HP’s Elite lineup is targeted towards business and professional users, and today HP is announcing a big refresh of the lineup. One interesting twist is that HP has partnered with AMD on these devices, and will be utilizing AMD PRO A-Series processors in both their desktops and notebooks. In addition to the other features of Carrizo such as HEVC decoding, the PRO lineup is AMD’s take on Intel’s vPro technology and should fit in well with HP’s goals with these machines.

There are three new notebook models with 12.5-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch display sizes. The MIL-Spec tested notebooks will be offered with a wide range of options, but will be powered by the AMD A12, A10, or A8 APU models and 16 GB of memory. HP will be offering accessories like fingerprint readers and LTE as well. They also offer HP’s Sure Start BIOS which will automatically correct the BIOS if it finds there is an issue – whether malicious or not. HP will also be offering a choice of operating system from Windows 10 to Windows 7, and FreeDOS 2.0 as well. The displays are all SVA panels, with (unfortunately) 1366x768 as the base option on all three laptops, with 1920x1080 optional, or the 14-inch model can also be had with 2560x1440. On the networking side, HP has gone with Broadcom for Wi-Fi, and Qualcomm’s X5 LTE model is optional.

HP EliteBook
  EliteBook 725 G3 EliteBook 745 G3 EliteBook 755 G3
APU AMD PRO A12-8800B 2.1-3.4 GHz quad-core R7 GPU
AMD PRO A10-8700B 1.8-3.2 GHz quad-core R6 GPU
AMD PRO A8-8600B 1.6-3.0 GHz quad-core R6 GPU
Memory 16GB DDR3L
Display 12.5" 1366-768 SVA
1920x1080 optional
Touch optional on 1080p
14.0" 1366-768 SVA
1920x1080 and 2560x1440 optional
Touch optional on 1080p
15.6" 1366-768 SVA
1920x1080 optional
Touch optional on 1080p
Storage 180-240 GB M.2 SSD
500GB-1TB SATA HDD
128-512 GB M.2 SSD
up to 256 GB M.2 PCIe SSD
500GB-1TB SATA HDD
128-512 GB M.2 SSD
up to 256 GB M.2 PCIe SSD
500GB-1TB SATA HDD
I/O 1 x USB Type-C
1 x DisplayPort
1 x VGA
2 x USB 3.0
SDXC
RJ-45
Docking Connector
Dimensions (mm) : 311 x 219 x 18.9
(inches) : 12.2 x 8.6 x 0.74
(mm) : 338 x 237 x 18.9
(inches) : 13.3 x 9.3 x 0.74
(mm) : 383 x 258 x 19.4
(inches) : 15.1 x 10.1 x 0.76
Weight 1.26 kg / 2.78 lbs 1.54 kg / 3.41 lbs 1.88 kg / 4.15 lbs
Battery 44 Wh 46 Wh 46 Wh
Price $749+

The notebooks have a nice magnesium chassis with a bit more flash than your traditional business PC. HP also includes spill-resistant keyboards, docking connectors, and RJ-45 on all models, and yes, even a VGA port which seems like it can’t ever go away.

The new models should be available in September starting at $749.

Source: HP

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  • jabber - Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - link

    DisplayPort to whatever adaptors are easy and cheap to buy. Not a problem. I'd rather have DisplayPort than HDMI, better connector for a start. Reply
  • jabber - Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - link

    You'll never find these for sale though. Retailers will only have the Intel variants in stock. Reply
  • HideOut - Thursday, October 1, 2015 - link

    It says includes a USB type C but is it 3.1 or some older tech in that shape? (like the new nexus phones have type C but as USB 2.0) Reply
  • maglito - Thursday, October 1, 2015 - link

    Can anyone confirm if these carrizo based laptops have full HDMI 2.0a 18Gbps support? Reply
  • FriendlyUser - Thursday, October 1, 2015 - link

    These products are surprisingly decent. I don't expect the performance of an i7, but if it ticks all the right boxes at a reasonable price, it could make a nice alternative to much more expensive "ultrabooks". Reply
  • R3MF - Friday, October 2, 2015 - link

    15W or 35W?

    if the 12" model comes with a 35W A12-B sku I am sold.
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  • R3MF - Friday, October 2, 2015 - link

    they are 18mm thick, so they have plenty of room for heat-dispersing tech in the chassis.
    no excuse for 15W.
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