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Stratosphere Studio ZU2

Compact desktop workstation (8.3″ high) for up to two 4K UHD monitors

  • March 2024: New 14th Gen Intel Core processors!
  • Choice of three outstanding new CPU upgrades:
    • Intel Core i5-14600K with 14 CPU cores executing 20 simultaneous threads, up to 5.5GHz
    • Intel Core i7-14700K with 20 CPU cores executing 28 simultaneous threads, up to 5.6GHz
    • Intel Core i9-14900K with 24 CPU cores executing 32 simultaneous threads, up to 6.0GHz
      World's fastest desktop CPU!
  • Premium tower-class CPU coolers for ultra-quiet cooling
  • 32GB fast DDR5 RAM, configurable up to 96GB
  • Dual wired Intel LAN ports (2.5 Gb/s, 1 Gb/s) and tri-band Wi-Fi 6E (2.4/5/6 GHz), ready for 2 Gb/s Internet
  • Built to order with your choice of Windows 11 Home or Pro
  • LIFETIME expert support with remote diagnostics
New Low Price: $1,29900 USD   ·  Configure / quote / buy now

Standard Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 730 / 770

  • Simultaneous independent monitors: 2
  • Optional graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 6GB, GeForce RTX 3060 12GB, AMD Radeon RX 6600 8GB
 

Updated 2024 model! Powerful compact desktop workstation for up to two monitors:
New 14th Gen Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 CPUs offer fast performance, reliability and value
Optional new Intel Core i9-14900KF CPU: world's fastest desktop CPU!

Intel UHD Graphics 730 / 770 graphics  ·  Optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB or RTX 4070 12GB graphics
Highlights

March 4, 2024: Updated features!

Stratosphere Studio ZU2 is our powerful compact workstation supporting two monitors, now available with new high-performance 14th Gen Intel Core processors.

Only 8.3″ tall, Stratosphere Studio ZU2 can be configured with several new 14th Gen Intel Core i5 / Core i7 / Core i9 CPUs, including Intel Core i9-14900K with 24 CPU cores – the world's fastest desktop CPU!

Configure / quote / buy now

Optional tower-class graphics power and advanced CPU cooling in an amazingly compact desktop chassis

Stratosphere Studio offers an elegant compact desktop chassis featuring a brushed aluminum fascia and a minimalist design that helps it fit in any office or home office setting.

Inside, the system is roomy enough for your choice of outstanding graphics cards, including top-seller NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB or the even faster new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 12GB. What's more, the chassis fits a top-ranked CPU cooler normally used in tower systems (DeepCool AK620), enabling ultra-quiet cooling for even the fastest and hottest CPUs.

Stratosphere Studio compact desktop chassis

Above: Stratosphere Studio ZU2 Stratosphere Studio compact desktop chassis. Click to enlarge image

The full chassis dimensions are 8.3" (H) x 9.8" (W) x 14.7" (D), small enough to fit any desktop. Front ports on right side include 2 × USB 3.0, headphone jack and mic jack.

At the rear, the motherboard offers great connectivity including dual LAN ports (2.5Gb/s, 1 Gbps), Wi-Fi 6E / Bluetooth antenna, 20Gb/s USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2x2), audio ports including optical out, 4 fast USB-A ports (10Gb/s) and a USB 2.0 port.

11th Generation Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 Processors

Industry-fastest 14th Gen "Raptor Lake-R" Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 CPUs!

Stratosphere Studio ZU2 is fully customizable with many options, headlined by three new class-leading 14th Gen Intel Core CPUs first available today. Of these, the fastest is Intel Core i9-14900K, newly crowned the world's fastest desktop CPU.

The new 14th Gen Intel upgrade CPUs deliver up to 3X the base CPU speed for multithreaded operations.

