By 21 October 2016 | Categories: Hardware



Official distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has announced the immediate availability of the HP EliteBook Folio G1, a powerhouse notebook with a beautiful, super-thin aluminium chassis and sharp 12.5-inch screen, available in Touch or Non-touch options.

At 12.4mm thick and weighing only 0.99kg, EliteBook Folio G1 is one of the lightest notebooks in its class; however, despite its form factor it passes multiple MIL-STD 810G (US Military standard) tests that includes drops and exposure to dust, shock and vibration.

Aesthetically the Folio G1 sets the benchmark with a gorgeous diamond trim that spans the edges of the upper and lower base, an elegance touch to an already stylish laptop

“The EliteBook Folio G1 is an ideal size for productivity users on the go, providing enough room for a full-size, premium keyboard and a screen coupled with strong performance and drop-friendly design.  There is no doubt this eye-catching notebook will enjoy significant uptake in the SA channel,” says Francois van Wijk, HP Computing Business Unit Manager at DCC.

The HP EliteBook Folio is packed with security features that includes TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 encryption. And unlike its competitors, the Folio has an infrared webcam that can be used with Windows 10's Hello biometric login.

The Folio G1 also features HP's Sure Start with Dynamic Protection, a self-healing feature which guards the BIOS and keeps a separate "clean" copy of it available. Therefore, if a virus or hacker installs a corrupt BIOS, Sure Start immediately replaces it with the previous version.

In addition to a single 3.5-mm audio jack, the Folio G1 has two USB Type-C ports (with Thunderbolt 3 technology) that can be used for charging, connecting to multiple monitors or transferring data at blistering Thunderbolt 3 speeds of up to 40Gbps.

Additional HP EliteBook Folio G1 features include:

  • Crystal-clear audio by Bang & Olufsen;
  • High-performance HP Premium Collaboration Keyboard that launches calls and video chats at the touch of a button;
  • 6th Gen Intel Core processor and 8 GB of memory;
  • HP Touchpoint Manager which manages data, security, and devices from a single cloud-based solution; and
  • Choice of solid state drives up to 512 GB.

The HP EliteBook Folio G1 ships with a one- or three-year carry in warranty and can be upgrade to a three-year next business day onsite warranty.

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