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Stratosphere Studio Z4

Compact executive workstation for up to four 4K UHD monitors

Half the size. All the power. Big Savings.

  • Compact desktop (8.3″-high) or premium 13″ noise-damped micro-tower
  • New! Save hundreds of dollars with new low pricing!
  • New! Latest and fastest 9th Generation Intel processors with 4 - 8 CPU cores
  • New! 16GB memory, upgradable to 64GB
  • Dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet ports + Wi-Fi 5 / AC + Bluetooth
  • Built to order with your choice of Windows 10 Home or Pro
  • LIFETIME expert support with remote diagnostics
New Low Price: $1,24900 USD   ·  Configure now

Standard Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro P620 2GB

  • Simultaneous independent monitors: 4
  • Ports: 4 × Mini DisplayPort 1.4; full-size DP adapters included; HDMI/DVI adapters optional
  • Optional graphics: NVIDIA Quadro P1000 - Quadro RTX 4000
 

Big savings! Affordable compact executive workstation for up to four 4K UHD monitors:
New 9th Gen Intel CPUs, led by blazing-fast Intel Core i9 with 8 CPU cores and 5GHz Turbo Boost!
Fast 256GB SSD standard  ·  Optional 512GB / 1TB / 2TB SSD  ·  16 - 64GB memory

NVIDIA Quadro P620 2GB graphics  ·  Fully customizable  ·  Optional premium ultra-quiet micro-tower for the largest CPU coolers
Highlights
9th Generation Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 Processors

New 9th Generation Intel Core processors!

Stratosphere Studio Z4 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 Stratosphere Studio Z4 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 Studio Z4 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.

Choose either of two compact enclosures

Stratosphere Studio Compact Edition: Versa Case

Above: Small Form Factor (SFF) desktop case, 8.3″ high

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 - 64GB DDR4-2666 memory

  • Memory capacity: 64 GB (2 DIMM slots)
  • Typical configuration: 32GB (best buy)
Pricing & ecommerce options

Big savings!  $1,24900 USD

  • Qty 2: $1,18700 USD each
  • Qty 3+: $1,16200 USD each
  • Quick Build & Ship: Yes! 
    Order today, ships ~ October 7!
e-commerce price: Prefer U.S. dollars? 1,249.00
 
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
  • $9900 USD · Free with Stratosphere Studio Z4
  • 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 Virtual Monitors: Example Layouts, which shows 55 ways you can carve up a 4K monitor with UltraView Desktop Manager 2.0.

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Reliability features
  • Solid-State Drive (SSD) drive certified for 1 million hours
    • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 1,000,000 hours
    • Operating shock resistance: 1,500 G (0.5 ms)
    • No moving parts; silent operation
  • Multi-layer software security / system protection
    • AVAST Free Antivirus for real-time antivirus / anti-malware
    • Optional internal bootable backup hard drive for full system drive protection. Zero downtime in event of virus or operating system corruption. Simply restart computer, choose backup drive from boot menu, and you're back to work. Support will remotely restore system drive at your convenience.
  • Quiet Seasonic 520W fully modular power supply
    Seasonic
    • Seasonic M12II 520 Bronze EVO
    • Top rated for reliability, efficiency and quiet cooling
    • High 520W capacity for expansion
    • Quiet 22 dBA cooling fan with fluid dynamic bearing
    • Operates in silent mode up to 50% power output
    • Fully modular cables for better airflow and easy replacement
    • 4 × modular 6/8-pin PCIe power cables for graphics cards
    • 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency saves energy bills, reduces system heat
    • Built to last: 5-year warranty, 100,000 hours MTBF rating, 105°C Japanese capacitors
    • Proven reliability for 7 years (manufactured since 2010)
    • Active PFC, accepts 100 - 240VAC input power
    • Ships with appropriate AC power cable for your country
    • Seasonic M12II-620 Bronze EVO Edition power supply

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