HP Folio 13-1008tu

Specifications

HP Folio 13-1008tuNotebook: HP Folio 13-1008tu (Folio 13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 78.4% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 76%, features: 75%, display: 70% mobility: 90%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 98%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the HP Folio 13-1008tu

90% Business chic for power users: HP Folio 13-1008tu review
Source: APC Mag English
The Altec Lansing speakers were of reasonable quality, but they aren’t the Folio 13’s strongest point. For that matter the 13.3in (1,366 x 768 resolution) screen had good colour depth when looked at directly, but becomes ordinary when viewed from side angles. Since these are the only major weak points of this Ultrabook, it’s clear that this is a stellar machine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
HP Folio 13 Review – This Ultrabook Means Business
Source: Notebooks.com English
The HP Folio 13 is one of the best ultrabooks we’ve seen so far in terms of performance, battery life, and design. I would recommend it without hesitation if it didn’t have that dodgy touchpad. And that’s a hard flaw to ignore considering it’s one of the most important elements of a laptop. At $899 it’s only $50 more than the Toshiba Portege z835. While that system is thinner and lighter it can’t compete on performance. The Lenovo IdeaPad U300s has a more powerful CPU but costs almost twice as much and has fewer ports. The Folio manages to hit a nice goldilocks zone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/14/2012
70% A Business Laptop That’s Good for Nights and Weekends, Too
Source: Wired Magazine English
Oddly, HP is positioning the Folio 13 as both a consumer and a business notebook, and given its no-nonsense design, that makes sense. There’s even a version you can buy with a TPM chip inside for the crypto-obsessed guys in the IT department. The version sold through most consumer outlets, however, has a mountain of shovelware preinstalled — “HP Games,” an eBay icon, and two apps for streaming and creating music. The commercial/business versions don’t have any of these preloaded apps.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
HP Folio Review: First Impressions of the First Business Ultrabook
Source: Notebooks.com English
The HP Folio is in the house! We’ve been excited about this business-focused ultraportable since we got a first glimpse last year and went hands-on at CES. The enterprise version (with TPM) is $999, but the configuration available to consumers costs just $899. The specs are all still here including a Core i5 processor, 128GB SSD, and even the backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/08/2012
HP Folio – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
The consumer version of the HP Folio 13.3 inch ultrabook is starting at $898. The business version will follow in January, featuring an embedded TPM security chip, Windows 7 Professional, and an optional three-year warranty, including HP’s Care Pack. A USB-2 docking station will also be available, offering additional monitor and speaker outputs and enhanced connectivity options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/01/2012
70% HP Folio 13 Review: A Lean, Mean 13-Inch Ultrabook
Source: Notebookreview.com English
We have a number of great things to say about the HP Folio 13 after spending a few weeks using this modestly-priced ultrabook. For starters, the build quality is second to none in the ultrabook category. The aluminum construction makes the Folio 13 extremely solid without making it too thick or heavy. Not only that, but HP didn't sacrifice something important like a media card reader just to save a fraction of an inch or an extra ounce of weight. Yes, it stinks that you can't easily replace components or swap the battery, but these are pretty standard issues with ultrabooks. Bottom line, if you can live with the average glossy screen and twitchy clickpad the HP Folio 13 is an very solid, affordable ultrabook with a good balance of performance and features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 100%
80% HP Folio 13
Source: PC Mag English
But if the HP Folio 13 isn't the longest-lasting ultrabook on the market, well, it isn't the thinnest or lightest or fastest, either. What it is, is one of the most immaculate designs we've seen, with clever attention to small details as well as thoughtful attention paid to big issues like connectivity and typing comfort. With either a slightly brighter screen or a couple of better benchmark numbers, the Folio 13 would have bumped our Editors' Choice Asus Zenbook UX31 from its top spot; as is, it's a must-have on ultrabook shoppers' short lists.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Folio 13
Source: CNet English
When it comes to Windows ultrabooks, the HP Folio 13 is the best of the bunch in terms of performance, price, and ergonomics, provided you can live with a less-than-razor-thin design. This laptop is targeted at small businesses but it's really for anyone who wants a reliable ultrabook that isn't a MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
HP Folio 13 Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Folio 13 is a good showing for HP, combining solid value, admirable build quality and excellent longevity into a package that’s only slightly bigger than other Ultrabooks. If you’re looking for an ultrabook that won’t have you scrambling for a power outlet, this is pretty much your only option at the moment – for an afternoon outing you can even leave the AC power adapter behind. The screen is an unfortunate fly in the ointment, but it’s counter-balanced by the best all-in-one touchpad I’ve ever used on the PC side of things. If you’ve got a budget that won’t stretch beyond a thousand dollars and a desire for all-day computing in a light package, the Folio might be the best in a field of one. That said, with all the Ultrabooks shown at CES 2012 (including HP’s own stunning ENVY 14 Spectre) you might wait a couple of months before making your final decision
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/18/2012
70% HP Folio 13
Source: Techreview Source English
Ultrabooks have become one of the most talked about tech trends as we head into 2012 and the HP Folio 13 is one of these new, sleek, ultraportable notebooks. It weighs only 3.2-pounds, has extra long battery life and speedy performance thanks to its Intel Core i5 CPU and 128GB solid-state hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
HP Folio 13 review
Source: Engadget English
If you've been wondering whether you should buy the HP Folio 13, the answer is probably yes. (After all, we're guessing people who want a higher-res display and lighter build have already moved on.) There's just so much to love in this $900 machine: it boots quickly, includes a robust selection of ports, can be configured with helpful business features and offers a refreshingly comfortable typing experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2012
80% HP Folio 13 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The HP Folio 13 offers solid performance, fast boots, fantastic sound, and the best battery life of any Ultrabook on the market. Business users will also appreciate the sturdy design, backlit keyboard, and Ethernet port, though they'll want to make sure they buy a version that comes with HP ProtectTools. However, the device also suffers from a stiff touchpad and the dimmest screen in its class.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Folio 13-1008TU Ultrabook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Overall, the HP Folio 13-1008TU Ultrabook is excellent. It's not the lightest unit in its class (the Toshiba is 1.1kg compared to the HP's 1.5kg), but it's solidly built, very comfortable to use, has USB 3.0 and supplies long battery life. Its screen also isn't too bad and its performance was quite swift.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

86% HP Folio 13
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 75% display: 70% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 83%
78% HP Folio 13 im Praxistest
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 90%
HP Folio 13, el primer ultrabook de la marca
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/17/2012
HP Folio 13
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
excellent performance and portability
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/23/2012

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


78.4%: 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, 2011-12-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)