HP Folio 13

Verge Review

“I hardly think that we're too late, the work we're doing with Microsoft is extraordinarily compelling — ultraportables are compelling," HP’s Todd Bradley said during the call where Meg Whitman, the company’s new CEO, declared her decision to keep its PC business. Of course, Bradley wasn’t only defending HP’s role in the computer and mobile market, but he was hinting at HP’s intention to jump into the new crowded ultrabook pool. And the HP Folio 13 is just that entry. I...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Ultraportable
Thickness 0.71 inches
Weight 3.28 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
The Verge Battery Test 7 hours and 7 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Laptop type Ultraportable
Width 12.52 inches
Depth 8.66 inches
Thickness 0.71 inches
Weight 3.28 pounds
Color Gray / Black

Software

Operating system Windows 7

Display (base)

Screen size (diagonal) 13.3 inches
Display surface Glossy
Technology LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1366 px
Resolution (Y) 768 px

Keyboard

Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No

Mouse

Type(s) Trackpad
Multitouch Yes

Processor (base)

CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i5-2467M
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.6 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 2.3 GHz

GPU (base)

Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000

Memory

Base RAM size 4 GB
Max. config RAM size 8 GB

Storage

Options Flash Memory (SSD)
Base drive type Flash (SSD)
Base drive capacity 128 GB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD

Port options

USB 1
USB 3.0 1
Ethernet 1
Ethernet type 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
HDMI 1

Battery

Quoted time 9 hr

Benchmarks

PCMarkVantage 8371
3DMarkVantage (IGP) 1523
3DMark06 (IGP) 3451
The Verge Battery Test 7 hours and 7 minutes

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8.0

Average User Review

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  • Performance 7
  • Heat / noise 6
  • Battery life 9
  • Software 7

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by nyan_ben (Currently owns)

    A wonderful ultrabook. Keyboard is absolutely perfect, palm detection on the touchpad really isn't, but you get used to avoiding it. Design is nice; it looks good but it doesn't go shouting about it, which I like. Sound bar below the screen is surprisingly good, if a little muted. Colours are a little washed out, especially whites, but I found brightness to be fine. Performance has been great; absolutely solid. Ocassionally I push it too much, but very rarely. I hated the Windows 7 pre-loaded on here, but I emptied it out and installed an Ubuntu distro and it has basically become my perfect ultrabook, with a few exceptions.

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    Reviewed by Christopher Malone (Currently owns)

    My mother got the Walmart edition of this laptop which comes with an i3, but was $100 less. Me, being the computer guy, had to set it up.

    Design: I think it's an mediocre looking laptop. I don't care much for the lid's design. The screen has a two tone bezel. It's thick for an Ultrabook (but it gives you good battery and Ethernet). And the bottom of it is soft.

    Keyboard: Best laptop keyboard I have ever used. Feels incredibly nice to use.

    Touchpad: Okay, but two finger scrolling is mediocre.

    Display: Ugly two tone bezel and 768 screen. I personally wouldn't get a 13+" laptop without at least a 1600x900 screen.

    Performance: Good enough for Internet usage and uninstalling bloatware. Don't know much beyond that but my mom hasn't complained.

    Noise: Very.

    Heat: Not really.

    Battery: Lasted through my general setup stage (installing software, removing bloat, setup, etc) which is about 2 hours with plenty battery to spare.

    Software: A ton of bloat but easily removable and quickly removable thanks to the solid state drive.

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    Reviewed by JamsJordn (Currently owns)

    The HP Folio 13 may be chunkier than all the other ultrabooks on the market but it really doesn't feel that way. It has sacrificed that sleekness for a high quality feel which I did not get from any other I tried. The buit in speakers are better than my friends MBA with a much fuller sound.

    If the design does not tickle your fancy the keybard and touchpad will. The keyboard is by far the best I have ever tried including regular laptops and desktop keyboards and the backlight only adds to this. If you haven't owned an HP before it may take some getting used to as the function keys are swapped arounds so that screen brightness and media control are defaults and you must press fn to get to f1 etc. This can be changed in bios though. The tiny up and dowu adjust.n keys are odd to get used to but become extremely useful as yo

    The touchpad is just as good as the macbooks and boasts similar features with what appears to be HP's custom driver. It includes two finger press right click and four finger flicking for changing windows as well as three finger flicking for next and previous in slideshows. Some of these features do need to be turned on so make sure you ask to test out the full capabilities of the touchpad.

    Full sized ports have saved my life multiple times especially when I did a clean install of windows and there was no built in wifi driver and I needed to download a new one with my ethernet.
    With all the good also comes the bad. The fan is loud enough for other people to take notice and with the intake being on the bottom it struggles whenever it is covered.

    The Folio is also very easy to repair. After a mishap with my screen I was able to easily order a new screen from HP, who offer many of the parts for sale, which came as a single piece for the whole lid of the laptop. The repair was fast and easy and should be simple for anyone with even the slightest of screwdriver and wedge skills.

    At the time I purchased this I also convinced both my sister and a friend to buy one as we were all looking for laptops and they have loved them. The Folio 13 is an amazing ultrabook and I would highly reccomend it.

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    Reviewed by Natter_Jang (Previously owned)

    I think HP has made the high ultrabook price at $ 899, Folio 13 is a solid and high-performance ultrabook on the legs. It looks good but is not a real looker. The Folio 13 is a little heavier than the competition from Asus and Acer. Comfortable keyboard, the device is well suited as a lean office notebook. Only the reflective display could disturb some.

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