Looks like HP is headed into the POS market with HP ElitePOS. They’ve recently unveiled a new array of hardware options. Both for the retail or restaurant environment, the hardware itself is very sleek.
Now, those in the industry aren’t new to HP POS terminals. But those were largely targeting Legacy POS. The new ElitePOS terminals look to harnass mPOS.
The ElitePOS is beautiful to look at. It’s single piece rotating screen allows you to interact easily with customers.
It has a very nice looking display, that’s of course a touch screen.
But the coolest part, in my opinion, is the optional receipt printer that’s built in. It fits directly onto the pillar!
Also available, are barcode scanners, and biometric fingerprint scanners for security. The PC itself, is a very robust PC as well. It comes with either a 7th Gen i3 or i5 Intel processor. It runs a Windows 10 x64.
It has a 14″ touch display, and can handle upto 32GB of SODIMM DDR4 Ram. It also looks like it can be ordered with a solid state drive, so this could be a beastly little machine.
As of now, I haven’t heard of them working with any specific software companies. And since the mPOS industry has migrated largely to iPad POS, I’m not sure where the ElitePOS will fit. There aren’t very many native Windows POS apps running anymore. And the industry doesn’t seem fired up to change that.
Now, not that this won’t be a useful piece of hardware. Many companies work in a cloud based structure. That makes them perfectly suitable to Mac or PC setups.
Who’s it for?
That’s the big question! I can imagine with sleek hardware like this, it’s only a matter of time before HP partners with a large POS company, to make this their standard hardware. But I’m not sure which one, or how soon.
But in the meantime, if you make Windows based POS software, and you were looking for a hardware partner, this could be a winner! Check it out at HP’s Website
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