HP today showed off their latest line up, the Elite series, bolstered with latest security features while keeping it light and slim for portability. This is part of HP’s offering aimed towards commercial users and businesses, providing customisable configurations for all models based on business needs.
HP EliteBook x360
Hailed to be the world’s thinnest business convertible, the EliteBook x360 comes with up to 16 hours and 30 minutes of battery life. The EliteBook is installed with the latest security innovations including HP Sure Start Gen36, the world’s only self-healing BIOS with run-time memory protection. The device will be fitted with Windows 10, 7th Gen Intel Core processors, optional PCIe Gen3 SSD, and DDR4 memory.
The EliteBook also comes with Sure View, a privacy screen feature that prevents information from being seen by nosy neighbours. Sure Click functionality provides further protection, allowing for links clicked in emails to be contained within the browser without causing any changes to the systems. This prevents malware from being downloaded in the background.
Along with this release, HP also introduced the Work Wise handphone app that allows users to easily manage their devices, including temperature and security settings.
The EliteBook x360 will have a starting configuration of 4GB RAM with 128GB SSD, with prices starting from RM 5,299.
HP Elite x2 1012 G2
The Elite x2 1012 G2 is a 2-in-1 made for increased portability. The 2-in-1 comes with an optional SIM tray, allowing for users to insert a SIM and staying connected through telco data connections.
Although coming with minimal ports, HP offers an optional USB-C hub for additional ports. The system supports up to 16GB RAM with 1TB SSD, and comes fitted with7th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 processor, 10 hours of battery life, Sure Start functionality as well as fast charge capabilities, allowing for the device to be 50% charged in 30 mins.
The latest generation of Elite x2 is said to be 99% serviceable. Users can remove the hard disk when sending the devices for service, allowing for data to be kept safe with the user.
Similar to the EliteBook x360, the device will have a starting configuration of 4GB RAM with 128GB SSD, with prices starting from RM 5,299. Both EliteBook x360 and Elite x2 1012 G2 will ship with an optional Wacom pen.
HP Z Workstations
HP Z Workstations are highly customisable offering a range of features that can mixed and matched to build ideal configurations. Two products were introduced for the latest line up: the ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation and the Z2 Mini G3 Workstation.
The ZBook Studio is a 15.6” mobile workstation that supports Intel Xeon processors, as well as up to 32GB DDR4 and 1TB Turbo Drive G2 (M.2 SSD). The ZBook Studio will retail with a price tag around RM 8500 depending on the configuration chosen.
The Z2 Mini is a mini PC designed for CAD users. It comes with Nvidia M620 professional graphics, supports Intel Xeon processors, with up to 1.5 TB of storage and optional HP Z Turbo Drive M.2 SSD. It supports up to six displays – four native and two daisy chained.
Coming in a small form factor, the Z2 mini can be easily mounted under the desk or behind a monitor. To make it easier for accessing the unit, keyboards and mouse connected to the USB power port of the mini PC can be configured to power on the machine with any keys.
The Z2 mini will have a price tag starting at RM 5800.