HP EliteBook Folio 1020: New Thin And Light Business Laptop

HP's New Laptop Definitely Isn't A Macbook Air

The new Macbook Air-esque Folio 1020 business laptop comes in two editions: standard, which weighs 1.2kg (and can be fitted with a touchscreen), and a 'special' edition, which weighs in at 1kg without any touchiness. Guts-wise, it's what you'd expect from a modern high-end laptop: 8GB of RAM and SSD storage.

The Folio 1020 packs Intel's fanless Core M processor, so you get all sorts of battery life efficiency (and a super thin laptop), though a little less outright performance compared to Intel's Core i5/i3 chips.

Since this is a business laptop, there's also a fingerprint sensor and proprietary HP 'enterprise port', and the whole thing meets military standards for drop-tests.

If all that piques your interest, the standard edition will be landing in February, with the special edition soon to follow in April. Although notionally aimed at businesses, a light laptop with good battery life and solid build should be useful for almost anyone who spends time on the road -- especially if it's for work. [Engadget]

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