HP has introduced the Elite Folio, a brand new convertible laptop computer with an Arm CPU. Like 2019’s Spectre Folio, this gadget has a design that allows you to pull the display screen ahead to relaxation between the keys and the trackpad for media consumption or touch-first work, or it may possibly lie flat on high of the underside shell for tablet-style use.
The Elite Folio has a 13.5-inch 3:2 1920 x 1280 show, which is a pleasant improve over the Spectre Folio’s 16:9 panel. HP has made use of among the additional top by together with a stylus silo above the keyboard. Whereas the Spectre stood out for its leather-based end, the Elite Folio now makes use of “vegan leather-based,” which is to say it’s not leather-based. However it ought to really feel higher than common plastic, a minimum of.
The processor is Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, and there’s additionally LTE and 5G connectivity by means of the X20 and X55 modems. The Folio will be configured with as much as 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. There are two USB-C 3.2 ports and a headphone jack. HP is claiming as much as 24.5 hours of battery life when watching domestically saved video recordsdata, however we’ll must see for ourselves how that performs out in additional lifelike workloads.
The Spectre Folio was a novel product with just a few clear flaws: the display screen’s facet ratio, some dangerous audio system, and an unreliable trackpad. We all know the primary one has been mounted with the Elite Folio, a minimum of — hopefully we’ll be capable to discover out concerning the others quickly sufficient. It’ll be out subsequent month, and HP hasn’t introduced pricing info but.