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HP Elitebook 1030 offers 13hr battery, edge-to-edge display

by Mark Tyson on 19 May 2016, 13:01

Tags: Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ)

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HP has launched a new Elitebook laptop. As you might guess from the name, the Elitebook range is traditionally HP's leading premium laptop series, sporting a winning combination of state of the art hardware, construction and design – but at a price. The new HP EliteBook 1030 is no exception to that rule.

The HP Elitebook 1030 is designed around a 13.3-inch edge-to-edge display which is said to be fitted into a 12.2-inch chassis. The 13.3-inch screen is an increasingly popular display size balancing screen real estate and portability. Still on the topic of the screen, HP protects the display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and offers the buyers a choice between a FHD (non-touch) or QHD+ (touch) display.

Quality of construction is another highlight of this Elitebook. HP says that the chassis is an all-metal diamond-cut design. Overall this laptop weighs 1.16Kg and measures just 15.7mm thick. Being thin and slight doesn't mean it lacks toughness, as it has passed various MIL-STD tests for shock, vibrations and extreme temperatures. The equipped HP 'Premium keyboard' is back-lit and spill-resistant and accompanied by an integrated click pad which is said to feel natural and intuitive.

Processing power comes from a user choice of 6th Generation Intel Core M series, including Intel Core m7 processor. This processor does a great job of conserving battery power and means that the 1030 can be a fanless laptop. A further knock-on effect is that your HP Elitebook 1030 boasts a battery life of 13 hours for the FHD version (9 hours for the QHD+ touch screen version).

Further key component specifications are storage choices up to 512GB SSDs (or 256GB PCIe SSD), up to to 16GB of RAM, WiDi, Miracast, and WLAN 802.11ac/Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, ports such as 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB Type-C and an HDMI video out. There is on-board HP noise reduction, said to be useful in conference calls and so on, and as usual now for HP, B&O powered audio and tuned speakers.

To appeal to businesses and professionals there are a selection of security measures specified including the HP Sure Start self healing BIOS, a fingerprint reader, plus optional Intel vPro and LANDesk management. This new Elitebook is compatible with HP's UltraSlim Docking Station.

The HP Elitebook 1030 costs from $1249 and, if you are interested, HP invites you to sign up to be notified of its release.

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“Blend business with pleasure” I see you HP :)
As long as there's still easy access to the inner workings then it's a solid choice! (Probably not but that's why this business, previously, purchased the Elitebook/Probook range).
Interesting to know if the USB-C is just USB or if they enabled it for other things. Nice machine.
Interesting to know if the USB-C is just USB or if they enabled it for other things. Nice machine.
There's no Thunderbolt, PD or DP icons, so by the looks of it, no.
Where Dell go (with the XPS) others will follow. Of course Apple will come up with some “revolutionary magical” description when they follow suit.
Its a good looking device but i still prefer the XPS.