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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

Source: HP (Image credit: Source: HP)

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.

CategoryHP EliteBook 840 Aero G8HP EliteBook x360 1030 G8HP EliteBook x360 1040 G8
OSWindows 10 ProWindows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
Processor11th Gen Intel
Core i5, i7
Optional vPro
11th Gen Intel
Core i5, i7
Optional vPro
11th Gen Intel
Core i5, i7
Optional vPro
RAMUp to 64GB DDR4-3200
Dual-channel
Up to 32GB LPDDR4x-4266
Dual-channel
Up to 32GB LPDDR4x-4266
Dual-channel
StorageUp to 2TB M.2 PCIe SSDUp to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDUp to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display14 inches
Touch and non-touch
FHD (250 nits, 400 nits)
Low Power (optional)
FHD (1000 nits)
HP Sure View
13.3 inches
Touch, ambient light sensor
FHD (400 nits)
FHD (1000 nits, Sure View)
4K UHD (400 nits)
14 inches
Touch and non-touch
FHD (400 nits)
FHD, Low Power (400 nits)
4K UHD, HDR (550 nits)
Ambient light sensor
PenN/AHP Rechargeable Pen G3
Optional
HP Rechargeable Pen G3
Optional
PortsTwo Thunderbolt 3
Two USB-A 3.1
HDMI
Nano SIM
3.5mm audio
Smart Card reader (optional)
Two Thunderbolt 4
Two USB-A 3.1
HDMI 2.0
3.5mm audio
Nano SIM
Two Thunderbolt 4
Two USB-A 3.1
HDMI 2.0
3.5mm audio
Nano SIM
AudioTwo speakers
Bang & Olufsen tuning
Three microphones
Four speakers
Bang & Olufsen tuning
Four microphones
Four speakers
Bang & Olufsen tuning
Four microphones
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Intel XMM 7360 4G LTE
Snapdragon X55 5G
eSIM support
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE
5G
eSIM support
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE
5G
CameraFront-facing 720p
HP Privacy Camera (optional)
Front-facing 720p
HP Sure Shutter
Front-facing FHD
HP Sure Shutter
SecurityIR camera (optional)
Fingerprint reader (optional)
IR cameraIR camera
Fingerprint reader
Battery53Wh78.5Wh78.5Wh
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.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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