Reinstallation required for all software due to major issues; Once corrected, the computer is great...took over a week to fix
Gary Storm, Amazon
9 November 2014
Summary: When I received the computer nothing was working properly. I had to uninstall every software that was set up. I had to factory reset everything and load a wireless program. I had to hire an IT expert to assist in correcting all the issues that were on this PC. I'm not sure what the set up of this computer was because when I received the computer it has "Hunger Games" and "District 12" etched into the laptop cover.
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: This is not a complete review since I had the Folio on for an hour or so and I just decided I had to return it. I did alot of research which included good reviews from cnet and pc magazine etc. Its a very nice small laptop and I liked it. But the screen really is too dim and also washed out and the colors seemed dull. I had the Folio side by side to my much cheaper 15.6" compaq cq62 that is over 3 years old.
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.
Excerpt: What is an Ultrabook? An ultrabook is a new form of portable computers (like a laptop) that has to be both thin and it has to have a certain performance. Specification of my laptop Display size: 13.3 inches Maximum resolution: 1366 x 768 Processor: intel core i5 1.6 Ghz Graphics: Intel HD graphics 3000 Ram: 4 GB DDR3 HDD: SSD 128 GB Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Performance As a very thin laptop its performance is quite wonderful.
Pros: Looks and feels expensive, very light, very thin, backlit keyboard, long battery life
Cons: Dim display, low storage capacity, Ram cannot be upgraded