The HP EliteBook Folio takes laptop convenience to another level. The minimalist trend appeared in the last couple of years has represented a powerful signal for many producers of laptops. They have noticed that uninspired business notebooks will generally be disregarded by workers in favor of more powerful gadgets. HP’s EliteBook Folio is a good example of this pattern in the tech world.
According to its producer, this thin and stylish metal-chassis 12” laptop delivers premium customer features into a convenient device. The goal is to merge client-level stability and functionality with tech-friendly protection, durability and manageability.
Developed around the all-aluminum framework, the EliteBook has a thickness of only just 12.5 mm and weighs approximately 2 lbs, making it the company’s slimmest business-class laptop up to now. The aluminum base is not designed just for a nice appearance, since all notebooks in this series are meant to pass tough durability tests.
Its 12.5” display attached with a 180-degree hinge lets the laptop to sit smoothly on a table, but there are no dual-mode features met in other fully hinged gadgets. The side-to-side glass layer comes in 4k (UHD), fullHD touch and fullHD non-touch versions, the latter providing an amazing 352ppi density and using more than 95% of the entire RGB color range.
The EliteBook, which runs on Windows 10 OS, incorporates Intel’s 6th-gen of Core-M chips. These processors low power intake allows a fan less function and helps obtaining a stated battery power of up to 10 hours.
There are only a few connections, but all are updated, coming as a pair of USB-C slots with new Thunderbolt 3 assistance. An optionally available type-C docking station will be sold near the Folio’s release this spring, offering extra slots.
The US producer is eager to emphasize its EliteBook Folio’s cooperation functions, such as the dual range mics having noise-cancelling options and the fully tuned speakers that lets the laptop to be utilized as a team speakerphone.
HP states that its Folio’s sound system provides 40% more volume than past business-class gadgets. It has also a series of cooperation keys, such as call mute or unmute and the schedule button, on HP’s top quality Keyboard.
Security functions consist of the producer’s Customer Security Package, authorized TPM, SureStart (BIOS-based security) and an available fingerprint sensor. Other manageability resources offered by the manufacturer include TouchPoint Administrator (featuring application stock and implementation, plus spot management) and Picture Assistant (custom photo diagnostics, with an integrated self-help panel).
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