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Stratosphere Mini Z8

Ultra-compact, affordable business desktop for up to eight monitors

Powered by 12th or 13th Generation Intel Core i5 CPU with 6 or 10 CPU cores

  • New 2023 model, now shipping!
  • Choice of two outstanding CPUs:
    • Base 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 CPU with 6 cores processing 12 threads, up to 4.4GHz
    • Optional: new 13th Gen Intel Core i5-13400 CPU with 10 cores processing 16 threads, up to 4.6GHz
        The new Intel Core i5-13400 CPU features Intel Thread Director for faster multitasking and a more responsive user experience (requires Windows 11)
  • 2.5 Gb/s wired networking and 2.4 Gb/s Wi-Fi 6, ready for 2Gb/s Internet!
    Comcast and Google Fiber are both offering 2 Gig Internet service in 2023
  • PCI Express 4.0 with fastest-ever SSD options, up to 7000 MB/s and 4TB!
  • 16GB memory, upgradable to 64GB
  • Built to order and backed by free LIFETIME expert support with remote diagnostics
New Low Price: $1,74900 USD   ·  Configure / quote / buy now

Standard Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 6600 8GB + Intel UHD Graphics 730 + MST Hub (upgradable)

  • Simultaneous independent monitors: 8
    • 2 × HDMI 2.0 ports (up to 3840 × 2160 @60Hz resolution)
    • 6 × DisplayPort 1.4 ports (up to 7680 × 4320 @60Hz resolution)
  • Optional graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8GB, GeForce RTX 3060 12GB
 

Updated for 2023! Tiny, fast and affordable business workstation for eight monitors:
12th & 13th Gen Intel Core i5 CPUs, up to 57% faster than prior generations
Ultra-fast networking: 2.5 Gbps wired Internet + 2.4 Gbps Wi-Fi 6

New 13th Gen Intel CPUs offer industry-best performance, reliability and value

Ultra-compact and packed with power

  • Only 3.5″ high! Slides easily under monitor array when installed horizontally.
Highlights
13th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor

Fast and affordable 12th Gen and 13th Gen Intel Core i5 processors!

Stratosphere Mini Z8 is powered by Intel's fast and affordable 12th Gen and new 13th Gen Core i5 CPUs, with 6 or 10 CPU cores. The 12th Gen model was introduced in 2022 and delivers about the same performance as an 11th Gen Core i7 CPU from 2021. The 13th Gen model is new for 2023 and delivers faster performance than an 11th Gen Core i9 CPU, Intel's top CPU tier.

These new Core i5 CPUs deliver this great performance at a far more affordable price point than a Core i7 or Core i9 CPU, while running cool enough to deliver full-speed performance in the ultra-compact Stratosphere Mini chassis, which doesn't have the space for the very large CPU coolers we use in our tower systems..

Introducing Intel Thread Director

With the 13th Gen Core i5 CPU, Intel also introduces a great new feature called Intel Thread Director, which significantly boosts multitasking performance.

Intel Thread Director is a workload management controller on the CPU that works directly with the operating system to ensure that top-priority tasks are executed first and with the highest performance. Intel worked together with Microsoft to implement the new technology, and only Windows 11 is able to take advantage of Intel Thread Director. For this reason, we recommend Windows 11 if you choose the 13th Gen Core i5 CPU upgrade.

Intel's 13th Gen processors employ an innovative hybrid architecture combining high-performance and high-efficiency CPU cores on the same chip. Intel Thread Director segregates background operations on high-efficiency E-cores, while promoting foreground priority tasks to the high-performance cores (P-cores). The least important tasks are assigned to virtual cores, which use free cycles on P-cores through a method known as Hyper-threading or simultaneous multithreading.

The result is the first CPU generation optimized for multitasking and responsive computing, in which your high-priority work gets the CPU's top focus. Now your top-priority work is far less likely to suffer from intermittent slowdowns and stalls caused by background tasks grabbing the focus of the CPU cores being used your top-priority tasks. Priority is determined by Windows 11, which monitors which applications are visible to the user, with particular priority given to the application that has the user's current focus, as well as processes that are assigned high process priority in Windows.

