HP's New Elite Lineup Includes Thinnest Elite Ultrabook to Date

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


The Revolve runs Windows 8.1 and fourth-generation Intel Core processors up to an i7. It has a solid-state drive (SSD) with Intel Rapid Start technology, so it boots in 5 milliseconds. HP Sure Start self-healing BIOS technology is again included, along with other enterprise-geared security and manageability tools.

Like the EliteBook Folio, the Revolve has a USB 3.0 charging port, but also a DisplayPort 1.2. Optional 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity can also be added, as can HP ePrint technology and an enterprise-grade docking station.

The HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2 is expected to be available in the United States by Dec. 20, starting at $1,364.

HP EliteDisplay S230tm

While the EliteDisplay S230, a 23-inch multitouch IPS (in-plane switching) display, can be wall-mounted with a VESA mount, its biggest party trick is its ability to, when used on a desk, lean back, limbo-style, to a deep 70 degrees. 

It's the kind of display you want to touch when you see it, and multiple people can, since it supports up to five simultaneous touch points.

The S230 has a Windows 8-certified multitouch monitor that's plug-and-play ready to support touch-enabled, business-class applications. While it has a native resolution of 1,920 by 1,080, it can support eight other resolution combinations, including 640 by 480.

It has anti-glare protective glass, a 178-degree viewing angle, DVI and DisplayPort inputs, a communications hub with integrated speakers, dual microphones and a 720p Webcam, and is also Energy Star-qualified.

The EliteDisplay will be available in the United States Jan. 6, starting at $359.

HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Desktop Mini, ProDesk 600 G1 Business Desktop Mini

The EliteDesk 800 and ProDesk 600 are HP's smallest desktop form factors, offering full PC performance for tiny workspaces, from cubicles to mobile health care carts. (Their power efficiency makes them also a very good fit for deployments on carts, when they may be idle but in use for long stretches.)

The EliteDesk 800 features six USB ports, including a fast-charging port for tablets and smartphones (the charge is three times as fast as with a standard USB), and a VGA port and two display ports, for the ability to connect up to three displays.

It runs fourth-generation Intel Core processors, comes with the option of VPro support and includes HP BIOSphere with BIOS-level security protection and HP Trust Circles among its security features.

The ProDesk 600 comes with HP's Client Security portfolio, integrated wireless and M.2 solid-state storage (but not the fast-charging port or VPro).

Both systems will arrive in April 2014, the EliteDesk starting at $699 and the ProDesk at $489.

HP Classmate Notebook PC

For education clients serving young learners (say about kindergarten through sixth grade), HP will offer the Classmate Notebook, its most-advanced Classmate to date. 

The new Classmate runs Windows 8.1 and has Intel Celeron N2000 Series processors, a rugged construction and integrated HD Webcam tools—less for taking meetings than hosting guest speakers or taking virtual field trips, HP suggests.

The notebook also comes with HP's Education Software Suite. In addition, HP has just launched HP Education Services, which combine "vision consulting, leadership development and teacher training to help teachers leverage technology instruction and empower excellence in the classroom," HP said in a Dec. 10 statement.

Pricing and availability details for the Classmate Notebook have yet to be released.

HP Slate Extreme

Last but not least is the most commercial effort of the lot, the Slate Extreme.

This WiFi-enabled 7-inch tablet has an HD 10-point capacitive-touch display (1,280 by 800) and runs Android 2.2 (Jelly Bean) plus an Nvidia Tegra 4 A15 quad-core processor.

It measures 7.87 by 4.72 by 0.37 inches, weighs 11.3 ounces and can be used with an integrated Nvidia stylus. On board is 16GB of memory and a microSD slot for adding 32GB more. For still additional storage, HP is throwing in 25GB of free cloud storage on Box.

There's a 5-megapixel camera on the back, a 0.3-megapixel VGA camera up front and a Connected Photo app for sharing all your snaps.

Suggesting work is a priority here after all, Stylus Labs Write and DirectStylus launcher apps come preloaded, and an "exclusive micro-HDMI," says HP, supports 4K television input, so it's "never been easier to collaborate from the office or around the world."

The Slate Extreme is available now, starting at $199.99.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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