There’s no shortage of ultra-thin and uber-fast ultrabooks around, so you can imagine that it’s a tad difficult to stand out in such a competitive crowd. HP’s EliteBook Folio for instance looked like an almost perfect contender; the only technical fault being a mediocre 14-inch panel with 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution.
But there’ll be no more of that come “early March”, when HP is expected to launch an upgraded Folio model with an improved display. The new version will boast a 1,600 x 900 pix res, so you can definitely count on it to catch your eye with some stunning high-def images. The panel will still fall short of displaying “Full HD” graphics (that would need a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution), but it’s definitely a more than welcomed progress.
Besides the screen, the new Folio ultrabook (we don’t really know how it’ll be called) will rock the same specs as its predecessor, including your choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 CPUs, Windows 7 or 8, up to 8 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of SSD storage, Intel HD Graphics 4000, USB 3.0, VGA, Ethernet and a spill-resistant and backlit keyboard. No words on pricing yet, but keep in touch.