HP Inc has launched the EliteBook 1030, a laptop aimed at business users with its Intel Core M processor and claimed 13-hour battery life.
Improving on the HP EliteBook 1020 before it, HP's latest business laptop comes with a bigger 13.3in screen with a full-HD resolution and no touchscreen support or a 3200x1800 QHD+ resolution screen with touch capabilities.
The display is strengthened with Gorilla Glass 3, and the laptop has an equally tough MIL-STD tested diamond-cut all-metal design and a spill-resistant backlit keyboard.
Despite its ruggedness, the HP EliteBook 1030 weighs just 2.55lbs and measures 15.7mm at its thickest point.
The new device uses a fanless Intel Core M processor, which HP claims is around 20 per cent faster than the previous-gen option. The laptop comes with up to a 512GB solid state drive and up to 16GB of RAM, and HP claims 13 hours of battery life, a 40 per cent improvement on the previous model.
In terms of ports and connectivity, the EliteBook 1030 has 1 x USB Type-C port, 2 x Micro-USB 3.0, Wi-Di, Miracast, WLAN 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2.
The laptop, which no doubt much to Microsoft's delight runs Windows 10, features Bang & Olufsen audio, HP's noise cancelling software, Skype for Business certification and HP's biz-focused features, including HP Sure Start with Dynamic Protection and HP Touchpoint Manager, as well as HP Client Security.
The laptop comes with an on-sensor fingerprint reader along with IT requirements for managing devices with optional Intel vPro 4 and LANDesk features.
The HP EliteBook 1030 will be available in the UK from 1 June starting at £1,000.
The launch comes after HP unveiled the first production ready 3D printing systems, which it claims are cheaper and 10 times faster than current commercial offerings. µ
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