HP has announced a slew of new business PCs at an event in Shanghai, including three ultrabook models, ruggedised EliteBook p-series laptops and new desktop systems.
Headlining the new additions is HP's EliteBook Folio 9470m, which the firm styles as its first "no-compromise ultrabook" for business users, offering enterprise-class docking capabilities and security features along with optional mobile broadband for always-on connectivity and a clip-on battery slice for longer battery life.
However, potential buyers will have to wait until October to get their hands on the 14in ultrabook, which is 19mm thick and weighs in at 1.58kg.
Coming in July are the HP SpectreXT Pro and HP Envy Pro ultrabooks, the former of which offers an embedded trusted platform module (TPM) security chip and is expected to cost from £859.
But HP has so far disclosed very little in the way of specifications regarding these models, despite requests from V3 for further information.
In HP's EliteBook p-series laptops, the EliteBook 2170p is a new lightweight model aimed at road warriors, offering an 11.6in display and weighing in at 1.31kg.
A step up is the EliteBook 2570p with a 12.5in screen and optical drive, which can be combined with an HP 2570p Docking Station and a long-life battery for maximum productivity, the firm said.
Topping out the range, the 14in EliteBook 8470p and 15.6in 8570p offer business-critical durability, manageability and security, with the 8470p claimed to offer up to 36 hours of run time when combined with the optional HP Ultra Extended Life Notebook Battery.
All of the EliteBook models are set to be available from June, and are designed to meet MIL-STD 810G standards for vibration, dust, temperature and shocks.
Finally, HP also launched new desktop PC models, including the Compaq Pro 4300 in a small form factor chassis, the Compaq Pro 6300 Series with a choice of chassis options and the HP Compaq Elite 8300 Series.
Of these, the Compaq Pro 6300 and Compaq Elite 8300 will be available from July for £429 and £489, respectively, while the Compaq Pro 4300 starts at £389 and will ship from August.
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