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HP EliteBook Ultra: Leaker reveals first Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite laptop with new business laptop series

HP appears set to offer Qualcomm Snapdragon X-powered laptops under a new EliteBook series. (Image source: @evleaks - edited)
HP appears set to offer Qualcomm Snapdragon X-powered laptops under a new EliteBook series. (Image source: @evleaks - edited)
According to multiple sources, HP is preparing its first Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite-powered EliteBook laptop. Allegedly, the laptop will arrive as the EliteBook Ultra G1q with a 14-inch display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite chipset.

It seems that HP will soon be expanding its EliteBook range to include an ARM-powered edition. For context, the company currently offers three series within the broader EliteBook range. At the bottom of the pile sits the EliteBook 600 series, which it markets as offering 'flexible manageability'. Alternatively, there is the EliteBook 800 series that HP insists is 'engineered for long lasting productivity'.

By contrast, the company bills the EliteBook 1000 series as combining 'power and elegance in one', albeit only with Intel Core Ultra processors. According to several sources, HP intends to add a fourth series to the EliteBook range for ARM-powered laptops called 'Elitebook Ultra'. Allegedly, the first model will arrive as the EliteBook Ultra G1q, which HP may also market as an 'AI PC'. Like the OmniBook X, the EliteBook Ultra G1q will utilise a 14-inch display.

Additionally, the latter will sport HP's new AI branding, as well as a dedicated Microsoft Copilot key and a contrasting power button. Moreover, the EliteBook Ultra G1q has two USB Type-C ports, either of which can recharge the device at 65 W. Although specifics remain unknown for now, Blass insists that the EliteBook Ultra G1q will feature a Snapdragon X Elite chipset. Given the EliteBook's positioning within HP's existing lineup, we would not be surprised to see the EliteBook Ultra G1q sporting X1E-80-100 or X1E-84-100 variants of the Snapdragon X Elite, rather than the less powerful X1E-78-100.

(Image source: @evleaks)
(Image source: @evleaks)
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Alex Alderson, 2024-05-20 (Update: 2024-05-20)