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The HP Folio 13 is a 13.3-inch ultrabook replacement for the Pavilion dm3. The Folio 13 is equipped with a 1.6GHz Core i5 processor that maxes out at 2.3GHz with Turbo Boost enabled, a backlit keyboard, 128GB of SSD storage, and 4GB of RAM as standard.

Description

Acer's first Ultrabook is the Aspire S3, and with a height of only 0.51 inch it will be the thinnest notebook you can buy when it becomes available fourth quarter of 2011. Featuring near instantaneous resume at only 2 seconds from sleep to wireless network connectivity.

At just 0.59 inches thick and weighing 2.9 pounds, the Lenovo U300s from Lenovo is an ultrabook encased within an aluminum frame and featuring 2nd generation Intel Core (aka Sandy Bridge) processors. When it comes to battery life, Lenovo promises up to 8 hours of active usage or 30 days when the laptop is in standby mode.

The ASUS Zenbook UX31 is a 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop. The device features either an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, an SSD with up to 256GB of storage and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. For connectivity, there is one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port as well as Micro HDMI and Mini VGA ports. It rivals the MacBook Air in thinness and features a combination of brushed and polished aluminum.

Toshiba's Portege Z835 is an ultrabook that's exclusive to Best Buy that weighs less than 2.5 pounds. The Z835 features a 128GB solid state drive, Core i3 or i5 processor, and 4GB of RAM for under $1,000. At 0.63 inches, it even has more ports than other ultrabooks; including Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, 3.5mm headphone jacks, three USB sockets, and an SD card reader.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Dec. 7, 2011
  • Price at launch: $899.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2011
  • Price at launch: $899.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: November 2011
  • Price at launch: $1,199.99
  • Status: Available
  • Price at launch: $1,099.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 11/2011
  • Price at launch: $829.00

Also Known As...

  • Alias: Acer Ultrabook Aspire S3
  • Alias: UX31EDH72, UX31EDH53, UX31EDH52, UX31E-DH72, UX31E-DH53, UX31E-DH52
  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 12.52 inches
  • Depth: 8.66 inches
  • Thickness: 0.71 inches
  • Weight: 3.28 pounds
  • Color: Gray / Black

Hardware

  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 12.59 inches
  • Depth: 8.52 inches
  • Thickness: 0.51 inches
  • Weight: 2.98 pounds
  • Color: Silver
  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 12.7 inches
  • Depth: 8.5 inches
  • Thickness: 0.59 inches
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Color: Orange / Black, Silver
  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 12.8 inches
  • Depth: 8.8 inches
  • Thickness: 0.71 inches
  • Weight: 2.86 pounds
  • Color: Silver
  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Thickness: 0.63 inches
  • Color: Gray / Black
  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px

Display (base)

  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Display surface: Glossy
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 900 px
  • Screen size (diagonal): 13.3 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Number pad: No
  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes

Mouse

  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2467M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.6 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.3 GHz

Processor (base)

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2467M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.6 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2457M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.6 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.1 GHz
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-2557M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.7 GHz
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i3
  • Cores: 2

Processor (max)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2677M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.8 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.9 GHz
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2677M
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.8 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.9 GHz
  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5
  • Cores: 2
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000

GPU (base)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB

Memory

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Max. config RAM size: 4 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 6 GB
  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD

Storage

  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Hybrid
  • Base drive capacity: 340 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 240 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, MMC
  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Max. config SSD: 256 GB
  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 256 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, MMC
  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD

Optical Drive

  • Optical drive type: External
  • Compatible media: DVD Super Multi

Audio

  • Speakers: 2
  • Audio brand: Dolby Home Theater v4
  • Speakers: 2
  • Audio brand: SRS Premium Surround Sound
  • Speakers: 2
  • Audio brand: ASUS SonicMasterTechnology HD Audio, Bang & Olufsen ICEpower
  • Speakers: 2

Webcam

  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels
  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1

Port options

  • USB: 2
  • HDMI: 1
  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Mini VGA: 1
  • Mini DisplayPort: 1
  • Micro HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1
  • USB: 2
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000/10000 (Ten Gigabit)
  • VGA: 1
  • HDMI: 1

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Wireless video: WiDi
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • 802.11n frequencies: 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0 + HS
  • Quoted time: 9 hr

Battery

  • Size: 3260 mAh
  • Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Size: 4 cell
  • Quoted time: 8 hr
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted time: 7 hr
  • Quoted time: 8 hr
  • PCMarkVantage: 8371
  • 3DMarkVantage (IGP): 1523
  • 3DMark06 (IGP): 3451
  • The Verge Battery Test: 7 hours and 7 minutes

Benchmarks

  • PCMarkVantage: 5222
  • 3DMarkVantage (IGP): 1475
  • 3DMark06 (IGP): 3282
  • Just Cause 2: 10
  • The Verge Battery Test: 3 hours 27 minutes
  • PCMarkVantage: 8815
  • 3DMarkVantage (IGP): 1413
  • 3DMark06 (IGP): 3357
  • Just Cause 2: 8.93
  • The Verge Battery Test: 5 hours and 33 minutes
  • PCMarkVantage: 6692
  • 3DMarkVantage (IGP): 1574
  • Just Cause 2: 3.69
  • The Verge Battery Test: 5 hours 31 minutes
  • PCMarkVantage: 6115
  • 3DMarkVantage (IGP): 1372
  • 3DMark06 (IGP): 3610
  • The Verge Battery Test: 5 hours 51 minutes
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