Summary: I've used the Folio 13 for more than 9 months. It lives up to its specifications - the battery life is excellent and it boots and shuts down very quickly. This machine has one key weakness: the trackpad and its buttons. I'm a guy with strong hands, but it is very difficult to press down the left and right "mouse" keys. The trackpad is also very touchy, regardless of the sensitivity setting.
Summary: Nice keyboard, very fast ... But when will manufactures stop putting glossy screens on laptops!? I don't want to see myself in the screen, I want to see my documents. Please give us a MATTE screen!
Summary: While the HP folio is working well, we have a terrific problem that it cannot be used to give presentations. Most LCD projectors at customer conference rooms have VGA support only. This limits the usage tremendously since we bought 2 nos of Folio for Mobility and battery life. We tried using a HDMI->VGA cable, but it is not recognized either by Folio or by the projector. Comments/ Suggestions are welcome...
Summary: I bought this ultrabook computer through the amazon site but Adorama sold it to me. Sadly Adorama does NOT allow a return if not happy with it. If you open the computer and turn it on it's yours for life! Don't buy a computer from this company! I've never heard of a company that does not allow a return if a customer is not satisfied with it. I do realize there are limits but they just don't allow a computer return, period!
HP Folio 13-1020US 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (Steel Gray)
Rennis Kauffman, Amazon
26 July 2012
Summary: Was looking for a economic, fast alternative to an Apple Airbook and based on the reviews of the HP Folio, I selected it. Since this is primarily my "road machine", the main things I like about it a: - Speed: very fast in all aspects - Weight: very light, easy to carry - Battery: battery lasts a very long time - excess of 6 hours The things that aren't so great are: - Glide-pad mouse: This is the big downfall of this otherwise brilliant system.
Summary: I have now had the computer for a couple months. It is lightening fast in terms of loading documents stored on the computer's hard disk. It is so fast at startup and shutdown its painful to watch other computers take so long. There is one major design flaw - the touchpad. Put simply, its atrocious. Its unresponsive, glitchy and innaccurate. Why HP would decide to include such a poorly designed touchpad on an otherwise great ultra book is beyond me.
Summary: My wife bought this for me -- I picked it out -- as a replacement when my 8 year old Compaq laptop died. It has some great features, but the touchpad will raise your blood pressure, and make you swear. Just trying to type this review the cursor has relocated itself, and suddenly you find you have inserted a fragment of your most recent keystrokes into some point back in what you had previously typed (and hopefully proofread).
Summary: Had it two weeks, and then it got really, really hot and died. Wouldn't boot. HP tech support confirmed a hard drive failure and wanted to charge me to send a replacement part -- in two weeks! Horrible support there. So glad it happened within Amazon return/replacement window and hoping it was just a fluke, because I really did love this laptop for the two weeks when it worked! Only complaint before HD failure was the fan noise.
Summary: I was quite excited to try this beautiful machine, but the first time powering it on I knew it wasn't for me. I love a glossy screen, but the contrast and pixel size weren't to my satisfaction. The machine is finely crafted, and while a bit heavy compared to competitors, the audio quality is absolutely premium. The machine is svelte and metal. The power adapter was not thinner than one for a large HP laptop like a 2560, so I was surprised by that.
Summary: In the first part of review it is said it has an Ethernet port but in the photo description it says it hasn't even though it clearly shows one in the picture. Come on Cnet get your reviews done properly.
Pros: Looks the part
Cons: Can't make up its mind whether it has an ethernet port or not