HP borrows from Apple for its MacBook-inspired EliteBook Folio

HP borrows from Apple for its MacBook-inspired EliteBook Folio


Is HP's new laptop a MacBook beater?
Photo: HP

Cult of Mac CES 2016 full coverage Most of the time you hear about another tech company “borrowing” from Apple’s design language it’s a Chinese smartphone maker creating an iPhone knockoff. Not so with HP, which just unveiled its gorgeous new EliteBook Folio notebook — which happens to look a whole lot like a MacBook.

If you’ve ever fancied a MacBook that runs Windows, this is probably the closest you’re ever going to get!

A look at HP's new notebook.
A look at HP’s new notebook.
Photo: HP

The fanless EliteBook Folio is powered by Intel’s Skylake Core M processors, with options available for the M3, M5, and M7. It boasts 8GB of memory, two USB-C ports, and a choice of screen sizes — including an Ultra HD 4K display and 1080p touchscreen.

On top of this are dual array microphones with noise-cancelling software, and a Bang & Olufsen-tuned 4-speaker system, plus optional extras like a fingerprint scanner, smart cade reader, and more. The ultra-slim, but surprisingly rugged laptop will be available from March, beginning at around the $1,000 price tag.

Well played, HP. Well played! (Although it still has to run Windows.)

Via: Slashgear

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