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HP Spectre Folio 13 Series

HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0001nfProcessor: Intel Core i7 8500Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 615
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.47kg, 1.49kg, 1.5kg
Price: 1300, 1400, 1800, 2000 euro
Average Score: 80.36% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 24 reviews)
: - %, performance: 71%, features: 74%, display: 83%
mobility: 91%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 92%

 

HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0015nr

Specifications

HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0015nrNotebook: HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0015nr
Processor: Intel Core i7 8500Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 615
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.49kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 78.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

80% HP Spectre Folio review: A prologue for the next chapter in portable PCs
Source: Good Gear Guide English
More than just a laptop with leather accents, the Spectre Folio is a 2-in-1 that’s partially made of leather and it makes the most of that unique material design to stand out amongst the crowd.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Spectre Folio review: A prologue for the next chapter in portable PCs
Source: PC World Australia English
More than just a laptop with leather accents, the Spectre Folio is a 2-in-1 that’s partially made of leather and it makes the most of that unique material design to stand out amongst the crowd.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands-on with the HP Spectre Folio, a stylish convertible made out of aluminum and leather
Source: Hardware Zone English
To be fair, the Spectre Folio had actually made its debut nearly a month ago. It's a notebook that breaks the ubiquitous, all-metal design template that has become the norm for all notebook manufacturers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/25/2018
80% HP Spectre Folio Review: A classy leather 2-in-1 ultrabook
Source: Slashgear English
The HP Spectre Folio is truly a unique laptop and that uniqueness will no doubt be a very compelling factor for some consumers. The built-in portfolio case is classy and hard to ignore, but HP went beyond the surface, also focusing on a hinge design that is superior to many competing 2-in-1 notebooks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP Spectre Folio Review: A Luxurious Leather-Clad Beauty
Source: Hot Hardware English
The new HP Spectre Folio is a well-balanced ultralight convertible laptop that checks off all the right boxes. Any notebook that combines superb battery life, respectable performance, beautiful looks, luxurious feel and makes you want to take a second whiff, is worthy of our Editor’s Choice award. HP hit a home run with the Spectre Folio and its easily one of the best premium 2-in-1 we’ve tested to date.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2018
81% HP Spectre Folio review:
Source: CNet English
HP's inventive two-in-one hybrid is fun to use and show off, but its ambitious hinge design can get in the way at times.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
70% HP Spectre Folio
Source: PC Mag English
Swathed in swanky leather and kitted out with a new, power-efficient screen, HP's Spectre Folio is a unique, innovative ultraportable. Alas, its styling and pricing are as over-the-top as its performance is underwhelming.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HP Spectre Folio Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
HP delivers premium versatility and serious endurance with the leather-wrapped Spectre Folio 13.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Spectre Folio review: This leather PC means business
Source: Engadget English
The idea of a leather computer is crazy, and it's even crazier to think that HP is the company that risked building it. But it turns out the company is onto something. Even if you're not interested in buying the Folio though, it proves to the PC world that there's value in exploring new materials and designs. So who needs a leather computer? In a sense, the entire computing industry does.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
HP's leather-clad Spectre Folio is one classy notebook
Source: CNet English
There are various versions of the Folio, which will be available at different times, so pay attention carefully to release dates to make sure you get the variation that's right for you. Firstly, it will come in two colours: a brown cognac, and a burgundy bordeaux, with the latter of the two coming later this year. A 4K version will also be available in December 2018.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2018
HP Spectre Folio: The ‘iPace’ Of 2-in-1 Laptops
Source: Techreview Source English
I think the supposed “PC decline” was less about some big change in the buying public and more about the lack of demand generation and innovative products. HP has stepped up with both and this new HP Spectre Folio is both innovative and desirable for those that would really like a 2-in-1 personal computer. It has style, it has comfort, and it represents a direction towards innovation that this market has sorely needed. Now if it just came in blue/black.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2018
HP Spectre Folio, primeras impresiones: aspira a enamorarnos gracias a su chasis de cuero y a convencernos por su autonomía
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High mobility; premium design; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2018
Deze nieuwe HP-laptop is van leer
Source: Bright.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; metal case; nice display; compact size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2018
皮革和金属的完美结合 惠普幽灵Folio首发评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Excellent design; high mobility; good keyboard; long battery life; realistic audiovisual experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2018

 

HP Spectre Folio 13t-ak000

Specifications

HP Spectre Folio 13t-ak000Notebook: HP Spectre Folio 13t-ak000
Processor: Intel Core i7 8500Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 615
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.49kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

