CES 2021 | HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 and HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 launched with Intel Tiger Lake CPUs, 5G connectivity, and more
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HP's new range of Intel Tiger Lake powered EliteBooks here finally here. The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 and HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 convertibles come in various models tailor-made for just about every use case. It is ideal for on-the-go professionals as it comes with a dedicated SIM card slot. Both notebooks have identical specifications, except for the screen size. HP will tell us more about its price in the coming days, as both laptops are slated for a January 2021 launch.
The HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 comes with a 13.3-inch screen, while the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 bumps that up to 14-inches. Display resolutions range between FHD (1920 x 1080) and 4K (3840 x 2160). The former uses an IPS LCD panel on the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 whereas the latter upgrades that to OLED.
On the other hand, the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 does not have any OLED-powered variants. Both variants come with touch-enabled panels and are protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It can also double up as a tablet due to its 360-degree design. However, the HP Rechargeable Active Pen G3 has to be purchased separately.
As mentioned earlier, the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 and HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 are powered by 11th-generation Intel Tiger Lake CPUs. They can be configured with Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. HP will reveal the exact models at a later point. There is no dedicated graphics card; users have to make do with the integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU.
Both the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 and HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 support up to 32GB of LPDDR4X RAM clocked at 4,266MMHz. It can be coupled with up to 2TB of solid-state storage via an NVMe SSD. Input options on the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 and HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 include one USB Type-C (3.1 Gen 2) ports, one DisplayPort, one Thunderbolt 4 port, two USB Type-A (3.1 Gen 1) ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, one 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack, and one Nano SIM slot that supports 5G SIM cards.
A 78Wh 4-cell battery powers both notebooks, with an option to downgrade that to a 54Wh unit. HP claims that the battery can be charged to 50% capacity in half an hour, thanks to its in-house fast charging technology.
Other HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 and HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 specifications include four speakers, four microphones (two of which are far-field mics), an IR-enabled webcam for Windows Hello functionality, a privacy shutter for said webcam, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0