HP’s EliteBook 800 series of business laptops have been upgraded to pack more punch with the incorporation of Intel’s new 8th gen processors. That is not all as the ZBook 14u, and 15u mobile workstations too benefit from a similar upgrade package that makes it more of a mean performer than ever before.

Here are the details.

HP Elitebook 800:
To begin with the Elitebook 800 series, there is the 13.3-inch EliteBook 830 G5, 14-inch EliteBook 840 G5 and the 15.6-inch EliteBook 850 G5 with a starting price of $1,049, $1,029 and $1,039 respectively.

Features standard across the three laptops include a full HD display, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and 4G LTE, the latter being optional. The business-oriented laptops also come with a smart card reader, a fingerprint scanner as well as an IR camera that makes the devices compatible with Windows Hello facial recognition feature.

The laptops 50 Whr battery, which HP says can be charged to 50 percent in just 30 mins with the company provided USB Type-C power adapter. The batteries are however not user-replaceable and are rated to have a lifespan of 3-years or 1000 charge cycle.

There is also the option of AMD Radeon RX 540 graphics card for the bigger 14- and 15-6-inch models but not for the smallest of the three. Besides, the laptops come fitted with an Ethernet and HDMI port as well. The three laptops have support for up to 32 gigs of RAM, 1 TB of ROM and up to Core i7 quad-core processor.

Another unique aspect of the three laptops is their incorporation of a trio of microphones, including a ‘world facing’ unit fitted on to the rear of the display. That is much like in a tablet and is designed to offer a seamless interface for picking up sounds and noise from all around. This again is beneficial when video conferencing in group mode and there are several in the room taking part in the meeting.

HP ZBook 14u and 15u mobile workstations:

Coming to the new ZBook 14u and 15u mobile workstations, HP is claiming these to offer the best value for money proposition across the competition. That’s not all as the smaller ZBook 14u is also billed as the thinnest out there with its 0.71-inch of depth. The laptop also weighs only 3.3 pounds. The ZBook 15u is just a tad bit thicker at 0.72-inch of thickness while tilting the scales at 3.9 pounds.

Features common to both include Thunderbolt 3 ports and 50 Whr batteries which are user removable and supports fast charging. Both the laptops are available in either touch or non-touch models. The devices support up to 32 gigs of RAM and Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU.

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Prices of the ZBook 14u starts at $1,099 while the bigger ZBook 15u starts at $1,109. Availability of the new laptops starts from this month only.


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