HP Unveils The World’s Smallest Business-Class Desktop
The Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) has updated its business-class line of mini PCs, with the debut of the new EliteDesk 705 and 800 G2 Desktop Mini. Touted as the world’s smallest business-class desktop, both the Minis have the power and security of a traditionally sized desktop.
HP has designed the new systems to fit almost anywhere thanks to their clean, easily serviceable designs. Both systems measure 7″ x 6.9″ x 1.3″ and weigh less than 3 pounds, which makes them perfect for companies with high-traffic areas.
The EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini packs an Intel Core i7-6700T Skylake processor, up to 32GB of RAM (with two SODIMM slots), and up to 2TB of storage. There’s a 2.5 inch drive bay and an M.2 slot, allowing the system to be configured with a hard drive, solid state storage, or both.
Other features include four USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C connector, a headset jack, an Ethernet jack, a VGA port, and optional HDMI, DisplayPort, and Serial ports.The EliteDesk 800 G2 supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth.
Design-wise, the HP EliteDesk 705 Mini looks just like the EliteDesk 800 G2, but once you open the case, you’ll find an AMD processor rather than an Intel Chip.
Featuring up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage, the system is available with a choice of AMD ProA6-85508, AMD Pro A8-8600B, AMD Pro A10-8700B, or AMD Pro A12-8800B processors.
The EliteDesk 705 comes with four USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports.
As for pricing, the EliteDesk 800 G2 will be available starting at $699, while the AMD-based EliteDesk 705 Desktop Mini starts at $499.