HP’s business class EliteBook 1020 notebook to hit retail shelves next year
Earlier today, HP introduced the EliteBook 1020 and EliteBook 1020 Special Edition, touted as “the industry’s thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks.” The notebook is just 15.7 mm thin and weighs only 2.2lbs so you can rest assured it’s portable and won’t be tiring for you especially if you travel a lot.
“The HP EliteBook 1020 represents game-changing innovation in both materials and mechanical engineering to create the world’s thinnest and lightest business notebooks in a form factor that enables our customers to be more productive in more places,” said Alex Cho, vice president & general manager, HP Commercial PCs. “Customers demand not only a stylish, thin and light notebook, but also a device that delivers advanced security and can withstand the rigorous demands that come with a highly mobile lifestyle – and the HP EliteBook 1020 delivers this complete solution.”
The EliteBook 1020 offers a 12.5-inch screen boasting a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels, and offers the company’s premium keyboard. The processing power comes from the Intel Core M processor, and touts a battery life of 9 hours on a full charge, making the notebook last for an entire work day.
There’s a 720p webcam, front firing speakers featuring HD Audio with DTS Studio Sound and HP Noise Reduction Software. It is military grade tested (MIL-STD 810G) so you can rest assured it can survive accidental drops and exposure to humidity and high temperature.
There’s no official word about the pricing of the HP EliteBook 1020, but its expected the standard edition is set to launch in February, while the Special Edition will launch in April. The company mentioned the pricing details of the new EliteBook 1020 will be available as the launch date draws closer. We’ll update you as soon as we get to find more information about the price tag it will launch with — we’re not expecting a low price tag.Further reading: HP, Microsoft, Notebooks, Windows 8.1