HP FOLIO 13 REVIEW

HP Folio 13

Ultrabooks have been in the market before now and all have a seemingly same look and specification. Ultrabooks are smaller, thin, light weight laptops and they get their specifications from Intel. This is Intel way of trying to compete with the ARM based processors present in Netbooks.

Many giant companies have made their models of the Ultrabook, ranging from Acer, Apple, Asus, Lenovo, LG, Toshiba and Samsung. Most of these laptops have almost the same specifications and sizes. Ultrabooks come with solid state hard drives, have longer battery life, strong performance, and very fast loading times.

In December 2011, Hewlett Packard (HP) came out with their first ultrabook. It is sleek, same 13 inch screen, it is a bit heavier than other ultrabooks, some see these as a drawback, but when you consider that there is an Ethernet port in this very beautiful laptop, you will appreciate it. Check out the specs in the table below:

 

OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL 64BIT
PROCESSOR INTEL CORE I5-2467M (1.6GHz, 3MB L3 CACHE)
CHIPSET MOBILE INTEL HM65 EXPRESS
MEMORY, MAXIMUM 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
INTERNAL DRIVE SOLID STATE DRIVE 128GB
DISPLAY 13.3” DIAGONAL LED-BACKLIT HD BRIGHTVIEW (1366 X 768)
GRAPHICS INTEL HD 3000 GRAPHICS
PORTS 1 USB 3.0

1 USB 2.0

1 AC POWER

1 COMBO STEREO HEADPHONE/MIC JACK

1 RJ-45

1 HDMI

SLOTS 1 SD/MMC
AUDIO DOLBY ADVANCED AUDIO, STEREO SPEAKERS, INTEGRATED MICROWAVE ARRAY, COMBO HEADPHONE/MICROPHONE JACK
INTEGRATED CAMERA 1.3MP INTEGRATED HP TRUEVISION HD WEBCAM
KEYBOARD FULL –SIZED, SPILL-RESISTANT, BACKLIT CHICLET KEYBOARD WITH UV COATING
NETWORK INTERFACE ETHERNET 10/100/1000
WIRELESS INTEL CENTRINO WIRELESS-N1030 802.11B/G/N WI-FI & BLUETOOTH 3.0 COMBO
INPUT DEVICES TOUCHPAD QITH GESTURES SUPPORT, ON/OFF BUTTON WITH LED INDICATOR, 2-WAY SCROLL, 2 PICK BUTTONS
POWER SUPPLY 65W NON-SMART AC ADAPTER
BATTERY TYPE & LIFE 6-CELL LI-ON (59WHr): UP TO 9HRS

From these specs and pictures, there is no doubt that there will be lots of competition in the market this year 2012, for users who need large space for information storage, this might be a turn off, but still, the performance output of this laptop might just win you over. I guess you just have to finally get that external storage. A drawback on the Folio 13 is the absence of a DVD drive. Well, you can always get an external drive for a very reasonable price. Finally, the battery output of 9hrs is a very big turn on, you can go anywhere with it and be sure of power just before the battery runs out.

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2 thoughts on “HP FOLIO 13 REVIEW

    • Nah, no one really cares about that anymore. People tend to choose durability over graphics. Intel graphics were not even put into consideration back then. But i guess there are still graphic freaks out there, they just reduced in number.

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