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Best HP EliteBook laptops in 2021 — the best HP business laptops

HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7
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Whether you're an IT manager or an enterprise user wanting to upgrade your gear, HP has you covered with its EliteBook business laptops. These machines have sleek aluminum designs, excellent keyboards and tons of security features, like an optional Sure View display 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

HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7

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1. HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7

The best business laptop

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

Epic battery life
Attractive, slim design
Good 1080p display
Fast CPU performance
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

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

Sleek aluminum chassis
Fast performance
Comfortable keyboard
Plenty of ports
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. 

HP EliteBook 845 G7

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3. HP EliteBook 845 G7

The best performing laptop

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

Sleek design
Speedy performance
Excellent battery life
Crisp colorful display
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.