HP Elite Bets on ForcePad for Pressure-Sensitive Control

On Tuesday, Hewlett-Packard rolled out new HP Elite products, including the thinnest-ever HP EliteBook and a desktop it says takes up less workspace than most office phones.

With the new line, HP is working from the assumption that employees demand technology that fits their personal styles while still allowing them to stay productive no matter where they are working. At the same time, HP contends, IT managers need to support what it calls the EUNew Style of ITEU with a common set of devices and interfaces, all while exceeding expectations for the security and reliability that businesses demand.

HP also said itEUs offering not only the hardware needed to address business challenges, but also the configuration and deployment services needed to save IT time and money. But consumers may appreciate a new innovation in one of the machines, dubbed ForcePad, most of all.

Meet the Elite Lineup

EUTodayEUs business lifestyles continue to evolve at an incredible rate, resulting in a new style of IT that requires stylish, easy-to-use devices coupled with expanding device security and manageability that can be used in a range of settings,EU said Enrique Lores, senior vice president and general manager for Commercial PCs at HP. EUHP addresses this new reality with a portfolio of high-impact business PCs and services that offer the ultimate in security and manageability, while still providing the style, lightness and ease of use needed for all types of working environments.EU

The EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 notebook is 16.1 percent thinner and 7.3 percent lighter than the previous generation. HP said this Ultrabook-qualified HP EliteBook one of the sturdiest, thinnest and lightest available. It sells for $1,299.

The EliteDesk 800 G1 Business Desktop Mini is one of the industryEUs smallest business desktop PCs selling for $669. The machine is being introduced alongside the HP ProDesk 600 G1 Business Desktop...

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