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The HP Folio 13 has brushed aluminum on its top cover and around its keyboard/touchpad, while the bottom has a soft, rubbery coating. It sports a 1366x768 TN panel and the keys are backlit with white LEDs with one brightness setting (on or off). The card slot is on the left alongside a USB 3.0 port, an HDMI 1.4 port, and a gigabit Ethernet jack, while the right is sparsely populated with a single USB 2.0 port as well as an audio-out/microphone combo jack.
Great battery life.
Solid build quality.
Long-lasting, good performance.
Nice typing platform.
Great performance in a reasonably slim and quite sturdy package.
Good pricing, yet it’s clear that corners weren’t cut in either specs or build quality.
Good backlit keyboard.
Solid aluminum construction with plenty of ports.
Fast boot and resume from sleep.
Screen has narrow viewing angles.
Average sound quality.
Constant buzzing sound.
Resolution could be higher.
Glossy display can be annoying.
Distracting software suite
Busy software installation.
At 3.3 pounds, it’s less “ultra” than the rest of the market.
Too much pre-installed junk on our test unit.
Default clickpad settings are horrible.
Fan gets noisy at times.
By TechSpot on April 11, 2012
The HP Folio 13 ought to be toward the top of your list if you're shopping for an ultrabook. The system's nearly fingerprint-proof finish, professional aesthetics...
By PCQuest on September 04, 2012
Innovation in Intel processor architecture has created a new category of computing devices which offer long battery life with sleek design without compromising too much on performance. HP Folio 13 is from this very generation which is also known as...
By TweakTown on September 04, 2012
Picking the right laptop isn't an easy choice, especially if you are ordering online. It's my job as a reviewer to point out the flaws in the product and it's not always an easy job. Thankfully, the HP Folio 13 hasn't provided any...
By itproportal.com on August 01, 2012
The HP Folio 13 doesn't quite have the visceral desirability of a MacBook Air or Asus Zenbook, but its slightly more sober looks are potentially more appropriate for the business user. It would be great to see this chassis with an Intel Ivy Bridge...
By Computeractive on July 05, 2012
Ultrabooks, Intel's branding for thin and light laptops, are available from several big name computer manufacturers. HP is a latecomer to making Ultrabooks and while its Folio 13 model is aimed at businesses, it has plenty of features that will...
By DigitalVersus on June 29, 2012
The Asus UX31E may have the advantage when it comes to look and screen resolution, but the Folio 13 has a better battery life and audio, for the same price and processor power....
By TechEye on June 25, 2012
9/10. Overall the Folio 13 ticks just about all of the boxes for what Intel has set out to achieve with its Ultrabooks. Aside from a few minor niggles, we would definitely recommend the Folio 13, whether for business use or otherwise. With smart good...
By TechEye on June 25, 2012
As Intel’s Ultrabook kick into full throttle as partners gear up for the release of a new wave of Ivy Bridge based devices TechEye took the time to have a look at how some of the initial wave of ultraportables have fared.Intel set itself a mammoth...
By laptops.reviewed.com on June 02, 2012
Anyone who travels a lot should consider the HP Folio 13. The HP Folio 13 is priced at under a thousand dollars, and this ultrabook offers a lot of features for the price, with a good screen, keyboard and touchpad. It didn’t set the house on fire...
By evogadget.com on June 01, 2012
The HP Folio 13-1020us was unveiled this past January. Many a months have since passed, without negative effects on this laptop. Which fully deserves all the Editors' Choice awards it can get from any blog, forum, online magazine and so...
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