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HP Expands Its Elite Line With New Powerful Desktops

By Victor Thomson , Mar 08, 2017 03:00 AM EST
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On Tuesday, Mar. 7, HP introduced its latest desktop Windows 10 PCs for businesses. Among the new devices are the HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Small Form Factor (SFF), a smaller but still expandable machine, the EliteDesk 800 G3 Tower, a business-ready desktop that can handle VR and the super small EliteDesk 800 G3 Mini.

HP's New Elite Desktop PCs For Business

The new Elite desktops lineup is bringing Kaby Lake performance to HP's business class offerings by featuring Intel's 7th Gen Core processors. According to Beta News, the EliteDesk 800 G3 Tower comes with a Core i5-7500 CPU, a 256 GB SATA TLC SSD and 8 GB of RAM, starting at $869. The business desktop can be customized with up to 64 GB of RAM and a Core i7-7700 CPU.

The EliteDesk SFF comes in a configuration that houses a Core i5-7500 CPU, a 1 TB 7,200 rpm SATA hard drive and 8 GB of RAM, starting at $849. Just like the tower, the small form factor machine can be customized with up to 64GB of RAM and a Core i7-7700 CPU.

The EliteDesk Mini PC is small enough to slot into the backs of an HP Elite Display, measuring only 6.97 x 1.35 x 6.88 inches. The starting $819 model comes with a Core i57500T CPU, a 1 TB 7,200 rpm SATA hard drive and 8 GB of RAM. The machine supports up to 32 GB of RAM and the Core i7-7700T CPU.

Elite Desktops Further Upgrades

According to Tom's Guide, businesses that need to work with virtual reality will be able to outfit the EliteDesk 800 G3 tower with an optional AMD RX 480 graphics cards and HTC Vive BE Certified 8GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, available in later in July. The SFF and Mini PC will also offer more power starting in June when they will support the optional Intel Optane technology that uses memory and hard drives for speedier performance.

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