HP could launch two new EliteBook models in the near future
Apparently, HP isn’t finished updating all their lines with Sandy Bridge processors, and a pair of new EliteBook laptops could be the newest members of the family. First word of the laptops came from hpfansite.com, but apparently HP contacted the website and requested the information be removed. However, the models numbers have also been sighted in an official HP PDF and Notebookitalia seems to have uncovered some of their specs.
It appears that the new laptops will actually be the successors to HP’s EliteBook 2540p and 2740p notebooks. Accordingly, the EliteBooks will be available in a regular version (EliteBook 2560p) and a tablet version (EliteBook 2760p). The configurations for these laptops actually remind us of the new Lenovo X220 laptops and could be HP’s way of fighting back. As for the specs, it appears that the laptops will be customizable with a 12.1” screen with either a 1366x768 pixel resolution or a 1440x900 pixel resolution (similar to the 13.3” MacBook Air). The laptops also should have access to a wide range of CPU’s, including the Core i7-2657M (1.60 GHz), the Core i7-2620m (2.70Ghz), and a Core i5-2537M (1.40 GHz) among others.
Other than that, it looks like the laptops should come with up to 16GB of RAM, Integrated Intel GMA 3000 HD graphics, a Display port, USB 3.0 and most likely an optional SSD. Unfortunately, as of now, it appears that HP is keeping a tight lid on their new EliteBook laptops. However, we are slightly encouraged by the fact that they requested the removal of earlier EliteBook info and this probably means we should hear about an official launch soon.
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