HP has announced a detachable two-in-one hybrid Windows laptop for business users - HP Pro x2 612 - and a new series of HP Elite devices - HP EliteBook 700 series - whilst Computex 2014 is in full swing in Taipei.
The HP Pro x2 612 features a 12.5-inch detachable display (choice of HD or full-HD) laptop-tablet hybrid built for enterprise users. While it ships with Windows 8.1, a Windows 7 option is also available. It is powered by a choice of Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processor, including the vPro option.
HP will also sell the tablet as a standalone device as HP Pro Tablet 612 that can be attached to HP Pro x2 612 Power Keyboard with embedded battery. Combined power from the dual batteries (tablet and keyboard) can deliver up to 14 hours and 15 minutes of uptime, while the battery on tablet can deliver eight hours and 15 minutes, according to HP.
The keyboard features VGA, RJ-45, DisplayPort, and two USB 3.0 ports, apart from side docking connector for optional HP UltraSlim dock. The pricing is not yet revealed by the company but it has said that the HP Pro x2 612 and HP Pro Tablet 612 will be available in September.
HP also announced the new EliteBook 700 series, touted to feature thin (only 21mm) designs with outstanding performance and durability for business users.
The EliteBook 700 series will come with both Intel and AMD processors with different model naming. The Intel-powered laptops are the HP EliteBook 720 (12.5-inch), EliteBook 740 (14.0-inch), and EliteBook 750 (15.6-inch). The AMD-powered laptops are the HP EliteBook 725 (12.5-inch), EliteBook 745 (14.0-inch), and EliteBook 755 (15.6-inch). Touch-enabled HD, HD+ or FHD displays are available for both processor configurations.
Customers can choose from either the AMD A-Series Pro APUs with HSA technology or 4th generation Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processors. The Intel-based HP EliteBook 720, EliteBook 740, and EliteBook 750 are expected to be available in August with pricing to be revealed later. On the other hand, the AMD-powered laptops will be available from this month, priced at $799 (roughly Rs. 47,400), $739 (roughly Rs. 43,800) and $749 (roughly Rs. 44,400) respectively for EliteBook 725, EliteBook 745 and EliteBook 755.
HP also announced a 23-inch IPS full-HD display All-in-One (AIO) PC, the HP EliteOne 700, apart from the HP EliteDesk 700 series of workstations, in three different configurations - Desktop Mini, Microtower and Small Form Factor PC platforms. The HP EliteOne 700 AIO, HP EliteDesk 700 Desktop Mini with AMD, and HP EliteDesk 700 Small Form Factor with Intel are expected to be available in September. The EliteDesk 700 Microtower with AMD and EliteDesk 700 Small Form Factor with AMD are expected to be available in July, while the EliteDesk 700 Microtower with Intel will be available in November."While the use of technology in business has allowed a blurring of the line that separates work and life, many businesses require updated technology that delivers a secure and satisfying experience to its employees," said Enrique Lores, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Commercial PCs, HP.