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HP's EliteBook Folio 1020 is a sleek Broadwell business notebook

HP's EliteBook Folio 1020 is a sleek Broadwell business notebook
Intel's latest is inside

Notebooks packing Intel's fifth-generation Broadwell processor are beginning to race out of the traps, with each one aiming to out-skinny the competition.

The business-focused HP EliteBook Folio 1020, a 12.5-inch notebook with a 2560 x 1440 pixel-resolution QHD display that houses Intel's Core-M chip inside, is one such device.

Like the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, the first consumer Ultrabook to come with Broadwell that was outed in November, HP's new device is plenty portable, tipping the scales at a svelte 2.2 lbs and measuring 15.7mm at its thickest point.

Shhhh

Unlike the Yoga 3 Pro (which many assumed was fanless, but isn't), the EliteBook Folio 1020 is completely fanless, allowing it to run at a whisper, according to HP, which reckons that you'll squeeze nine hours of real-world use out of its battery.

It comes with a number of security options in tow, including HP Client Management Solutions and optional LANDesk and Intel vPro technology, in addition to a Trusted platform Module (TPM), pre-boot authentication, fingerprint reader and HP's data-guarding Sure Start Self-healing BIOS software.

Other specs include a 720p webcam, front-facing speakers with HD Audio with DTS Studio Surround, HP Noise Reduction Software for making conferences in noisy rooms that bit less frustrating, and a keyboard that provides "consistent key response" - whatever that means.

The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 is set to hit the shelves in February, with pricing yet to be confirmed.

Kane Fulton
Kane has been fascinated by the endless possibilities of computers since first getting his hands on an Amiga 500+ back in 1991. These days he mostly lives in realm of VR, where he's working his way into the world Paddleball rankings in Rec Room.