HP EliteOne 800 G8 All-In-One PC Puts A Premium On Virtual Conferencing For The Work-From-Home Crowd

Remember when all-in-one PCs came with excellent screens and decent processing muscle, but treated webcams, speakers, and mics as an afterthought? Yeah… those were the days. With work-from-home now the likely biggest reason for people buying new computing hardware, those webcams, speakers, and microphones have become among the primary considerations. That’s exactly what they prioritized with the HP EliteOne 800 G8.

Billed as a “virtual conference powerhouse for the home and office,” the device boasts a quality webcam with built-in intelligent features, along with AI-based noise reduction and other audio-boosting tech. Suffice to say, this was built to ensure it can function as a reliable machine for all your video meetings, whether your company uses Teams, Zoom, or any of the other remote conferencing platforms out there.

The HP EliteOne 800 G8 is an all-in-one PC with a slim profile, thin bezels, and an admittedly professional-looking aesthetic. Seriously, it’s the kind of machine that will blend in just as well in both homes and professional offices alike. It comes in two screen sizes: a 23.8-inches with 1080p resolution and 27-inches with a QHD resolution, with both getting IPS panels with anti-glare coating, 250 nits of brightness, and optional multi-touch support. Inside, it’s powered by 11th-gen Intel processors (up to Core i9 65W), Intel UHD graphics (up to 750), up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to 2TB of SSD storage, so this should handle most any productivity tasks with ease.

A dual-facing 5-megapixel popup webcam sits on top, which uses wide field of view and intelligent face tracking to keep the user in the frame, making it possible to move around during meetings while ensuring people in the meeting can still see you at all times. It also doesn’t require specialty lighting to keep you well-lit in the frame, as the webcam comes with auto-scene detection that allows it to tailor the settings to make you look good, regardless of ambient lighting.

The HP EliteOne 800 G8 come with premium audio features to go with the AI-based webcam functions. These include noise reduction filters that can eliminate both outbound and inbound noise by filtering over 350 million types of voices and noises, ensuring your communication goes through clearly on both ends, while a dynamic voice leveling tech automatically adjusts mic volume to maintain a consistent sound level based on how loud you’re talking and your proximity to the built-in mic. For speaker and headphone output, it comes with built-in sound calibration and AI-based tuning that tweaks audio while suppressing any background noise.

According to the outfit, it’s equipped with finely-tuned fans that handles the system cooling without creating any distracting noise, allowing you to keep your workspace quiet. Naturally, it comes with the necessary wireless connectivity in Wi-Fi 6 (2 x 2) and Bluetooth 5, along with a smattering of ports, including two USB Type-C, five USB Type-A, dual-mode DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI, combo audio ports, Ethernet LAN, and even a 5-in-1 media card reader.

The HP EliteOne 800 G8 comes out sometime this month. No pricing has been announced.

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