efolio HP EliteBook Folio 9470m to launch alongside Windows 8

HP will be launching an ultrabook alongside Microsoft’s launch of Windows 8 his Friday, but HP’s ElitePad 900 won’t hit the market until January.

The EliteBook Folio 9470m is a 14-inch 1366×768 matte display laptop with a removable battery (something many other notable ultrabooks lack).  Within its thin profile lies an Ivy Bridge processor, 3 USB 3.0 ports, VGA & DisplayPort, and will come with a 52Whr battery with an optional 60Whr battery also available.  HP claims that the laptop can stay lit for 20 hours on a single charge of the battery, but this number is still not official.

elitepad HP EliteBook Folio 9470m to launch alongside Windows 8

HP’s ElitePad 900 tablet is perhaps the more intriguing device, but again, it won’t go on sale until January.  Like many other Clover Trail-based (Atom Z2760) Windows 8 tablets, the ElitePad 900 will be targeted at businesses.  Under  the 11.6-inch 1280×800 touchscreen is 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of internal storage.

Although the Z2760-based tablets are geared more toward businesses, Windows 8 tablets will also come with Intel's Core i series.  Microsoft recently made the Surface RT tablet available for pre-orders, but the Core Surface Pro won’t be available until early next year.