Stratosphere Express

Affordable performance workstations for up to 8 monitors

New 2017 models feature Intel's latest "Kaby Lake" Core i5/i7 processors and industry-fastest Intel / Samsung NVMe SSDs!

  • Our most affordable performance workstation supporting 2 to 8 monitors
  • New! Quad-core Intel Core i5-7500 processor; optional Core i7-7700K
  • Intel NVMe SSD – up to 3X faster than standard SATA SSDs for reads
  • New! Optional Samsung NVMe SSD – 7X faster read / 4X faster write speed
  • 16GB fast DDR4 memory, upgradable to 64GB
  • New! Fast NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 / 1050 / 1060 / 1070 graphics
  • Genuine ASUS premium motherboard: #1 motherboard brand for reliability
  • Free LIFETIME expert support with remote login / diagnostics
All systems are built to order with
your choice of Windows 10 or Windows 7
Starting Price: $1,349.00 USD
 
  • All-new Intel "Kaby Lake" Core i5 / Core i7 CPUs
    Upgrade to new Core i7-7700K, 4.2 - 4.5 GHz
  • Standard: fast Intel 600p NVMe solid state drive (SSD)
    Up to 3X faster reads than SATA SSDs · 256GB - 1TB capacity
  • New option! Industry-fastest Samsung NVMe SSD
    Samsung 960 EVO: up to 3500 MB/s read, 2100 MB/s write, 440K IOPS
  • Get 5X the performance of Intel graphics!
    Choose Stratosphere Express Z3, X4, X6, Z6 or X8 models
  • Quiet case with door
    Sound-dampened side panels enable nearly silent operation
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Stratosphere Express X3

  

Stratosphere Express Z3

  

Stratosphere Express X4

  
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Base price$1,349.00 USD$1,549.00 USD$1,575.00 USD
HighlightsAll new! Affordable business / trading computer for three monitors: Latest Intel Core i5 / i7 processors  ·  Fast & reliable Intel NVMe solid-state drive (SSD)All new! Affordable business / trading computer for three DisplayPort monitors: Latest Intel Core i5 / i7 processors  ·  Fast & reliable Intel NVMe solid-state drive (SSD)All new! Affordable business / trading computer for four monitors: Latest Intel Core i5 / i7 processors  ·  Fast & reliable Intel NVMe solid-state drive (SSD)
Operating systemsWindows 10 (standard), Windows 7
Standard CPUIntel Core i5-7500 · 3.4 - 3.8 GHz quad-core CPU: 4 cores · 4 threads
Upgrade CPU seriesIntel Core i7-7700  3.6 - 4.2 GHz quad-core CPU: 4 cores · 8 threads
Intel Core i7-7700K  4.2 - 4.5 GHz quad-core CPU: 4 cores · 8 threads
Chipset · PCI Express bandwidthIntel B250 · 12 PCI Express 3.0 lanes
CPU cores: standard / max4 / 4
Direct monitor connectionsUp to 3 DVI / HDMI monitorsUp to 3 DisplayPort monitorsUp to 4 DVI / HDMI monitors
DisplayPort 1.2 daisy chain3 x DisplayPort MST monitors4 x DisplayPort MST monitors3 x DisplayPort MST monitors
4K UHD monitor support1 x 4K UHD monitor (DisplayPort)3 x 4K UHD monitors (DisplayPort) + 1 HDMI 2.01 x 4K UHD monitors (DisplayPort) + 3 HDMI 2.0
Primary graphics processorIntel HD Graphics 630NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Graphics featuresIntel business graphics · silent cooling: passive designHigh-performance GeForce GTX 950 graphics  · Supports 3 DisplayPort + HDMI 2.0 + DVI (4 active displays) · ultra-quiet fanHigh-performance GeForce GTX 1050 graphics  · Supports 4 DVI or HDMI displays · ultra-quiet fan
Digital display ports
  • 3 x DVI-D (single-link)
    1920 x 1200 max resolution
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
    3840 x 2160 max resolution / screen
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
    2560 x 1600 max resolution / screen
  • 3 x DisplayPort 1.2
    3840 x 2160 max resolution / screen
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
    3840 x 2160 max resolution / screen
  • Additional DVI / HDMI adapters optional
  • 4 x DVI, 1 with dual-link support
    (1) screen: 2560 x 1600 maximum
    (3) screens: 1920 x 1200 maximum
  • 1 x DisplayPort
    3840 x 2160 max resolution / screen
Business graphics performance34.1 GB/sec (all screens)105.8 GB/sec (all screens)112.1 GB/sec (all screens)
3D motion graphics performanceNR49.2 billion/sec fill rate54.2 billion/sec fill rate
Graphics hardware accelerationDirectX 12 / OpenGL 4.4DirectX 12.1 / OpenGL 4.5DirectX 12 / OpenGL 4.5
Secondary graphics processorN/A
Standard / maximum memory16 GB / 64 GB
System drive (upgradable)256GB Intel ultra-fast NVMe SSD: 1570 MB/s read, 540 MB/s write, 112K IOPS, optional Samsung 960 EVO
Secondary storage driveOptional
Optional hard drive configurationSolid State Drives (SSDs); hard drives up to 2TB capacity
Bootable backup hard driveOptional
Primary optical drive24X DVD±RW burner
Secondary optical driveOptional DVD±RW, Blu-ray combo/burner
Connectivity highlights10 USB, 1 Gigabit LAN
Keyboard / mouseNo keyboard/mouse
Power consumption (DC)129 - 173W (typical) / 255W (peak)195 - 239W (typical) / 354W (peak)174 - 218W (typical) / 322W (peak)
Power supplySeasonic S12II-520, 520W, <22 dBA quiet (normal operation), 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency
Power protectionSurge suppressor
System chassisQuiet mid-tower case; sound-dampened side panels and door
Dimensions19.1" (H) x 8.7" (W) x 20.6"(D)
Warranty2 year parts/labor warranty; optional extension to 3 years (USA)
Products 4 - 6

