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HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Tower

HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Tower
alaScore 89

11 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Tower. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the size.

usability, price, reliability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Tower is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Thank You HP


Easiest PC upgrade I've experienced in sometime. I enjoyed sitting back for the most part watching this new sleek, fast machine do its thing.

Feb, 2018

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This Machine's a Beast


As always... GREAT service from our HP rep. Shipped sooner than promised.

Feb, 2018

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Customized just the way we wanted it


This is our first native Windows 10 PC - all our others are W7->W10 upgraders that are at 5-7 years old. This tower model is smaller than our previous HP towers - which is good! It takes up minimal deskspace and looks very nice. The out-of-box...

Dec, 2017

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Amazing product, timely delivery


I work in IT (programmer/analyst) and chose HP because of their rock-solid dependability. Ordered this desktop with the I7-7700 processor, 1x8GB ram (and 16GB Intel Octane memory), built-in graphics (Intel 630) (and optional HDMI output), optional...

Dec, 2017

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Very fast, very quiet and has every feature I need


This product has great features, is very fast and is the quietest computer I have ever owned

Nov, 2017

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LOVE the machine but almost HATE the HPCS


Machine is very fast, should be very reliable and mostly convenient. I'm a safety/security almost-fanatic but the HP Client Security app is a real headache though.Seems like every other keystroke brings up an alarm with very few ways to turn any of it...

Nov, 2017

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Excellent Machine


I bought this with online sales and was very happy with with the results. It is fast, no problems with upgrade of software and bios. The user has no complaints and is impressed with the speed

Oct, 2017

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So far, delighted with our new HP desktop


Lots to commend here: Set-up (early September) went smoothly (except for the usual Windows annoyances--not related to HP at all). I love the amazing responsiveness of the SSD; we chose the 1TB option to keep the OS, all programs, and documents on; then...

Sep, 2017

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Unit is very good and great features


Need USB for mouse AND keyboard. I did NOT receive. Using Old keyboard & Mouse for now.

Jul, 2017

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Fast, smooth, good video


Got this system for some intense business processing. Performs exactly as expected. Graphics are sharp. Handles all our software with ease.

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Brand-specific features

HP ePrint:Y
HP Management tools:HP Client Catalog; HP Driver Packs; HP SoftPaq Download Manager (SDM); HP System Software Manager (SSM); HP BIOS Config Utility (BCU); HP Image Assistant; HP MIK for Microsoft SCCM
HP Software provided:HP BIOSphere Gen3 with SureStart G3
HP Support Assistant:Y


Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Chassis Type:Tower
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Number of 2.5" Bays:1
Number of 3.5" Bays:2
Number of 5.25" Bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 slots:2
PCI Express x16 slots:2


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 4 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R7 450 / AMD Radeon RX 480 / AMD Radeon RX 480 FH / AMD Radeon ​R7 430 / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5 / GDDR5X
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:3
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Mini DisplayPort ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5912 / 0x5916 / 1912 / 5912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:4x DIMM


Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:N / Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD+RW / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N
Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Cables included:AC
Display diagonal:58.4 / 61 / 68.6
Display included:N / Y
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:LED
Drivers included:Y
Full HD:Y
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied:Y
Mouse included:N / Y


Audio chip:Realtek ALC221
Motherboard chipset:Intel Q270
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4 / 6 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Supply:250 / 500
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:DMI3 / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,1866,2133 / 1333,1600,2133,2400 / 1600,1866,2133 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x8+2x4,1x16,2x8 / 2x8, 1x8+2x4, 1x16 / 2x8,1x8+2x4,1x16
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.50 / 3.6 / 3.8 / 4 / 4.2 / 4.5
Processor cache:4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.70 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.6 / 4.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-6500 / i5-7500 / I7-6700 / i7-7500U / i7-7700 / i7-7700K
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-7500 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-6700 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop series
Processor Socket:BGA1356 / LGA 1151 (Socket H4) / LGA1151 / Socket H4 (LGA 1151)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B0 / H0 / R0 / RO
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 65 / 91

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:88184 / 88196 / 95451 / 97123 / 97128 / 97129
Processor code:SR2BT / SR2BX / SR2ZV / SR335 / SR338
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, AVX 2.0, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,AVX 2.0,SSE4.2 / SSE4.2,AVX 2.0,SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO


Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Intel® Optane™ Memory module installed:N / Y
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 2000 / 2128 / 2256 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 756

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:365 / 369
Height :365 / 370