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HP's new EliteBook 805 G8 series PCs are ready to go to work

Hp Elitebook 845 G8
Hp Elitebook 845 G8 (Image credit: HP)

What you need to know

  • HP unveiled its latest line of EliteBook PCs at CES 2021.
  • The EliteBook 805 G8 series sports AMD's new Ryzen PRO 5000 series CPUs.
  • The EliteBook 835, 845, and 855 G8 are expected to launch in March.

HP today launched the latest entries in its EliteBook lineup at CES 2021. The new EliteBook 805 G8 series runs on AMD's latest Ryzen PRO 5000 series CPUs. It's available in three sizes as well, with the 13.3-inch 835 G8, 14-inch 845 G8, and 15.6-inch 855 G8.

The highlight of these new PCs is what's powering them. AMD's new Ryzen PRO 5000 series mobile processors bring a ton of extra power to these laptops to tackle any work tasks you can throw at them. They also include extras like Wi-Fi 6, optional 4G LTE, and HP's QuickDrop for connectivity between your phone and PC.

CategoryHP EliteBook 835 G8HP EliteBook 845 G8HP EliteBook 855 G8
OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
ProcessorNext-gen AMD
Ryzen PRO
Next-gen AMD
Ryzen PRO
Next-gen AMD
Ryzen PRO
RAMUp to 64GB DDR4-3200
Dual-channel
Upgradeable
Up to 64GB DDR4-3200
Dual-channel
Upgradeable
Up to 64GB DDR4-3200
Dual-channel
Upgradeable
GraphicsAMD Radeon
Integrated
AMD Radeon
Integrated
AMD Radeon
Integrated
StorageUp to 2TB NVMe Gen3x4 SSD
Up to 512GB NVMe SSD
Up to 512GB NVMe OPAL2 SSD
128GB NVMe Gen3x2 SSD
Up to 2TB NVMe Gen3x4 SSD
Up to 512GB NVMe SSD
Up to 512GB NVMe OPAL2 SSD
128GB NVMe Gen3x2 SSD
Up to 2TB NVMe Gen3x4 SSD
Up to 512GB NVMe SSD
Up to 512GB NVMe OPAL2 SSD
128GB NVMe Gen3x2 SSD
Display13.3 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
Anti-glare, Sure View, 1000 nits
Anti-glare, Low power, 400 nits
Anti-glare, Touch, 250 nits
Anti-glare, 250 nits
14 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
Anti-glare, Sure View, 1000 nits
Anti-glare, Low power, 400 nits
Anti-glare, Touch, 250 nits
Anti-glare, 250 nits
15.6 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
Anti-glare, Low power, 400 nits
Anti-glare, Sure View, 1000 nits
Anti-glare, Low power, 400 nits
Anti-glare, Touch, 250 nits
Anti-glare, 250 nits
PortsTwo USB-C
Two USB-A
3.5mm audio
HDMI 2.0
SIM slot (optional)
Two USB-C
Two USB-A
3.5mm audio
HDMI 2.0
SIM slot (optional)
Two USB-C
Two USB-A
3.5mm audio
HDMI 2.0
SIM slot (optional)
AudioDual speakers
Bang & Olufsen
Three mics
Dual speakers
Bang & Olufsen
Three mics
Dual speakers
Bang & Olufsen
Three mics
ConnectivityIntel AX200 Wi-Fi 6
Realtek Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 5
Intel XMM 4G LTE
NFC
Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6
Realtek Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 5
Intel XMM 4G LTE
NFC
Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6
Realtek Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 5
Intel XMM 4G LTE
NFC
CameraFront-facing 720p
HP Privacy Camera
Front-facing 720p
HP Privacy Camera
Front-facing 720p
HP Privacy Camera
SecuritySmart Card reader (optional)
Fingerprint reader
IR camera
Smart Card reader (optional)
Fingerprint reader
IR camera
Smart Card reader (optional)
Fingerprint reader
IR camera
Battery53Wh53Wh56Wh
Dimensions12.11 x 8.05 x 0.7 inches
(307.6mm x 204.5mm x 17.9mm)
12.73 x 8.44 x 0.7 inches
(323.3mm x 214.5mm x 17.9mm)
14.15 x 9.19 x 0.75 inches
(359.5mm x 233.6mm x 19.2mm)
WeightFrom 2.86 pounds (1.3kg)From 3.1 pounds (1.41kg)From 3.85 pounds (1.75kg)

Beyond their base features, the HP EliteBooks bring the company's raft of security features to the table, too. Those include HP Tamper Lock, which can lock the PC if it has been physically opened or otherwise compromised. HP Sure View Reflect keeps prying eyes off of your work by showing a reflective copper finish when the screen is viewed from the side.

HP says that the new EliteBook series is also environmentally conscious. They're build using ocean-bound plastics in the speaker enclosure, while the packaging is "100% sustainably sourced."

HP says to expect the EliteBook 805 G8 series to launch in March with pricing expected to be revealed closer to launch.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.