New HP EliteBook laptops bring 5G support and 11th Gen Intel vPro chips

Hp Elitebook 840 Aero G8 Front Left
Hp Elitebook 840 Aero G8 Front Left

HP Elitebook 840 Aero G8 Close Up Side Profile

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What you need to know

  • HP announced the HP EliteBook 840 G8 Aero, EliteBook x360 1030, and EliteBook x360 1040 G8 at CES 2021.
  • The EliteBook 840 G8 Aero has HP Privacy Camera, optional HP Sure View Reflect, and other security features.
  • The EliteBook 840 G8 should ship in March, and the other EliteBooks should be available this month.

As part of CES 2021, HP announced several new EliteBook laptops. The HP EliteBook 840 G8 Aero should start shipping in March, while the EliteBook x360 1030 and EliteBook x360 1040 G8 are set to come out this month. HP has not shared pricing details for the upcoming EliteBook laptops at this time.

The EliteBook 840 G8 is a 14-inch business laptop with optional 5G support and several security features. It has an HP Privacy Camera and has an option for HP Sure View Reflect, which helps prevent people from spying on your screen.

If you ever lose your EliteBook 840 G8, the laptop has integrated Tile capabilities, which allows you to locate your laptop.

The EliteBook 840 G8 runs on up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with optional vPro.

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CategoryHP EliteBook 840 Aero G8HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8
OSWindows 10 ProWindows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
Processor11th Gen IntelCore i5, i7Optional vPro11th Gen IntelCore i5, i7Optional vPro11th Gen IntelCore i5, i7Optional vPro
RAMUp to 64GB DDR4-3200Dual-channelUp to 32GB LPDDR4x-4266Dual-channelUp to 32GB LPDDR4x-4266Dual-channel
StorageUp to 2TB M.2 PCIe SSDUp to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDUp to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display14 inchesTouch and non-touchFHD (250 nits, 400 nits)Low Power (optional)FHD (1000 nits)HP Sure View13.3 inchesTouch, ambient light sensorFHD (400 nits)FHD (1000 nits, Sure View)4K UHD (400 nits)14 inchesTouch and non-touchFHD (400 nits)FHD, Low Power (400 nits)4K UHD, HDR (550 nits)Ambient light sensor
PenN/AHP Rechargeable Pen G3OptionalHP Rechargeable Pen G3Optional
PortsTwo Thunderbolt 3Two USB-A 3.1HDMINano SIM3.5mm audioSmart Card reader (optional)Two Thunderbolt 4Two USB-A 3.1HDMI 2.03.5mm audioNano SIMTwo Thunderbolt 4Two USB-A 3.1HDMI 2.03.5mm audioNano SIM
AudioTwo speakersBang & Olufsen tuningThree microphonesFour speakersBang & Olufsen tuningFour microphonesFour speakersBang & Olufsen tuningFour microphones
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6Bluetooth 5.0Intel XMM 7360 4G LTESnapdragon X55 5GeSIM supportWi-Fi 6Bluetooth 5.04G LTE5GeSIM supportWi-Fi 6Bluetooth 5.04G LTE5G
CameraFront-facing 720pHP Privacy Camera (optional)Front-facing 720pHP Sure ShutterFront-facing FHDHP Sure Shutter
SecurityIR camera (optional)Fingerprint reader (optional)IR cameraIR cameraFingerprint reader
Dimensions12.73 x 8.45 x 0.71 inches(323.6mm x 214.7mm x 17.9mm)11.96 x 7.63 x 0.66 inches(303.8mm x 193.9mm x 16.1mm)12.57 x 7.98 x 0.65 inches(319.3mm x 202.7mm x 16.6mm)
WeightFrom 2.54 pounds (1.15kg)N/AN/A

Apart from hardware specifications, HP hasn't share many details about the EliteBook x360 1030 G8 or the EliteBook x360 1040 G8 laptops. They both have optional 5G support, and HP highlights their security features.

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