HP EliteBook 1030 unveiled with 13hr battery, QHD+ display

Brittany A. Roston - May 16, 2016, 6:17 pm CDT
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HP EliteBook 1030 unveiled with 13hr battery, QHD+ display

HP has taken the wraps off its new EliteBook 1030, an alternative to the EliteBook Folio with a generous battery and display. The laptop will launch sometime this month with a starting price of $1,249 USD, and will bring with it, among other things, a 13.3-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass, a fanless design, and a 13-hour battery life, making for a solid business laptop.

The display is one of the EliteBook 1030’s bigger bragging points, and it’ll be available in two varieties: a non-touch Full HD option and a touchscreen QHD+ option. HP boasts that the laptop features a 13.3-inch display in a 12.5-inch body, meaning there are no bulky bezels to be found. The laptop itself is MIL-STD tested, and despite its durability, it maintains a 2.55lbs weight and 15.7mm thin body.

Under the hood lies a sixth-generation Intel Core M processor, which is about 20 percent faster than the previous-gen option. The laptop can be had with up to a 512GB SSD and up to 16GB of RAM. The long battery life, which is 40-percent better than the previous EliteBook 1020 model, is delivered via a 4-cell 40Whr battery.

Other features include audio by Bang & Olufsen alongside the maker’s HP Noise Cancelation Software and Clear Sound Amp for high-quality audio. HP says the model has been Skype for Business certified. Joining that are some security features that business users will like to see: HP Sure Start with Dynamic Protection and HP Touchpoint Manager, as well as HP Client Security.

HP didn’t provide a specific launch date, aside from this month, but said the laptop will be available globally.

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