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Windows 10 Laptops, Hybrids Grab The Spotlight At CES 2016

New laptops and hybrid devices from HP, Dell, LG, Acer, and Lenovo were on display at CES 2016. Here's an up-close look at the offerings.
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HP Elitebook Folio
HP this week announced the new Elitebook Folio G1, an aluminum notebook that aims to combine consumer design with business-level security and features. The Bang & Olufsen speakers are intended to support louder conference calls and there are keys built for muting/unmuting chats.
The laptop has a 12.5-inch 1080p display also available in a 4K model. Its display doesn't do a full 360-degree flip, but it can lie flat. The device measures less than 0.5 inches in thickness, weighs 2.2 pounds, and comes equipped with two USB-C ports and a headphone jack.
Elitebook Folio runs on Intel's Skylake Core M processors and comes with Windows 10 Pro. It has a reported 10-hour battery life, 8GB RAM, and 128GB to 512GB SSD. Pricing starts at $999 for the 1080p model and it's predicted to go on sale in March 2016.
(Image: Kelly Sheridan/InformationWeek)

HP Elitebook Folio

HP this week announced the new Elitebook Folio G1, an aluminum notebook that aims to combine consumer design with business-level security and features. The Bang & Olufsen speakers are intended to support louder conference calls and there are keys built for muting/unmuting chats.

The laptop has a 12.5-inch 1080p display also available in a 4K model. Its display doesn't do a full 360-degree flip, but it can lie flat. The device measures less than 0.5 inches in thickness, weighs 2.2 pounds, and comes equipped with two USB-C ports and a headphone jack.

Elitebook Folio runs on Intel's Skylake Core M processors and comes with Windows 10 Pro. It has a reported 10-hour battery life, 8GB RAM, and 128GB to 512GB SSD. Pricing starts at $999 for the 1080p model and it's predicted to go on sale in March 2016.

(Image: Kelly Sheridan/InformationWeek)

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mak63
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mak63,
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1/9/2016 | 8:10:31 PM
Re: Good for business
@Li Tan Don't forget great battery life. 9 or 10 hrs! I think this is good for everybody. I just wish I could buy one of those hybrids pretty soon.
tkeller852
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tkeller852,
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1/9/2016 | 2:49:15 PM
New class of computers
These illustrate that we need some good information about how to successfully interact with our older periferial devices.  How does the new Thunderbolt and USBC or 3  work into a projector that has only a 9 pin VGA connector or an HDMI connector.  We get one of these bright new sleek devices and find that we cannot communicate anywhere in the environment we have worked in for years.  This includes an audio jack and memory cards of various types. Not everywhere I go do I wish to use open wireless connections even blutooth for audio.

Might also give more than the "starts at" price.  Some of these can come out at somewhere around double the stated figure.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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1/9/2016 | 2:54:27 AM
Good for business
I do love those laptops and the trend - thiner, slimmer and lighter. I do hope to reduce at least 2lb weight from my luggage while I am on vacation.
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