HP Elite folio – Business class laptop, easily portable
HP Elite folio
The HP Elite folio is a business class laptop made to be easily portable. At only 12.4 mm thin, it is one of the thinnest notebook found in the market. The notebook is durable and sleek. Slim edges and a silver chassis makes this notebook quite elegant and eye-catching. The lid and keyboard of aluminum coating makes it quite sturdy. The chassis is able to withstand to MIL-STD-810G which makes it very resistant to occasional mishandling such as dropping and also dust. It can resist extreme temperatures and falling from 4-feet. Overall it measures 12.2 x 8.27 x 0.62 inches. Opening the book there is this sort of gorgeous diamond trim that spans the edges of the upper case. It feels quite subtle and gives the book some character. It has been manufactured to be secured from the inside and from the outside. The HP client security app works like a central hub for the security of the notebook.
Another special edition is set to be released by HP, which would include a chassis that has extra-durable magnesium-lithium allow and carbon fiber which will make the notebook even more resistant to abuse.
The HP Elite folio is well equipped for watching video. It includes a full HD touchscreen which can be upgraded to UHD or 4K which is the best in the market. The 12 inch display with 2560 x 1440 resolution is satisfyingly sharp for great entertainment and colorful web surfing. Regardless, with a brightness of 224, just below average, it does provide the appearance of being a bit to dim. The notebook displays 95.3% of sRBG color gamut, which is a very strong color representation. It’s not color accurate, but 7.4 Delta E rating is quite good.
The keyboard has a standard layout and includes a function key that turns the F button into volume and brightness control. Interestingly on the touchpad, there are no physical click buttons. Instead of a touchpad with the usual two click buttons that act like a mouse click, there is a force pad. 3.75 x 2.2 inch which replaces it and is pressure sensitive. Functions such as scrolling pages, dragging and dropping files, and others is undertaken by pushing down on the bottom right corner. The Elite folio seems to respond extremely well to all the commands which will normally be done with the click buttons of a laptop. It is possible to customize the force pad for different preferences like for instance parameters can be set for the scroll speed and palm rejection also optional features like tap-to-drag or tap-to-click. If it is too sensitive, it’s possible to determine a threshold for the amount of force that can trigger a click.
With a second generation Intel Core M processor, the Elite folio does not require any fan. 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD storage. Other versions can be found with 256 GB of storage. The Elite folio is not an ultra-high spec machine, but has enough in it to get any type of office work done without showing any performance problems. Most grade books top 516 GB to 1 TB of storage. This is particularly good if you’re seeking to watch very good videos and undertake regular tasks without seeking projects too demanding.
The battery power last just for 6 hrs. and 40 minutes which is considerably below many other products of the same category.
There are various ports that can be used. The standards found in any laptop such as HDMI, microSD, two USB 2.0, headphone jack and also includes a docking connector, but no SD Card slot which is quite an inconvenience. Beside these ports a 720p webcam can also be found which is quite adequate for inter-office conference calls. It almost does not take very good selfies. The colors seem pale and the image a bit blurred.
This HP Elite folio has considerable audio. The volume is loud and can be heard in an average size room quite clearly, perfect for conferences. This does not mean that the sound is perfect. It is just loud. Don’t therefore expect to obtain fantastic music without having to joggle with equalizers and other such mechanism. The Elite notebook include DTS studio sound app. With this software it is possible to obtain customizable audio preset for music, movies or even voices. It also has noise cancellation features. The Elite folio can reach a noise level of 85 decibels which is more than many products of the same category.
For more security and access online, besides the usual passwords included is also a fingerprint reader found on the right side of the keyboard. A client security app guides the registration process for all 10 digits of the fingers, which are used like a password when logging in to the laptop.
This notebook does not have a fan therefore it is quite silent and even impressively cool. Without a fan there is also no noise that can be heard from the device. The HP Elite folio uses Windows 8.1 as an operating system. With HP SoftPaq download manager, various updates can be downloaded. Apps included are Phantom, which allows you to view and edit PDF files, Cyber link Power DVD is an all-in-one media player. Other apps that can be found are social media apps such as Facebook, Youtube, etc.
* It has very good portability being thin and light, and it is also very sturdy and would withstand many types of abuses.
* It is very good for watching videos and other types of entertainment.
* It does not almost have enough endurance to be used for any activity and one would have to content themselves only in performing regular writing tasks, surfing the web and watching trailers.
* The battery capacity is quite low and would require charging once or twice during the day if taken on the go particularly if streaming videos or doing other tasks that consumes battery.
* The HP Elite almost is not cheap in the market and overall can be considered as being of average performance in comparison with others of the same category.