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Stratosphere Express X4

Affordable, enterprise-optimized business workstation for four monitors

All-new June 2019 model with 9th Gen Intel CPUs and new low pricing!

  • New! Save hundreds of dollars with new low pricing!
  • New! Latest & fastest 9th Generation Intel processors with 4 - 8 CPU cores
  • New! 16GB memory, upgradable to 32GB
  • New! Fast 512GB SSD standard (M.2 NVMe); optional 1TB / 2TB; dual M.2 SSDs
  • New! Optional ASUS enterprise-optimized motherboard with Intel Q370 chipset and Intel vPro processors support Intel AMT (Active Management Technology) remote management and Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
  • Built to order with your choice of Windows 10 Home or Pro
  • Free LIFETIME expert support with remote login / diagnostics
New Low Price: $1,199.00 USD   ·  Configure now

Standard Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB

  • Simultaneous independent monitors: 4
  • Ports: 3× HDMI 2.0, 1× Displayport 1.4; optional adapters enable 4X HDMI or 4X DVI.
  • Optional graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 - RTX 2080 Ti, AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB
 

All new! Affordable business mini-tower workstation for four monitors:
New 9th Gen Intel CPUs, led by blazing-fast Intel Core i9 with 8 CPU cores and 5GHz Turbo Boost!
Fast 512GB SSD standard  ·  Optional 1TB / 2TB / dual SSDs  ·  16 - 32GB memory

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics  ·  Choice of 3 mini-tower cases or short-depth 4U rackmount  ·  Optional silent case and power supply
Highlights
9th Generation Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 Processors

New 9th Generation Intel Core processors!

Stratosphere Express X4 features new 9th generation Intel Core processors. See the primer that follows to learn more about key terms such as CPU cores, threads, clock speed and Turbo Boost.

You may configure your system with any of the CPUs below.

Intel Core i3 (9th Gen)
  • 4 cores processing 4 simultaneous threads
  • Intel Core i3-9100F (standard): 3.6 - 4.2 GHz
Intel Core i5 (9th Gen)
  • 6 cores processing 6 simultaneous threads
  • Intel Core i5-9400F: 2.9 - 4.1 GHz
  • Intel Core i5-9600K: 3.7 - 4.6 GHz
Intel Core i7 (8th Gen)
  • 6 cores processing 12 simultaneous threads
  • Intel Core i7-8700: 3.2 - 4.6 GHz
  • Intel Core i7-8700K: 3.8 - 4.7 GHz
Intel Core i7 (9th Gen)
  • 8 cores processing 8 simultaneous threads
  • Intel Core i7-9700F: 3.0 - 4.7 GHz
  • Intel Core i7-9700KF: 3.6 - 4.9 GHz
Intel Core i9 (9th Gen)
  • 8 cores processing 16 simultaneous threads
  • Intel Core i9-9900: 3.1 - 5.0 GHz
  • Intel Core i9-9900KF: 3.6 - 5.0 GHz

Modern multi-core CPUs split up your computer's tasks across a team of processors that work in parallel, like a team of horses. Two horses are better than one; four are better than two; the more horsepower, the better. For CPUs, your workhorses are etched in silicon all within a single chip, and we call those workers CPU cores.

Of course, CPUs don't always run in one direction like a team of horses. Think of CPU cores as a team of cooks in a central kitchen, with CPU threads being the waiters bringing in orders (instructions) and returning with cooked (processed) food.

A kitchen's productivity is thus roughly equal to the number of cooks and the speed of each cook. For CPUs we call that speed the clock speed of each core, which can vary independently during operation. CPU clocks are measured in GHz (gigahertz), so a 3GHz CPU is operating at three billion cycles per second. Cores act as a multiplier to clock speed, since the cores work independently, and each core also executes multiple instructions in parallel.

You'll notice that CPU clock speed is often expressed as a range. The low number, or base clock speed, is the guaranteed minimum speed of all cores. The high number is Intel Turbo Boost: the peak clock speed that one or several cores can achieve for a limited period without overheating the CPU. Intel CPUs with Turbo Boost will automatically increase the speed of individual cores to process demanding threads to the fastest extent possible without crossing thermal limits or exceeding the preset Turbo Boost limit.

