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Best HP EliteBook laptops in 2021 — Top HP business laptops

HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7
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HP has you covered with its EliteBook business laptops. Whether you're an IT manager buying for thousands of employees or an enterprise user wanting to upgrade your gear, HP has a laptop for you. In general, these machines have sleek aluminum designs, excellent keyboards, and tons of security features, like an optional Sure View display, an IR camera, and a sliding webcam cover. They're so good that they often feature on our best laptops and best business laptops pages. 

Once you nab your very own EliteBook, you can check out our 5 essential HP EliteBook accessories. Not sold on HP? Check out our best Dell Latitude and Precision Business Laptops page and our Lenovo Thinkpad comparison guide

Below is a compilation of the best EliteBook laptops currently on the market but there are several models yet to be released. We're in the process of reviewing the EliteBook Aero 840 and expect to get the refreshed version of our top pick,  EliteBook x360 1040 G8, soon. 

HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7

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1. HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7

The best business laptop

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i7-10810U
GPU: UHD
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB
Display Size/Resolution: 14-inch, 1080p
Size: 12.6 x 8 x 0.7 inches
Weight: 2.9 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Epic battery life+Attractive, slim design+Good 1080p display+Fast CPU performance
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

The Envy and Spectre series tend to get all the praise, but many of their best characteristics can also be found in HP's business laptops, especially the flagship EliteBook x360 1040 G7. 

It flaunts an attractive metal chassis, boasts lightning-quick performance, and lasts for more than 15 hours on a charge. The 1080p display is a good one for work and play, plenty of ports mean you don't need a dongle, and a spattering of default and optional features make your work experience more secure and efficient.  

The sky-high price means the 1040 G7 is only meant for the high-rollers; execs making the six-figure salaries, invaluable researchers working long nights, and the paper pushers with a Fortune 500 company attached to their LinkedIn profiles. 

See our full HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 review

HP EliteBook 830 and EliteBook 840 G7 review

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2. HP EliteBook 840 G7

The best convertible laptop

Specifications
CPU: Intel Core i7-10810U
GPU: UHD graphics
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB SSD
Display Size/Resolution: 13.3-inch, 1080p; 14-inch, 1080p
Size: 12.1 x 8.1 x 0.7 inches
Weight: 2.8 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Sleek aluminum chassis+Fast performance+Comfortable keyboard+Plenty of ports
Reasons to avoid
-Weak graphics

The highlight of these laptops. the EliteBook 830 G7 and EliteBook 840 G7, are their sleek aluminum chassis, which smartly blends form with function. Looking past the frame, these two EliteBook models get you a solid 1080p display, fast performance, a bevy of security features and a comfortable keyboard — everything you need to finish projects at work or relax after you clock out. 

At the right price, I'd consider these models over the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, our long-standing best business laptop. It ultimately comes down to pricing — if you can find these on sale for less than their rivals, then don't hesitate to snag them for your workforce — they'll be happy with their new systems, trust me. 

See our HP EliteBook 830 G7 and 840 G7 review

HP EliteBook 845 G7

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3. HP EliteBook 845 G7

The best performing laptop

Specifications
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 256GB
Display : 14-inch, 1080p
Size: 12.7 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
Weight: 3 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Sleek design+Speedy performance+Excellent battery life+Crisp colorful display
Reasons to avoid
-Slow file transfer speed

The HP EliteBook 845 G7 is a lightweight, slender 14-inch powerhouse with a lovely FHD display. At $1,419, it’s a bargain due to its speedy performance and ability to handle anything you throw at it. Whether you’re working from home, returning to the office, or traveling the world, the HP EliteBook will win you over. 

The EliteBook was released without much fanfare but its snappy performance, picturesque display, and well-distributed lightweight chassis make this a great buy. I’d snatch one up while it’s still flying under the radar.

See our HP EliteBook 845 G7 review

HP Elite Folio

The HP Elite Folio uses a unique pull-forward mechanism, making it one of the best 2-in-1 laptops for artists. (Image credit: Future)

4. HP Elite Folio

The best convertible laptop

Specifications
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 690
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 256GB
Display: 13.5-inch, 1920 x 1280-pixels
Size: 11.75 x 9.03 x 0.63 inches
Weight: 2.9 pounds
Reasons to buy
+Innovative easel mode+Incredible battery life+Clicky keyboard+Compact and lightweight
Reasons to avoid
-App incompatibility-Middling performance

The HP Elite Folio is packed with innovative, solution-solving tech — not gimmicks — that substantiates its $2,000 price tag. It also gives the Energizer Bunny a run for its money; it lasted a jaw-dropping 16 hours and 21 minutes on a charge.

Not only does the Elite Folio have the endurance of an Olympic champion, but it breaks records like one, too. The Elite Folio is the world’s first business convertible with a spectacular pull-forward mechanism. The feature lets you transform the display into a digital easel so you can get your Bob Ross on. The Elite Folio comes with an awesome stylus — a plus for users who have an affinity for digital note-taking and doodling.

See our full HP Elite Folio review.

Phillip Tracy

Phillip Tracy is the assistant managing editor at Laptop Mag where he reviews laptops, phones and other gadgets while covering the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News covering 5G and IoT. When he's not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, traveling or watching soccer.