It has been quite some time since Apple released the new MacBook, and it seems like many other manufacturers are more than eager to come up with similar offerings. HP, for example, has unveiled the EliteBook Folio, a lightweight and slim laptop with an appealing design. It seems like this is HP’s answer to the new MacBook.
Just like the new MacBook, the EliteBook Folio doesn’t have any full-sized USB port. Instead, it has not one, but two USB Type-C ports, which gives it an edge over the MacBook. Of course, there’s also a headphone jack, but until more Type-C products are readily available, you will need to use adapters, which sort of defeats the purpose of such a light and slim laptop.
Speaking of which, the EliteBook Folio weighs just under 1kg, and is only 12.4mm thick, which is plenty impressive. Of course, with such portability, some things have to be sacrificed. In this case, it’s processing power. Much like the new MacBook (and the Lenovo Yoga 900S), the EliteBook Folio is powered by Intel’s Core M processors; the Skylake-based ones, of course, which include the m3, m5 and m7 chips.
Rounding out the specifications of the EliteBook Folio are a 12.5-inch display – it can be configured with a 1080p or 4K panel, 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of SSD storage, and a claimed battery life of about 10 hours. As usual, local availability of the HP EliteBook Folio has not been revealed yet, although it is set to launch in the US this March from US$999, which is about RM4,380.
(Source: The Verge)