HP today revealed the world’s thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks. Availability is expected starting in January for the new HP EliteBook 700 and 800 Series, February for the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 Standard Edition, and April for the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 Special Edition. Pricing for all products will be set closer to availability.
Read the full press release below,
PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Dec 2, 2014) – HP (NYSE: HPQ) today introduced the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 family, the industry’s thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks. The HP EliteBook 1020 and the HP EliteBook 1020 Special Edition (SE) are ultra-thin at 15. 7 mm, and the SE takes advantage of HP’s exclusive blend of magnesium-lithium alloy and reusable carbon fiber to achieve a weight of only 1 kg (2.2 lbs.)(1). Both share a tough, cutting-edge design that offers elite business-class performance.
“The HP EliteBook1020 represents game-changing innovation in both materials and mechanical engineering to create the world’s thinnest and lightest business notebooks in a form factor that enables our customers to be more productive in more places,” said Alex Cho, vice president & general manager, HP Commercial PCs. “Customers demand not only a stylish, thin and light notebook, but also a device that delivers advanced security and can withstand the rigorous demands that come with a highly mobile lifestyle — and the HP EliteBook 1020 delivers this complete solution.”
Focus on security and reliability
The HP EliteBook 1020 and the ultra-lightweight HP EliteBook 1020 SE are designed with enterprise mobility in mind, with up to 9 hours of battery life(2) to power a full work day. Like the rest of the EliteBook family, these are designed to pass military-grade (MIL-STD 810G) testing — drops, shocks, and exposure to extremes of temperature and humidity, and high pressure testing(3). These notebooks also deliver both speed and near silent operation with a fanless design and solid state storage, supported by latest Intel® Core-M™ processor technology.
Both devices come with HP Client Management Solutions and optional LANDesk(4) and Intel® vPro™ technology(5) to easily integrate and deploy into an enterprise IT environment. The notebooks include HP’s exclusive enterprise-class security, including certified Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2/2.0(6), pre-boot authentication, fingerprint reader and the exclusive HP Sure Start self-healing BIOS to help better protect your device, data and identity.
The HP EliteBook 1020 with optional touchscreen and HP EliteBook 1020 SE offer brilliant clarity on a high resolution 12.5-inch diagonal Quad HD (QHD) display, and are the first EliteBooks to come with the HP Premium Keyboard, a newly designed keyboard that provides optimized, consistent key response based on user testing and feedback. The 720p webcam, front firing speakers featuring HD Audio with DTS Studio Sound™ and HP Noise Reduction Software, make web conferences and collaboration on-the-go more productive with a difference you can hear.