Summary: As long as you’re clear on what the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Desktop Mini is trying to be, it’s an excellent machine. It’s not meant for entertainment, and it’s not meant for graphics-intensive work that demands a lot of processing power.
Pros: Easily customizable with toolless entry, very small, wide variety of mounting options, very energy efficient, can handle basic office tasks with no noticeable slowdown, dual-monitor support thanks to two DisplayPorts
Cons: No HDMI port, no 802.11ac Wi-Fi, no Bluetooth, noisy fan, a bit expensive, lack of optical drive could still be problematic for some
Summary: The EliteDesk 800 G1 from HP is a desktop PC with a very compact form factor, which can be mounted behind a LCD monitor or tucked against it in an upright position. In other words, it’s a great choice for offices where space is at a premium.
Pros: Compact, efficient performer, plenty of USBs
Excerpt: Mini PCs open up all kinds of possibilities for a business, whether its removing clutter on the desktop, saving space in a till or reception area, or even integration directly into products or customer displays.
Downsizing to this tiny desktop will save you plenty of space
Good Gear Guide.au
24 July 2014
Summary: HP's tiny desktop is perfect if you want something power efficient and space saving for your business. It's built from a mixture of desktop and laptop parts, which has allowed the miniaturisation to occur without really affecting the processing power.
Pros: Small size, Efficient performer, 2.5in drive bay, plus mSATA slot
Cons: Has only 100Mbps Ethernet, DisplayPort the only option for digital video out