After launching the Elitebook Folio 1020 last year and the 1040 in 2014, HP has now launched its latest business laptop, the Elitebook 1030. It offers users an elegant design, with the company stating that it fit a 13.3-inch screen into a 12.2-inch metallic chassis which almost makes it a bezel-less display. But perhaps the most interesting thing about the machine is that it can apparently run for 13 hours without needing to be charged.
The HP Elitebook 1030 offers a 13.3-inch screen, which can be Full HD (1920*1080) or QHD+ (3200*1800), depending on the configuration. The latter also sports a touchscreen display. The machine weighs in at 2.55 pounds (~1.16 kg) and is 15.7 mm thick. It also includes SSD storage options of up to 512 GB and 16 GB of RAM. However, it is noteworthy that none of the configurations of this device offers Core i3, i5, or i7 processors, with HP instead opting for the sixth generation Core M processors, allowing a fanless design. Both the long battery life as well as the thin bezel remind us of the XPS 13, so it will be interesting to see how the performance of the Core M compares to Dell's ofering.
The machine also contains two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and even a USB Type-C connection. Furthermore, it also includes a back-lit and spill-resistant "Premium keyboard", along with high end audio features, which also consists of HP's own noise reduction software. The company is touting security features including a fingerprint reader and an embedded TPM 2.0 chip.
The HP Elitebook 1030 starts at $1,249, targeting high end businesses. While the pricing and configuration models for the device have not been released as of yet, interested business personnel can head over to HP's website for more details.