HP EliteBook Folio 1020 arrives as a refresh to the last year model, the EliteBook Folio 1040. And thanks to the new Intel Core M Broadwell architecture, the device is quite a looker.
The company gives buyers a choice between two variations of this thin and light notebook. The first one is called the EliteBook Folio 1020 Standard Edition, and the other is the EliteBook Folio 1020 Special Edition. The former launches in February, while the latter model is due out April.
In terms of differences between the two, things start with the build material.
The Standard Edition makes use of a lithium-magnesium alloy, while the Special Edition is even lighter, as it is built using carbon fiber.
And if you think these devices look like the MacBook Air, then you’re not mistaken. HP is apparently taking Apple head on with these designs, creating not only a thinner and lighter variant, but also hardware that is capable of surviving bumps and bruises.
Perfect for busy professionals.
Some basic specifications of these ultrabooks. You get a fanless design, with the processors capable of offering up to 9 hours of battery life. They are further fitted with 8GB of RAM and 256GB solid state drive in a form factor that houses a 12.5-inch screen.
Resolutions, 1920 x 1080 for the Standard Edition, while an optional 2560 x 1440 for the Special.
As for pricing, even though they make use of the relatively affordable Core M processing architecture, the price tags are probably going to be above the $1,000 threshold.
Totally worth it, though.