HP delivers EliteBook Folio ultrabook for business

Summary:HP has taken the wraps off its first ultrabook aimed at businesses — the EliteBook Folio 9470m — which the company said couples "stylish, lightweight design" with enterprise features.The device was unveiled at HP's Influencer Summit 2012 in Shanghai, China on Wednesday.

HP has taken the wraps off its first ultrabook aimed at businesses — the EliteBook Folio 9470m — which the company said couples "stylish, lightweight design" with enterprise features.

The device was unveiled at HP's Influencer Summit 2012 in Shanghai, China on Wednesday.

The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is the company's first ultrabook aimed at enterprises. Image credit: HP

"Ideal for mobile professionals who spend a majority of time away from a desk, the HP EliteBook Folio offers all-day battery life to get you through the business day and the option for a secondary battery that provides extended freedom from the power outlet," the company said in a statement.

In addition to working on maximising the battery life of the EliteBook Folio 9470m, HP has included a host of useful business features, including a full-size ethernet port, VGA port, DisplayPort and three USB 3.0 ports.

The device also has a 14-inch 1366 by 768 pixels HD display, an Ivy Bridge Intel Core vPro processor and the option of either a 500GB hard drive or 256GB solid state drive (SSD). It also offers integrated 3G/4G LTE connectivity options to avoid having to carry around a MiFi device or personal hotspot for mobile working while away from Wi-Fi access.

The HP EliteBook Folio measures, and weighs, a little more than the SpectreXT ultrabook. Image credit: HP

The EliteBook Folio 9470m measures up at just 19mm thick and weighs 1.58KG, making it slightly thicker and slightly heavier than the Envy Spectre XT ultrabook also introduced on Wednesday.

Other business-focused features include antivirus and BIOS protection, biometric fingerprint reader, smart card reader and an embedded Trusted Protection Module (TPM) for additional security.

The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is expected to arrive in October. UK pricing was not available at the time of writing.

Topics: Mobility

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