HP EliteBook 1020 – Thinnest, Lightest Notebook of its Kind

Just recently, HP unveiled what it describes as ‘the industry’s thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks,’ namely, two new HP EliteBook 1020 models. Both devices were recently introduced on the official HP website.

The HP EliteBook 1020 and the HP EliteBook 1020 Special Edition are both ultra-thin at 15.7 mm. Both EliteBooks have features as well as designs which emphasizes on mobility and include battery life of about 9 hours.


The new HP EliteBook 1020 can survive drops, shocks, and exposure to extremes of temperature and humidity, and high pressure; the two units were designed to pass military-grade testing.

The HP EliteBook 1020 offers speed and near-silent operation (due to their fanless design), the new notebooks use Intel’s latest Core-MTM processor technology. Both devices come with an adaptable feature of HP Client Management Solutions and optional LANDesk4 and Intel vProTM technology, which gives them an edge in enterprise IT environment.

The notebooks also include HP’s exclusive enterprise-class security, including certified Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2/2.06, pre-boot authentication, fingerprint reader and the exclusive HP Sure Start self-healing BIOS, designed to enhance protection of the device, as well as its data and identity. The notebook is indeed business class.

The HP EliteBook 1020 (optional touchscreen available) and HP EliteBook 1020 SE feature high-resolution 12.5-inch diagonal Quad HD display screens and are named as the first EliteBooks to include HP’s newly designed Premium Keyboard, which is said to provide “optimized, consistent key response based on user testing and feedback.”

Other features include a 720p webcam, front-facing speakers featuring HD Audio with DTS Studio Sound and HP Noise Reduction Software.

The HP EliteBook 1020 sells for about $1,249, while the Special Edition can be purchased at a price of about $1,753.

Both units are available for sale.

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