Stratosphere Express Z4

  

Stratosphere Express X6

  

Stratosphere Express Z6

  
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Base price$1,599.00 USD$1,675.00 USD$1,865.00 USD
HighlightsAll new! Affordable business / trading computer for four DisplayPort monitors: Latest Intel Core i5 / i7 processors  ·  Fast & reliable Intel NVMe solid-state drive (SSD)All new! Affordable business / trading computer for six monitors: Latest Intel Core i5 / i7 processors  ·  Fast & reliable Intel NVMe solid-state drive (SSD)All new! Affordable business / trading computer for eight DisplayPort monitors: Latest Intel Core i5 / i7 processors  ·  Fast & reliable Intel NVMe solid-state drive (SSD)
Operating systemsWindows 10 (standard), Windows 7
Standard CPUIntel Core i5-7500 · 3.4 - 3.8 GHz quad-core CPU: 4 cores · 4 threads
Upgrade CPU seriesIntel Core i7-7700  3.6 - 4.2 GHz quad-core CPU: 4 cores · 8 threads
Intel Core i7-7700K  4.2 - 4.5 GHz quad-core CPU: 4 cores · 8 threads
Chipset · PCI Express bandwidthIntel B250 · 12 PCI Express 3.0 lanesIntel Z270 · 24 PCI Express 3.0 lanes
CPU cores: standard / max4 / 4
Direct monitor connectionsUp to 4 DisplayPort monitorsUp to 6 DVI / HDMI monitorsUp to 6 DisplayPort monitors
DisplayPort 1.2 daisy chain6 x DisplayPort MST monitors (2 chains)3 x DisplayPort MST monitors8 x DisplayPort MST monitors
4K UHD monitor support3 x 4K UHD monitors (DisplayPort)1 x 4K UHD monitor (DisplayPort)6 x 4K UHD monitors (DisplayPort) + 2 HDMI 2.0
Primary graphics processorAMD FirePro W4100NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Graphics featuresAMD FirePro professional workstation graphics · certified for pro applications · Mini DisplayPort 1.2a outputs · ultra-quiet fanGeForce GTX 1050 graphics (4 monitors) + Intel HD Graphics (2 monitors)  · Supports 6 DVI or HDMI displays · ultra-quiet fanHigh-performance dual GeForce GTX 950 graphics  · Supports 6 DisplayPort + 2 HDMI 2.0 + 2 DVI (8 active displays) · ultra-quiet fan
Digital display ports
  • 4 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
    3840 x 2160 max resolution / screen
  • 6 x DVI, 1 with dual-link support
    (1) screen: 2560 x 1600 maximum
    (5) screens: 1920 x 1200 maximum
  • 1 x DisplayPort
    3840 x 2160 max resolution / screen
  • 6 x DisplayPort 1.2
    3840 x 2160 max resolution / screen
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0
    3840 x 2160 max resolution / screen
  • Additional DVI / HDMI adapters optional
Business graphics performance72 GB/sec (all screens)112.1 GB/sec (primary screen)105.8 GB/sec (all screens)
3D motion graphics performance20.2 billion/sec fill rate54.2 billion/sec fill rate49.2 billion/sec fill rate
Graphics hardware accelerationDirectX 11.2 / OpenGL 4.4DirectX 12 / OpenGL 4.5DirectX 12.1 / OpenGL 4.5
Secondary graphics processorN/AIntel HD Graphics 630NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Standard / maximum memory16 GB / 64 GB
System drive (upgradable)256GB Intel ultra-fast NVMe SSD: 1570 MB/s read, 540 MB/s write, 112K IOPS, optional Samsung 960 EVO
Secondary storage driveOptional
Optional hard drive configurationSolid State Drives (SSDs); hard drives up to 2TB capacity
Bootable backup hard driveOptional
Primary optical drive24X DVD±RW burner
Secondary optical driveOptional DVD±RW, Blu-ray combo/burner
Connectivity highlights10 USB, 1 Gigabit LAN12 USB, 1 Gigabit LAN
Keyboard / mouseNo keyboard/mouse
Power consumption (DC)159 - 203W (typical) / 300W (peak)174 - 218W (typical) / 322W (peak)261 - 305W (typical) / 453W (peak)
Power supplySeasonic S12II-520, 520W, <22 dBA quiet (normal operation), 80 PLUS Bronze efficiencySeasonic S12II-620, 620W, <22 dBA quiet (normal operation), 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency
Power protectionSurge suppressor
System chassisQuiet mid-tower case; sound-dampened side panels and door
Dimensions19.1" (H) x 8.7" (W) x 20.6"(D)
Warranty2 year parts/labor warranty; optional extension to 3 years (USA)
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Stratosphere Express X8

