HP releases new thinner EliteBook laptop

HP has released a new EliteBook laptop, which is lighter and thinner than its predecessor.

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 has a 14-inch screen and is 15.9mm thick, which makes it “one of the thinnest and lightest EliteBooks we’ve ever created”, according to HP. It is 16.1 per cent thinner and 7.3 per cent lighter than its predecessor.

It comes with Intel’s fourth-generation Core processors, code-named Haswell, which means it has a battery life of up to 10 hours and better graphics.

The EliteBook boasts features such as the standard backlit keyboard and optional 3mm HD or FHD 14-inch display, which makes it “much easier to get work done on a red-eye flight, or with a group”.

Despite its thin size, the G1 allows for repairs and battery replacements to be done in-house, as opposed to having to send the laptop off for repair.

HP said that the laptop was both a “sleek, stylish notebook” but also “a heavy-duty, reliable notebook that’s packed with power”.

The EliteBook is priced at $1,299 (£790) and is available now.