloads and 3D CAD modeling and rendering, the Z2 G4 Tower Workstation from HP delivers server-grade power in the form factor of a desktop tower with plenty of room in the chassis for system expansion. Built for architects, product developers, and education labs, the Z2 G4 Tower is certified for Adobe, Avid, SolidWorks, Creo, Solid Edge, Bentley MicroStation, GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Inventor, and Vectorworks.
The system is powered by a 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7-9700 Eight-Core processor that will allow you to run multiple applications simultaneously and can be boosted up to 4.7 GHz. The 16GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM helps to ensure smooth multitasking and also allows the computer to quickly access frequently used files and programs. While the current memory configuration is 2 x 8GB, there are four 288-pin DIMM memory slots that will allow the RAM to be upgraded to 128GB, using a 32GB chip in each of the four slots.
For storage of your files, a 512GB Z Turbo Drive PCIe M.2 SSD offers quick access to your data. For additional internal storage, there are two empty internal 3.5″ drive bays, two external half-height 5.25″ drive bays, and an M.2 slot for a PCIe SSD. If you want to add external storage drives or other peripherals, the Z2 G4 features six 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, one of which doubles as a charging port, plus two USB 2.0 Type-A ports. The dedicated NVIDIA Quadro P2200 graphics card has 5GB of GDDR5X RAM and delivers a sharp, clear picture. You’ll also be able to connect multiple external displays using its four mini DisplayPort 1.4 outputs at resolutions up to 5120 x 2880 @ 60 Hz. Whether you are listening to music, watching a movie, or playing a game, the integrated Conexant CX20632 5.1 HDA codec outputs high definition audio and delivers higher fidelity than standard audio controllers.
The Z2 G4 Tower Workstation includes a USB keyboard, a USB mouse, and a power cord. It runs using a 500W power supply that is 90% efficient and operates using 90-269 VAC at 47-66 Hz. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Pro (64-bit).
B&H Photo is an authorized HP reseller with professional in-house technicians available for upgrades & installations on these workstations and laptops. Built with power and speed in mind, the Z Series is designed to enhance audio and video post-production workflows and more. Each HP Z series workstation or laptop features a range of top-tier processors and large RAM loadouts. The workstations are built with graphics flexibility in mind as well so that the end consumer can configure the graphics options to their needs, and each unit includes a 3/3/3 warranty – 3 years limited warranty for parts, 3 years limited warranty for labor, and 3 years of repairs performed at customer site for those parts not eligible for Customer Self Repair (CSR). For 24/7 customer service, please call 1-800-334-5144.
Optimized for BIM and 3D CAD design, users can easily manipulate 3D shapes and render near-photographic models in real time.
Accelerate your 3D modeling design cycles with full, unthrottled performance. Get advanced rendering capabilities for quicker design visualization.
Bring real-world capabilities to your education labs with workstation-class power and certification for popular professional applications. Plus, rigorous testing means less downtime.
With up to 60% more graphics power and 13% smaller than last generation, the Z2 G4 Tower is equipped to handle heavy workloads.
Built to Expand
This expandable entry workstation is designed to grow with you to meet your ever-changing workload requirements.
Secure and Manageable
Get powerful protection from evolving malware threats with HP’s self-healing, hardware-enforced security solutions. Plus, easily manage multiple devices with HP Manageability Integration Kit.
9.5mm Slim DVD Writer
The 9.5mm Slim DVD Writer lets you read from and write to a variety of optical CD and DVD media.
The system uses an integrated Intel I219-LM PCIe Gigabit controller for internet access when connected to a router, modem, or network switch. If you’d like to install a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter, this is an empty M.2 2230 slot, which uses a PCIe 3.0 x1 interface.
6 x USB 3.0 Type-A | 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
The Z2 G4 Tower features six 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, one of which doubles as a charging port, and two USB 2.0 Type-A ports that will allow you to connect external peripherals such as hard drives, printers, and memory card readers. These fast speeds mean you can spend less time waiting and more time focusing on the task at hand. Two of the USB 3.0 ports are in the front and four are in the rear, while both USB 2.0 ports are in the rear.
Up to 128GB RAM
Four 288-pin DIMM slots support up to 128GB of ECC or non-ECC unbuffered 2666 MHz DDR4 memory.
Expand or upgrade your system’s drive bays with two internal 3.5″ bays, two external 5.25″ bays, and two M.2 2280 slots that use a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface.
Expand your system’s components using one PCIe 3.0 x16/16 slot, one PCIe 3.0 x4/x16 slot, and two PCIe 3.0 x1/x4 slots. All PCIe slots are full-height and full-length.
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8’s Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it’s not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
Windows 10 Pro
The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for business users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.