Summary: The HP Folio 13 is a model belonging to the family of ultrabook, so it’s thin and extremely portable. Dedicated to professionals, is distinguished by its quick start, for the functions of data protection to the HDMI input and the considerable autonomy. The rest of the specs falls more or less average.
Summary: There’s just one variant of the HP Folio 13 for now and this retails for Rs.69,990, so it’s about 10K cheaper than the Dell (not to mention, better equipped) and about 25K cheaper than the Toshiba , which makes it the best buy out of the three. The Folio scores high on the excellent industrial design and it feels and looks like it can take a beating, when compared to the other two, which seem a bit delicate.
Conclusion: The Folio 13 is a good showing for HP, combining solid value, admirable build quality and excellent longevity into a package that's only slightly bigger than other Ultrabooks. If you're looking for an ultrabook that won't have you scrambling for a power outlet, this is pretty much your only option at the moment - for an afternoon outing you can even leave the AC power adapter behind.
Excerpt: While HP’s Folio 13 is sized similarly to the other ultrabooks we’ve tested, sporting a 13.3‑inch screen and measuring 12.54x8.67x.7 inches, it’s a bit heavier than the others, but not by much. With a lap weight of 3 pounds, 4.8 ounces, it’s 3.7 ounces heavier than the Asus Zenbook, although its battery is nearly twice the size and weight of the latter’s. Aesthetically, the Folio 13 is pleasing. The lid, keyboard deck, and palm rest are all brushed aluminum.
Pros: Nice build; good port selection; strong battery life; low entry price.
Cons: Better performance can be had for the price; TN screen quality, and not very bright.
Conclusion: Overall, we liked this laptop—and of the nine ultrabooks we've looked at to date, the Folio 13 is both the most business- and finger-friendly. However, we're not convinced it's the best value in the ultrabook market.
Pros: Comfortable backlit keyboard, Windows 7 Professional, TPM security chip, Relatively long battery life, High-quality Webcam
Cons: Narrow screen viewing angle, Slightly high price, Only one USB 3.0 port
Summary: The HP Folio 13's slower mobile processor and lack of upgradability means that it is not an ideal machine for power users who need a faster processor and ample storage capacity. However, there is no sign that HP has sacrificed functionality in any way to bring costs down. Conversely, it's clear that HP deliberately chose to incorporate capabilities into the HP Folio 13 that benefit business users.
Excerpt: The HP Folio 13 Ultrabook may look like it came from HP's Elitebook series, but it shares more than just an Elitebook's looks - without its hefty price. Read on to find out just what makes it stand out in the sea of Ultrabooks.
Pros: Excellent battery life, Backlit keyboard, Good aluminum build
Conclusion: Of the ultrabooks I've tested so far, the ones I've personally liked the best have been the Dell XPS 13 and this one, the HP Folio 13. Both have fairly good keyboards and both deviate from the norm a little bit, displaying some ingenuity and thought in their designs. I particularly appreciate the Folio 13's more boxy design; it seems silly, but the lack of a wedge shape is refreshing and more than that, helps to both distinguish HP's entrant visually and gives their...
Conclusion: At 3.3lbs (1.49kg), HP's offering isn't the lightest around, nor is it the thinnest at 0.7in. In fact, it's toward the upper limits of both attributes with most ultrabooks weighing 2.4-2.9lbs and measuring 0.51-0.67in thick. However, I wouldn't appreciate the system more if it were smaller, nor would I likely notice a 0.5lb/1mm difference. It's also tough to bash on the Folio's size disadvantage considering its solid build quality.