HP Takes on Apple with EliteBook

MaddiRuhl on Tuesday January 5, 2016 at 10:28:31 AM

HP Takes on Apple with EliteBook

HP's newest PC takes some clear inspiration from the MacBook, and may become a source of competition for Apple.

HP has made a big splash with this one: the EliteBook Folio G1. This notebook PC takes some serious cues from Apple's MacBook, and with its sleek, 12.4-mm thick aluminum design, 4K 12-inch touchscreen display, and solid keyboard, this computer begins to impress even before operation. Under the hood, the G1 runs on an Intel Core M processor, creating a very quiet user experience. Its hinge system is built to allow the computer to open up a full 180 degrees, and lie flat on a table for the best touchscreen experience. In terms of peripheral device connectivity, the computer sports two reversible USB-C ports.

The EliteBook isn't the only computer that HP has unveiled; new versions of both the Spectre X360 and the Pavilion X2 also made appearances at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. Both machines got an upgrade in size and features, with the Spectre reaching 15 inches, and the Pavilion getting a 12-inch revamp. Users will also now find a USB-C port on the Spectre, as well as a 4K display. And on the Pavilion, a full keyboard has found its way onto the computer, along with an Intel Core M Processor. As far as pricing goes for HP's new EliteBook, the premium computer will start at $999, and will become available for purchase in March.

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