HP Announces New Windows 10 PCs for Businesses

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Windows 10 with 0 Comments

HP Announces New Windows 10 PCs for Businesses

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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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