Just a few issues set the Elite Folio other than different Snapdragon laptops. Most of them are conventional clamshell laptops, however HP has caught with convertibles for its linked PCs for years and the Elite Folio is not any completely different. Because of its hinge, which is analogous to the Spectre’s, you possibly can pull the Elite Folio’s display screen in the direction of you and prop it up in entrance of the keyboard to work immediately on the show. You may as well flip the show horizontally and push it all the way down to relaxation on prime of the keyboard to make use of it as a pill.
Then there’s the Folio’s leather-based end, in fact, however HP additionally provides just a few of its privacy-centric options right here. Particularly, the Elite Folio comes with a built-in mechanical shutter for the 720p webcam and HP’s Positive View privateness display screen know-how. Talking of, the machine’s 13.5-inch show is barely bigger than the Spectre Folio’s 13.3-inch panel with roughly the identical decision at 1,920 x 1,280. It’ll additionally assist Wacom contact/pen enter so you possibly can write or scribble notes extra simply. If you’re typing, you’ll be utilizing the corporate’s “premium” backlit keyboard that’s spill resistant. There’s additionally a brand new trackpad has been optimized for a 3:2 facet ratio, too.
Since that is a part of the corporate’s Elite sequence of business-first laptops, the Folio additionally comes with software program like HP’s Administration Integration Package and WorkWell. It’s additionally sturdy sufficient to fulfill army requirements (MIL-STD 810H) and is generally product of recycled magnesium and makes use of reclaimed ocean-bound plastics in its speaker enclosures. At 2.85 kilos, the Folio is heavier than the corporate’s Dragonfly sequence of notebooks.
The Elite Folio will likely be accessible in February, and HP says pricing will likely be shared nearer to retail date. It’s fascinating that the corporate selected to make use of a Snapdragon chipset for its second (and business-centric) Folio-branded machine, but it surely’s fully potential an Intel model arrives sooner or later. Nonetheless, it’ll be fascinating to see if the Elite Folio is as satisfying as its consumer-oriented Spectre counterpart with the ARM-based chip. Keep tuned for our full overview to seek out out.