Configure and quote your system today with the CPU that meets your budget:

  • Core i5-12400: 12th Gen, 6 cores, up to 4.4 GHz (standard)
  • Core i5-14500: 14th Gen, 14 cores, up to 5.0 GHz, $11900 USD
  • Core i5-14600K: 14th Gen, 14 cores, up to 5.5 GHz, $23500 USD
  • Core i7-14700K: 14th Gen, 20 cores, up to 5.6 GHz, $38500 USD
  • Core i9-14900K: 14th Gen, 24 cores, up to 6.0 GHz, $59900 USD

Great build-to-order performance options

Your performance options don't end with the CPU. Now you can choose from a wide array of performance-boosting options, including:

  • RAM: 32GB fast DDR5 standard, upgradable to 96GB DDR5-5600!
  • SSD speed: M.2 NVMe / PCIe Gen 4 up to Samsung 990 PRO (7,450 MB/s)
  • SSD capacity: 500GB M.2 NVMe standard, upgradable to 2 x 4TB (8TB), plus additional SATA SSD options (bootable backup SSD)
  • Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 730 / 770, upgradable to top-seller NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB or the even faster new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 12GB
  • Power supply: 750W standard, upgradable to 1200W

See the configurator to select options, quote or buy

How Intel Thread Director improves multitasking performance

Intel's new 14th Gen Core CPUs maintain Intel's industry lead for CPU performance, beating AMD's latest Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs in benchmark tests such as the widely respected Cinebench R23 test.

In addition to winning synthetic tests composed of pure multithreaded operations, Intel 14th Gen CPUs trump AMD CPUs in handling competing workloads, such as when a user's foreground tasks are competing with ongoing background tasks. Through an Intel-exclusive called Intel Thread Director, Intel's most advanced CPUs significantly boost multitasking performance by prioritizing user foreground tasks, resulting in a more responsive computing experience.

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 currently only Windows 11 is able to take advantage of Intel Thread Director. For this reason, we recommend Windows 11 for Stratosphere Pro Z-series. We also offer Windows 10, but Windows 10 cannot take advantage of Intel Thread Director.

Intel's 13th Gen and 14th Gen processors employ an innovative hybrid architecture combining high-performance CPU cores (Performance cores, or P-cores) and high-efficiency CPU cores (Efficient cores, or E-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 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 same 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 on 13th Gen and 14th Gen Intel CPUs.

Pricing & ecommerce options

Big savings!  $1,29900 USD

  • Qty 2: $1,23400 USD each
  • Qty 3+: $1,20800 USD each
  • Quick Build & Ship: Yes! 
    Order today, ships ~ August 1!
e-commerce price: Prefer U.S. dollars? 1,299.00
 
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

Compact desktop chassis

Left side, Stratosphere Studio compact desktop chassis

Above: Stratosphere Studio ZU2 compact desktop chassis. Click to enlarge image
Dimensions: 8.3" (H) x 9.8" (W) x 14.7" (D).

Right side, Stratosphere Studio compact desktop chassis

Above: Stratosphere Studio ZU2 right side with 2 USB 3.0 ports, headphone jack, mic jack. Click to enlarge image

Right side, Stratosphere Studio compact desktop chassis Studio-304-Front-751x651.jpg

Above: Stratosphere Studio ZU2 front. Click to enlarge image

Chassis includes 2 front 92mm Silent Series R2 intake fans (max 1300 RPM) and 1 rear 140mm Silent Series R2 exhaust fan (max 1000 RPM).

Graphics features & multiple monitor support
  • Supports simultaneous monitors with sharp digital connections
  • Digital display ports:
    • 1 × HDMI 2.1 port (up to 3840 × 2160 @60Hz resolution)
    • 1 × DisplayPort 1.4 port (up to 7680 × 4320 @60Hz resolution)
  • Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 730 / 770 (all screens)
  • Popular graphics card upgrade option(s) — see Customize tab:
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 6GB
    • AMD Radeon RX 6600 8GB
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 16GB
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER 12GB
 
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 Studio ZU2
  • 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 the Virtual Monitors: Example Layouts tab on this page, which shows 55 ways you can carve up a 4K monitor with UltraView Desktop Manager 3.0.

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