HP announces new Elite PCs

HP on Tuesday unveiled its newest PCs from the company’s Elite product family.

New products include HP EliteBook 705 series, the thinnest and lightest notebooks in their class. HP EliteOne 705 and 800 G2 AiOs – integrated wireless charging built into the stand and an AiO fingerprint reader.

HP also introduced HP EliteDesk 705 and 800 G2 Desktop Mini. The company callls these as the  world’s smallest business-class desktop. HP combined with Intel Unite Skype for Business Plugin released HP Collaboration PC G2 with Intel Unite.

The company also unveilled self-healing BIOS-level protection, HP Sure Start. HP said this facilty  is now available across the entire upcoming Elite portfolio.

HP noted that the new Elite PCs are styled with today’s workforce in mind with a focus on reliability and durability, designed to undergo MIL-SPEC 810G testing and more than 120,000 hours of HP’s Total Testing Process.

Noting that more business adopt collaboration tools like Skype for Business,  where sound quality can make the difference between a great meeting and a garbled conversation, HP said Elite notebooks and AiOs feature audio by BANG & OLUFSEN.

All Elite PCs carrying the Bang & Olufsen brand are custom-tuned with Bang & Olufsen’s acoustical engineers for precise sound experience in business use.

Elite notebooks and AiOs are also installed with HP Noise Reduction Software for improved audio input and HP Clear Sound Amp for balanced audio output. HP has expanded HP Sure Start from HP Elite notebooks to also include the upcoming desktop line of Elite PCs.

The price of AMD-based HP EliteBook 705 G3 is $749. The AMD-based HP EliteOne 705 G2 AiO has a starting price of $849.

The Intel-based HP EliteOne 800 G2 AiO will be priced at $1,199, while the price of AMD-based HP EliteDesk 705 Micro Tower will be $519.

The AMD-based EliteDesk 705 Desktop Mini will be priced at $499.

The price of Intel-based HP EliteDesk 800 series is $699.

The retail price of HP Collaboration PC G2 is $729.

The HP EliteDisplay E240c has been priced at $249.