As the world becomes more mobile oriented, it's clear many people prefer tablets and laptops to the traditional desktop. And although some are predicting the death of the desktop, chances are they'll never go away completely, so the question becomes: Do you want a large, powerful gaming machine, or do you want a small, compact, general purpose one?

If you're looking for the latter, HP has a machine for you. Dubbed the HP EliteDesk 800 Desktop Mini, the computer comesĀ in a tiny form factor, not much larger than a standard cable modem or home network switch.

The HP EliteDesk 800 Desktop Mini is comparable in size and weight to the Mac Mini. Although theĀ EliteDesk Mini is ~0.3 pounds heavier, it's also slightly smaller and more compact.

The great thing about this machine is that, due to its size, it can be used practically anywhere. HP said some of the target markets for the EliteDesk 800 Desktop Mini are hospital crash carts and school computer labs, but a case could be made to use the device as an inconspicuous home theater PC, or mounted under a cabinet in a kitchen if needed as well.

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