HP's new EliteBook line provides the processing power and graphics punch to handle professional chores related to video editing, design and engineering. Hewlett-Packard has introduced a line of mobile workstations that are more durable than previous models and provide additional storage options. The new HP EliteBook w-series includes the 17.3-inch 8760w, the 15.6-inch 8560w and the 14-inch 8460w. The products are the first with HP's industrial design that a distinctive radial-brushed gunmetal finish, a backlit jewel log and orange-colored accents. The latest portable workstations are targeted at designers, animators and engineers. "As the fastest growing segment of the workstation market, mobile workstations continue to provide value," Efrain Rovira, director of mobile workstations for HP, says. All three systems have aluminum-alloy hinges and cast titanium-alloy display latches for more durability than previous EliteBook workstations. The latest products are available with either a second-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 quad-core processor, which provides enough computing power to handle 3-D professional applications. In addition, the systems support up to 32 GB of system memory and the AMD or Nvidia graphics can power up to five independent displays.
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