HP is looking to bring classy yet sassy back to the workplace with their revamped line of HP business notebooks. So long big ugly black rectangle boxes that calls themselves a ‘corporate laptop’ and hello to polished brushed aluminum or a platinum colored chassis, aluminum-alloy hinges, cast titanium-alloy display latches and HP DisplaySafe frame. Everything has been redesigned for not only the consumer but the environment as well. It’s materials are easily recyclable and its guts easily accessible. HP has based this new innovative design on their FORGE design framework.
Both the HP EliteBook 8460p and 8560p take advantage of these new and improved looks. The HP DuraCase will withstand wear and tear and the interior of the laptop is surrounded by metal – not plastic, making sure that any clumsy executive will still have a fully intact notebook when they arrive at their meeting after a long flight. The EliteBook 8460p also provides a battery life of up to 32 hours, and Intel Core i7 quad-core and Core i7, i5 and i3 dual-core processors, USB 3.0 ports and a USB 2.0 charging port. It is a bit on the heavier side and depending on the size of the laptop be it the 14″ or 15.6 inch, it will weigh in at 4.56 pounds and 6.10 pounds, respectively. Lastly there is increased security with face detection software, so not just anyone can log into your computer that might have sensitive information. Passwords be damned – this business notebook gets all ‘Mission Impossible’ before you can access its files. The HP EliteBook P-Series will start at $999 and launch in mid-March.