HP Unveils New Ultra-thin Elitebook Series With Major Upgrades

HP has announced new additions to the Elitebook series for the professional crowd, with an increased emphasis on security. The lineup consists of Elitebook 830 G5, 840 G5, and 850 G5.

HP has also claimed that the Elitebook 800 G5 series features the world’s thinnest 14” laptop (840 G5) with discrete graphics.

Display and Hardware

The 830 G5 comes with a 13-inch IPS display on the front, with the 840 G5, and 850 G5 upping the size to 14 and 15-inch, respectively. Touchscreen support is optional. The resolution on all the laptops is apparently kept at 1080p FHD.

They also include ambient temperature sensors that change the brightness of the screen depending on the lighting conditions.

Under the hood, you get either an 8th-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, with up to 32 GB DDR4-2400 RAM and 1 TB storage. Graphics needs are handled by Intel HD graphics on the 830, while the other models come with an optional Radeon RX 540.

HDR Webcam and 360 Degree Audio

The laptops also come with up to four mics for a clearer 360-degree sound in both individual and conference modes. While a cover on the HDR-supporting webcam will ensure any peeping toms are kept at bay (only on the non-touch versions due to space constraints).

For connectivity, you’ll get options such as USB-C, HDMI port, card reader, an RJ-45 ethernet port, headphone jack, and a couple of USB-A ports. The laptops weigh between 2.94 pounds (for the smallest model), to 3.94 pounds on the heaviest model.

Battery and Pricing

In terms of battery life, expect to see up to 14 hours of usage on a single charge, though, HP is including fast-charging which brings it up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

As for the pricing, the 830, 840 and 850 will be available for $1023, $1039, and $1049 respectively for the base models, with higher-end versions coming in for more than that. They will be put on retail by the end of this month.