Modularity is not exactly new for PCs since you can make your own from available parts in the market. But, if HP will do it their way, this is their frontline bet.
The HP Elite Slice is a stackable compact PC. It’s like the Mac Mini before but with way more possibilities. It’s designed for both home and office use with a processor up to 6th Gen Intel Core i7 and Windows 10 Pro. You can connect your displays, keyboards, and mice to the PC through the two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, two USB 2.0, DisplayPort, and HDMI ports. There’s also the good old ethernet jack, 3.5mm combo jack, and dual mics onboard. An optional fingerprint sensor is also available.
As for the modularity, each module connects to another via what they call HP Slice Connector that’s placed at the bottom. From there, you can stack your way up. At launch, you can choose to add an audio module, an optical disk drive, and the Collaboration Cover from HP for Skyping. By next year, HP will offer wireless charging cover so you’ll just have to place your compatible device on top of the Slice to charge it while you work with your PC.
Available modules are still limited for now although like with other modular devices, it will eventually have accessories to play with. Anyhow, the HP Elite Slice is a piece of hardware you’d want to place on your table.
Pricing and availability are yet to be announced.
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