New 0.6-inch thick HP notebooks have magnesium-lithium alloy construction
HP has introduced a slim notebook range which aims to take on the svelte MacBook Air. The EliteBook Folio 1020 and the Special Edition version measure 15.7mm (0.6 inches) thick and are housed in a casing made from a magnesium-lithium alloy and reusable carbon fiber, with the Special Edition weighing slightly less than the standard, at 2.2 pounds to 2.6 pounds.
EliteDisplay complements compact desktops
HP has added several new computers to its business-oriented Elite series, introducing the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1, EliteBook Revolve G2 and an EliteDesk compact desktop. The 14-inch EliteBook 1040 notebook is said to be significantly thinner and lighter than its predecessor, measuring 15.9mm thick and weighing 3.3 pounds, with an aluminum unibody design that is claimed to be ruggedized to protect against drops or other abuse.
HP reveals Envy-inspired EliteBook Revolve for business and government
HP has given the EliteBook Revolve an early reveal ahead of both CES 2013 and its eventual on-sale date of March. Living up to its name, the device employs a revolving hinge that follows in the footsteps of the traditional Windows convertible notebook. This time though, HP has added a dose of style from its high-end Envy line and combining it with a notebook that its is positioning for the business market.
Series maintains aluminum/magnesium construction
HP is reportedly set to launch a successor to the EliteBook 8460p business notebook. Both models share the same 14-inch display and bead-blasted aluminum/magnesium construction, however the forthcoming EliteBook 8470p is said to take advantage of Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors.
HP EliteBook 2560p, 2760p specs revealed
More complete specs of the HP EliteBook 2560p and 2760p have been revealed, thanks to leaked documents from the computer maker. The portables were fist spotted at the end of March but now the EliteBook 2560p (PDF) and EliteBook 2760p (PDF) have received official, possibly complete pages devoted to them. The former will use a choice of Core i5 and Core i7 processors, with low-voltage chips no longer offered, as in the 2540 predecessor. Processor speeds now range from 2.3 to 2.7GHz.
HP Elitebook 2560p, 2760p notebooks leak early
HP will soon release two new portable notebooks, called the EliteBook 2560p and 2760p. News of this comes from two sources, namely HP itself (PDF) and a NotebookItalia report. The latter also reveals some preliminary specs for the 12.1-inch computers.
HP redesigns EliteBooks with 32-hour battery
HP on Wednesday brought out a major revamp of its EliteBook pro notebooks. The 14-inch 8460p and 15.6-inch 8560p make the expected upgrade to Intel's new-generation Core chips but wield this with a new extra-high capacity battery. Picking the optional pack on the 8460p along with Intel video, a 160GB SSD and the HD display can get up to 32 hours of battery life on a single charge, or enough for a return intercontinental flight without having to ever plug in.
HP to ship EliteBook with NVIDIA Quadro FX 5000M
Following up on today's announcement from NVIDIA, HP said it will soon ship its most powerful notebook, the EliteBook 8740W, with the Quadro FX 5000M. The 17-inch notebooks also have up to 16GB of RAM and can be outfitted with Intel's Extreme Edition Core i7 chip.
HP ups 17-inch mobile flagship with 2010 tech
HP this morning overhauled its most powerful EliteBook to take advantage of new leaps in technology. The 8740w packs Core i5 and i7 processors, up to the quad-core 1.73GHz Core i7. Reinforcing the speed image are a pair of USB 3.0 ports for fast external drives and much more powerful graphics that include either a Quadro FX 2800M, Quadro FX 3800M or FirePro M7820.
HP updates EliteBook, ProBook for Core i7
HP began the week by launching a slate of new EliteBook and ProBook models, including the company's first tablet based on Intel's new chip architecture. The EliteBook 2740p carries a 12-inch multi-touch display that also supports pens, but has a more durable body than mainstream PCs like the TouchSmart tm2. A combination of stainless steel outside and magnesium outside helps it meet the US military's 810G specs for resistance to dust, humidity and vibration.
HP's top-of-line notebooks feature Core i5, i7
As reported previously, HP has begun shipping its updated Elitebook models, the 8440 and 8540. The base configuration for the 14-inch 8440p hinges on a 2.4GHz Core i5, 2GB DDR3 RAM, Intel's integrated graphics and a 250GB hard rive. The 15-inch 8540p
upgrades to a 320GB drive and NVIDIA's Quadro NVS 5100M graphics.
ATI FirePro M5800 leaked in HP EliteBook specs
An online spec sheet (PDF) reveals that the recently updated EliteBook 8540w will get optional ATI graphics processing in the form of the future FirePro M5800 in addition to a few options from NVIDIA. The ATI offering is part of the chipmaker's workstation-grade graphics line for notebooks. It's expected to be based on the ATI Mobility Radeon 5830 or 5850 chipset and sports 1GB of RAM.
