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HP Elite 7000 business desktop PC offers Core i5 and i7; clad in metal, black

HP says its new Elite 7000 Business Desktop PC is the company’s highest performance small business desktop to date.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor on

HP says its new Elite 7000 Business Desktop PC is the company’s highest performance small business desktop to date.

The machine sports an exterior clad in metal and glossy black, and offers several business-centric security features, including a 22-in-1 card reader, a second hard drive to utilize RAID data mirroring capabilities and a Blu-ray writer.

Out front, you'll find two full-size drive bays and another for the card reader, as well as microphone and headphone jacks, 3 USB ports and a 1394 port. Out back, another 6 USB ports, 1394 port, RJ45 port, optical out, and several audio jacks, including surround sound support.

HP has tried to appeal to the IT crowd with several security features. Its Chassis Lock deters hardware theft in public areas and Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools offers single-sign-on functionality and automatically stores and protects passwords.

In addition, pre-installed Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 is available, and the HP Power Manager tool allows you to monitor and configure energy usage on the fly.

Inside's where it counts, though. You'll find:

  • Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM (1333Mhz)
  • 160GB to 1TB 7,200 RPM HDD or 64GB SDD
  • SATA DVD-ROM drive, SATA SuperMulti LightScribe DVD Writer Drive, HP SATA Blu-ray Writer, HP 22-in- 1 Media Card Reader
  • Two 5.25 in. drive bays and one 3.5 in. bay out front, two 3.5 in. bays inside
  • Optional graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT210; Nvidia GeForce GT230; ATi Radeon HD 4550; ATi Radeon HD 4650
  • Windows 7 Professional

It's available now and starts at $789.

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