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A 24 Hour Battery Life Laptop - HP Elite Folio (Sponsored)

Spending $2k on an ARM based Windows machine is a real smooth brained move.

 

Who’s going to want this with virtually no software support and atrocious performance?

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A 256GB SSD on a $1,900 2-in-1 laptop is ridiculous, and the webcam is atrocious.

 

Many of the video's points mentioned how business men and women wouldn't really need a lot of power, and wouldn't need a lot of other things, but if that's the case, why spend so much when there are $600 laptops that do exactly the same as this one from HP?

 

If you're buying laptops for your business, the minimum you expect is a good quality microphone and webcam. The microphone wasn't mentioned at all, so HP probably didn't want to talk about it, and the webcam is not even close to good enough. You'll need the extra battery life because it'll take so long to do anything productive on it, e.g. view or edit plans in CAD software.

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Really unusual sponsorship, I thought he didn't take deals where he wasn't allowed to say negative things. he hinted at both the price and webcam being terrible, but stopped short of actually saying it directly.

The laptop actually looked fairly good otherwise. Give it a better webcam and mic and I could see it as being a business laptop.

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2 hours ago, Forbidden Wafer said:

400 USD more expensive than the similarly specced M1 Macbook Pro but with far worse CPU? Nope, nope, nope.

Even though this thing is no where near good enough for the price, any Mac is not a comparison. Last I checked if I tried to 2-in-1 my pro it would break in half.

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3 hours ago, JonoT said:

 

 

Thanks to HP for sponsoring today's video! Check out the HP Elite Folio at https://bit.ly/3gJc2LG

Why would anyone spend 2k on a laptop that can't even open Rocket League? I don't care what use case you have that is unacceptable. $400 laptops exist for a reason. 

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I'm not gonna watch any more LTT sponsored videos like these, it's just a 10 minute ad. Sponsorships have honestly ruined tech channels.

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43 minutes ago, DrabberFrog said:

Why would anyone spend 2k on a laptop that can't even open Rocket League?

because they would use the laptop for things other than rocket league

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Oh well, it's a fully-sponsored video, so. yes, it was an ad (properly disclosed, so, no complaints there). But I guess we can all agree it's a bad deal, both because of the price and because x86 emulation on Windows ARM is atrocious. Running Linux on that thing would be a much better option actually (assuming its drivers are in, or will ever be, in the kernel, which I am not sure about) as almost all Linux apps are open source and are compiled for both x86 and ARM (or, worst case scenario, you can compile them yourself from source).

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1 hour ago, Hunter259 said:

Last I checked if I tried to 2-in-1 my pro it would break in half.

That is true. May be worth it for it's audience, but I assume most artists would prefer to have native Adobe suite (not sure if it's already available), plus other x86 tools.

 

I like my 2-in-1 (Switch 7), but it's trash to use on the lap (Surface style), it's uncomfortable as a tablet due to weight (and this folio is even heavier), and holding it without the cover/keyboard = screeching hot.

 

Kind of the mistake you only do once.

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Why Qualcomm isn't begging to have their now worthless 8cx processors installed into mid-high end Chromebooks ($500-$800) is beyond me. Windows is garbage on ARM, and Apple's M1 curbstomps it. As least Chrome OS plays to the 8cx's strengths (no x86 programs, Android ARM native support, fast always on 5G connectivity, long battery life).

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Have you tried to access Cellular UI?

I am interested if this laptop support both USIM (the external SIM slot) and eSIM (eUICC).

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I was wondering why it's so stupidly expensive.

Then I realised it's probably because of the massive marketing budget someone approved...

 

This should have never been a video on LTT, this would have been perfect for shortciruit but what do i know...

 

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6 hours ago, samcool55 said:

I was wondering why it's so stupidly expensive.

Then I realised it's probably because of the massive marketing budget someone approved...

 

This should have never been a video on LTT, this would have been perfect for shortciruit but what do i know...

 

 

The high price is an issue for all ARM Windows devices.   

 

19 hours ago, captain_to_fire said:

Linus would've roasted this HP laptop if they weren't paying him lots of money. Such a sell out

Then again, its not a review, so just keep to the laptop and not things that's a general issue with the product group (ARM Windows) itself...especially thing that's very likely been pointed out already.  

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Does it have a BIOS screen? Can you boot from a thumb drive and do a fresh Windows install just like on x86?

 

I'm asking because you can't do that on the Surface RT.

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there like 2 or more problems

1. the pricing its the most price thing that i would look at and buy its not even a desktop which with that same budget could get you a good ass desktop or a macbook with 1. IPhone quality video, 2. more storage and not even as expensive i live in Jamaica and it looks interesting that's until you calculate every which with all the expenses would see me paying 300k which could get me either a iphone 12 pro max airpod's and phone case and ill still have a lot money left

2. the camera isn't bad if that's not what you care about but man even a iphone 6 has a better camera and its very cheap now if you look at it so if you see this go build a desktop with that money, your desktop might not be the best but you can also change the processor, windows type or even build it better after time if you buy that your stuck with a possibly bad laptop seeing that windows 10 is coming to a close

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