Each CPU core independently executes operating system requests and is addressed as a separate CPU. This is a bit like having a a dedicated waiter for each cook in the kitchen. However, when a cook handles two waiters' orders simultaneously, he's more productive. Now the restaurant can serve more customers at the same time, simply by hiring more waiters.

A team of cooks: which ones are virtual cooks?
A team of cooks: which ones are virtual?

In the same way, Intel CPUs with Hyper-Threading Technology can process two software threads simultaneously by presenting two logical CPUs to the operating system for each physical core. Faking extra CPU cores is a workload management technique, so a CPU core can keep working even if a thread is waiting for external data or is stalled. Hyper-Threading is like having two waiters available for the same cook. Other waiters may be too busy to take your order, but this waiter is available, and then so is the actual cook. Just as a team of cooks is more productive with twice the wait staff serving the demands of patrons, Hyper-Threading enables CPU cores to process more threads by working around bottlenecks and resource hogs. Waiters serve as workload managers for the cooks, and so does Hyper-Threading for CPUs.

Intel's 9th Generation Core processors unleash faster performance than ever, with faster clock speeds, more cores, more virtual cores (measured by thread count), and more performance per dollar. At the top of line, Intel Core i9 processors deliver 8 CPU cores processing 16 simultaneous threads, at record stock clock speeds up to 5GHz.

One rung down, 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processors also include 8 CPU cores for the first time, while not offering Hyper-Threading. The very successful 8th Gen Core i7 series (Core i7-8700) follows one further rung down in performance, with 6 CPU cores handling 12 simultaneous threads.

Meanwhile, affordable 9th Gen Intel Core i5 CPUs reach new highs in peak clock speed for this affordable price point while still delivering an impressive six CPU cores. Finally, 9th Gen Core i3 processors deliver great quad-core performance for a fraction of the price that this performance cost only a few years ago.

With more cores and more simultaneous threads, more work can be done in parallel, enabling smoother multitasking, more responsive financial trading indicators, and even faster web browsing when many tabs are open. There's a 9th Gen Intel Core processor to meet every requirement and budget. Choose yours by customizing Stratosphere Express X4 and pricing your complete configuration today!

Q: Why do some Intel CPU names end with K, F or KF?

A: Intel uses the K suffix to designate "unlocked" CPUs, of particular interest to gamers and overclockers. Overclocking enthusiasts run these CPUs at higher clock speeds than Intel guarantees, typically aided by liquid cooling, and typically with the goal of running games faster. However, K-series CPUs also ship with a faster base clock and Turbo Boost than non-K sibling models. These faster clock speeds are guaranteed by Intel without resorting to overclocking, so K-series CPUs naturally appeal to any power user looking for better performance.

Intel recently started shipping F-series CPUs, which have their internal graphics subsystem (Intel UHD Graphics 630) permanently disabled. F-series CPUs are used on systems with discrete graphics cards, which are the vast majority of the systems we sell. F-series CPUs are helping relieve supply constraints (inadequate manufacturing yields) on many standard Intel CPUs in the past year, which have caused order fulfillment delays across the industry. PassMark CPU Mark benchmarks suggest that the F-series models on average perform slightly faster than non-F models.

Finally, KF-series CPUs are unlocked processors with their graphics subsystem disabled.

Intel 660p NVMe SSD
Intel SSD 660p NVMe SSD

512GB Intel NVMe SSD - standard!

  • Intel SSD 660p series
  • Upgrade options: 1TB / 2TB capacities
  • Dual M.2 SSD option for secondary or backup drive
  • 3X read / write speed vs SATA SSDs
  • Up to 1800 MB/s read, 1800 MB/s write
  • Up to 220K I/O Operations Per Second (IOPS)

NVMe SSDs bypass the traditional SATA storage interface in computers and connect directly to the CPU via four dedicated PCI Express 3.0 lanes. The result is up to 6X the performance of SATA SSDs for sequential reads and writes, and up to 4X the I/O operations per second. Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x4, M.2 socket.

