Today, HP Inc. debuted two new desktop PCs with Windows 10 that are revolutionizing traditional desktop design for the home and workplace. These PCs light up great Windows 10 features – for example, the dual microphones in the HP Pavilion Wave and the dual microphone module in the HP Elite Slice both enable Cortana* with voice integration, so you can communicate naturally by talking with your own digital personal assistant.
Let’s take a look at these new desktop PCs:
The HP Pavilion Wave with Windows 10
With the HP Pavilion Wave, design, entertainment and productivity come together in an exciting new design. For customers who want a PC that can fit into small places, the new offering is a beautiful and compact design with the power of a full-sized desktop, running on Windows 10. The dual microphones enable voice integration with your digital personal assistant, Cortana. It features an iconic triangular form with an innovative parabolic reflector with an integrated speaker on top of the PC for superior, 360-degree audio experiences to a fill room with crisp audio. This unique desktop is built around a fully integrated, advanced audio system to play music, listen to movies and web chats.
Other features include:
- Powered by Windows 10
- Fully integrated, advanced audio capabilities
- Up to two 4K displays are supported out-of-the-box to power entertainment and productivity
- Peripheral support with three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port for data transfer, one HDMI port, one DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet and a microphone/headphone jack.
- Cortana support with two dual microphones for customers to talk to their PC for a hands-free experience
- High-performing power house with up to 6th Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core desktop processors, ample storage up to 2 TB HDD, an optional dual drive with 128 GB SSD5 and up to 16GB of DDR4 system memory
- Optional AMD Radeon R9 M470 discrete graphics for photo and video editing or light gaming
Pricing and Availability: HP Pavilion Wave starting price is $549.99 and is expected to be available on HP.com and select retailers on September 23, 2016.
The HP Elite Slice with Windows 10
The HP Elite Slice is the first modular commercial desktop with cable-less connectivity and enables customers to build the desktop of their choice. This desktop changes the way office space is designed by creating streamlined work environments that boast productivity and collaboration between employees while transforming the workplace and workstyles.
Its modular design features stunning curves in matte black with polished copper accents to streamline workplaces. It allows customers to pick and choose a factory cover or stackable options to add functionality including the Collaboration Cover or Wireless Charging Cover, or stackable modules such as the Audio Module or ODD (Optical Disk Drive) Module for a beautiful PC that is unique to each business and its employees.
The ultra-small, big power form factor is just 6.5” x 1.38” x 6.5” and weighs 2.31 lbs. The cable-less design allows for a clean work environment because customers do not separate cables plugged into the wall to power each component. This is the first commercial desktop powered from a display via only one USB 3.1 Type-C cable with a Type-C compatible display including the optional new Quad HD HP EliteDisplay S240uj Monitor. The display is equipped with integrated wireless charging and USB Type-C to perfectly complement the desktop.
With this new offering running on Windows 10 Pro, versatility, performance and security merge to deliver greater productivity and collaboration between employees while transforming the workplace.
HP Elite Slice versatility is provided by cover and base expansion options. You can choose from different covers when configuring the PC and expand the solution at any time with additional modules to create the desktop that best fits your needs:
- HP Collaboration Cover: turns the desktop into a Microsoft Skype for Business phone for easy call management with capacitive touch keys.
- HP Wireless Charging Cover: wireless charging starts automatically upon contact to eliminate charging cables and ensure mobile phones and devices are powered, ready for use. The Wireless Charging Cover is expected to start shipping in the first half of 2017 and requires factory configuration.
- HP Audio Module: spoken word tuning makes virtual meetings and call experiences crisp and clear with audio tuned by Bang & Olufsen, 360-degree speaker design, dual-microphone array with range of five meters and HP Noise Cancellation software.
- HP ODD Module: for quick and easy back up or to archive files and access legacy content on CDs or DVDs.
Other features include:
- An optional touch fingerprint sensor for improved security and easy authentication.
- HP Sure Start with Dynamic Protection, the industry’s first self-healing BIOS-level protection.
- Up to 6th Generation Intel Core i7 35-watt processors for the performance to easily handle productivity and collaboration needs.
- Unique 360-degree dual fan pipe ring keeps the powerful device running cool.
- Peripheral support for enhanced productivity including one Ethernet port, built-in Wi-Fi module and antennas, one HDMI and one DisplayPort to power multiple displays.
Pricing and Availability: The HP Elite Slice starts from $699 and is expected to be available in September 2016.
The HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms with Windows 10
The HP Elite Slice portfolio also includes the new HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms solution, the first conferencing room PC with one-touch meeting start. This offering helps users get more out of their meetings by having seamless technology to drive immersive conferencing and collaboration experiences with integrated audio and full desktop functionality. HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms combines HP Elite Slice, the HP Collaboration Cover, HP Audio Module and Intel® Unite™ software create a unique Microsoft Skype for Business conferencing solution making meeting rooms more intuitive and efficient with crisp, clear sound. For a more immersive conference room experience, this configuration can be combined with the new HP LD5511 55-inch Large Format Display, which features 178-degree viewing angles with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The high brightness and contrast ratio provide excellent picture quality and readability that is perfect for meeting rooms that seat up to 12 people.
Pricing and Availability: The HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms starts from $949 and is expected to be available in September 2016. The HP EliteDisplay S240uj Monitor starts from $429 and is expected to be available in October 2016. The HP LD5511 55-inch Large Format Display starting price is $999 and is expected to be available September 2016.
Look for these great new desktops with Windows 10 from HP as soon as September! Visit HP.com for more information.
*Cortana available in select markets.