Hewlett-Packard will unleash a business ultraportable with Intel's most power-efficient Sandy Bridge processors and USB 3.0 ports, according to reports and HP's Web site.
The upcoming EliteBook 2560p follows HP's successful--and very durable--EliteBook 2540p, which is built around a 12.1-inch display and weighs about 3.5 pounds.
HP has already revealed some 2560p specifications on its U.S. Web site and those of its close cousin, the 2760p, which adds a touch interface, like its predecessor, the 2740p.
Highlights include a range of Sandy Bridge processors, such as Intel's most power-efficient Core i5-2537M and Core i7-2617M chips (in addition to more mainstream Sandy Bridge laptop processors) and USB 3.0 ports, according to a Japanese-language Web site.
These new features would be consistent with HP's new15-inch EliteBook, the 8560p. That model comes with Sandy Bridge processors and two USB 3.0. ports.
Integrated 3G will also be offered, like the current 2540p model that offers built-in 3G from AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon.
The Japanese-language site also lists 13-inch screens, which, if true, would be a departure from the current 12-inch form factor.
Pricing and release date information is not available at this time.