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HP refreshes its EliteBook x360 1030 and 1040 with Sure View Gen3, gigabit 4G, and more

EliteBook x360 1040 G6

Today, HP made a range of announcements around its commercial PC lineup. From the 1000 series, HP introduced the EliteBook x360 1030 G4 and the EliteBook x360 1040 G6, which are 13.3- and 14-inch convertibles, respectively.

Both PCs are now offered with Intel's eighth-generation Whiskey Lake vPro CPUs, which were recently announced in April. The also include Sure View Gen3, the latest iteration of HP's privacy display, which blocks people looking over your shoulder from seeing what you're working on. The new generation makes the screen appear dark instead of white.

EliteBook x360 1030 G4

They both offer optional 4G LTE at gigabit speeds, along with support for Wi-Fi 6. HP says that the 1030 is the world's smallest and lightest business convertible, and the 1040 gets the best battery life for a 14-inch business convertible that's under three pounds.

There are 4K display options on both, although UHD still doesn't support Sure View. On the 14-inch model though, the 4K option has support for HDR400 with 550 nits brightness. The 1080p Sure View options are the brightest at 1,000 nits.

Naturally, they both come with HP's Premium Collaboration Keyboard, which has been praised by reviewers across the board, including myself.

Both EliteBooks will be available in July, starting at $1,449 for the 1030 and $1,499 for the 1040.

And then there's the new Elite x2 G4, which is also considered to be part of the premium 1000 series. Like the others, it offers things like gigabit 4G LTE, Sure View Gen 3 on the FHD model, and Whiskey Lake vPro CPUs.

The side bezels are narrowed down by 50%, and HP promises that it's repairable, something that's rare on a tablet. It comes in 12.3 and 13-inch display sizes, although the former is only available at FHD resolution. The 13-inch model has an option for 3,000x2,000 resolution.

There are also options for the keyboard. You can either use a leather folio keyboard, similar to the HP Spectre Folio, or you can use the regular aluminum snap-on keyboard.

The EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini will arrive in July, starting at $924.

From the 800 series, we have the EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini PC, a mini PC that comes in at 6.96x6.88x1.33 inches, weighs 2.13 pounds, and packs up to a 95W Intel ninth-generation Core processor. You can also pack it out with 64GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM, 2TB of storage, and more. You can even get dedicated graphics with an AMD Radeon RX 560 with 4GB GDDR5.

The mini PC can be docked in the new HP Mini-in-One 24 display, making it a sort of modular all-in-one PC. You also have the option of using it with any other display, such as the also-announced EliteDisplay E223d 21.5" Docking Monitor or the EliteDisplay E273d 27" Docking Monitor.

The Mini-in-One 24 Display is coming in August starting at $279, the EliteDisplay E223d Docking Monitor is coming in June starting at $279.99, and the EliteDisplay E273d Docking Monitor is coming in July starting at $409.

All of the Elite PCs that HP announced have its renowned security features, including the above-mentioned Sure View. There's also Sure Sense, which uses deep learning to identify threats, made in partnership with Deep Instinct. As usual, there are things like Sure Run, Sure Start, and so on.

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