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October 12, 2023

HP Elite 8000 Reviews

Stable, secure and powerful, these PCs are designed to do business. Featuring leading remote manageability tools, advanced security features and energy efficiency technologies to deliver high performance for small-to-medium businesses.

Unlike some more workstation-oriented models, this machine does not skimp on the security side, with HP's Protect Tools software providing full encryption support and features like fingerprint reader and smart card management. It also has a suite of power-saving utilities to help keep it running in more efficient modes and even lets administrators set schedules for changing between these and other power-intensive programs.

For a slim laptop, the Elite 8000 manages to pack in a decent-sized display with a good resolution and excellent color. The thin aluminium chassis feels premium, with a nice texture and finish to it that adds to the overall impression of quality. HP's Bang & Olufsen audio system is also impressive for a laptop, giving it enough oomph to handle movies and other media without the need for external speakers.

While there are some tradeoffs for this system's compact size – for example, the lack of room for internal expansion means you can only get two USB-C ports compatible with Thunderbolt 4 accessories and not HDMI or eSATA – it does offer an excellent mix of ports for a slim desktop. That includes a 3.5mm headphone jack and a standard SD slot, while it is odd to see the absence of an RJ-45 port for wired network connections.