  

Stratosphere Express Z8

  
 
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Base price$1,875.00 USD$1,899.00 USD 
HighlightsAll new! Affordable and fast business / trading computer for eight monitors: Latest Intel Core i5 / i7 processors  ·  Fast & reliable Intel NVMe solid-state drive (SSD)All new! Affordable business / trading computer for eight DisplayPort monitors: Latest Intel Core i5 / i7 processors  ·  Fast & reliable Intel NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) 
Operating systemsWindows 10 (standard), Windows 7 
Standard CPUIntel Core i5-7500 · 3.4 - 3.8 GHz quad-core CPU: 4 cores · 4 threads 
Upgrade CPU seriesIntel Core i7-7700  3.6 - 4.2 GHz quad-core CPU: 4 cores · 8 threads
Intel Core i7-7700K  4.2 - 4.5 GHz quad-core CPU: 4 cores · 8 threads
 
Chipset · PCI Express bandwidthIntel Z270 · 24 PCI Express 3.0 lanes 
CPU cores: standard / max4 / 4 
Direct monitor connectionsUp to 8 DVI / HDMI monitorsUp to 8 DisplayPort monitors 
DisplayPort 1.2 daisy chain6 x DisplayPort MST monitors12 x DisplayPort MST monitors (4 chains) 
4K UHD monitor support2 x 4K UHD monitors (DisplayPort) + 6 HDMI 2.06 x 4K UHD monitor (DisplayPort) 
Primary graphics processorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050AMD FirePro W4100 
Graphics featuresHigh-performance dual GeForce GTX 1050 graphics  · Supports 8 DVI or HDMI displays · ultra-quiet fanAMD FirePro professional workstation graphics · certified for pro applications · Mini DisplayPort 1.2a outputs · ultra-quiet fan 
Digital display ports
  • 8 x DVI, 2 with dual-link support
    (2) screens: 2560 x 1600 maximum
    (6) screens: 1920 x 1200 maximum
  • 2 x DisplayPort
    3840 x 2160 max resolution / screen
  • 8 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
    3840 x 2160 max resolution / screen
 
Business graphics performance112.1 GB/sec (all screens)72 GB/sec (all screens) 
3D motion graphics performance54.2 billion/sec fill rate20.2 billion/sec fill rate 
Graphics hardware accelerationDirectX 12 / OpenGL 4.5DirectX 11.2 / OpenGL 4.4 
Secondary graphics processorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050AMD FirePro W4100 
Standard / maximum memory16 GB / 64 GB  
System drive (upgradable)256GB Intel ultra-fast NVMe SSD: 1570 MB/s read, 540 MB/s write, 112K IOPS, optional Samsung 960 EVO 
Secondary storage driveOptional 
Optional hard drive configurationSolid State Drives (SSDs); hard drives up to 2TB capacity 
Bootable backup hard driveOptional 
Primary optical drive24X DVD±RW burner 
Secondary optical driveOptional DVD±RW, Blu-ray combo/burner 
Connectivity highlights12 USB, 1 Gigabit LAN 
Keyboard / mouseNo keyboard/mouse 
Power consumption (DC)219 - 263W (typical) / 390W (peak)189 - 233W (typical) / 345W (peak) 
Power supplySeasonic S12II-620, 620W, <22 dBA quiet (normal operation), 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency 
Power protectionSurge suppressor 
System chassisQuiet mid-tower case; sound-dampened side panels and door 
Dimensions19.1" (H) x 8.7" (W) x 20.6"(D) 
Warranty2 year parts/labor warranty; optional extension to 3 years (USA)