HP announced a new desktop PCs with unusual designs. The Elite Slice is a modular PC that will let customers choose which stackable components they want to use.
HP’s not the first to make modular components for a PC. Lenovo actually brought the idea to life with its Thinkpad Stack last year. But the Stack was a set of magnetic accessories for your laptop, whereas the Elite Slice is a standalone PC with modules that you can snap on to add capabilities. Plus, HP’s device just looks so much slicker.
The HP Elite Slice is designed for business and office use, and its base model’s specs (and $700 price) reflect that. This 2.31-pound device houses an up to sixth-generation Intel Core i7 and runs Windows 10 Pro. It’s also offer enterprise-level security software, including HP BIOSphere and HP Sure Start to detect and manage threats. You can also hook up displays, keyboards and mice to the system through the two USB 3.1 Type-C, two USB 2.0, HDMI ports and DisplayPort. The base unit comes with ethernet and headphone/microphone jacks, as well as an optional fingerprint sensor and onboard dual mics.
Other features include:
- Unique 360-degree dual fan pipe ring keeps the powerful device running cool.
- HP Sure Start with Dynamic Protection, the industry’s first self-healing BIOS-level protection.
- An optional touch fingerprint sensor for improved security and easy authentication.
- Up to 6th Gen Intel Core i7 35W processors for the performance to easily handle productivity and collaboration needs.
- Peripheral support for the enhanced productivity including built-in Wi-Fi module, one Ethernet port and antennas, one HDMI and one DisplayPort to power multiple displays.
The Elite Slice starts from $700 and is expected to be available in September 2016.