HP at IFA 2016

HP Pavilion Wave and Elite Slice PCs pack powerful hardware on a compact design

HP introduces the Pavilion Wave PC with a triangular design, and the Elite Slice, which is the first commercial modular PC.

HP Elite Slice

IFA 2016 — HP has announced two new Windows 10 PCs with powerful hardware on small and sleek designs. The new Pavilion Wave and Elite Slice have been designed to take advantage of the great features on Windows 10, specially Cortana with the dual microphone that improves voice recognition.

The HP Pavilion Wave aims to be a device for entertainment and productivity for customers who want a device that can discretely fit anywhere with the power of a full-size PC. On the other hand, the HP Elite Slice claims to be the first modular commercial desktop and no messy cables, which let you build the computer you want.

HP Pavilion Wave

The Pavilion Wave is a very small computer that fits anywhere. It offers a sleek and compact design with a triangular form and parabolic reflection with integrated speakers for a full 360-degree audio experience.

One particular feature is the dual microphones that enables voice integration with Cortana.

HP Pavilion Wave

HP Pavilion Wave tech specs

You can get the Pavilion Wave with up to Intel’s 6th generation Core i7 quad-core desktop processors, 2TB of storage, an optional dual drive with 128GB SSD5 and up to 16GB of memory.

The new HP desktop PC supports up to two 4K monitors, and you can also opt to get an AMD Radeon R9 M470 discrete graphics.

For ports you’ll get three USB 3.0, one USB 3.1 Type-C, one HDMI, one DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, and microphone/headphone jack.

The HP Pavilion Wave is available starting September 23rd, and pricing starts at $550.

HP Elite Slice

The Elite Slice is claimed to be the first modular commercial desktop computer with cable-less connectivity. It’s designed to fit anywhere with the power to get any business work done faster.

This modular Windows 10 PC sports curved edges design with a matte black finish and copper accents. Thanks to its modular design, you always start with basic setup and then buy different modules (e.g., wireless charging cover, audio module, optical disk drive module, and collaboration cover), which you would simply stack up in top of each other — and no messy cables.

HP Elite Slice tech specs

The new HP modular desktop is just 6.5-inch x 1.38-inch x 6.5-inch and weighs 2.32 pounds.

One particular feature is that the Elite Slice use a USB 3.1 Type-C port to connect to a compatible monitor, such as the optional Quad HD HP EliteDisplay S240uj display.

The HP Elite Slice is powered by Intel 6th generation processors, up to a Core i7 35-watt CPU, Ethernet port, built-in Wi-Fi module, one HDMI and one DisplayPort for a multiple monitor setup. And there is also an optional touch fingerprint sensor to improve security using Windows Hello.

The Elite Slice is available starting sometime in September, and pricing starts at $699.