HP sent over their latest 8200 Elite Ultra-Slim desktop computer and we put it through our regular battery of tests. We were pretty happy with the performance and form factor.

The most impressive upgrades over the last Ultra-Slim we saw is the Sandy Bridge processor and the lower price tag. It has an Intel Core i5-2500S processor running at 2.7GHz. We see 4 GB of memory which handle day to day business applications with ease. The compact design still has 10 – yes 10 USB ports for all your peripherial needs!

The computer runs pretty quietly and it helps us be a little greener. Check this out from the HP site:

The limited expansion options and smaller size of the chassis allow for a highly efficient 135W external power adapter rated at 87% efficiency. ENERGY STAR® qualified and EPEAT® Gold registered,2 the HP Compaq 8200 puts customers in control of power settings with HP’s exclusive Power Assistant, which provides an easy-to-use desktop application that lets users control the PC’s energy use by scheduling various power settings throughout the day.

Designed with the environment in mind, the HP Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-slim Desktop PC is also free of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).3

We see it priced at around $924 from Amazon here. It has a 1 TB drive and the 4GB of memory. Add in a Blu-Ray burner, card reader, support for dual monitors out of the box and a starting price of only $739.

Remember you can bump this guy up to 8GB of Ram yourself and load up Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit for a WONDERFUL experience in such a small package. Deploying these in a corporate will help imporve productivity and cut back on electrical prices. We have seen it priced higher with only a 250GB drive and 2GB of memory so beware. Below are the specs:

HP Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-Slim

  • The HP Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-Slim incorporates business PC technology with HP’s designs, and specific programs and services created for business including stable and lengthy lifecycles,  and security and remote management solutions
  • Delivers up to 8GB of DDR3 memory
  • Features Intel 2nd Generation Core™ vPro™ processors providing hardware-based remote management solutions that enable a stable, secure and reliable IT infrastructure
  • Line in and line out ports and USB ports up front for convenience. Connect dual external monitors via VGA and DisplayPort
  • Includes a Blu-ray Writer Drive and Media Card Reader that can accommodate up to 22 formats
  • The starting price for the HP Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-slim is $739