HP today announced the EliteDesk 800 G3 Tower PC, which is "powered for the enterprise" and features VR-ready configurations, with up to a GTX 1080 GPU, 7th-Generation Intel Core processors and advanced security management features.

With a 26 percent smaller footprint than earlier versions, but five expansion bays and two additional M.2 connectors, the EliteDesk 800 G3 delivers a lot of power in a small and manageable PC. HP describes the EliteDesk 800 G3 as "the world's most powerful and configurable commercial desktop," and it certainly delivers the specifications needed for a future-proof and modern setup.

HP EliteDesk 800 G3 specifications

Category Specs
OS Windows 10 Home 64, Pro 64
Windows 7 (downgrade rights)
FreeDOS 2.0
NeoKylin Linux 64
Security HP Sure Start Gen3
HP Manageability Integration Kit
HP Client Security Suite Gen3
Durability Meant to pass HP Total Test Process and MIL-STD 810G testing
CPU options 7th-Gen Intel Core i3-7100, i3-7300, i5-7500, i5-7600, i7-7700 | 7th-Gen Intel Core i7-7700K with overclocking (91W)
Chipset Intel Q270
RAM Up to 64GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM
4 DIMM
GPU options (integrated) Intel HD Graphics 530
Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 610
GPU options (Discrete) NVIDIA GeForce GT730 (2GB)
AMD Radeon R7 450 FH (4GB)
AMD Radeon RX 460 FH (2GB)
NVIDIA GeForce GT730 HDMI (1GB)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 FH (8GB)
Storage Up to 1TB SSHD
Up to 512GB SATA SSD
Up to 1TB HP Turbo Drive G2 TLC SSD (PCIe)
Network LAN: Intel I219LM Gigabit Network Connection LOM
WLAN: Intel 8265 802.11ac (2 x 2) wireless with Bluetooth M.2 combo card vPro
Intel 8265 802.11ac (2 x 2) wireless with Bluetooth M.2 combo card non-vPro
Internal drive bays One 2.5" HDD
Two 3.5" HDD
One 5.25"
External drive bays One slim
Ports Configurable rear I/O port for customizable display connections with your choice of VGA, DisplayPort, HDMI or USB-Type C with DisplayPort
Power 250W standard efficiency
Dimensions 6.1 x 14.4 x 14.6 in.
15.4 x 36.5 x 37 cm
Weight 21.79 lbs. (9.86 kg)
Environmental Low halogen

Overall, the EliteDesk 800 G3 looks like an impressive but svelte desktop PC. The optional inclusion of a NVIDIA GTX 1080 along with some advanced features only found in enterprise design makes it a tempting choice for companies looking to push boundaries. For those wondering why a VR-ready PC would be ideal for business think of engineering, software development, or even advanced showcase uses where the virtual technology becomes a necessity. (VR is not all about gaming, after all.)

The HP EliteDesk 800 G3 is available starting today at $869.

See at HP.com