Hewlett-Packard’s new Elitebook Folio 1020 range of laptops come equipped with security features that will thwart off thieves.
The laptop does not sound an alarm when stolen but it comes with “always on” capabilities. If the laptop is stolen, even if it is off, it can be tracked – in a similar fashion to how smartphones and tablets can be tracked.
The Folio’s location can be pinpointed and data can be remotely wiped.
The devices have a low-power ARM-based chip that stay on to enable the tracking feature and its Touchpoint Manager service is capable of issuing alerts and wipe data if a laptop is stolen or lost.
The Folio is considered to be the industry’s thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks.
The laptops weigh up to 1.2 kilograms, is only 15.7 millimeters thick, offers nine hours of battery life, have 12.5-inch screens, boast 720p webcams, solid-state hard drives, and don’t have fans.
There are two versions of the Folio 1020. Firstly there is the standard model, which comes with a full high-definition screen capable of displaying resolutions of 1080p, and the Special Edition model, with screen resolutions as high as 2560 x 1440 and Intel’s latest Core M processors.
HP has not yet announced the prices for either model, however the products are expected to be available starting January.