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Testseek.co.uk have collected 162 expert reviews of the HP Folio 13 and the average rating is 78%. Scroll down and see all reviews for HP Folio 13.
Award: Recommended January 2012
January 2012
 
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The editors liked

  • Excellent build
  • Lovely backlit keyboard
  • Great SSD storage
  • USB 3.0 port
  • Decent battery life
  • Solid built
  • Excellent illuminated keyboard
  • Good performances
  • Huge battery life
  • All the needed ports
  • Punchy speakers
  • Cheaper than some ultrabooks
  • Decent specs for the price
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Low heat
  • Good overall performance from the CPU
  • RAM & SSD
  • Battery life
  • 6 hours
  • Thin and light (1.8 cm
  • 1.5 kg)
  • Price
  • Keyboard
  • Styling is Understated but Nice
  • Battery Life
  • Small and light
  • Good keyboard
  • Stylish and well built
  • Excellent battery life
  • Competitively priced
  • Decent specifications for the price
  • Good battery life
  • Good performance
  • Sober
  • Understated brushed metal chassis
  • Reasonable performance for an ultrabook
  • Backlit keyboard

The editors didn't like

  • Not as sexy as some Ultrabooks
  • Very poor screen
  • Mediocre CPU
  • Odd memory configuration
  • Irritating touchpad
  • Dull design
  • A bit heavy and thick
  • Dim display
  • Stiff touchpad
  • Low resolution screen
  • Thicker and heavier than other models
  • Low gaming capacity
  • Could use more ports
  • Glossy screen with inaccurate colours and low contrast
  • Loud during use
  • Screen is a little dull
  • Plastic body
  • Windows eats up a portion of SSD
  • Short on internal storage
  • Lacklustre screen
  • No access to the battery
  • Only two USB ports
  • Trackpad takes some getting used to
  • Powerbrick reduces portability
  • Soso looks
  • Not the thinnest
  • Mediocre integrated graphics
  • 128GB SSD is on the small side

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  Published: 2012-08-01, Author: James , review by: itproportal.com

  • Sober, understated brushed metal chassis, Excellent battery life, Reasonable performance for an ultrabook, Backlit keyboard
  • Mediocre integrated graphics, 128GB SSD is on the small side
  • 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 proce...

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  Published: 2012-07-05, review by: computeractive.co.uk

  • Abstract:  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 appeal ...

 
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  Published: 2012-06-29, review by: digitalversus.com

  • Low heat, Good overall performance from the CPU, RAM & SSD, Battery life: 6 hours, Thin and light (1.8 cm, 1.5 kg)
  • Low gaming capacity, Could use more ports, Glossy screen with inaccurate colours and low contrast, Loud during use
  • 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. ...

 
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  Published: 2012-06-25, review by: techeye.net

  • 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 ...

 
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  Published: 2012-06-25, review by: techeye.net

  • Abstract:  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 ta...

 
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  Published: 2012-06-02, Author: Jonathan , review by: reviewed.com

  • Anyone who travels a lot should consider the HP Folio 13.The HP Folio 13 is an ultrabook with an impressive battery life, first and foremost. However, the trade-off is in its lower performance; it had middling results in testing.For anyone who works while...

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  Published: 2012-06-01, review by: evogadget.com

  • 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 on....

 
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  Published: 2012-05-22, review by: CNET.co.uk

  • Cheaper than some ultrabooks, Decent specs for the price, Comfortable keyboard
  • Low resolution screen, Thicker and heavier than other models
  • The HP Folio 13 compromises on size, weight and screen resolution in order to keep the price reasonably low. If you're after an ultrabook for the office, the Folio 13 is a good option....

 
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  Published: 2012-05-15, review by: wired.co.uk

  • Decent specifications for the price, good battery life, good performance,
  • Soso looks, not the thinnest
  • The HP Folio 13 isn't an exceptional ultrabook by any means, but it does deliver a worthwhile spec and performance for a very reasonable £800 -- if you're on a budget, it's well worth considering.SpecificationsCPU : Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset Op...

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  Published: 2012-05-10, review by: expertreviews.co.uk

  • Built for business, but great for everyone else – it’s not perfect, but the price is right ...

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