HP's new 17-inch foldable PC is the most versatile laptop I have ever seen, and it's available to preorder now

ShinyProton

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What?
One really has to have disposable money to shell out $5000 USD for a novelty device that does not really fulfill any realistic scenario not covered by a decent 2-in-1 costing 1/5 this sticker price.
 

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One really has to have disposable money to shell out $5000 USD for a novelty device that does not really fulfill any realistic scenario not covered by a decent 2-in-1 costing 1/5 this sticker price.
Basically, yeah. This isn't for 99% of people. It's for those with money to spend on something unique and cutting edge despite its flaws, because this technology is nowhere near maturity or mass adoption yet.
 
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... does not really fulfill any realistic scenario not covered by a decent 2-in-1 costing 1/5 this sticker price.
How many 2-in-1s turn into a 17" desktop PC? How many 2-in-1s are a 17" tablet and a 12.3-inch Ultrabook?

Answer: None.

Sure, it's very expensive, but it's 2023. Are we really going to lament how new, high-end tech is (gasp) expensive? Seems like a problem we should be familiar with over the last 40 years, e.g., the first 4K TV was $20,000 when it came out. Tech trickles down, my man.

Gotta start somewhere unless you're just not interested in companies trying new form factors to see if we can evolve the PC experience.
 
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How many 2-in-1s turn into a 17" desktop PC? How many 2-in-1s are a 17" tablet and a 12.3-inch Ultrabook?

Answer: None.

Sure, it's very expensive, but it's 2023. Are we really going to lament how new, high-end tech is (gasp) expensive? Seems like a problem we should be familiar with over the last 40 years, e.g., the first 4K TV was $20,000 when it came out. Tech trickles down, my man.

Gotta start somewhere unless you're just not interested in companies trying new form factors to see if we can evolve the PC experience.
Good point Daniel.
Meanwhile, many apparently innovative devices did not make the market cut, even though their price could have lowered over time.
My current opinion is that this form factor will end-up in this category. It's a typical form-over-function design, a curiosity. There a good reason why laptop, including 2-in-ones, have had a similar design for a very long time.

As for this foldable, time will tell.
 

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