HP's new Elite Folio convertible packs a Snapdragon SoC

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Why it matters: HP at CES 2021 on Monday introduced a new convertible notebook that “combines what people love about their phone, tablet and PC all into one device.” It's one of the first to feature Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 chips, which could prove to be a real thorn in Intel's side in 2021.

The HP Elite Folio features a 13.5-inch touchscreen display (1,920 x 1,280) coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that’s powered by a Qualcomm 8cx Gen 2 processor, up to 16GB of DDR4 and up to 512GB of NVMe SSD storage.

Elsewhere, you’ll find 802.11 AX Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE 5.0, 4G LTE and 5G wireless connectivity, two USB-C 3.2 ports, a 3.5mm combo jack, a spill-resistant full-size keyboard and an included stylus with built-in storage.

The system measures 11.76" x 9.04" x 0.63" and weighs in at 2.85 pounds. The outer covering is advertised as vegan leather, a 100 percent polyurethane (artificial) leather.

The most alluring aspect, however, is without a doubt the Arm processor.

Qualcomm announced the 8cx Gen 2 at IFA 2020 back in September as a direct rival to Intel’s laptop CPUs that can reportedly compete both in terms of overall performance and efficiency. The fanless chip in the new Elite Folio operates at 3.15GHz and is rated for up to 24.5 hours of local video playback on a single charge.

The HP Elite Folio is expected to launch sometime in February. Pricing will be revealed closer to its arrival, we’re told.

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QuantumPhysics

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Up to 512GB Storage?

1TB should be the norm.

This would be awesome for long international business class flights - aside from the fact modern planes have 110v AC outlets.
 
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Theinsanegamer

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Will be interesting to see how performance holds up. The surface X was a total performance diszster outside of speific reoptimized apps.

Up to 512GB Storage?

1TB should be the norm.

This would be awesome for long international business class flights - aside from the fact modern planes have 110v AC outlets.
You can fit every season of the new top gear, up to the last season with the big 3, in 150GB of space.

You can fit multiple blu ray full length movies into 300GB.
 

QuantumPhysics

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Will be interesting to see how performance holds up. The surface X was a total performance diszster outside of speific reoptimized apps.


You can fit every season of the new top gear, up to the last season with the big 3, in 150GB of space.

You can fit multiple blu ray full length movies into 300GB.

I'm re-downloading Black Ops right now. That takes up close to 200GB and MW takes up closer to 250GB.
 

Theinsanegamer

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Think about it like this: 512GB is very small. Even for files/ videos.
Think about it: no it isn't. I've already provided you an example of a significant quantity of video, even in blu ray quality. 1080p movies are at most 40gb, usually lower, meaning you can easily fit 8-10 full length movies on this drive. How many do you NEED?

and files? C'mon, this is an arm laptop, office files are measured in kilobytes FFS.