Updated November 7, 2014 6:57 pm - Today, HP announced new additions to their family, making their lineup of business devices even more robust. The HP EliteBook 800 series, HP ProBook 600 series, and HP ProBook 400 series are designed to keep your business safe & secure and your employees happy. And, if you are already a proud owner of a HP ElitePad (or are evaluating them for your business), then take note that HP is also announcing a Security Smart Jacket.
HP EliteBook 800 series
If you find yourself on the road traveling to visit customers, or working from a tray table on a plane, then the new HP EliteBook 800 series could offer the new laptop that you have been craving. Featuring a durable magnesium unibody chassis and optional backlit keyboard, this line of notebooks are ready for the daily grind.
There are three flavors in the EliteBook 800 series.
The smallest and lightest is the EliteBook 820 G1 featuring a 12” screen. It weighs less than three pounds (it is up to 35% thinner and 18% lighter than previous generations) and can easily slip into your briefcase, bag, or purse.
Featuring an optional Slice Battery, the EliteBook 840 G1 boost up to 33 hours of battery life—chances are that you will need to recharge before it does. This 14” notebook has an optional touchscreen which will make Windows 8 Pro really come to life.
Sometimes you want a big screen to see multiple documents at once, and that is when the EliteBook 850 G1 really comes in handy. It features a 15.6” screen and is powered by Intel’s latest processors.
HP ProBook 600 series
The HP ProBook 600 series is designed for a very high level of IT configurability. Tailor them to fit the specific and unique needs of your workforce. Optional 4G LTE WWAN will keep your business and employees connected and working from wherever they may be.
This series offers a range of screen sizes—including 14 & 15.6” and processors from both Intel and AMD.
HP ProBook 400 series
If style and looks is what you crave, than don’t miss the ProBook 400 series. Featuring an all-metal keyboard deck and meteorite gray chassis with soft touch finish, these notebooks are designed look and feel fantastic.
All three versions of these notebooks feature the latest fourth generation Core processor from Intel, so expect great power and performance, while the 15” version also offers an optional touchscreen.
HP Security Smart Jacket
Great news for those of you already sporting a HP ElitePad 900, a new Security Jacket is now available. This new jacket allows for device and network access for only those who are approved through single- or multi-factor user authentication.
Ideal for government, healthcare, and other businesses that have robust security needs, this new jacket includes a Smart Card Reader, USB 3.0, and HDMI ports for extra connectivity.
The HP EliteBook 800 series and HP ProBook 400 series are now available in the US starting at $799 and $499 respectively. The HP ProBook 600 series is expected to start becoming available on November 18th. And last but not least, the HP Security Jacket for the ElitePad is available now, starting at $249.