After Dell and LG made their stint at sub 1Kg Laptops, fondly comparing them to the MacBook, HP is next with its EliteBook Folio series, built in the similar weight and on a minimalist design language.
The EliteBook Folio is made out of a single cast, aircraft grade aluminum for toughened yet premium built. The body attaches to the 12.5 inch display using a ‘paino’ hinge that allows the display to go 180°. HP wants it to be called the thinnest and lightest business notebook currently available.
Powered by Intel 6th generation Core M processors, the Folio ultrabook offers HP Sure Start that company claims defends the PC from/identifies and fixes BIOS level attacks. It also supports dual authentication using a fingerprint scanner and a retina scan camera. It is also integrated with Bang and Olufsun Audio that has the HP Noise Reduction Software and HP Clear Sound Amp for distortion free communication over VoIP.
The company also launched the Elite X2 tablet with dock and the EliteBook 840. The Elite X2 tablet uses a hinged stand at the back that leaves out the need for a solid docking hinge. The stand is made ring-type hollow for easy, steady placement on the lap/ folded legs. Since the dock stays on the lap and processors behind the screen, the 2-in-1 also spares you of processor heat.
The EliteBook 1040 with 14-inch display was also launched starting Rs 90,000.
Folio and the said EliteBooks are test passed under the MIL-STD 810G military standards to withstand shock, vibrations for 1000 mile ground travel, pressure equivalent to 15000ft and 26 drop from 30 inches to every side on plywood. Read more.
- HP EliteBook Folio is available starting Rs 1,28,000
- HP Elite x2 1012 is available starting Rs 95,000/-
- HP EliteBook 840 is available starting Rs 69,000/-