Friday, 20 January 2017
Computing

HP unveils EliteBook Folio, Elite X2 hybrid laptop

American firm, Hewlett Packard, has unveiled two new business laptops following the announcement of its new line of business printers.

The two laptops launched are the new EliteBook Folio which starts at Rs. 1,30,000 (about 390,000 Naira) and the Elite x2 1012 2-in-1 laptop which debuts for Rs. 84,599 (approximately 253,000 Naira). Both notebooks are already available for order in India.

The new EliteBook Folio is HP’s thinnest and lightest business-class laptop at the moment, being 12.4mm thick.

It has an aluminium body and a backlit keyboard which is quite comfortable to type on and can easily be used in the dark.

It weighs less than 1kg and has military grade protection which enables it to remain undamaged if it drops accidentally.

The HP EliteBook Folio has a 12.5-inch full-HD display with an option for a UHD (4K) variant. The screen can also be tilted all the way back up to 180 degrees.

The laptop is powered by Intel’s 6th generation Core M vPro processors and boasts of a battery which HP says can power the laptop for up to 10 hours on a single charge. It runs on Windows 10 Pro Operating system.

Connectivity includes two USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt and is compatible with HP’s Travel Dock for additional ports.

HP EliteBook Folio also bears Bang & Olufsen speakers, HP’s Noise Reduction software, and HP Clear Amp for better audio.

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The HP Elite x2 1012 on the other hand is built using milled CNC aluminium. It sports a 12-inch anti-glare display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It also comes with a built-in kickstand, making it a hybrid device.

The 2-in-1 laptop comes with the HP Active Pen which features over 2048 point of pressure sensitivity.

One can also pair the hybrid with HP’s optional Advanced Keyboard which integrates a smart card reader inside or the Travel Keyboard.

Under the hood the new HP Elite x2 runs on Intel’s 6th generation Core M vPro platform and is the first device to ship with Thunderbolt 3.

HP will also offer Elite USB-C Docking Station for powering dual-2K displays; the Elite Thunderbolt 65W Dock for dual-4K displays and Advanced Wireless Docking Station which works on WiGig wireless technology.