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New HP Desktops Have Wireless Charging, Finger Scanning

Image: HP

Image: HP

With a fingerprint sensor on the display and a stand that doubles as a wireless device charger, HP's new EliteOne 705 G2 and 800 G2 all-in-one computers feature two firsts for the company that may very well also be firsts for the industry. The AMD-based 705 G2 starts at $849 and should be available this month, while the Intel-based 800 G2 is due in October and will start at $1200.

Both versions feature a 23-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS touch display with a 2-megapixel webcam and 32GB of speedy DDR4 RAM. The Intel-based EliteOne models will give businesses a choice between 6th generation Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors, while the AMD models come in PRO A4, PRO A6, PRO A8 and PRO A10 variations.

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Unfortunately, HP informs us that the wireless charging stand — which supports the Qi, PMA and A4WP wireless charging standards — does not come standard on either EliteOne. It's a configurable option and its pricing is not yet available.

The fingerprint sensor is on the bottom of the right side of the EliteOne display Image: HP

The fingerprint sensor is on the bottom of the right side of the EliteOne display Image: HP

Integrating phone charging into the desktop is only part of how these new all-in-one machines look to tidy the office. They've been redesigned with "built-in cable management" and a more adjustable height stand than in previous models.

Both models come with 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, a v. 1.2 DisplayPort and an Ethernet port. The EliteOnes also bear the fruits of HP's collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, which works with HP on the audio quality across its range of devices. HP's new PCs bring some intriguing innovations to the all-in-one market, and we look forward to putting them to the test in our full reviews.