HP EliteBook 2740p could ship in spring
HP may finally have an update for its older EliteBook tablet in store, as an inadvertent post by Michigan's Mercy High School has potentially spoiled the PC builder's plans. The unisex school is planning a computer bundle that will give students an EliteBook 2740p tablet despite knowing the system won't ship until spring. Other than confirming that it will remain a pro notebook, the EliteBook doesn't get additional hardware details.
HP Envy 15 gets USB 3.0 in certain configs
HP today claimed a pioneering role in the PC business as one of the first to ship a computer with native USB 3.0 ports. Certain trim levels of the Envy 15 quad-core notebook will carry the technology and support much faster transfers of up to 5Gbps. USB 3.0 is already being used for hard drives from LaCie and Western Digital and should be particularly useful for SSDs that are often bottlenecked by USB 2.0.
HP Mini 5102, 2102, 210 and Compaq 102 debut
HP's most significant CES unveiling includes a sweeping update to its Mini netbooks to bring them in step with Intel's Pine Trail platform. Heading up the range is the 10-inch Mini 5102, the company's first touchscreen netbook. It supports native multi-touch for Windows 7 and is targeted at the relative high end with an aluminum chassis like the EliteBooks and a Broadcom HD decoder that can process 1080p video.
HP EliteBook, ProBook get major speedups
HP with its CES introductions today has focused most on upgrades to its high-end professional notebook. The EliteBook 8440p, 8440w, 8540p and 8540w all use the familiar aluminum/magnesium chassis but get dramatic performance updates: they replace the Core 2 Duo with either mobile Core i7 or new Core i5 processors. All four are home to brand new NVIDIA Quadro FX and NVS graphics cores that should provide faster 3D rendering.
HP Envy 14, 17, others, leaked in Korea
A recently spotted Excel document on HP's website reveals the computer maker will soon release two new Envy-series notebooks, the previously leaked Envy 14 and a larger Envy 17. While the leak only shows the model names, HP's traditional naming convention indicates the former will have a 14-inch screen while the latter will sport a 17-inch display. It's also more than likely that the Envy 17 will have a 1920x1080-pixel display, with the Envy 14 using a 1600x900 panel.
HP 24h Battery Claim
HP today heated up competition against Dell by announcing a special trim level of the EliteBook 6930p that it believes sets a new record in battery life. Through new firmware and graphics drivers, an Ultra Capacity battery pack, an LED-backlit display and Intel's just-launched 80GB SSD, the 14-inch notebook can last for as much as 24 hours on one charge. The figure if accurate would beat Dell's claimed 19-hour record and would be enough to last an entire Newark-to-Singapore flight with extra power left.
HP EliteBook 2530p 2730p
HP today added yet again to its EliteBook lineup with two new systems that push the line towards the ultra-mobile category. The 12.1-inch 2730p (shown at top) is the first convertible tablet in the line and is characterized as one of the thinnest notebooks in its class at just over 1.1 inches; though the styling is similar to the earlier Compaq 2710p, it now finds room for a full trackpad as well as separate tablet buttons and a jogwheel for fast scrolling through documents.
Intel Core 2 Quad Mobile
Intel will announce a second mobile quad-core processor when it kicks off its Developer Forum next week, according to a report. While the Santa Clara, California-based company is commonly known to be preparing a 2.53GHz Core 2 Extreme destined for high-end mobile workstations and gaming systems, a second model under the more mainstream Core 2 Quad name will also reportedly be available. Known under a Q9100 model name, the processor will run at a lower 2.26GHz clock speed and have its speed multiplier locked to encourage gamers to adopt the more expensive 2.53GHz part.
HP EliteBook Quad Core
HP today preceded the SIGGRAPH expo by introducing a notebook it claims breaks two records in notebooks. The 17-inch EliteBook 8730w is the first known notebook to use a true Intel mobile quad-core processor rather than repurposed desktop parts and thus has the same size and battery performance of regular 17-inch systems. The company doesn't reveal the processor but is known to be using a 2.53GHz Core 2 Extreme with 12MB of Level 2 cache, trading the clock speed of some Core 2 Duo processors for better performance in video encoding and other tasks that can recognize more than two cores.
HP EliteBook and Biz Notes
As part of a wide effort, HP today gave its business notebooks a refresh that includes a brand new model. The EliteBook signals one of HP's first rugged notebooks and is designed to survive both cosmetic and internal damage: anodized aluminum on the palm rest and outside shell keep the computer free of scratches, while a magnesium honeycomb cage and an anti-twist 14-inch display prevent impact damage from ruining the system's innards. The casing, shock-resistant hard drive, and spill-proof keyboard help meet US military-grade 810F levels for survivability in extreme temperatures as well as vibrations and very damp environments.