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
|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.