110 Reasons Why HP’s EliteBook 800 G5 Will Appeal to Enterprise Users
HP is looking to build off last year’s success in the PC market with a new line of computers designed for corporate users. On Feb. 7, the world’s largest PC maker unveiled all-new EliteBook notebooks for enterprise customers who want high-end power, similarly powerful security and a range of screen sizes from which to choose. Although the EliteBooks are more expensive than simpler machines, HP argues they’ll deliver the experience that corporate customers need on a daily basis. This eWEEK slide show looks at the new HP EliteBook 800 G5 series and its many features—including quick-access voice calls, fast charging and its ruggedness—that could attract users this year.
2EliteBook 800 Boasts a High-End Design Concept
HP didn’t skimp on the design of its EliteBook 800 series. The computers are all made from aluminum and come with thin bezels around the screen. They’re also thin, with a thickness of between 0.7 inches and 0.72 inches. There’s a full-sized keyboard and a sizable area for the trackpad. You can even control your cursor with a small nub that sits in the middle of the keyboard.
3HP Targets Road Warriors
The HP EliteBook 800 was built for mobile users who need computers that can withstand the challenges of traveling. The devices are made from high-end aluminum and have been reinforced to satisfy the MIL-STD 810G standard for ruggedness. Add that to a weight that ranges between 3 pounds and 4 pounds depending on the model, and the EliteBook 800 is ready for the road.
4Plenty of Security Is Packed In
HP has bundled several security features into the EliteBook 800 series. The devices are reinforced with BIOS hardening and will automatically “heal” operating system processes, even if malware runs amok. The computers are equipped with HP Sure View Gen 2 for protection against visual hacking and come with hardware-based security for web browsers. There’s even a privacy tool that can cover the front-facing camera shutter when you’re not using it.
5Interesting Features Enhance Audio, Calls
The HP EliteBook 800 ships with what the company calls the Premium Collaboration Keyboard. In addition to it being full sized, the keyboard has additional buttons at the top that allow users to quickly launch and manage calls with colleagues. The computer is also outfitted with 360-degree voice pickup and noise-canceling and “loud, top-firing speakers.”
6Windows 10 Pro Is Inside
Microsoft’s Windows 10 Pro is running inside the HP EliteBook 800 series. HP has said that all of the standard Windows features will be available in the device, as well as some security tools like Windows Hello. In addition, HP has said that some of its software-based security will be there. Exactly how much HP bloatware will be there, though, remains to be seen.
7Intel’s 8th Generation Core Processor Powers the PC
If customers are looking for power inside the EliteBook 800, they will find it. The EliteBook 800 ships with Intel’s Core processors and can be configured at the top end of the market with the company’s eighth-generation quad-core chip. HP didn’t say, however, how fast that processor’s clock speed is.
8What to Expect From Graphics Performance
9Look for Fast Charging
10EliteBook 800 Comes in Three Models
The EliteBook line is available in three models: the HP EliteBook 830, the EliteBook 840 and the EliteBook 850. The EliteBook 830 will come with a 13.3-inch screen, while the EliteBook 840 will offer a 14-inch display. The HP EliteBook 850 will deliver a screen size of 15.6 inches. The EliteBook 830 weighs 2.94 pounds, making it lighter than the 3.27-pound EliteBook 840 and the 3.94-pound EliteBook 840. The EliteBook 850 is also slightly thicker at 0.72 inches.
11Pricing and Availability
HP’s EliteBook 800 models will begin hitting store shelves this month, although HP didn’t provide an exact date. The EliteBook 830 G5 will come with a starting price of $1,049, making it slightly more expensive than the $1,029 the EliteBook 840 G5 will start at. The EliteBook 850 G5 will come with a starting price of $1,039.