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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.

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.

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