The HP Elite Slice ($699 starting, $1,217 as tested) puts the power of a business desktop into a tiny package. It offers all sorts of business-friendly features, with a modular design that lets you mix and match to get your ideal system. Options include a DVD/CD drive, a module that serves as a security mount and a set of Bang & Olufsen speakers with a noise-cancelling mic for conference calls.
Stacked like the layers of a Big Mac, the modular design starts with the HP Elite Slice on top. It has a compact, square-shaped design reminiscent of the Mac mini or the Asus VivoPC, and measures 6.5 x 6.5 x 1.4 inches.