HP Refreshes ZBook & Elitebook Laptop Series With New Hardware & AI-Powered Antivirus

American computer manufacturer HP has updated its business range of laptops on Tuesday. The company unveiled four new machines under the EliteBook 800 series and two devices under the ZBook lineup.

HP has also teamed up with Nvidia to offer a new malware detection system called HP Sure Sense. The software is powered by deep learning and utilises AI to instantly detect malware threats without affecting system performance. Additionally, the laptops also come with HP’s proprietary security features like Sure Start, Smart Erase, and Sure Sense.

Let’s take a look at the new devices below:

HP ZBook:

The new HP ZBook is touted to be the world’s thinnest workstation. The ZBook comes in two variants, a 14-inch model labelled 14u G6, and a 15.6-inch one named 15u G6. Both the variants are available in 1080p or 4K resolution as well as touch or non-touch screen options. The ZBook series laptops flaunt Dark Silver aluminium bodies and also claim to have passed 19 MIL-STD tests for durability.

Under the hood, both the ZBook variants are equipped with the latest 8th-gen Intel processors up to Core i7. The laptops come with an option to add a dedicated AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 graphics card. Both the variants pack up to 32GB RAM and offer up to 2TB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. Both the ZBook 14u G6 and 15u G6 promise 14 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Connectivity-wise, both the machines come with a Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0, HDMI, dock connector, headphone jack, and an Ethernet port. The laptops also feature the latest Bluetooth 5, WiFi 6, and LTE Advanced for connectivity.

EliteBook 800 G6 and EliteBook x360 830 G6:

Alongside the ZBook and antivirus protection, HP also announced four laptops under the EliteBook 800 G6 series. The lineup consists of laptops in three display sizes – 13, 14, and 15.6-inch.

In terms of display, all the variants come with a touch or non-touch functionality. The 13.3-inch EliteBook 830 G6 will feature an optional 1000-nit display claimed to be two times brighter, with improved outdoor visibility as compared to other G6 models. It also comes in a convertible form factor for versatile usage and is dubbed as the EliteBook x360 830 G6. The model is only available with a 1080p display, while the 14 and 15.6-inch EliteBook comes with an optional 4K display.

The new G6 models can be configured with 8th-gen Intel Core vPro chipsets up to Core i7. The processor is paired with up to 32GB RAM and an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU. The EliteBook 840 G6 and 850 G6 come with an optional Radeon RX 550 graphics card. The laptops offer up to 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. Battery life on all the machines is rated at 18 hours.

The new EliteBook G6 series is also lightweight aimed at professionals on the go. The entire lineup is capable of withstanding extreme environments with MIL-STD-810G standards.

On the connectivity front, the EliteBook 800 G6 series retains all the options from the ZBook lineup.

Pricing & Availability:

HP hasn’t revealed the pricing of these new devices yet. The ZBook is slated to arrive on May 27th at an unspecified price. The clamshell EliteBook 800 series will be available in May, while the EliteBook x360 830 G6 will hit the markets in June.

Viraj Gawde

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