HP has introduced a competitor to the Mac mini with a modular design and Intel Core i7 processors
HP has decided not to lag behind competitors and announced its version of the Mac mini. The device in a form factor compact candybar called Elite Slice and is running Windows 10.
The Elite Slice is a modular computer. One module is audio extension, belted grille speaker Bang & Olufsen, the second drive for CDs and DVDs, third — VESA-mount. The cost of the modules ranges from 35 to 110 dollars, while the cost of the computer is said to start at $ 700.
Despite compact housing dimensions and low weight (165х165х35 mm and 1 kg), laptop has good computing power, as it is equipped with Intel Core processors up to Core i7. Standard equipment includes adapters Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Gigabit Ethernet. On top of a computer are touch buttons, which allow you to control the program voice communication Skype.
The basic configuration includes the Slice Elite Intel Core i3-6100T, 4 GB RAM and HDD 500 GB. In addition to the base there are three configurations, including the version with Core i5, SSD 256 GB, 8 GB RAM and Core i7, SSD 256 GB $ 900 and $ 1,000, respectively. The novelty will appear on sale this month.
The second novelty is called HP Pavilion Wave. This computer is similar to the decorative speaker cloth-covered. It is made in the form of a triangular prism with rounded edges. On one of the facets of the Pavilion of Wave is a connector to connect USB devices and headphones. Besides them, there are USB-C port, HDMI and a slot for SD memory cards.
Wave Pavilion is equipped with Intel Core i3 or i5, hard drive capacity of 1 TB or SSD 128GB, 8 or 16 GB of RAM and integrated graphics AMD R9 M470. Declared support for monitors with resolutions up to 4K.
Built-in microphone will allow you to communicate with voice assistant Cortana. The cost of the Pavilion Wave will amount to $ 530 as standard.