Business-class computers aren’t typically exciting. Especially, when it comes to Windows 10 laptops aimed at your everyday enterprise crowd – you know, the kind of computer most people bring to work. Just because the category is typically boring doesn’t mean it always has to be. HP’s new EliteBook Folio laptop, for instance, certainly doesn’t subscribe to the concept, combining a gorgeous 4K display with a ridiculously svelte frame.
HP is billing it as “the world’s thinnest and lightest business class notebook,” accompanying the premium design with business-critical security and manageability to enable enterprise processes. Basically, the IT department is supposed to love its uncompromising enterprise chops, while you can’t help but drool over the stellar design, so even suits in tightly-wound firms can hang around Starbucks with fashionable-looking computers. Or something like that.
The HP EliteBook Folio has a 12.5-inch 4K display, with ultra-thin bezels on the side that make for a gorgeous panel to look at spreadsheets, record logs, and lines upon lines of code (hey, it’s a work computer), all while being complemented with Bang & Olufsen audio that’s 40 percent louder than Dell’s previous loudest laptop. They house that display in a polished diamond-cut CNC aluminum body that not only enthralls with a 12.4mm frame, but should impress with its ability to pass MIL-STD 810G tests for movement, dust, drops, temperature, and altitude. It runs Intel’s 6th generation Core M7 processor, along with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a selection of SSD storage options. Battery is rated to last for up to 10 hours if you use the display at 1080p, although the mileage will likely come down significantly once you keep it at the 4K setting.
Slated to come out in March, pricing for the HP Elitebook Folio starts at $999.