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HP Folio 13-1000ea

Specifications

HP Folio 13-1000eaNotebook: HP Folio 13-1000ea (Folio 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 77.09% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 72%, features: 64%, display: 55% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Folio 13-1000ea

80% HP Folio 13 review
Source: Computer Active English
The 1.6GHz Core i5 2467M processor and 4GB of RAM are fast enough for most everyday tasks, although you can't fit more RAM. 4GB is enough for now, but it may not be enough in future as software tends to become more memory intensive. The Intel integrated graphics chip is fast enough for playing high definition video and older games, but not the latest 3D titles.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Folio 13 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Folio 13 comes with an industry-standard one-year parts and labor warranty. Windows 7 Professional and BIOS-level security make this ultrabook a good fit for business, while a comfortable backlit keyboard makes it a good fit for typists. Our main quibble: The screen's viewing area is far too narrow.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Folio 13 review
Source: CNet English
The HP Folio 13 certainly isn't the slimmest, lightest or best-looking ultrabook I've seen, nor does it have the best screen. But its smart appearance is likely to appeal to the professionals among you and the cutbacks in the screen resolution have resulted in a fair asking price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Folio 13 Review: Deviating From the Norm
Source: AnandTech English
Personally, I like the HP Folio 13 more than most, and pricing is decent at around $1000 for our review unit. However, like the competition the Folio 13 just doesn't seem quite ready for prime time yet. It's also important to remember that Ivy Bridge refreshes within the next month could substantially alter the ultrabook landscape.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2012
83% HP Folio 13 review
Source: It Pro English
We didn’t expect HP’s latest Ultrabook to be the best in class as it is only £799, but the Folio 13 punches well above its weight. Great build and smart looks go hand in hand with all-day battery life. The ergonomics are good, if not quite great, and only the display leaves any major room for improvement.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% HP Folio 13 review
Source: PC Pro English
We didn’t expect HP’s latest Ultrabook to deliver a knockout blow for only £799, but the Folio 13 punches well above its weight. Great build and smart looks go hand in hand with all-day battery life; the ergonomics are good, if not quite great; and only the display leaves any major room for improvement. It still doesn’t quite get the heart pumping quite like an XPS 13 or a Zenbook UX31E, but if you’re looking for a fine all-rounder for less than most Ultrabooks, the Folio 13 is as good as they come.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
60% HP Folio 13 review
Source: Techradar English
Compared with other business Ultrabooks, such as the Toshiba Z830, the HP Folio 13 stands out slightly in terms of design. Given the slim performance differences between Ultrabooks, and their similar specifications, a decision often comes down to a subjective opinion about appearance and, therefore, you may not feel the same way.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% HP Folio 13 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The HP Folio is generally an excellent Ultrabook, marrying consistent design to good build quality, thoughtful features and class-leading battery life. The flipside is that Folio can be noisy under load, the touchpad buttons are stiff and it has yet to see the significant price drops that have made initially more expensive rivals become arguably better value. However, it remains an attractive option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
60% HP Folio 13 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
HP's Folio 13 offers a decent compromise between heavy corporate laptops and lightweight models that lack performance, and looks suitably professional. However, at 1.5kg it is pushing the definition of an ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% HP Folio 13 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
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. Fortunately, this marketing mishap doesn’t ruin the product.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%

Foreign Reviews

80% HP Folio 13
Source: Ocaholic.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Folio 13-1000ea
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 30%
HP Folio 13 im Test
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
display glossy and dark, loud and hot, no docking port; intended for business use
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2012
Ultrabook-Round-Up: Dell gegen HP gegen Samsung
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: valuable case, performance, keyboard; negative: price, glossy display
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2012
77% Teszt: HP Folio 13 – erős hármas
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 77% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%
Đánh giá HP Folio 13
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2012
[Đánh giá] Ultrabook HP Folio 13: Đẹp, cứng cáp, chạy nhanh
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2012
HP Folio13-1000 の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2012
올데이 컴퓨팅이 가능한 울트라북 - HP 폴리오 13 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2012
올데이 컴퓨팅이 가능한 울트라북 - HP 폴리오 13 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2012

Comment

Series:

HP Folio 13 is part of the first generation ultrabooks and was slightly late in the market. For a 13 inch ultrabook, it pretty much comes with a complete basic package for anyone be it small business or normal users. Now, it is not as thin or slim as many other ultrabooks in the similar size range, especially the 13-inch MacBook Air. It is slightly thicker and heavier than the rest, but nothing that is too unbearable for a traveller. Design wise, it is not the most stylish ultrabook one can have but is presentable.

HP Folio 13 has an excellent battery life, which is better than Dell XPS 13 and almost on par with the 13-inch MacBook Air. It is also fitted with all the ports and slots a mobile user would require. It has an excellent backlit keyboard that lacks in some ultrabooks. The keyboard tends to be more spacious than that of the MacBook Air, though the latter’s keyboard is already good enough. However, the touchpad is a little letdown as it feels rather uncomfortable and not as smooth and responsive as some other ultrabooks. This though does not affect the HP Folio 13 as a whole. Another point for us to boast on would be the price, which is nearly €100 lower that the Dells XPS 13's. In being one of the most inexpensive ultrabooks and delivering equally good performance, we would definitely consider it.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


2467M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.6-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1150 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews


77.09%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-03- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)