HP releases the EliteBook 800 Series notebooks
After launching quite a few new consumer laptops, HP is paying attention to its business customers and releases the high-end EliteBook 800 Series laptops and ultrabooks. This family consists of three models, namely the 12.5-inch 820, the 14-inch 840, and the 15.6-inch 840.
According to HP, all these new portables were conceived "for mobility, durability and security, while pleasing the eye with a radically thinner profile wrapped in a performance-inspired design."
The HP EliteBook 820 is the junior of the family and has a thickness of just 0.83 inches, a weight of less than 3 pounds and sports a 12.5-inch display. Compared to the similar models of the previous generation, it is 35 percent thinner and 18 percent lighter.
The EliteBook 820 is powered by a Haswell processor (i3, i5 and i7 options are available), 4 GB or 8 GB of memory, as well as a SSD or HDD of your choice. The base model is priced at $859.
Next, the HP EliteBook 840 weighs 3.48 pounds in the standard version but the optional touchscreen pushes its weight up to 3.92 pounds. It is less than 0.9 inches thick and it can be powered by Haswell processors up to i5 with Intel HD 4400 graphics and 8 GB of memory.
The optional battery can increase its autonomy to no less than 33 hours and this laptop can be purchased with a SSD or HDD of your choice while its base price is $799.
Last member of the HP EliteBook 800 Series is the HP EliteBook 850. Its top configuration sports 16 GB of memory, a Core i7 processor with Intel HD 4400 or AMD Radeon HD 8750M graphics and its minimum weight is 4.15 pounds. This model's price starts at $939.
All the HP EliteBook 800 laptops mentioned above meet MIL-STD 810G testing for toughness and reliability, sporting a magnesium unibody chassis reinforced with aluminum accents. They are available in the United States already and can be configured and purchased via www.HP.com. For more details, please check the press release below.