A number of issues set the Elite Folio aside from 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 isn’t any completely different. Due to its hinge, which is analogous to the Spectre’s, you may pull the Elite Folio’s display in the direction of you and prop it up in entrance of the keyboard to work immediately on the show. It’s also possible to flip the show horizontally and push it all the way down to relaxation on high of the keyboard to make use of it as a pill.
Then there’s the Folio’s leather-based end, after all, however HP additionally affords a number of 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 know-how. Talking of, the system’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 help Wacom contact/pen enter so you may write or scribble notes extra simply. While 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 satisfy navy requirements (MIL-STD 810H) and is usually 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 can be obtainable in February, and HP says pricing can be shared nearer to retail date. It’s attention-grabbing that the corporate selected to make use of a Snapdragon chipset for its second (and business-centric) Folio-branded system, but it surely’s fully attainable an Intel model arrives sooner or later. Nonetheless, it’ll be attention-grabbing 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 evaluate to search out out.