HP rolls out a beefed-up Elite line of commercial desktops

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HP has a line of commercial desktops that it calls the “world’s most secure and manageable PC lineup.” Specifically, HP is referring to its Elite desktop and all-in-one line, which includes the EliteOne, EliteDesk Tower, and EliteDesk Mini machines. Now, HP has released a refresh, ushering in a host of new self-appointed firsts.

The new and refreshed machines include the EliteOne 800 G3 All-in-One (AIO), the EliteDesk 800 G3 Tower, and two versions of the EliteDesk 800 G3 Desktop mini. HP announced the new machines in a press release full of accolades.

EliteOne 800 G3 AIO

First up is the “newly redesigned” EliteOne 800 G3 AIO, which HP says is the first commercial AIO with dual-facing cameras and the first with a non-glare touchscreen. Features include a 23.8-inch full HD display with micro-edge bezels, optional AMD Radeon discrete graphics, and a variety of mounting options. The EliteOne G3 AIO is coming soon, with pricing yet to be announced.

EliteDesk 800 Desktop Tower

Next is the EliteDesk 800 Desktop Tower, which HP dubs the “world’s most powerful commercial desktop,” as well as the “most configurable” and the first VR-certified commercial PC. Options include 91W processors and high-end discrete graphics, including the GeForce GTX 1080, along with five bays, four full-height slots, and two additional M.2 connectors for exceptional expandability. The EliteDesk 800 Desktop Tower starts at $626 at HP.com.

EliteDesk 800 G3 Desktop Mini

Finally, HP also rolled out two mini PCs, the EliteDesk 800 G3 Desktop Mini and Mini 65W. These are the “world’s smallest business-class desktops,” according to the company, while being its most durable small form factor business machines. Each of them offers seventh-generation Intel Core processors in 35W or 65W versions, optional Intel Optane memory, HP Turbo Drive technology, and a full complement of ports for solid connectivity. Right now, the EliteBook 800 G3 Desktop Mini starts at $780 from HP.com.

Security technologies included with all of the Elite machines include HP’s Sure Start Gen3 BIOS monitoring tool and Client Security Suite Gen 3 for hardware multi-factor authentication. Managing the Elite line is made easier with HP’s Manageability Integration Kit, which helps IT administrators more easily create recovery images and monitor security.

As Alex Cho, VP and general manager of HP’s commercial PC division, put it, “The newest lineup of Elite desktops and AIOs reflects the vision of a business while reflecting the desires of employees, pairing beautiful designs with exciting features and performance that meet and exceed security requirements critical to all business environments.” In other words, if you’re looking for a solid business-class machine, then HP apparently has something for everyone.