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HP refreshes its mid and entry tier EliteBook 800 and 600 series with G9 for 2022

Hp Elitebook 860 G9 Workspace
Hp Elitebook 860 G9 Workspace (Image credit: HP)

What you need to know

  • HP has announced the updated mid-tier 16:10 EliteBook 800 G9 series for 2022.
  • There are also updates to the 16:9 EliteBook 600 G9 series for entry-level business work.
  • Availability will be in March, with pricing to follow.

While businesses buy the top-tier EliteBook 1040 G9 for their executives, mid-tier and field workers get the more affordable EliteBook 800 and 600 series, respectively.

At CES 2022, HP announced refreshes to both lines, including three laptops for the 800 series and three laptops in the 600.

HP EliteBook 800 G9 series What's new

Hp Elitebook 860 G9 Front Open

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Like the EliteBook 1040 G9, the 800 series is getting bumped to 16:10 displays, which means narrower bezels, more room on the keyboard deck, and larger touchpads.

The EliteBook 800 G9 series includes:

  • EliteBook 830 G9: 13.3-inch, 1920x1200 IPS
  • EliteBook 840 G9: 14-inch, 1920x1200 IPS
  • EliteBook 860 G9: 16-inch 1920x1200 IPS

All the laptops undergo MIL-STD-810H testing to ensure durability.

Besides the new 16:10 display aspect, HP is also unsurprisingly bumping the laptops to Intel 12th Gen CPUs, with the 3rd Gen Intel Evo Platform.

Besides screen size, dimensions, and weight differences, all three laptops are the same with the following specs. Only the EliteBook 830 G9 has fixed RAM (non-user upgradeable), while end-users can upgrade the EliteBook 840 and 860.

CategoryHP EliteBook 800 G9
Display16:10 non-touch
13.3-inch, 14-inch, and 16-inch
1920x1200 IPS
ProcessorIntel 12th Gen with Intel Evo
GraphicsIntel
MemoryUp to 16GB(830 G9)
Up to 64GB (840, 860 G9)
StoragePCIe 4.0 up to 2TB SSD
Front CameraUp to 5MP with auto-tracking
SecurityWindows Hello IR, fingerprint reader
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth5.2
Optional: 4G LTE, 5G, NFC, Tile
Ports2x USB-A 3.1 G1 (1x charging port, 1/side)
2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4)
HDMI 2.0
Nano SIM slot
Combo Headphone /Mic
AudioStereo Speakers with Discrete amplification
Battery38Whr or 51Whr with Fast Charge
WeightStarting at 2.8lbs (1.27kg)
ColorsSilver

Port are just the important ones, including a couple of Type-A, Type-C with Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, headphone/mic, and nano-SIM slot. That SIM slot is for the optional 4G LTE or 5G modems that can be configured. Likewise, HP lets you tack on Tile (to track the laptop) and NFC for smartcards.

Hp Elitebook 840 G9 Stacked Profile

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The HP EliteBook 830 G9, HP EliteBook 840 G9, and HP EliteBook 860 G9 are expected to be available in March. Pricing will be available closer to product availability. The 800 series usually starts in the $1,500 range.

HP EliteBook 600 G9 series: What's new

Hp Elitebook 640 G9 Front Right

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Taking things down, the pricing tree is the HP EliteBook 600 G9 series. Like the 800 series, there are three models based on increasingly larger screen sizes. Still, unlike the 800s, the 600s opt for the more affordable 16:9 display aspect, drops Intel Evo and discrete amplifiers, is more limited for storage options, and omits advanced features like 5G or Tile tracking.

  • EliteBook 630 G9: 13.3-inch, 1920x1200 IPS
  • EliteBook 640 G9: 14-inch, 1920x1200 IPS
  • EliteBook 650 G9: 16-inch 1920x1200 IPS

If the name EliteBook 600 series sounds new, it is. Previously, HP referred to this line as HP ProBook but has now merged it with the EliteBook branding.

CategoryHP EliteBook 600 G9
Display16:9 non-touch
13.3-inch, 14-inch, and 15.6-inch
1920x1200 TN or IPS
ProcessorIntel 12th Gen
GraphicsIntel
MemoryUp to 64GB
Storage256 GB or 512 GB PCIe
Front CameraUp to full HD
SecurityWindows Hello IR (optional), fingerprint reader
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth5.2
Optional: 4G LTE
Ports2x USB-A 3.1 Gen1 (1x charging port, 1/side)
1x Thunderbolt 4 with USB4 Type-C (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4)
RJ-45 1
HDMI 2.0
Combo Headphone/Mic
SmartCard/NFC option
Nano SIM slot
External 4.5mm Barrel
AudioStereo Speakers
Battery3 cell Li-Polymer 42.75Whr14 or 51.3Whr
WeightStarting at 2.8lbs (1.27kg)
ColorsSilver

While not as fancy as the 800 or 1000 series from HP, this range of EliteBooks is better positioned for fleets of devices for deployment where testing againstMIL-STD-810H for durability helps with long-term IT costs.

The 600 series also drops down to a barrel charger, although since Thunderbolt 4 Type-C is included, customers can use that port in a pinch. However, you get a built-in RJ-45 Ethernet jack, which is nice.

The HP EliteBook 630 G9, HP EliteBook 640 G9, and HP EliteBook 650 G9 are expected to be available in March. Pricing will be available closer to product availability but usually begins at around $1,300.

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Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.