by Lyle Smith

HP EliteDesk 705 Workstation Edition Announced

HP has unveiled the HP EliteDesk 705 Workstation Edition. Designed for power users, STEM Students, architects and engineers looking to upgrade to an accessible performance-driven workstation, the EliteDesk 705 is HP’s most affordable professional certified desktop to date. This workstation features up to an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X Eight-Core CPU, 64 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM, 512 GB PCIe NVMe SED Opal 2 TLC M.2 SSD, and professional graphics cards including the AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Graphics and NVIDIA Quadro P1000.

The HP EliteDesk 705 excels in environments that need processing power for responsive performance during offline rendering and 3D modeling in CAD applications and for multitasking on business productivity applications. It thrives during compute tasks such as rendering, reduced assembly rebuild times in SOLIDWORKS or Inventor and experience smooth, seamless application viewports while interacting with 3D assets.

The HP EliteDesk 705 Workstation Edition is also bundled with malware and BIOS attack protection via self-healing and its hardware-enforced security solutions like HP Sure Start Gen4. In addition, multiple devices can be easily managed with the HP Manageability Integration Kit Gen2.

HP EliteDesk 705 Workstation Edition specifications

Operating System  Windows 10 Pro 64 – HP recommends Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home Single Language 64 
Windows 10 Home 64 
FreeDOS 2.0
Processor Family 7th Generation AMD A10 APU processor (A10-9700)
7th Generation AMD A6 APU processor (A6-9500)
7th Generation AMD A8 APU processor (A8-9600)
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO processor
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO processor
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO processor
Processors AMD PRO A10-9700 APU with Radeon R7 Graphics (3.5 GHz base frequency, up to 3.8 GHz burst frequency, 2 MB cache, 4 cores)
AMD PRO A6-9500 APU with Radeon R5 Graphics (3.5 GHz base frequency, up to 3.8 GHz burst frequency, 1 MB cache, 2 cores)
AMD PRO A8-9600 APU with Radeon R7 Graphics (3.1 GHz base frequency, up to 3.4 GHz burst frequency, 2 MB cache, 4 cores)
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200G APU with AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics Quad-Core (3.5 GHz base frequency, up to 3.7 GHz burst frequency, 6 MB cache)
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G APU with AMD Radeon Vega 11 Quad-Core Graphics (3.6 GHz base frequency, up to 3.9 GHz burst frequency, 6 MB cache)
AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 2600 Six-Core (3.4 GHz base frequency, up to 3.9 GHz burst frequency, 576 KB L1 cache, 3 MB L2 cache, 16 MB L3 cache)
AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700 Eight-Core (3.2 GHz base frequency, up to 4.1 GHz burst frequency, 768 KB L1 cache, 4 MB L2 cache, 16 MB L3 cache)
AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X Eight-Core (3.7 GHz base frequency, up to 4.3 GHz burst frequency, 768 KB L1 cache, 4 MB L2 cache, 16 MB cache)
Chipset AMD B350 FCH
Maximum Memory 64 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM
(Transfer rates up to 2666 MT/s.)
Memory Slots 4 DIMM
Internal Storage  500 GB up to 2 TB 7200 rpm SATA 
500 GB SATA SED 
500 GB 7200 rpm SATA FIPS SED 
500 GB up to 2 TB 5400 rpm SATA SSHD 
128 GB up to 512 GB SATA SSD 
256 GB up to 512 GB SATA SED Opal 2 SSD 
256 GB up to 512 GB SATA FIPS SSD 
128 GB up to 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD 
128 GB up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD 
256 GB up to 512 GB PCIe NVMe SED Opal 2 TLC M.2 SSD 
Optical Storage HP 9.5 mm Slim DVD-Writer
Available Graphics Integrated: AMD Radeon R5 Graphics; AMD Radeon R7 Graphics; AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics; AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics Discrete: AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Graphics (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated); NVIDIA Quadro P1000 (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated); NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1060 (3 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD Radeon RX 580 Graphics (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD Radeon RX 550 Graphics (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD Radeon RX 460 Graphics (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated); AMD Radeon R7 430 Graphics (2 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
Audio Conexant universal audio jack, headset and headphone front ports (3.5 mm), multi-streaming capable
Networking LAN: Realtek RTL8111EPH GbE WLAN: Realtek 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo; Realtek 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1x1) and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo; Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9260
802.11ac (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5 M.2, non-vPro
Expansion Slots  1 M.2 2230; 1 M.2 2230/2280; 1 PCIe x16; 3 PCIe x1
(Configurable 1 M.2 slot for WLAN and 1 M.2 2230/2280 slot for storage.)
Ports and Connectors Front: 1 headset connector; 1 USB 2.0; 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1; 1 USB 2.0 (fast charging); 1 USB Type-C (charging)
Rear: 1 audio-in; 1 audio-out; 1 power connector; 1 RJ-45; 2 DisplayPort 1.2; 4 USB 2.0; 2 USB 3.1 Gen 122
Optional: 1 DisplayPort 1.2; 1 HDMI 2.0; 1 serial; 1 VGA; 1 USB 3.1 Type-C

Price and Availability

The HP EliteDesk 705 Workstation Edition is scheduled for an October release and will start at $749.

HP EliteDesk 705 Workstation Edition

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