HP announces business laptops with software Tile tracker

HP is introducing new EliteBook 800 G8 and ZBook Firefly G8 laptops for the business market. The notebooks get Intel Tiger Lake CPUs and software integration with Tile’s tracking system, which allows users to locate their laptop through the Tile app.

HP comes with a total of six different models, according to Windows Central. All laptops come with Tile tracking. HP previously released a laptop with an integrated Tile tracker. However, this was a hardware solution using a PCIe module from Tile. The company reports that the Tile tracker in its new EliteBook and ZBook laptops is fully software-based, the CEO of Tile also confirms in a press release. Among other things, the tracker would work when the laptop is in sleep mode.

The EliteBook 800 G8 series consists of laptops with screen diagonals of 13.3 “, 14” and 15.6 “. The manufacturer also comes with an X360 variant with a rotating 13.3” touchscreen. All mentioned variants will have a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, although each model offers a choice between three panels with different brightnesses up to 1000 cd / m². The laptops use the integrated Xe GPU from Intel, although the 15.6 “model can optionally be equipped with a separate Nvidia MX450 GPU. HP supplies the laptop with a maximum of 64GB DDR4-3200 memory and an NVMe SSD up to 2TB.

The 13.3 “HP EliteBook 830 G8

The ZBook Firefly will in turn be available with a 14 “or 15.6” screen with full HD resolution. The laptops are equipped with Intel Tiger Lake processors. HP optionally supplies the laptops with vPro versions of these CPUs, which add some business functions. Processors with vPro, for example, support Active Management Technology for remote management and offer additional security features, among other things.

The Firefly also uses an Xe GPU as standard, but the laptop can optionally be supplied with an Nvidia Quadro T500 GPU with 4GB memory. This video card is based on the Turing architecture, which was also used in the RTX 2000 video cards. Some of the EliteBook variants can optionally be equipped with an Nvidia MX450 chip. Furthermore, the laptops are supplied from the factory with a maximum of 64GB of memory.

The various EliteBook and Firefly laptops all feature two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A connectors, a 3.5mm audio jack and an HDMI 2.0 connector. All laptops also support Wi-Fi 6. The various models will be delivered from December. Variants with vPro CPUs will follow in January. HP is not yet announcing suggested retail prices.

The HP ZBook Firefly G8 14 “(left) and the 15.6” variant

HP EliteBook 800 G8 Series HP ZBook Firefly G8 Series

CPU Intel Core i5 (11th Generation / Tiger Lake)
Intel Core i5 (11th Generation / Tiger Lake)
vPro models will follow in January
Screen diagonal, resolution 13.3 “, 14”, 15.6 “
1920×1080 pixels
14 “, 15.6”
1920×1080 pixels
Panel options 1000 cd / m², privacy filter
400 cd / m², low power
250 cd / m², Touch
250 cd / m²
IPS, 1000 cd / m², privacy filter
IPS, 500 cd / m²
IPS, 250 cd / m², Touch
IPS, 400 cd / m²
IPS, 250 cd / m²
Memory, storage Max. 64GB, DDR4-3200
Max. 2TB, M.2 NVMe
GPU Intel Xe
Optional: Nvidia GeForce MX450
Intel Xe
Optional: Nvidia Quadro T500
Connections 2x Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C)
2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 type-A
1x HDMI 2.0
1x 3.5mm
Battery 56Wh
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