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Leather-Bound Elite Folio joins HP 2021 PC lineup

Prior to CES, the company also released updates for Elite Dragonfly and Envy 14 laptops, as well as a new pair of earbuds wireless earbuds.

HP has reinvented its unique leather-related laptop concept in the form of Elite Folio, a previously unveiled laptop at CES this week, targeting business users and other professionals looking for a suitable device for work from home or fast tasks.

Elite Folio's unique features include a detailed view that lets you drag the screen forward to magnetically mount it on the top edge of the keyboard, making it used as a stand during video calls. You can also lift the screen forward to make it flat and turn your laptop into a Tablet.

HP tested this laptop concept to "drag forward into a tablet" a few years ago using Specter Folio, a device that targets first users. In addition to the unique folding display, Specter Folio and Elite Folio's design has leather integrated with the exterior of their chassis.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor will run Elite Folio. The first generation of this processor has had limited success due to software compatibility problems and sometimes software slowdown. However, it promises a long battery life and a 5G connection, which is an important feature for many business people.

The Snapdragon processor doesn't require any cooling fan, allowing Elite Folio to avoid distraction during group video calls. The standard 720p webcam comes with laptop cameras, lacking the high resolution and quality of the 1080p cameras that have begun to appear on some PCs and Macs during the working period from home. However, the Elite Folio has a 5MP sensor, higher than the 1.2 mp common in webcams.

HP plans to start selling Elite Folio next month, but the price has not been announced.

New Elite Dragonfly laptops and Earbuds earbuds

Updates will reach Elite Dragonfly, HP's leading business laptop this year as well. They include elite Dragonfly G2, which works with Intel's 11th generation processors and optionally supports 5G to the famous 2-in-1 convertible laptop. Elite Dragonfly G2 weighs less than 1 kg, making it one of the lightest laptops with a 13-inch screen.