HP Folio 13-1020us
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Folio 13-1020us
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
We gave the HP Folio 13 an Editors' Choice award when we first saw it in January, and the Folio 13-1020us doesn't change our high opinion of the ultrabook. We could wish for a mite brighter display and four or five ounces less weight (as if we could get those things without sacrificing battery life), but as is it's a combination of value, performance, and portability that exemplifies what ultrabooks are all about.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Techspot Archive.org version
Assuming the display and bloatware don't scare you off (and they probably shouldn't, honestly), the Folio 13 ought to be toward the top of your list if you're shopping for an ultrabook. The system's nearly fingerprint-proof finish, professional aesthetics, comfy backlit keyboard, lengthy battery life and snappy performance make it an easy sell at $900. Here's hoping the coming wave of Ivy Bridge ultrabooks are equally solid.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Comp Reviews Archive.org version
HP is aggressively pricing its first ultrabook at just $900 for the Folio 13 with some impressive features but it is hampered by a few major issues. Performance from the system is very good and the battery life is currently the best in the ultrabook segment. The extra size does give it extra peripheral ports that most of the competition provide.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
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.
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