In 2009, Digital Tigers was first in the industry to ship SSD drives standard in desktop workstations. We've shipped thousands of systems since with Intel and Samsung SSDs, and only one has ever failed in customer hands.

Intel 660p NVMe SSD specs
Workstation features

Standard / optional operating systems

  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit (standard)
  • Windows 10 Pro

Industry-leading multi-monitor software

  • UltraView Desktop Manager 2.0 software:
    14 industry-leading features for power users
  • Updated for Windows 10 and 8.1
  • See feature list on right column of this page
Crucial DDR4 memory

16GB - 32GB DDR4-2666 memory

  • Base memory: 16GB 2666 MHz DDR4
  • Memory capacity: 32GB

Bootable backup SSD/ hard drive (optional)

  • Backs up solid-state system drive
  • Serves as system drive in case of primary drive failure. Simply reboot the computer and selecting the alternate boot drive.
  • Also backs up secondary drive

Recommended option: 1000VA UPS battery backup power

  • Keeps you running through power flickering and brief outages, while giving you time to save your work during longer outages
  • CyberPower UPS series is proven by Digital Tigers long-term reliability study to extend the life of systems
  • In six years, less than 0.2% of Digital Tigers customers have encountered power supply problems / dead system while connected to certified UPS
  • Automatic voltage regulation (AVR) corrects for under / over voltage conditions, improving long-term system reliability
  • LCD and software status monitoring for load, voltage, alerts
CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD: Advanced UPS battery backup power with automatic voltage regulation and LCD status
Pricing & ecommerce options
All New!  $1,199.00 USD
  • Qty 2: $1,139.00 USD each
  • Qty 3+: $1,115.00 USD each
  • Quick Build & Ship: Yes! 
    Order today, ships ~ July 3!
e-commerce price: Prefer U.S. dollars? 1,199.00
 
Configure options as you prefer, and buy online today!
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The Digital Tigers Advantage
  • Intel Platinum Partner: Digital Tigers has Intel's highest partner certification based on sales volume and ongoing technical training.
  • Expert Support: Support includes direct troubleshooting, where our technicians log into customer systems, and resolve issues while on the phone with customers.
  • Beyond Rocket Science™ Service Commitment
  • Junk-Free Guarantee: We install neither adware nor promotional software on any workstation
  • Complete system integration combining Stratosphere workstation with Zenview and UltraFlex multi-screen monitors
D I G I T A L   T I G E R S  C U S T O M E R S
Professional-grade core performance software

Updated! UltraView Desktop Manager 2.0 software

Advanced software for managing multiple monitors and creating a personal productivity dashboard via virtual monitors

  • All-new Digital Tigers software suite with many new features
  • Now supports splitting monitors into smaller virtual monitors
  • Create a personal productivity and awareness dashboard out of large, high-resolution monitors and 4K TVs
  • Use larger virtual monitors for primary workspace and supporting documents, websites and work email
  • Use micro-size virtual monitors for task managers, time management, personal email, instant messaging, social media, Bloomberg TV, streaming media, newsfeeds, security cameras and more
  • Never miss anyting important for lack of timely awareness
  • Designed for Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 and 8.1
  • $99.00 USD · Free with Stratosphere Express X4
  • Learn more: tab on this page · product page

The future of 4K: a personal productivity and awareness dashboard, balancing work and life together

UltraView 49C and 55C 4K UHD curved displays

Above: New UltraView 4K UHD curved displays, available in 49-inch and 55-inch sizes

UltraView Desktop Manager: 4K UHD monitor split into 5 virtual monitors

Above: Five virtual monitors created from single 4K UHD monitor, using UltraView Desktop Manager 2.0

To see more examples of what you can now do with a single 4K UHD monitor, see the Virtual Monitors: Example Layouts tab on this page, which shows 55 ways you can carve up a 4K monitor with UltraView Desktop Manager 2.0.

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9th Generation Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 Processors

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