January 12, 2021

HP to roll out Snapdragon-powered Elite Folio convertible

Washington: HP has announced the Elite Folio, a new convertible laptop with an Arm CPU. It’s like 2019’s Spectre Folio.

According to The Verge, this device has a design that lets a user pull the screen forward to rest between the keys and the trackpad for media consumption or touch-first work, or it can lie flat on top of the bottom shell for tablet-style use.

The Elite Folio has a 13.5-inch 3:2 1920 x 1280 display, which is a nice upgrade over the Spectre Folio’s 16:9 panel.

HP has made use of some of the extra height by including a stylus silo above the keyboard. While the Spectre stood out for its leather finish, the Elite Folio now uses “vegan leather,” which is to say it’s not leather. But it should feel better than regular plastic, at least.

The processor is Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, also LTE and 5G connectivity through the X20 and X55 modems. The Folio can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.

There are two USB-C 3.2 ports and a headphone jack. As reported by The Verge, HP is claiming up to 24.5 hours of battery life when watching locally stored video files.

Elite Folio will be out next month, and HP has not announced the price yet. (ANI)

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