HP this morning announced a number of new Windows 10-based PCs for the business market, including new all-in-ones, towers, desktops, and small form factor designs.
I attended an HP press event last week and was able to get some early hands-on time with many of these devices. Here’s a quick rundown.
HP EliteBook 7×5 G3 Series
Billed as “the world’s thinnest and lightest mainstream business-class notebooks,” the HP EliteBook 7×5 G3 series comes in versions with 12.5-, 14- and 15.6-inch HD, FHD or QHD screens, silver magnesium and aluminum chassis that provide low curb weights (2.78 for the 12.5-inch version) and thin designs that are just 18.9 mm thin at the thickest point. The 7×5 G3 also features exclusive access to AMD PRO A12 APU with integrated R7 Radeon for a limited time, HP says, and provides an external SIM slot with optional WWAN capabilities. These systems are based on AMD processors and will begin shipping this month for $749 and up.
HP EliteDesk 705 G2 Desktop Mini PC
This very interesting small form factor (SFF) PC can pack an astonishing array of power in its tiny frame, up to a 6th generation Intel Core i7-6700T with Intel HD Graphics 530, up to 32 GB of RAM, and up to 256 GB Turbo Drive M.2 SSD, while supplying Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac wireless, 6 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB-C port, and your choice of video-out options (VGA and DisplayPort plus your choice of an HDMI port or a second DisplayPort). You can even get physical security through an optional lockbox. I’ll be taking a much closer look at this PC very soon, I hope. (There are 65W AMD versions as well as Intel choices, which are 35W.)
HP EliteDesktop G2
These new business-class desktops are also available in AMD and Intel versions, and in a variety of form factors, including traditional desktop and tower designs. The AMD-based HP EliteDesk 705 Micro Tower is available now, and starts at $519. The AMD-based EliteDesk 705 Desktop Mini will ship in October for $499 and up. And the Intel-based HP EliteDesk 800 series is shipping this month for $699 and up.
HP EliteOne All-In-One PCs
Featuring thinner new designs, the HP EliteOne 705 and 800 G2 All-In-One PCs now come with optional integrated wireless charging (which is built into the stand) a Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint reader for quick sign-in. The AMD-based HP EliteOne 705 G2 AiO will ship in September, and start at $849. The Intel-based HP EliteOne 800 G2 AiO is expected in October for $1,199 and up.
HP Collaboration PC G2
When paired with a massive display—HP’s incredible Z34c 34-inch Curved Monitor, perhaps, or, more likely, a 55-, 47-, or 42-inch large format display—the HP Collaboration PC G2 is a viable Surface Hub competitor, and it provides Intel Unite compatibility for ad-hoc screen sharing between multiple PCs and integrated Skype for Business for remote meetings. Basically, it’s a very small form factor PC with a mounting kit, keyboard and mouse: Just add the display and go. It will ship in September for $729 and up.
Stay tuned for some further HP PC announcements in the days ahead.