HP Promises Performance With New Mobile Workstations

HP Promises Performance With New Mobile Workstations

HP introduced a new lineup of mobile workstations for users who need the performance of a workstation with the portability and convenience of a notebook. The HP EliteBook 8760w, 8560w and 8460w feature second-generation Intel Core i7 and i5 dual- and quad-core processors and support up to 32 GB of RAM.

As HP’s most powerful mobile workstation, the HP EliteBook 8760w features a 17.3-inch high-definition screen, a choice of AMD FirePro or NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics and up to 4GB of video memory. The EliteBook 8760w also can be configured with three hard drives and RAID 5 support.

The HP EliteBook 8560w features a15.6-inch HD display and supports AMD FirePro graphics for 1 GB of video memory or NVIDIA Quadro graphics for 2 GB of video memory. The EliteBook 8560w and 8760w also offer an optional HP DreamColor display.

As HP’s smallest and lightest mobile workstation, the HP EliteBook 8460w, starts at only 4.9 pounds and includes a 14.0-inch HD panel. It also has an AMD FirePro 1 GB video memory professional graphics card.

HP Unveils Mobile Workstation Portfolio for Ultimate Performance, Design and Durability

LAS VEGAS, April 12, 2011 - HP today announced a new lineup of powerful mobile workstations, ideal for engineering, power-computing and content-creation customers who need the performance of a workstation with the portability and convenience of a notebook.

HP also unveiled the HP Z210 Workstation, demonstrating its continued investment in the desktop and mobile workstations market, where it holds leading market share.

Building on HP’s “FORGE” design framework, the HP EliteBook w-series embodies a timeless construction, with precision-engineered durability features that are designed for maximum reliability and with the environment in mind. The new products showcase HP’s first-ever industrial design specific to mobile workstations, with distinctive features including a radial-brushed gunmetal finish, backlit jewel logo and orange-colored accents.

The mobile workstations also are certified by independent software vendors to run the most demanding professional applications, helping ensure reliable performance for mobile power users.

  • HP’s most powerful mobile workstation, the HP EliteBook 8760w offers a 17.3-inch diagonal, high-definition (HD) screen, a choice of high-performing AMD FirePro or NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics and up to 4 gigabytes (GB) of video memory. The EliteBook 8760w also can be configured with three hard drives and RAID 5 support – a first for HP mobile workstations.
  • The HP EliteBook 8560w features a15.6-inch diagonal HD display and supports AMD FirePro graphics for 1 GB of video memory or NVIDIA Quadro graphics for 2 GB of video memory. The optional HP DreamColor display on the EliteBook 8560w and 8760w also allows for more than 1 billion active color possibilities.
  • HP’s smallest and lightest mobile workstation, the HP EliteBook 8460w, starts at only 4.9 pounds and includes a 14.0-inch diagonal HD panel, in addition to an AMD FirePro 1 GB video memory professional graphics card for true on-the-road video performance.

“As the fastest growing segment of the workstation market, mobile workstations continue to provide value to our most demanding design, animation and engineering customers,” said Efrain Rovira, director, Mobile Workstations, Notebook Business Unit, HP. “The new EliteBook mobile workstations announced today combine innovative design with trusted, workstation-class technology to fuel creativity.”

Durable design and color-critical display

The HP EliteBook 8760w, 8560w and 8460w include precision aluminum-alloy hinges and cast titanium-alloy display latches for enhanced durability. Sporting a radial-brushed display cover in a new gunmetal color, the portfolio boasts an aerospace design inspired HP DuraCase and is MIL STD 810G tested for drop, vibration, dust and altitude that might arise during on-the-go computing. The HP EliteBook 8760w and 8560w also feature a backlit keyboard for workstation-caliber productivity, day or night.

Additionally, the HP DreamColor display option on the HP EliteBook 8760w and 8560w allows for more than 1 billion active color combinations – 64 times the capabilities of a traditional display – and uses a 30-bit notebook LCD panel to provide a level of color control exclusive to the EliteBook w-series for consistent color appearance from concept, to design, to production. The HP Mobile Display Assistant and optional HP Advanced Profiling Solution enable more precise control, adjustment and alignment of the DreamColor notebook display to ensure predictable color.

