HP EliteBook x360 830 G6 coming with Whiskey Lake-U vPro, WiFi-6, and privacy camera shutter
It hasn't even been six months since HP announced the EliteBook x360 830 G5 and now we're about to get the EliteBook x360 830 G6. This latest refresh includes several new internal features while leaving the chassis and looks identical to last year's model.
As one may have expected, the EliteBook x360 830 G6 has been updated with Whiskey Lake-U CPU options ranging from the Core i3-8145U up to the i7-8665U. Other internal improvements include Wi-Fi 6 or 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5, and a host of updated security features such as Sure View Gen3, Sure Recover, Sure Start Gen5, and the recently revealed Sure Sense.
Perhaps the easiest way to tell the difference between a G5 or G6 model is to take a look at the top edge of the display above the webcam. The new G6 build includes a privacy camera shutter to physically block the webcam when it is not in use. This feature is similar to the camera slider on most newer ThinkPads and to the camera kill-switch on the latest HP Spectre laptops.
Despite all the improvements, the x360 830 series is still lacking discrete graphics or resolutions higher than 1080p. Older Dell XPS 13 systems, for example, had Intel Iris CPUs with 2K or 4K displays.
The EliteBook x360 830 G6 will launch this June for a yet-to-be-determined starting price.