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HP updates EliteDesk 800 business desktop line

The EliteDesk Mini from HP could give Intel's NUC a run for its money. (Source: HP)
The EliteDesk Mini from HP could give Intel's NUC a run for its money. (Source: HP)
The new lineup includes a VR-ready powerhouse, a standard business desktop in a smaller size, and a tiny mini-PC that could rival Intel's NUC.

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Today, HP announced their latest EliteDesk line of business-class desktop PCs. The 800 G3 Tower, 800 G3 Small Form Factor, and 800 G3 Mini bring new solutions to HP’s business customers.

The 800 G3 Tower is by far the most powerful of the bunch. The desktop starts at $869 for an Intel Core i5-7500 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 SATA SSD. The tower can be configured up to a Core i7-7700 and 64 GB of RAM. Users in need of some serious power can also outfit the 800 G3 Tower with either an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or an AMD RX 480, although these SKUs won’t be available until July. The EliteDesk Tower also offers plenty of customizability with five full 3.5” bays, four full-sized PCIe slots, and two M.2 drive connections.

The EliteDesk 800 G3 Small Form Factor (SFF) starts at $849. That gets you a Core i5-7500, 8 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB HDD (7200 RPM). This can be configured up to a Core i7-7700 and supports up to 64 GB of RAM, just like its big brother.

Perhaps the most intriguing is the EliteDesk Mini. Similar in size (though a bit bigger) to Intel’s NUC, the Mini measures 6.97” x 6.88” x 1.35”. Starting at $819, the Mini is equipped with a Core i5-7500T (a low wattage CPU), 8 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD. The Mini can be equipped with an i7-7700T and up to 32 GB of RAM. It also provides support for two HDDs or SSDs, provided they can fit into the dual storage bays. The Mini also has ample I/O for its size:

  • Six USB 3.1 Type-A ports
  • One USB 3.1 Type-C port
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Two DisplayPorts
  • VGA
  • 802.11ac WiFi
  • Bluetooth

The updated HP 800 G3 desktops are available through HP’s website.

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Sam Medley, 2017-03- 7 (Update: 2017-03- 7)
Sam Medley
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