On-the-go workstation-caliber computing

Built to deliver optimized workstation-class processing and support migration to 3-D professional applications, the HP EliteBook 8760w, 8560w and 8460w feature second-generation Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 dual- and quad-core processors, offer premium performance and responsiveness with vPro compatibility, and support up to 32 GB of RAM.

With video memory options from 1 GB to 4 GB, the new w-series delivers superior, ISV-certified professional graphics solutions from NVIDIA and AMD for the 8760w and 8560w and from AMD for the 8460w. When equipped with an AMD discrete graphics solution and an optional HP Advanced Docking Station, the HP mobile workstations support AMD Eyefinity Technology for simultaneous support for up to five independent displays.

HP EliteBook mobile workstations also offer a variety of storage capacity options, including SMART SATA, Self Encrypting or Solid State Drives, with up to RAID 5 capability. The mobile workstations are also equipped with a variety of ports, including USB 3.0, eSATA and USB 2.0 charging ports.

Now available on HP mobile workstations, HP Performance Advisor, an intuitive user interface, helps keep applications running smoothly, while optimizing configuration and graphics performance.

The HP EliteBook 8760w and 8560w offer an 8-cell primary battery, while the HP EliteBook 8460w offers 6- and 9-cell options for extended battery run time. All models include an HP Long Life Battery option. The mobile workstations also are compatible with the new HP Extended Life Notebook Battery and HP Ultra-Capacity Notebook Battery, which offer external battery supplies for additional run time.

Productivity tools and components

The new mobile workstations offer HP Professional Innovations, including HP QuickWeb 3, HP Power Assistant, HP Connection Manager and HP ProtectTools, which includes standard drive encryption for data protection. SRS Premium Sound also provides optimized audio settings for voice and multimedia applications and delivers an audio experience for digital content creators or users listening to media-rich content and presenting multimedia-heavy presentations.

Pricing and availability

The HP EliteBook 8760w, 8560w and 8460w start at $1,899, $1,349 and $1,299 respectively, and are expected to be available in the United States in May.

More information about the products, including product specifications and images, is available at www.hp.com/personal.

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you know i like my HP Pavilion DV9429us laptop but when i tried to get some help on why my broadcom wireless card wont turn on i could not get email support cause it couldnt be found unless you recently bought a hp product and when i called their phone support i got some guy from india whos english was so bad i had to ask him the same thing 3 to 5 times and then just to ask how to turn on my wireless card he wanted me to pay $49.99 first, awful i had a dell D620 laptop that i reformatted and needed some help and the dell guy above and beyond to help me with out charging me. all in all HP tech support is horrible and will keep me from ever buying another product from them again, dell has my vote so HP you all need to get better tech support and people that speak english good and dont have a BIG accent.

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I have had nothing but problems with HP products. My first problem began with my dv6900 Pavillion laptop i got from HP which would overheat (with no overclocking and normal use) to the point where it actually melted components of the motherboard 9 months after I got it. I had to send it in once and they replaced it no problem however it happened again about 5 months later. When I called to get a replacement the laptop was out of warranty and I would have to pay 400$ which was about 1/2 the cost of the damn thing for shipping and repairs for a failure of a product. I spent the next two weeks talking to HP services until I finally got hold of someone who new the issue and would fix it for free. The laptop failed once again and I said F*** it and bought a vaio.

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I think things have changed around HP I have been noticing a lot of quality in their devices lately. I agree their dv6 line was lacking, but my company is in the middle of a hardware refresh and we are purchasing HP 8740w laptops and they are very nice.

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Hmmm how would you use RAID 5 in a laptop it requires a minimum of 3 hard drives? Either way a mobile platform is a mobile platform the support is what counts to me the most. While I don't personally use extended warranties ever on a corporate mobile platform I could see the point as it would most likely save you money really. Either way this whole refresh from HP looks pretty nice. I personally am just disappointed in them for what they are doing (and or not doing) with there mobile platforms. They really seem to have dropped the ball to me with WebOS. Yeah they may incorporate it into the desktops etc, but if no one uses it what good will that do!

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Seems like the WebOS buzz has really died down lately. When will we hear more about it?

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