HP Updates Elite Device Line With Thinnest Ultrabook Yet

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2013-12-10 Email Print this article Print

Hewlett-Packard introduced an updated portfolio of Elite devices Dec. 10 that includes its thinnest EliteBook laptop to date, tiny desktops—far smaller than an office phone—that can be mounted out of sight but with the power to support three monitors, a 3-pound convertible with LTE connectivity and a 23-inch touch display that can lean back farther than any limbo champion. HP said the devices satisfy a "New Style of IT," which takes into account users' personal styles and IT's need to support a common set of devices and interfaces (expect the same docks to work on older and newer models). Most of what it introduced runs an Intel "Haswell" processor and Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system. An exception is a 7-inch Slate Extreme, which runs Android and an Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core processor and comes with a stylus. It's also not an Elite product, but it made its may into HP's December announcement and didn't stick out much, given the very mixed bag of form factors that were also included. HP, after years of leading a hurting PC industry, has lost rank to Lenovo, which has been pushing hard for the distinction. HP seems to be hoping that offering something for everyone will help it, if not inch ahead, at least tread in place.

  • HP Updates Elite Device Line With Thinnest Ultrabook Yet

    by Michelle Maisto
    1 - HP Updates Elite Device Line With Thinnest Ultrabook Yet
  • HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

    The EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is now the thinnest Ultrabook in HP's Elite lineup. It has a 14-inch touch display and, at 13.31 by 9.19 by 0.63 inches, is 16 percent thinner than its predecessor (plus, 7 percent lighter).
    2 - HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
  • HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

    A fingerprint reader comes standard on the 1040, and a smartcard reader, for extra authentication, can be added. It also features a ForcePad—a touchpad that doesn't click down but senses force, like the buttons on a smartphone face. It's available now, starting at $1,244.
    3 - HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
  • HP EliteBook Revolve G2

    The Revolve weighs 3.08 pounds—worth noting, since this style of device tends to get carried around in the crook of an arm, as users tick boxes or take notes. Its capacitive multitouch display is 11.6 inches on the diagonal and covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
    4 - HP EliteBook Revolve G2
  • HP EliteBook Revolve G2

    The Revolve runs Windows 8.1 and up to an Intel Core i7 Haswell processor. It has a solid-state drive (SSD) that boots in milliseconds and HP Sure Start self-healing BIOS software. It will arrive Dec. 20, at a starting price of $1,364.
    5 - HP EliteBook Revolve G2
  • HP EliteDisplay S230tm

    HP's first Windows 8-certified touch monitor for businesses has a 23-inch multitouch IPS display that supports five simultaneous touch points and a 178-degree viewing angle.
    6 - HP EliteDisplay S230tm
  • HP EliteDisplay S230tm

    The EliteDisplay can be wall-mounted, with a VESA mount—it's an easy fit for kiosks or collaborative work areas. But perhaps more fun is to use it on a desk, where it can stand upright or lean way back—70 degrees back. Arriving in the United States Jan. 6, the Elite Display S230 will have a starting price of $359.
    7 - HP EliteDisplay S230tm
  • HP EliteDesk 800, ProDesk 600

    These 1-liter desktops are HP's smallest form factors. Each can support three monitors, stand on its own feet or be mounted behind a monitor or to a cart, and runs fourth-generation Intel Core processors.
    8 - HP EliteDesk 800, ProDesk 600
  • HP EliteDesk 800, ProDesk 600

    While identical at a glance, the EliteDesk 800 ($699) includes BIOS-level security, the option of HP VPro and a fast-charging port that can charge smartphones and tablets at three times the speed of a traditional USB port. The ProDesk 600 ($489) has M.2 solid-state storage. Both will arrive in April.
    9 - HP EliteDesk 800, ProDesk 600
  • HP Slate Extreme

    The HP Slate Extreme is a 7-inch, WiFi-enabled Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) tablet with an Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA camera up front, and micro-HDMI support for 4K TV input.
    10 - HP Slate Extreme
  • HP Slate Extreme

    The Slate Extreme comes with a stylus and is preloaded with apps that help users take advantage of it. It's available now, starting at $199.99.
    11 - HP Slate Extreme
  • Classmate Notebook PC

    HP has launched HP Education Services, a combination of teacher training and leadership development initiatives, alongside the Classmate Notebook PC, its newest notebook for young learners around the world.
    12 - Classmate Notebook PC
  • Classmate Notebook PC

    The newest Classmate runs Windows 8.1, Intel Celeron N2000 Series processors and Intel's suite of education software. It's durable, for use outside the classroom, and has an integrated Webcam, for taking virtual field trips or hosting guest lecturers.
    13 - Classmate Notebook PC

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