Certain things make Elite Folio different from other Snapdragon laptops. Most of them are traditional clamshell laptops, but HP has insisted on equipping convertibles for its networked PCs for many years, and so does the Elite Folio. Thanks to its hinge similar to the Spectre, you can pull the Elite Folio’s screen towards you and support it upwards in front of the keyboard to work directly on the display. You can also flip the display horizontally and push it down above the keyboard to use it as a tablet.
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Since this is part of the company’s “Elite” series of business-first laptops, Folio also comes with software such as HP’s Management Integration Kit and WorkWell. It is durable enough to meet military standards (MIL-STD 810H), and is mainly made of recycled magnesium, and recycled marine plastic is used in the speaker housing. The Folio weighs 2.85 pounds, which is heavier than the company’s Dragonfly series of notebooks.
Elite Folio will be available in February, and HP said that pricing will be split before the retail date. Interestingly, the company chose to use the Snapdragon chipset for its second (business-centric) Folio-branded device, but it is likely to launch an Intel version in the future. Nevertheless, it can still be seen whether the Elite Folio is as satisfactory as the consumer-oriented Spectre products based on ARM chips. Stay tuned for our full review to learn more.