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84

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HP Folio 13 review

Summary

The Folio 13 offers excellent value for $900, with a strong blend of long battery life, fast boot times, a good port selection and even loud speakers.

Pros
  • Long battery lifeComfortable keyboardFast boot timeFull suite of portsLoud speakers
Cons
  • Stiff trackpadDim display with narrow viewing angles
HP Folio 13 review

By the time HP unveiled its first Ultrabook, the Folio 13, other heavyweights like Acer, ASUS, Lenovo and Toshiba had already gotten a head start of up to several months. But being fashionably late to market may have worked in Hewlett-Packard's favor: the Folio 13 ($900 and up) is temptingly priced for what it is. Even the base model comes stocked with a 128GB SSD, backlit keyboard, HDMI port and Ethernet jack -- specs that undercut the ASUS Zenbook UX31 and 13-inch MacBook Air, and render the $900 Acer Aspire S3 nearly irrelevant. Not to mention, it brings business-friendly features like TPM that other Ultrabook makers have omitted from their 1.0 products. But surely HP cut some corners to get here, no? Is this really as sweet a deal as it seems? Funnily enough, the answer is "yes," on both counts.

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Scores

Engadget

84
 

Breakdown

Battery life
10.0
Noise
6.0
Design and form factor
8.0
Portability (size / weight)
7.2
Speed and features
8.4
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Specs

Folio

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.6 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

Folio

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.6 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
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