HP Business Ultrabooks Get Slimmer, Lighter Design

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2013-10-02

Hewlett-Packard updated its portfolio of EliteBook and ProBook business Ultrabooks Oct. 1, slimming them down, shaving off weight, adding fourth-generation Intel processors to some and Advanced Micro Devices graphics to others, and tweaking design cues to make the notebooks more appealing to users. HP acknowledged that IT decision makers face no small task in meeting the demands of a "savvy work force" that wants devices to meet both their productivity needs and their personal styles. With its EliteBook 800 series, for example, HP rose to the challenge by thinning them by up to 40 percent and decreasing the weight by up to 28 percent. Keyboards across the line are now backlit, corners are more rounded and new materials were introduced. HP also introduced Sure Start, a new security solution for its 800 series EliteBooks, that can detect and repair a malware attack, with no threat to the machine's BIOS information—or the need to call IT. Also new is a Smart Jacket for HP's ElitePad tablet. Ideal for health care, government and other information-sensitive markets, it offers the option of fingerprint and smartcard readers.  Take a look at the new Ultrabooks' key features.


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