The HP EliteBook Folio is the company's thinnest and lightest notebook ever

HP is going to sell what it calls its thinnest and lightest notebook yet in March. That's when the HP EliteBook Folio, running Windows 10, will be launched. It will be just 12.4 mm thick and weigh less than 2.2 pounds.

The 12.5-inch HP EliteBook Folio is being marketed for business customers who want a thin and light notebook combined with higher security features. The laptop is made out of a "polished diamond-cut CNC aluminum body" and also has a display hinge that can be rotated 180 degrees so that the notebook can be placed flat on a table. It also contains two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support.

The notebook will support Intel Core M vPro processor with a battery life of up to 10 hours. HP said it worked closely with Microsoft's Skype for Business division so that the EliteBook Folio will offer businesses the best collaboration experience:

"Microsoft and HP engineers worked closely on the development of the EliteBook Folio for more than a year to deliver the best Skype for Business experience," said Eric Wilfrid, director of product, Skype for Business, Microsoft. "The result is a device that offers a premium collaboration experience when speaking or listening to calls using Skype for Business."

The HP EliteBook Folio will be priced starting at $999 when it goes on sale. HP also announced the 14-inch HP EliteBook 1040 G3, which also has an all-aluminum diamond cut design and is the world thinnest 14-inch business notebook. It will go on sale in January starting at $1,199.

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John Callaham
  • Looks really nice. HP doing great work these days.
  • I'm not a huge fan of HP. I'm liking what Dell and Asus are doing right now, and Lenovo has some pretty good looking products.
  • Is that an Acer Jade Primo beside it in the photo ?
  • Looks it
  • Look at the bottom bezel it's way too big.
  • You're right, horrible.
  • Same is true of that new super thin Lenovo yoga. Massive bottom bezel. I mean massive.
  • I just don't get HP.....That bezel is the biggest one I've seen thus far.
  • Does it really support up to i7? I saw The Verge's video earlier and all they did was cry that it had the Core M.
  • All The Verge do is whine about everything about Microsoft
  • The source talks about an OPTIONAL Core M vPro by Intel. So I think there will be something less optional as a processor.
  • Surely it's not just called "Elitebook Folio"? That's the name of range. Like Elitebook Folio 1040, 1020, etc. With a generation number on the end like G1, G2, and now G3. Doesn't this have a number too? The size of it reminds me of the Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 models we use at work.
  • Haha, that "thinnest" title wasn't held for long by Lenovo, less than a day...but this isn't a convertible, so, Lenovo's Yoga still remains the thinnest convertible notebook, just not the thinnest Laptop...
  • What makes this a "business" laptop instead of just a plain old laptop? Why would I buy this over an envy or whatever HP's other high-end laptops are these days? I don't understand the "business" tag to it. 
  • Its getting really hard to choose a new laptop now.
  • is it not a touchscreen? what's the use of that 180degree hinge, i don't get this laptop at all, HP spectre x360 is still the king from HP so far...unless they make an even hotter device