The HP EliteBook 800 and ProBook series of notebooks have been introduced and some of them have already been made available in the US. The rest should stride into the country by November. The EliteBook range features the 840 and 850 Ultrabooks as well as the 820 laptop, while the ProBook lineup has variants like 640, 645, 650, 655, 440, 450 and 471.
The customizable EliteBook 800 notebooks have been loaded with some enterprise features and claim to act as ideal travel companions. These durable devices come encased in magnesium exteriors with aluminum accents and even feature backlit keyboards. Moreover, HP Trust Circles has been deployed to eliminate the possibility of unauthorized access to content saved in them.
First up is the EliteBook 820, a lightweight laptop that weighs less than 3lbs and is fitted with a 12-inch diagonal display. The 840 Windows 8 Ultrabook sports a 14-inch display with an optional touchscreen and if paired with Slice Battery, manages to cough up the juice for usage time of about 33 hours. The 15.6-inch 850 complete with the HP Client Security portfolio boasts of employing the latest generation Intel processors.
The HP ProBook 600 and 400 series of systems also powered by the Intel CPUs, arrive in screen configurations ranging from 14 inches to 15.6 inches. Some of the laptops offer optional 4G LTE WWAN as well as HD+ screens. Users can furthermore extend battery lives of the machines, with a little assistance from an optional accessory.
The HP EliteBook 800 and ProBook 400 series start at $799 and $499, respectively and are currently available in the US. The ProBook 600 range of notebooks that will set users back by at least $699 will hit store shelves in the second half of November.