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HP Folio 13
7.2 out of 10

HP Folio 13

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Overall 8
8.4

HP Folio 13 review

Engadget
22 June 2012
  • Conclusion: The Folio 13 offers excellent value for $900, with a strong blend of long battery life, fast boot times, a good port selection and even loud speakers.
  • Pros: Long battery life, Comfortable keyboard, Fast boot time, Full suite of ports, Loud speakers
  • Cons: Stiff trackpad, Dim display with narrow viewing angles
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Folio 13

PC Magazine
22 June 2012
  • Conclusion: The HP Folio 13 ultrabook is a $900 revelation, with a comfortable keyboard and broad port selection at an undeniably attractive price.
  • Pros: Value price. Comfy keyboard. Ethernet port and SD card slot.
  • Cons: Not-so-bright screen. A few ounces overweight.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Folio 13-1029wm

PC Magazine
21 June 2012
  • Conclusion: The HP Folio 13-1029wm takes $100 off what was already one of the most affordable—and desirable—ultrabooks.
  • Pros: Affordable. First-class keyboard. Good array of ports.
  • Cons: Could be a little lighter. Screen could be a little brighter.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Folio 13-1020us

PC Magazine
20 June 2012
  • Conclusion: The HP Folio 13-1020us is one of the most handsomely designed and well-engineered ultrabooks you can buy for $900.
  • Pros: Great keyboard and battery life. Full set of ports.
  • Cons: Half a pound overweight. Screen a little underbright.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
23 May 2012
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

HP Folio 13 Ultrabook Review

TechSpot
11 April 2012
  • Summary: 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

HP Folio 13

MobileTechReview.com
6 April 2012
  • Conclusion: This is the man in the dull gray suit. He goes to work dutifully and gets the job done. He's tireless and reliable but not a standout. The Folio 13 isn't a looker and it doesn't ride with high class materials like some Ultrabooks, but it's sturdy, has a great keyboard and class leading battery life.
  • Pros: Class-leading battery life, very good backlit keyboard.
  • Cons: Dull design, dim display.
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Overall 8
8.1
Performance 9
9.1
Battery performance 9
9.1
Display 7
6.8
Weight 9
9.2
Noise 9
8.8
Gaming performance 6
6.3
Connectivity 6
6.3
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 8
7.8

Review HP Folio 13-2000 Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
4 March 2012
  • Summary: Premium Hipflask. HP arrives late to the party with the Folio 13, its own interpretation of the ultrabook, and faces up to the ultraportable competition. The following review shows how well HP's little one performs in a comprehensive hardware test.
  • Pros: Considerable battery life, Very refined materials and workmanship, Good keyboard, Impressive sound for a notebook of this size, The excellent keyboard, the solid build quality and the good battery life.
  • Cons: Glossy display: barely suitable for outdoors, Very stiff touchpad keys, Display isn't edge-to-edge => a sham, Possible performance cannot be completely called upon, A display that can be used outdoors, i.e. it should be somewhat brighter, and/or it should be a matte panel in order to avoid reflec...
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Overall 8
8.1
Performance 9
9.1
Battery performance 9
9.1
Display 7
6.8
Weight 9
9.2
Noise 9
8.8
Gaming performance 6
6.3
Connectivity 6
6.3
Keyboard 9
9.0
Temperature 8
7.8

Review HP Folio 13-2000 Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
4 March 2012
  • Summary: Premium Hipflask. HP arrives late to the party with the Folio 13, its own interpretation of the ultrabook, and faces up to the ultraportable competition. The following review shows how well HP's little one performs in a comprehensive hardware test.
  • Pros: Considerable battery life, Very refined materials and workmanship, Good keyboard, Impressive sound for a notebook of this size, The excellent keyboard, the solid build quality and the good battery life.
  • Cons: Glossy display: barely suitable for outdoors, Very stiff touchpad keys, Display isn't edge-to-edge => a sham, Possible performance cannot be completely called upon, A display that can be used outdoors, i.e. it should be somewhat brighter, and/or it should be a matte panel in order to avoid reflec...
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Overall 9
8.5

HP Folio 13 Review

Digitaltrends
21 February 2012
  • Conclusion: HP sells the Folio 13 as a business Ultrabook, but to be honest, we have hard time seeing what makes this an enterprise laptop. Build quality, though robust, is not up to the level of a Lenovo ThinkPad or HP EliteBook. There’s not even a matte display option.
  • Pros: Solid build quality, Attractive, Good keyboard, Above average battery life, Solid performance
  • Cons: Resolution could be higher, Glossy display can be annoying, Distracting software suite
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