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.

Source: HP

John Callaham