HP today announced a new line up of its desktop replacement notebooks including the EliteBook 8760w, 8560w and 8460w models. These business laptops, or in HP's lingo Mobile Workstations, feature 2nd gen Intel Core i7 and i5 CPUs, AMD FirePro ro NVIDIA Quadro dedicated graphics with up to 4GB VRAM, up to 3 hard drives with RAID 5 support and a lot more. Here is more info on these upcoming HP business laptops:
HP's most powerful mobile workstation, the HP EliteBook 8760w offers a 17.3-inch diagonal, HD screen, a choice of high-performing AMD FirePro or NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics and up to 4GB of video memory. The EliteBook 8760w also can be configured with one of three hard drives and RAID 5 support ? a first for HP mobile workstations.
The HP EliteBook 8560w features a15.6-inch diagonal HD display and supports AMD FirePro graphics for 1 GB of video memory or NVIDIA Quadro graphics for 2 GB of video memory. The optional HP DreamColor display on the EliteBook 8560w and 8760w also allows for more than 1 billion active color possibilities.
HP?s smallest and lightest mobile workstation, the HP EliteBook 8460w, starts at only 4.9 pounds and includes a 14.0-inch diagonal HD panel, in addition to an AMD FirePro 1 GB video memory professional graphics card for true on-the-road video performance.
The HP EliteBook 8760w, 8560w and 8460w start at $1,899, $1,349 and $1,299 respectively, and are expected to be available in the United States in May. Here is the detailed specs for the HP EliteBook 8760w:
Operating system Preinstalled: Genuine Windows 7 Professional Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic FreeDOS
Processor 2nd generation Intel Core i7 and i5 mobile processors with Turbo Boost Technology
Chipset Mobile Intel QM67 Express Chipset (vPro support)
Memory DDR3 SDRAM, 1333 MHz,dual-core processors support 2 memory slots and quad-core processors support 4 memory slots, 2/4/8GB SODIMMs, up to 32 GB total
Primary Storage: 320/500/750GB 7200 rpm SMART SATA II HDD, 320 GB 7200 rpm SED (Self Encrypting Drive),or 128/256GB SSD
2ndPrimaryStorage: 320/500/750GB 7200 rpm SMART SATA II HDD, 320 GB 7200 rpm SED (Self Encrypting Drive),or 128/256GB SSD
RAID 0, 1, 5 support28; HP 3D DriveGuard
Upgrade Bay 12.7 mm SATA optical drive or hard drive: Blu-ray R/RE DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL Drive, Blu-ray ROM DVD+/-RW SuperMulti DL Drive, DVD+/?RW SuperMulti DL Drive, DVD-ROM Drive, 9500 GB 7200 rpm HDD; or Weight saver
Display 17.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit WVA anti-glare, HD+(1600 x 900); 17.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit WVA anti-glare, FHD(1920 x 1080); 17.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit UWVA,anti-glare, FHD DreamColor (1920 x 1080)
Graphics AMDFirePro M5950, with 1GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory(AMD Eyefinity Technology for advanced multi-monitor support) NVIDIA Quadro 3000M, with 2GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory NVIDIA Quadro 4000M, with 2GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory NVIDIA Quadro 5010M, with 4GB dedicated GDDR5 video memory(planned June 2011)
Audio/Visual High Definition Audio(SRS Premier Sound),integrated stereo speakers, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, optional HD Webcam, integrated dual-microphone array
Wireless Support Optional HP hs2340 HSPA+ Mobile Broadband;12 Optional HP un2430 EV-DO/HSPA MobileBroadband; Intel Centrino 802.11a/b/g/n; Atheros 802.11a/b/g/n; HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth v2.1+ EDR Wireless Technology; HP Connection Manager