Up until now, the Apple MacBook has been the gold standard when it comes to sleek, lightweight laptops. But what if you’re a PC person that doesn’t want to switch operating system after decades of using Windows?
Enter the HP EliteBook Folio G1, the world’s thinnest and lightest business-class notebook, at only 12.4 mm (thinner than a AA-battery) and weighing less than 2.2 lbs. HP unveiled it’s upcoming ultrabook yesterday at CES, and we were suitably impressed.
The EliteBook Folio sports a 12.5-inch screen and features premium craftsmanship with a polished diamond-cut CNC aluminum body to deliver an ultra-thin design that provides strength and durability. The Folio G1 has a 180-degree piano hinge, allowing the device to open completely flat, giving users greater flexibility and the ability to easily share and collaborate with others around them.
Under the hood, the new Folio G1 has a 1.1GHZ dual-core Intel Core m5-6Y54 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB SSD. The device also comes with two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, a full-size backlit keyboard, and a gesture-enabled clickpad.
The edge-to-edge glass display of the EliteBook Folio also has an optional Ultra HD (UHD) 4K display, which provides a paper-like display with stunning detail, made possible by an incredible pixel density of 352 PPI. The UHD panel enables 95 percent of the Adobe RGB gamut to make images more vivid and life-like.
The device includes Windows 10 Pro and is built with an optional 6th generation Intel Core M vPro processor, optimized for high performance and efficiency. This gives the EliteBook Folio the optimal blend of beauty, power, fanless operation and up to 10 hours of battery life.
The HP EliteBook Folio is expected to ship in March with a starting price of $999.