Described as the best laptop at CES 2016, the HP EliteBook Folio G1 is an ultrabook targeted at business users, although consumers are not entirely left out. The ultra-slim notebook parades a durable build and is designed to deliver efficient performance without making too much noise while at it.
Design and Screen
The 2016 refresh of the HP EliteBook Folio G1 is seemingly built to rough it out with the Apple MacBook.
HP EliteBook Folio G1 comes in just under 0.5 inches thick and weighs about 1 kg. It is hailed by HP as the ‘world’s thinnest and lightest business-class notebook’ to date.
In spite of its ultra-slim profile, however, the HP EliteBook Folio G1 is built to be rugged. The chassis is fashioned out of sleek diamond-cut CNC aluminium. The laptop is designed to pass military-grade MIL-STD 810G tests for durability.
The HP EliteBook Folio G1 ultrabook is fitted with a 12.5-inch diagonal display having a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels for superb images and colours.
There is also an option of a sharper 4K UHD touch display for highly immersive ultra wide-angle viewing since this uses IPS technology. The laptop features a hinge that allows you lay the screen completely flat on a surface.
The HP EliteBook Folio G1 will not deliver ground-breaking performance, given what it carries under the hood. It is equipped with latest-generation Intel Core M processors, which enable the ultraportable to boast a fan-less design for quiet running.
The CPU is supported by 8 GB of RAM for smooth multitasking and impressive responsiveness. Speedy solid state drives with capacity of up to 512 GB are on offer to accelerate boot times and boost enjoyable performance.
Expectedly, the HP EliteBook Folio G1 runs on Windows 10 operating system for the best experience on the platform.
HP EliteBook Folio G1 features Bang and Olufsen audio feature for crystal-clear sound, with greater emphasis on voice (for using applications like Skype for Business) than on music.
The ultraportable will supposedly deliver around 10 hours in battery runtime. There are minimal ports on offer, however, as you get just two USB ports and an audio jack.
Pricing and Availability
HP Elitbook Folio G1 is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. HP Elitebook Folio G1 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N210,000 to N450,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
HP Elitebook Folio G1 Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP Elitebook Folio G1 Ultrabook:
- OS: Windows 10 Pro 64 or other
- Processor: 6th Generation Intel Core m5 or Core m7 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 515
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Silver
- Dimension: 292.1 x 209 x 11.94 mm (non-touch); 292.1 x 209 x 12.45 mm (touch)
- Weight: Starting 970 g (non-touch); Starting at 1.07 kg (touch)
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 12.5-inch back-lit LED Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels or 3840 x 2160 pixels (anti-glare with touch or non-touch options)
- Keyboard: Full-sized back-lit Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Glass ClickPad
- Built-in Storage: 128GB to 256GB SDD
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.1: Yes, 2 port (USB Type C and Thunderbolt support)
- USB 2.0: No
- HDMI: No
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Via Dongle
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
- NFC: No
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- Audio by Bang & Olufsen
- 4 integrated stereo speakers
- IR Camera for face authentication
- Preboot Authentication (Password)
- TPM 2.0 Embedded Security Chip
- HP Recovery Manager
- Battery: 4-cell, 38 WHr Li-Po Battery
- Use Time: up to 10 hours