HP is today unveiling a new laptop which according to the Verge is a stylish Windows 8 machine called the EliteBook Folio 1020.
The laptop is thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air and comes with 8GB of RAM, an SSD that ranges from 128GB to 256GB, and a claimed 9 hours of battery life. It’s also running on an Intel Core M processor according to the Verge.
HP says the Folio 1020 was designed with office users in mind. It includes a proprietary enterprise port and a fingerprint reader for security, and it’s also said to pass military-grade drop and shock tests, since office workers are apparently quite clumsy.
The laptop comes in two different models, only one of which is lighter than the Air. The Standard Edition of the Folio 1020 is a touch heavier, includes a 12.5-inch, 1080p display, and is able to be upgraded to include a touchscreen.
The Folio 1020 Special Edition on the other hand is the lighter of the two models, at 2.27 pounds, with a body made of carbon fiber and a magnesium-lithium alloy. That model includes a 12.5-inch, quad HD display, but it doesn’t have a touchscreen option. It also has a sweet red accent on the hinge.
The Standard Edition will be available in February, and the Special Edition will be available in April.
No pricing has been announced yet for the laptops.
Source: The Verge