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HP Introduces EliteBook Folio

HP has unveiled a new Ultrabook - the EliteBook Folio 9470m - which targets businesses primarily and manages to cram a full array of connectors in a chassis that's 19mm thick and weighs around 1.6Kg; it is, in HP's own words, the first-ever Ultrabook with enterprise docking capabilities.

It comes with a 14in 1,366 x 768 pixels display, built in 4G wireless WAN, Ethernet, VGA, DisplayPort and three USB 3.0 ports as well as offering the option to have a second battery and what HP calls "consistent global configurations" which allows standard configurations to be deployed in more than 150 countries as part of HP's Global Series program.

The company says "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".

It comes either with a 500GB hard disk drive or a 256GB SSD as well as an Ivy Bridge processor with an optional fingerprint sensor, smart card reader, a built-in TPM security chip, a security lock, full volume encryption and prices starting at $1149 (around £715) with shipment dates expected in October 2012.

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