Even after three months of the 11th Gen Core Tiger Lake CPUs launch, there aren’t many laptops featuring the latest CPUs. Don’t worry, as HP is trying to change this. HP has announced a new business-oriented, EliteBook 800 G8 laptop series featuring Tiger Lake and will also upgrade its ZBook Firefly mobile workstations.
EliteBook 800 G8 laptop series:
The EliteBook 800 G8 laptop series consists of HP EliteBook 830 G8, EliteBook 840 G8, EliteBook 850 G8, and EliteBook x360 830 G8. The laptops will feature a 13.3-inch, 14-inch, 13.3 inches, and 15.6-inch display, respectively.
All these laptops feature Tiger Lake processors along with Intel’s Xe graphics and the same number and types of ports: two USB-C/Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, an HDMI 2.0 output, and a 3.5mm headphone jack along with a Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5 connectivity.
Moreover, it will feature Core i5 and Core i7 processor options that will be paired with a DDR4-3200 RAM of up to 64GB. As for storage, the laptops will feature an NVMe SSD with a capacity of up to 2TB. You will have the option to install NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics in the EliteBook 850 G8.
The EliteBook x360 830 G8 is the convertible model from the series. It is based on the 2 in 1 form factor allowing you to use the laptop in tent mode and as a tablet in stand mode. It weighs in at 3 pounds.
HP will release the Intel vPro variants in January.
There’s no information on the pricing yet, but HP says it will be released later this month.
ZBook Firefly mobile workstations:
It consists of ZBook FireFly 14 G8 and ZBook FireFly 15 G8. After the upgrade, they will feature Intel Core i7-1165G7 or Core i5-1135G7 processor. Both the processors feature quad-cores with Hyper-Threading support, while the Core i7 model features faster clocks and 96 execution units (versus 80 EUs) on the Xe graphics side.
HP will also provide us with an optional graphic upgrade. Most probably, a Quadro T500 card will be provided as a graphic update. The card was figured out from what Sandeep Gupte(senior director of Professional Visualization at NVIDIA. ) said:
“High-performance solutions that keep people connected and productive are essential for remote work,” NVIDIA T500 in the HP ZBook Firefly G8 will enable graphics-intensive work in an ultra-compact form factor, no matter the location.”
These cards will also feature RAM of up to 64Gb along with a 2TB SSD storage. Five Display options will also be provided, out of which one is a 4k panel while the rest are 1080p panels that will feature various brightness and features (like touch support and a privacy filter).
The mobile workstations will be released later this month, and the pricing details will be revealed a little before the launch.