HP today took the wraps off two new Windows 8.1 devices designed with business and enterprise users in mind. The EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is 14-inch ultrabook that’s just 15.9mm thick and weighs in at just 1.49kg (3.3lb). Prices start at $1299 and in the case you’ll find a 256GB SSD, 8GB DDR3L RAM, but one of the more intriguing aspects is the ForcePad touchpad.
This is a pressure-sensitive touchpad that allows for varying speeds of scrolling. Press firmly as you swipe down and scrolling will be fast, press gently and it will be slower. The display is available in 1600 by 900 pixels and 1920 by 1080 pixels varieties, and there is a choice of fourth-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors.
This is a device aimed at the business market, and the same is true of the EliteBook Resolve G2, a magnesium cased convertible notebook that can be transformed into a tablet. Prices started at $1364 and include a solid state drive and Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processor.
There is an optional docking station available for the 11.6 inch machine and while the 1366 x 768 is a little on the low side, the screen does feature Gorilla Glass and an anti-glare coating. At 1.4kg, this is slightly lighter than the Folio 1040 G1, but slightly thicker at 22.22mm.
Either of these two take your fancy?Further reading: HP, Microsoft, Ultrabook, Windows 8.1