All-in-one computers have a great space-saving profile for businesses and regular home users. When configured with WiFi and wireless keyboard/mouse, the only cable is the power cable, making for an uncluttered and unimposing look. Not at all a stranger to the AIO market, HP has introduced its Compaq Elite 8300 AIO system. Let's take a closer look.
Many AIOs tend to look the same. What distinguishes this AIO is the adjustability and heft of its base. Height and tilt angle are all highly adjustable, and the base seems to be well-designed to keep the computer's center of gravity firmly over the stand - it would take some serious jarring to knock this puppy over.
The system has a very clean look, and the base can be removed in order to mount the system to another VESA format monitor support system. The front of the system features a matte black bezel with a silver trim line across the bottom. At the far right of the trim is a pale blue LED power indicator, which also indicates the position of the power button tucked around the corner on the side of the system.
The built-in webcam has a physical shutter that can be closed by a sliding control at the top of the monitor, ensuring visual security for those uncomfortable with the idea of a camera pointed at them all day. The included wireless keyboard and mouse were comfortable and give solid tactile feedback. The keyboard includes a function key to allow you to adjust things like speaker volume, access media playback controls, and sleep the system right from the keyboard.