Intel Thread Director requires Windows 11, which is uniquely optimized to work with this on-chip Intel microcontroller to manage competing workloads. While Windows 10 runs fine on Stratosphere Mini Z8, we encourage you to choose Windows 11 for the best multitasking performance if you upgrade to the 13th Gen Core i5 CPU.

Two great CPU options

Stratosphere Mini Z8 features the 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 CPU standard, with 6 CPU cores. For best performance, you can configure your system with the 13th Gen Intel Core i5, which feature 10 CPU cores and Intel Thread Director. All CPUs are available for immediate build and shipment of your customized performance workstation.

  • Standard CPU: Intel Core i5-12400
    • 6 cores · 12 threads
    • 6× Performance-cores (P-cores), 3.7 - 4.9 GHz, for priority tasks
    • 6× virtual cores, for background operations
  • Upgrade CPU: Intel Core i5-13400
    • 10 cores · 16 threads · $75 upgrade
    • 6× Performance-cores (P-cores), 2.5 - 4.6 GHz, for priority tasks
    • 4× Efficient-cores (E-cores): 1.8 - 3.3 GHz, for background operations
    • 6× virtual cores, for low-priority operations
    • 28% faster than Core i5-12400 for multi-core operations (Cinebench R23 test)
Crucial DDR4 memory

Fast DDR4-3200 memory

  • Base memory: 16GB DDR4-3200
  • Memory capacity: 64GB (2 DIMM slots)
  • Typical configuration: 32GB (best buy)
Samsung 980 PRO NVMe SSD

Ultra-fast SSD storage

Samsung 980 PRO: PCIe Gen4
  • Capacities: 500GB - 2TB
  • PCI Express Gen 4, M.2 NVMe
  • Up to 7000 MB/s read
  • Up to 5100 MB/s write
  • Up to 1 million IOPS (I/O Operations Per Second)
  • Dual SSD option

PCI Express SSDs connect directly to the CPU or chipset via an M.2 NVMe socket on the motherboard with four dedicated PCIe lanes. PCIe Gen 4 SSDs double the maximum bandwidth of these lanes, compared to PCIe Gen 3 SSDs. The result is up to 12.7X the performance of older SATA SSDs for sequential reads and writes, and up to 8X the I/O operations per second.

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.

Standard / optional operating systems

  • Windows 11 Home 64-bit (standard)
  • Windows 11 Pro 64-bit (standard)

Workstation features

Options and accessories

  • Recommended: Bootable backup SSD/ hard drive
    • 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: 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 15 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

NEW!  $1,74900 USD

  • Qty 2: $1,66200 USD each
  • Qty 3+: $1,62700 USD each
  • Quick Build & Ship: Yes! 
    Order today, ships ~ February 13!
e-commerce price: Prefer U.S. dollars? 1,749.00
 
Configure options as you prefer, and buy online today!
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The Digital Tigers Advantage
  • Intel Gold Partner: Digital Tigers has Intel's gold partner designation 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 3.0 software

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

  • All-new Digital Tigers software suite, updated for Windows 11!
  • 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 11, Windows 10 and Windows 7
  • $9900 USD · Free with Stratosphere Mini Z8
  • 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: UltraView 4K UHD curved display (55″ size)

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 3.0

To see more examples of what you can now do with a single 4K UHD monitor, see Virtual Monitors: Example Layouts, which shows 55 ways you can carve up a 4K monitor with UltraView Desktop Manager 3.0.

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Ergonomic features
Disappears on your desktop
  • 3.5″ high: easily slides underneath a desktop monitor array
  • 14.8″ wide
  • 13.1″ deep
Ports at your fingertips
  • Microphone and headphone jacks (front)
  • 10 USB ports:
    • 2 × front USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s)
    • 3 × rear USB 3.1 Gen 2, Type A (10 Gbps)
    • 1 × rear USB 3.1 Gen 2, Type C (10 Gbps)
    • 2 × rear USB 3.0 Type A (5 Gbps)
    • 2 × rear USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s)

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