HP’s new ultralight laptop is yet another MacBook Air doppelgänger

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HP's new ultra-light laptop definitely isn't a MacBook. Photo: HP
HP's new ultra-light laptop definitely isn't a MacBook. Photo: HP

HP just announced its newest business laptops today – the HP EliteBook Folio 1020 – and even though the company is touting them as the thinnest and lightest ‘business-class’ notebooks ever made, they certainly look a hell of lot like the MacBook Air.

This isn’t the first time HP’s design team ripped off Apple’s work, but the copycats have fine-tuned the design of their previous MacBook Air rip-off, the 1040, by removing the unsightly ventilation fan on the side, so it looks even more Apple-esque.

Here’s another look:

 

Meet the HP MacBook Folio. Photo: HP
Meet the HP MacBook Folio. Photo: HP

The new HP Folio 1020 laptop comes in two varieties that differentiate it slightly from the MacBook Air. You can grab the standard version with a touchscreen that beefs up its weight to 2.6lbs, or there’s a special edition that goes without the touchscreen, dropping its weight to 2.2lbs (0.1 lbs lighter than the 11-inch MacBook Air).

On the inside, it packs 8GB of RAM standard, and an SSD for all your storage needs. HP decided to put a weaker processor in it than the MacBook Airs though, opting for Intel’s Core M processor so it wouldn’t need a fan anymore. It also has a fingerprint sensor and enterprise port.

Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but if it’s like the other HP EliteBooks, it won’t be cheaper than a MacBook Air.

Via: Gizmodo