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
|OS||Windows 10 Home 64, Pro 64|
Windows 7 (downgrade rights)
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)|
|RAM||Up to 64GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM|
|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
|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)|
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.
Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.
Is this a Tower PC? How do you put DVDs in it if the DVD reader is vertically positioned? Is it like a laptop slide in?
I had one dell some years ago, that was this way. Is just a normal dvd drive in vertical position, you put the dvd in normally, it works fine, but is not the most secure way to put dvds.
me to a dell optiplex
I prefer building my own system, but i really like the looks of these HP, Dell and other big brand pcs.
HP is killing others with their very cool and sexy designs.
Sadly the GTX 1080 configuration doesn't actually appear to be available currently: "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB FH PCIe x16 (requires 500 W chassis and 500 W PSU and will be available after launch)" http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05367765#AbT10
Downgrade rights? I thought Microsoft and Intel said Kaby Lake will not be supported with future software updates for older OS's?
250 watt standard psu with gtx 1080?. Hmm, doesn't sound like an good idea
Get the best of Windows Central in in your inbox, every day!
Thank you for signing up to Windows Central. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.