HP’s new laptop looks like a MacBook Air and is made for hardcore business users

HP is today introducing a new laptop that’s thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air — a stylish Windows 8 machine called the EliteBook Folio 1020. Even though HP is boasting about this laptop’s slim size, it isn’t necessarily taking aim at Apple here. HP says that it’s designed the Folio 1020 with office users in mind: the laptop includes a proprietary enterprise port and a fingerprint reader for security, and it’s said to pass military-grade drop and shock tests, since office workers are apparently quite clumsy.

The Folio 1020 comes in two different models

This laptop is otherwise along the lines of what you would expect. It has 8GB of RAM, an SSD that ranges from 128GB to 256GB, and a claimed 9 hours of battery life. It’s also…

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