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HP’s new EliteBooks target remote workers while the ZBook Firefly is aimed at power users like data scientists.

HP has announced several EliteBook 800 series PCs, the ZBook Firefly 14 and ZBook Firefly 15 today. The HP EliteBook 800 G8 series features laptops with 13.3-inch, 14-inch-, and 15.6-inch screens. There’s also an HP EliteBook x360 830 G8 that features a 360-degree hinge and a 13.3-inch touchscreen display. These new EliteBook laptops follow on the heels of the refreshed G7 series devices that HP unveiled earlier this year.

Elitebooks desogned for remote workers

The laptops run on 11th Gen Intel Core processors and include several features that help people work from anywhere. These include AI0based noise reduction to reduce the sound of keyboards during video calls, as well as HP QuickDrop, which helps people transfer files between phones and PCs.

Zbook Firefly targets power users

This week HP also announced the new Zbook Firefly. This unit will be available in 14- and 15-inch screen sizes with NVIDIA Quadro T500 mobile graphics. Storage and RAM configuration options mimic what’s found in the upcoming EliteBook devices, but one standout is that alongside Wi-Fi 6 support, users will also be able to take advantage of 5G connectivity options. Like the EliteBook 800 series, ZBook FireFly also boasts integrated support for Tile.

“Simplifying the Data Science Workflow”

Chris Kowalk, Z by HP Data Science Product Manager and Andrew Kemp, Z by HP Data Science Segment Manager published a blog post about the simultaneous release of new software tools for data scientists.

Data Science is a rapidly growing segment that is the driving force behind digital business today, they write. Hence HP is also introducing this week the Z by HP Data Science Software preload. This is collection of the most popular data science tools critical for data scientists, data analysts, and students.The preload will be available on select  HP ZBook Studio Mobile Workstations and HP ZBook Create Notebook PCs.

Pricing and availability

The new HP EliteBook and ZBook Firefly laptops will all debut by the end of January. HP ZBook Firefly will lead the charge, arriving sometime in December. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet. The company claims this information will be made available closer to launch. Until then, peeking at current-generation models could provide a bit of early insight.