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HP Unveils Detachable Enterprise PC, Expands Elite Series

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

HP has announced additions to its Elite series of PCs, along with the HP Pro 612 and Pro x2 612. HP's Elite series targets small to medium-sized businesses with a well-rounded approach to mobility, as well as a lower price tag, while the new HP Pro 612 and Pro x2 612 are more suited to an enterprise environment.

HP Elite 700 SeriesHP Elite 700 Series"While the use of technology in business has allowed a blurring of the line that separates work and life, many businesses require updated technology that delivers a secure and satisfying experience to its employees. HP continues to innovate secure business devices that allow employees to be productive and stylish wherever work -- or life -- takes them," says Enrique Lores, senior vice president and general manager of Commercial PCs, HP.

HP's new Elite 700 series runs on either an AMD A-Series Pro APU architecture, with its heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) capabilities, or an Intel Core i3/i5 CPU architecture. The AMD line within the 700 series includes the EliteBook 725, 745 and 755, and range from 12.5-inch to 15.6-inch displays. A 64-bit OS and software must be purchased separately in the AMD devices.

The Intel-based 700 options are the EliteBook 720, 740 and 750 and offer up to a 15-inch display.

HP Pro x2 612HP Pro x2 612The HP Pro 612 and Pro x2 612 are where these new offering enter the enterprise realm. The two-in-one detachable units offer their own respective batteries, one in the keyboard and one in the 12.5-inch display, providing just over 14 hours of battery life and run on either Intel Core i3 or i5 chips.

The Pro x2 612 comes with most of the ports you would need out of an enterprise mobile device. In addition to a USB 3.0 port, all models include a smart card reader, SD card reader and a Micro SIM/Micro SD slot. Some models come with a fingerprint reader, a nice touch of added security beyond the stock HP BIOS and HP Client Security. All models also support 802.11a/b/g/n LAN standards.

The AMD-based EliteBooks will be made available this month starting at $739. The Intel-based Elite devices should be available in August. The HP Pro 612 and Pro x2 612 will be available in September.

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