Hp Elite Folio New WorkspaceSource: HP

What you need to know

  • HP has announced new 2-in-1 PCs for the enterprise at CES 2021.
  • The HP Elite Folio features a Snapdragon 8cx Gen2 and unique 2-in-1 design.
  • The HP Elite x2 G8 features Intel's 11th-gen chips in a more traditional 2-in-1 form factor.

At CES 2021, HP has announced brand new enterprise-grade 2-in-1 PCs in the form of the Elite x2 G8 and Elite Folio 2-in-1. Both laptops provide a different take on the 2-in-1 form factor, with the Elite x2 G8 featuring a more traditional "Surface Pro" like design with a kickstand and detachable cover, and the Elite Folio 2-in-1 rocking a more traditional laptop design with a screen that can lay forward.

The new Elite x2 G8 features the latest 11th generation Intel processors in i3, i5, and i7 configurations, up to 16GB RAM, and up to a 2TB NVMe SSD for super fast internal storage. There's plenty to like about the HP x2 G8 for businesses, including support for vPro, a super productive 3:2 aspect ratio in either 1920x1280 or 3000x2000 display resolutions, optional 4G LTE, and a HD Privacy Camera.

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The HP Elite Folio on the other hand is designed to be a mobile beast, feauting the latest Snapderagon 8cx Gen2 ARM processor with built-in LTE for an always on, always connected experience. It can also be configured with up to 16GB RAM, 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD, and is rocking a 13.5-inch 1920x1280 display with a 3:2 resolution.

HP teased the Elite Folio a few months ago and now we get to see it for the first time.

Category HP Elite Folio HP Elite x2 G8
OS Windows 10 Pro Windows 10 Pro
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 11th Gen Intel
Core i3, i5, i7
Optional vPro
RAM Up to 16GB LPDDR4x
Soldered
8GB, 16GB LPDDR4x
Soldered
Storage Up to 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Up to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display 13.5 inches
1920x1280
3:2 aspect ratio
Touch
Sure View optional
13 inches
Touch, 3:2
1920x1280 (400 nits)
1920x1280 (1000 nits)
3000x2000 (450 nits)
Sure View optional
Pen HP Elite Slim Active Pen HP Rechargeable Pen G3
Optional
Ports Two USB-C 3.2
3.5mm audio
Nano SIM
USB-C 3.1
Two Thunderbolt 4
Nano SIM
3.5mm audio
Audio Four Stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen tuning
Two microphones
Two front-firing speakers
Bang & Olufsen tuning
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Snapdragon X20 4G LTE
Snapdragon X55 5G
eSIM support
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
4G LTE optional
Camera Front-facing 720p
HP Privacy Camera
Front-facing FHD
Rear-facing 8MP
HP Privacy Camera
Security IR camera IR camera
Optional fingerprint reader
HP Sure Start
HP Sure Run
HP Sure Recover
HP Sure Click
Battery Up to 24.5 hours 47Wh
Dimensions 11.76 x 9.04 x 0.63 inches
(298.6mm x 229.6mm x 15.95mm)
11.39 x 8.49 x 0.35 inches
(289.3mm x 215.8mm x 8.8mm)
With keyboard: 0.56 inches thin
Weight From 2.85 pounds (1.29kg) From 2.58 pounds (1.17kg)
Color Shadow Black Silver

The Elite Folio is expected to go on sale in February, with pricing yet to be announced. The new Elite x2 G8 will go on sale in April, with pricing announced closer to the time. What are your thoughts on HP's new enterprise-grade 2-in-1 PCs? Let us know in the comments.