HP has launched a new line of portable notebooks that measures just 0.6 inches thick, weigh as little as 2.3 pounds, but which have military spec-tested cases which can withstand drops, shocks, humidity, and extreme temperatures, among other things.

The new HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is a thinner and lighter update to last year’s EliteBook Folio 1040.

HP will offer two models. The EliteBook Folio 1020 is due in February, while the EliteBook Folio 1020 Special Edition should launch in April.

hp elitebook folio 1020

Both laptops are powered by Intel Core M Broadwell processors, offer up to 9 hours of battery life, and feature enterprise-friendly features including TPM security and fingerprint readers.

The standard model weighs 2.7 pounds, while the special edition is just under 2.3 pounds thanks to a magnesium-lithium alloy and carbon fiber case.

The notebooks feature 12.5 inch screen, with the basic model featuring a 1920 x 1080 pixel display with an optional touchscreen and the special edition version featuring a 2560 x 1440 pixel quad HD display.

HP will offer models with up to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of solid state storage.

Pricing will be announced closer to the launch date for the laptops, but don’t expect these enterprise-friendly machines to come cheap.

via Engadget

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9 replies on “HP EliteBook Folio is a thin, light, and business-class notebook”

  1. The important things are IGNORED again: 1. User serviceable battery? 2. Glare inducing shiny screen or matte?

    1. These days (2015’s is less than a month away) ALL laptops should have these basic specs. This should be baseline in my opinion. Phones and tablets are cannibalizing computer sales like never before so the computer industry better clue in and reduce prices of these “thin and light business class laptops” or whatever marketing spin they wish to use. A company that does that at economical price points will win over a lot of business. Everything can and should be thin and light – no fatties allowed (the technology has advanced enough now to be standard across the board). The premium price points all laptop manufacturers are charging these days is just to milk your money and you’ll pay it because it has a nice logo attached to it.

  2. And what do these offer that my Surface Pro 3 doesn’t already offer? So now we get a Windows laptop that is nearly an exact copy of the MacBook Air but for better screens. Wonder if Apple looks at these and thinks to itself “HP=Samsung.”

    1. It provides a full laptop experience with a superior keyboard. You dont need touch or stylus for a full PC computing experience. Also, U can put it on your lap anywhere. even in small cramped airport seats. Surface Pro 3 fails there…

    2. A real laptop experience. There’s a chance it’ll be fanless as well due to the Core M chip for those who want fanless devices.

  3. Nice that they found a good place to get cases, I just hope the build quality of the stuff inside is as good.

    1. Yeah.. Not too sure on that.. I have a brand spankin’ new HP Elite book 820 (work supplied) and the bottom cover is constantly falling off the laptop because a small clip held it in place and boom that clip’s gone.. Their “magnesium” top casings scratch really easy, to the point that you can scrape off a layer of paint by sliding your fingernail over the paint.. HP for some reason thinks that these laptops are better than their predecessors… Then why are my workmates holding onto their old Folios and last years 820s? No wonder HP are going down the toilet…

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