HP Launches EliteBook 800 And ZBook 14u/15u Laptops With 8th Core vPro, Radeon RX 580
The EliteBook 800 series machines feature 8th generation Intel Core vPro processors and promise up to 14 hours of battery life. If you manage to use all the battery power and still have work to do, HP Fast Charge tech will charge the battery to 50% capacity in just 30 minutes. HP says that the new EliteBook 830 G5 replaces the EliteBook 820 G4 and packs a 13-inch screen into a 12-inch profile. The EliteBook 840 G5 is the thinnest 14-inch business notebook in the world and uses 8th gen Intel Core processors and offers discrete graphics.
The discrete GPUs in those models are AMD Radeon RX 540 that HP promises will support graphics-intensive workloads. Notebooks in the EliteBook 800 series have what HP calls a "world-facing, noise-cancelling" microphone that is designed to eliminate unwanted sounds when in individual mode. That mic also has enhanced 360-degree voice pick-up for conferencing mode.
The ZBook 14u/15u will interest mobile workers who work on proprietary information and want the most privacy features possible. These are the world's first mobile workstations that have an integrated privacy screen to protect your data from prying eyes looking over your shoulder. The machines use 8th gen Intel Core Quad Core CPUs with vPro tech and have AMD Radeon Pro graphics. HP also notes that these machines have more than 24 ISV certifications for CAD and design work.
The ZBook 14u G5 is the thinnest workstation in the world at 17.9mm thick and it weighs 3.27 pounds. HP says that it is 28% thinner than the previous generation and has an optional 4K touch panel with anti-glare tech. HP's ZBook 15u G5 has Intel Core i5 and i7 Quad Core processors with vPro, Radeon Pro 3D Graphics, and up to 2TB of HP Z Turbo Drive high-speed storage.
"The game has changed and standard issued corporate devices of the past no longer meet the needs of the workforce of the future, particularly among Gen X to Gen Z professionals," said Alex Cho, vice president and general manager, Commercial PCs, HP Inc. "Our latest EliteBook and ZBook offerings set new standards for design, performance, and functionality. Whether it's the world's thinnest devices or the industry's most robust security features, HP is redefining the commercial PC experience for the modern workforce."
All of the the notebooks will be available the month, with the cheapest offering -- the EliteBook 840 G5 -- priced from $1,029.