For CES 2021, HP has announced a new range of solutions for working from the office, or more increasingly these days from home.
The new range includes new Elite laptops which broaden HP’s sustainable PC portfolio, with HP previously announcing ocean-bound plastic material would be used in all new HP Elite laptop products.
There’s also a new Envy 14 laptop with a neat new feature for those on web cam a lot, and new USB-C connected monitors.
HP Elite Folio
HP has also announced their new ARM powered Windows laptop, the HP Elite Folio at CES.
The convertible laptop features a magnesium unibody design and soft vegan leather that easily transitions from PC to tablet. The Elite Folio is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G offering connectivity on the go with excellent battery life and a quiet, fan less design.
The laptop includes a 13.5-inch display that can come with an optional HP Sure View Reflect privacy panel.
For video conferences there’s a HD web-cam with 76-degree field of view, and a privacy shutter, for when it’s not in use. HP has also included a dual-array microphone and high-definition speakers with Audio by Bang & Olufsen.
HP Australia expects to see the HP Elite Folio to arrive here in February with pricing announced closer to launch.
HP Elite Dragonfly G2
The follow up to last years Elite Dragonfly the G2 also offers 5G connectivity for business users. HP has again included their versatile convertible hinge and a body made from recycled ocean plastics. The laptop weighs less than 1Kg with HP announcing it as the ‘‘world’s lightest compact business convertible’.
HP will offer a range of 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel integrated graphics for the Elite Dragonfly G2. To help you keep track of your laptop, an option for Tile locator will also be available.
There’s Bang & Olufsen audio onboard with HP including AI to ‘maximise the audio experience for speech, music, and movies’.
HP says that they expect the Elite Dragonfly G2 to arrive in February with pricing to be announced closer to launch.
HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8
For those wanting something a little larger the HP EliteBook 840 G8 Aero may be a little more your style,
Weighing in at under 2.5lbs (that’s 1.13kg) HPis claiming the title of ‘the world’s lightest 14-inch mainstream business laptop’. The laptop includes plenty of power with options 11th Gen Intel Core processors with Wi-Fi 6 and options for 5G LTE connectivity. HP is also offering Tile tracking built-in.
The laptop also includes a HD web-cam and an additional, third microphone that’s world-facing letting you include others in the conversation. HP is also including their AI-based audio on the EliteBook 840 G8 Aero and top-firing speakers.
For those wanting to get their hands on the HP EliteBook 840 G8 Aero you’ll be able to check it out in April, with pricing to be announced closer to launch.
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8, HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 and HP Elite x2
HP has also announced new versions of their HP EliteBook x360 with two new models, and their new edition HP Elite X2 Detachable 2-IN-1 Business Tablet Laptop.
The new EliteBook x360 models have a sleek, thin, and light design with a hinge letting you transform it to suit your workflow.
HP hasn’t given much away with the specs for the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8 or HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 beyond saying they’ll arrive with ‘a powerful processor, strong security, an optional 5G connection’.
HP’s new Elite X2 G8 offers an update for 2021 with the versatility of a tablet that can be a workhorse with the addition of a keyboard.
HP says the EliteBook x360 1030 G8 and the HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8 are expected to be available in February. Pricing will be available closer to availability.
You’ll have to wait a little longer to get your hands on the HP Elite x2 G8 though, with the detachable due to arrive in April – and as always, pricing will be available closer to availability.
HP ENVY 14
For creators out there, the HP ENVY 14 is a ‘mobile personal creative studio’ says HP.
The laptop includes a 14-inch 16:10 optional WUXGA (1920 x 1200) multi-touch enabled IPS display with tuning features including colour calibration with Delta E <2 for colour accuracy right out of the Box.
There’s a lot of power for a mobile device with 11th Gen Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q design graphics with up to 16.5 hours battery life. To keep it cool, HP has included an IR thermopile sensor within HP Performance Control. You can also allocate power between the CPU and GPU for the ultimate in creator workflow with HP Dynamic Power.
Those who do web chats or video conferencing will enjoy the HP Enhanced Lighting. This feature uses the display to ‘customise and enhance a person’s appearance in video calls’ – and when you’re not using it, a physical shutter can shut it off completely.
HP is also including a dedicated mute microphone key on the keyboard. Like other models in their range the laptop also features AI Noise Removal during video chats, audio calls, and recordings.
HP says they expect the ENVY 14 to be available in February via HP.com for a starting price of $2299.
HP E24u G4 and HP E27u G4 USB-C Monitors
If you’re looking to get an update on your home office, HP has also announced new displays, aimed at providing a clean desk solution.
The HP E24u G4 and HP E27u G4 USB-C Monitors will let you have fewer cables on the desk, with the monitors capable of powering a connected laptop up to 65W with a single USB-C cable.
The monitors support simple multi-monitor configuration, with daisy chaining and multi-port connectivity. The monitors support four-way ergonomics for easy positioning, and HP Eye Ease always-on, low-blue-light filter to help when looking at the screen for long hours.
The USB-C connection also lets you put wake or put the laptop (and monitor) to sleep from the display’s power button.
HP says the E24u G4 and HP E27u G4 USB-C Monitors are expected to be available in February, with pricing available then.
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