HP EliteDesk 800 G3 is a business PC that packs a NVIDIA GTX 1080

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

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OSWindows 10 Home 64, Pro 64Windows 7 (downgrade rights)FreeDOS 2.0NeoKylin Linux 64
SecurityHP Sure Start Gen3HP Manageability Integration KitHP Client Security Suite Gen3
DurabilityMeant to pass HP Total Test Process and MIL-STD 810G testing
CPU options7th-Gen Intel Core i3-7100, i3-7300, i5-7500, i5-7600, i7-7700 | 7th-Gen Intel Core i7-7700K with overclocking (91W)
ChipsetIntel Q270
GPU options (integrated)Intel HD Graphics 530Intel HD Graphics 630Intel 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)
StorageUp to 1TB SSHDUp to 512GB SATA SSDUp to 1TB HP Turbo Drive G2 TLC SSD (PCIe)
NetworkLAN: Intel I219LM Gigabit Network Connection LOMWLAN: Intel 8265 802.11ac (2 x 2) wireless with Bluetooth M.2 combo card vProIntel 8265 802.11ac (2 x 2) wireless with Bluetooth M.2 combo card non-vPro
Internal drive baysOne 2.5" HDDTwo 3.5" HDDOne 5.25"
External drive baysOne slim
PortsConfigurable rear I/O port for customizable display connections with your choice of VGA, DisplayPort, HDMI or USB-Type C with DisplayPort
Power250W standard efficiency
Dimensions6.1 x 14.4 x 14.6 in.15.4 x 36.5 x 37 cm
Weight21.79 lbs. (9.86 kg)
EnvironmentalLow 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

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.