PC skeptics have been projecting the death of the desktop computer for more than a decade. While it’s true that cloud-based apps have exploded over the years, it’s also true that an excellent software user experience necessitates reliable computing hardware. Smartphones and tablets have come a long way, but let’s be honest—they’re not eliminating the PC anytime soon and the latest research confirms this point.
- Canalys reports that PC shipments reached 297 million units in 2020, up 11 percent from 2019
- IDC projects 302 million PC shipments this year, up 13.1 percent over last year
Another factor driving new PC purchases in 2021 is the availability of Microsoft Windows 11, which promises new features, enhanced security and a refined user experience. However, it requires two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor and at least 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB storage and DirectX-compatible GPU.
The HP EliteDesk 805 G6 Mini: small form, big performance
You might think the latest software, OS and collaboration demands require a large, expensive computer tower. However, the HP EliteDesk 805 G6 Mini proves that’s not the case.
The computer—which is less than 7” long and less than 7” wide—is equipped with the AMD Ryzen Pro 4000G Series processor (3, 5 and 7 Series options), delivering superior:
—Designed for high-performance computing with the latest “Zen2” 7nm technology, the Ryzen processors deliver memory speeds up to 3200 MT/s.
—High-level graphics enable the EliteDesk to drive up to seven 4K displays.
—More flex input/output options, letting users customize the desktop for their individual needs. A second flex port is included on the Desktop Mini.
Besides an abundance of power, the EliteDesk is part of HP’s “sanitizable PC portfolio” and can be wiped down with the most common off-the-shelf wipes for optimal safety. Each Desktop Mini also meets MIL-STD 810H testing requirements for quality and durability.
Rounding off the computer’s list of accomplishments is its sustainability features:
- From the factory—It’s made with up to 43% recycled plastic and the speaker enclosures feature 50% recycled material, including ocean-bound plastics.
- Shipping—The outer box and fiber cushion are 100% sustainably sourced.
- Efficiency—The EliteDesk is power efficient, which translates to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
To learn more about the HP EliteDesk 805 G6 Mini, check out episode nine of the AMD vlog, featuring an unboxing and commentary by AMD’s Paul Harding.