Why it matters: HP at CES 2021 on Monday presented a brand-new convertible note pad that “combines what individuals like about their phone, tablet and PC all into one gadget.” It is among the very first to include Qualcomm’s brand-new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 chips, which might show to be a genuine thorn in Intel’s side in 2021.
The HP Elite Folio includes a 13.5-inch touchscreen display screen (1,920 x 1,280) covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that’s powered by a Qualcomm 8cx Gen 2 processor, as much as 16GB of DDR4 and as much as 512GB of NVMe SSD storage.
Somewhere else, you’ll discover 802.11 AX Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE 5.0, 4G LTE and 5G cordless connection, 2 USB-C 3.2 ports, a 3.5 mm combination jack, a spill-resistant full-size keyboard and a consisted of stylus with integrated storage.
The system determines 11.76″ x 9.04″ x 0.63″ and weighs in at 2.85 pounds. The external covering is marketed as vegan leather, an one hundred percent polyurethane (synthetic) leather.
The most attractive element, nevertheless, lacks a doubt the Arm processor.
Qualcomm revealed the 8cx Gen 2 at IFA 2020 back in September as a direct competitor to Intel’s laptop computer CPUs that can supposedly complete both in regards to general efficiency and effectiveness. The fanless chip in the brand-new Elite Folio runs at 3.15 GHz and is ranked for as much as 24.5 hours of regional video playback on a single charge.
The HP Elite Folio is anticipated to launch at some point in February. Prices will be exposed more detailed to its arrival, we’re informed.