HP EliteBook 8460w, 8560w and 8760w officially announced
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We first saw HP’s new EliteBook design when the 8460p and 8560p notebooks (p for performance) were displayed earlier this year, and now the Workstation edition of the notebooks has been officially announced by HP. According to a press release, the EliteBook Workstation notebooks are coming soon and should be available in 3 different flavors; the 8760w, the 8560w, and the 8460w.
First up on the list of new notebooks is the EilteBook 8760w that comes with a 17.3” display. The more powerful notebook of the trio can be outfitted with numerous processors ranging from a dual-core 2.5 GHz Core i5-2520M processor to a quad-core 2.5 GHz Core i7- 2920XM option. The laptop will also come with a choice of either an AMD FirePro M5950 or several NVIDIA Quadro professional GPU options (up to an NVIDIA Quadro 5010M). Furthermore, the notebook should be customizable with up to 32GB of DDR3 RAM and up to 3 storage drives via a RAID 5 configuration.
The second laptop announced by HP, the EliteBook 8560w will also come with Core i5 and i7 options but is limited to a Core i7-2820QM processor as its highest option. The 15.6” laptop will feature either an AMD FirePro M5950, an NVIDIA Quadro 1000M or an NVIDIA Quadro 2000M professional GPU. Otherwise the 8560w can be outfitted with the same 32GB of RAM as its elder sibling, SSD and HDD options and an optional Full HD 1920x1080 pixel resolution.
Finally, the smallest of the bunch is the 8460w that comes in at exactly 14 inches. There is no word on any Full HD display, but the notebook will have the same Core i5/i7 options as the 8560w but only offers the option of an AMD FirePro M3900 graphics card. It does however come with up to 16GB of RAM and weighs 2.22KG (4.9lb).
As we previously mentioned, the laptops have all been outfitted with HP’s new EliteBook design and will feature a military standard magnesium lid along with a glass touchpad with dedicated right and left buttons. Both the 8760w and 8560w are equipped with an 8 cell battery, while the 8460w comes with a 6 cell battery and an optional 9 cell upgrade.
The notebooks will start at $1,899, $1,349 and $1,299 for the 8760w, 8560w and 8460w respectively, and should begin shipping this May.
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