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The HP Elite Slice is a built-to-order modular desktopStack together the parts you want, skip everything else.
Why buy more PC than you need, especially if you're buying a business desktop or potentially an office full of them, and you're looking to save space or money by skipping extras that aren't important to you. HP has designed a clever new take on the modular PC idea called the Elite Slice. It's a very small desktop, similar in size and shape to Apple's Mac Mini, or even HP's own Pavilion Mini. But rather than being a one size fits all solution, the Elite Slice can be configured with a series of stackable ad on units that quite literally sit on top of one another. The base unit can support up to an intel coreI7 processor and can include a finger print for security. To this you can add the HP collaboration cover which has special touch control for Skype video and audio calls. An audio module with two microphones and Bang and Olufsen speakers. An optical disk drive module. And sometime next year a charging cover. For wireless stone charging. By just ordering the parts you need, you can put together a business desktop that's tailored to a specific company or task, rather than just ordering off the shelf. The HP elite slice goes on sale this september, and will cost from 429 to 999 depending on how you slice it. [MUSIC].