HP made a few interesting announcements at IFA this week, one of which is a new modular-based mini PC called the HP Elite Slice.
What makes it interesting is that it can be snapped together and apart to allow users to change its stackable options and add functionality that they need. There will be a range of stackable options available, and at launch, you will be able to add an audio module that has been tuned by Bang & Olufsen or even add an optical disk drive if you still need one.
The main box is sized at just 6.5 x 1.38 x 6.5-inches and weighs just over 1kg. It features a design that has been made to match HP’s Spectre range, with black and gold accents. In order to keep this design clean, HP has decided to keep ports to a minimum, powering the entire machine off of a display via a USB 3.1 Type-C cable.
Inside, you can fit it out with an Intel Core-i3/i5/i7 processor, and up to 32GB of RAM.
You can also add on an optional touch fingerprint sensor if you want.
The HP Elite Slice will start at $699 in the US and will be available from September 2016.
The HP Audio Module will be $109 on top of that, and the HP ODD Module will be priced at $99 on top of that.
HP will also be offering a dedicated meeting room version of the Slice, which has been designed to be used during conference calls and presentations, that model will cost $949.