HP has showcased some new laptops in its EliteBook line. The EliteBook 840 Aero G8 is the world’s lightest 14-inch business laptop, according to the company. The convertible x360 line is also given new blood: both the 13-inch EliteBook x360 1030 and the 14-inch EliteBook x360 1040 are brought to the eighth generation.
EliteBook 840 Aero G8
With a weight of 1,133 kilograms, the 840 Aero G8 can indeed be called quite light. The laptop also measures 323.6 x 214.7 x 17.9 millimeters and is powered by Intel’s 11th generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors, optionally with vPro. Two sodimm slots house up to 64 GB ddr4-3200; as far as storage is concerned, the maximum configuration is a 2 terabyte pcie-ssd.
The 14-inch screen can be configured in three ways, including with a 400 nits IPS panel and 100 percent srgb display. Alternatively, HP’s Sure View privacy screen is also available. All options are limited to 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.
The I / O consists of two Thunderbolt 4 (type-c), two USB-A (5 Gbit / s), HDMI, an audio port and an optional smart card reader. The EliteBook 840 Aero G8’s keyboard is spill resistant and includes an additional programmable key. A 53 Wh battery should keep the laptop running for a long time, but how long exactly does HP leave behind.
The cost of the EliteBook 840 Aero G8 will be announced closer to the date of availability. HP expects to deliver the laptop in March.
EliteBook x360 1030 G8 en 1040 G8
The new EliteBooks with the x360 hinge are also making the step to Tiger Lake. They use 8 to 32 GB lpddr4x-4266 in dual channel arrangement and NVME SSDs up to 2 TB in size. Both formats can be equipped with an optional Ultra HD display with HDR support, while maintaining the traditional 16: 9 ratio. Only the 13-inch 1030 G8 has the UHD panel an OLED model; for the 1040 G8, HP sticks to ips. Of course, touch input is supported with all variants.
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8.
The laptops can unlock and lock when the user enters or leaves, and has optional support for 5g. Outside the displays, almost all specifications of the two x360 laptops are the same: they offer two USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, twice USB-A (5 Gbit / s), HDMI 2.0 and an audio port. The battery is 54 or 78.5 Wh and supports fast charging.
HP says it will release the EliteBook x360 1030 G8 and 1040 G8 this month. However, the recommended prices are not yet known.
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8.
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