85.7% HP Spectre Folio 13 (i5-8500Y) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
HP is putting a new spin on laptop convertibles inspired by antique cameras and wristwatches. The one-of-a-kind leather design is both premium and classic, but its size, weight, and features fall a bit short compared to the sleek and modern metal Ultrabook.
60% HP Spectre Folio Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
Without leather it would be impossible to tell a really important book from the latest Mills and Boon, we wouldn’t have anywhere to store our money, we couldn’t hold up our trousers, we wouldn’t have chapps and if HP had its way, we wouldn’t have laptops either. So integral is the leather folio to the professional convertible that HP have chosen to literally glue beef-skin to its latest 2-in-1. And while this may mean HP’s latest device has to endure being called names like the MeatBook, gluing your folio case to the laptop isn’t always as bad as it seems.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
HP Spectre Folio review | TechSwitch
Source: Tech Switch English
Windows 10 does an excellent job of integrating LTE connectivity, and our evaluation pattern got here with a Vodafone SIM card already put in. This meant that after establishing Windows 10 for the primary time, we had been in a position to entry the web instantly with out having to hook up with a Wi-Fi community and enter in a password. It’s a really useful function that may actually attraction to numerous folks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/18/2018
90% Leder-Notebook HP Spectre Folio 13
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 77% features: 85% display: 85% mobility: 97% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 90%

 

HP Spectre Folio 13-AK0801en

There are times where I can't make a decision about a laptop. Especially if your job is to test, analyse and see if they are good or not. Spectre Folio series is a good mixture in terms of 2-in-1s. But are they really worth the money? I think if you are going for a convertible, 13.3 inch is just the right size and the Spectre Folio checks this mark. But in terms of hardware, it is a bit disappointing. However, my disappointment may not affect you and this is what gives me hard time making a decision. Let me say it out loud, with 8 GB of RAM and a 8500Y processor, this device is not a compact powerhouse; not even close. Therefore the purpose of your purchase should be the main decision point here. Because with the same price, you can get even better subnotebooks. Will they be as sleek as Folio? I am not sure. Will they have the same 2-in-1 possibility as the Folio 13? I don’t think so. That’s again brings me to point about making your mind up about why you want this laptop. As an Asus Zenbook user, I would have liked to have a 2-in-1 option as I want to read stuff without needing the keyboard in front of me and unfortunately I can’t do that. Folio 13 gives you the opportunity. You can use it in tent mode, tablet mode (still in the sleeve) and as a regular laptop. But compared to my Asus, it does not deliver the performance I need for my daily tasks. But then for who is this laptop for? I think for business people it would be a good fit. Checking emails, doing video conferences, taking notes, reading etc. etc. Besides that, since the processor is ULV and the GPU is not a dedicated one, video editing is out of question. You can develop software with it of course, but expect some glitches. The Folio 13 has a pretty strong rival; new MacBook Air models. Their pricing is similar, their specs is similar. I am sure Windows fans will pick the Spectre 13 and corporate companies can favor Windows in terms of management too. But if you are up against MacBook Air, is being a 2-in-1 enough? Before making a purchase, consider these questions: Where do you do most of your reading? Your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Do you need more power or are you a light user? Do you need longevity as the MacBook Air provides or are you looking for something that looks luxurious? Above questions should give you a hindsight about what I am trying to explain. It is not cheap, it is not a budget laptop, so think carefully. Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Specifications

HP Spectre Folio 13-AK0801enNotebook: HP Spectre Folio 13-AK0801en
Processor: Intel Core i7 8500Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 615
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Test HP Spectre Folio
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP Spectre Folio 13-AK0801no

Specifications

HP Spectre Folio 13-AK0801noNotebook: HP Spectre Folio 13-AK0801no
Processor: Intel Core i7 8500Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 615
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Test av HP Spectre Folio
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Great display; long battery life. Negative: Mediocre ergonomy; average speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2018
80% HP Spectre Folio 13: En lyxig lättviktare med unik stil
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0314ng

Specifications

HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0314ngNotebook: HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0314ng
Processor: Intel Core i7 8500Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 615
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.47kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

88% Der Leder-Laptop mit der Convertible-Klappe
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 90% ergonomy: 70%

 

HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0020ng

Specifications

HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0020ngNotebook: HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0020ng
Processor: Intel Core i7 8500Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 615
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.47kg
Price: 2000 euro
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

85% HP Spectre Folio review: Redefining the PC with a leather convertible
Source: Neowin English
The HP Spectre Folio is really a lovely device, and I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I have. It just feels good to use and it feels good to carry. HP clearly put a lot of thought into how this was engineered, from the leather design, to the unique form factor, to little things like the IR camera, a solid keyboard, and 4G LTE.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
86% Starke Hardware in Leder gehüllt
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% features: 89% display: 73% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 94%

 

HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0001nf

Specifications

HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0001nfNotebook: HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0001nf
Processor: Intel Core i7 8500Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 615
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: HP homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Test du HP Spectre Folio : luxe et autonomie au rendez-vous
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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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. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.

In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel UHD Graphics 615: Integrated graphics card in some Amber Lake Y-series processors (5 Watt TDP) with 24 EUs (GT2) and no dedicated graphics memory. Clocks with up to 1000 MHz depending on the CPU Model.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

8500Y: Extremely efficient ULV-SoC (System-on-a-Chip) for tablets and fanless notebooks based on the Amber Lake architecture which is basically a Kaby Lake chip produced in the improved 14nm+ process (no 14nm++) with higher clock speeds and 5 Watt TDP. Includes two CPU cores clocked at 1.5 - 4.2 GHz with Hyper Threading support as well as a graphics adapter. Fastest Amber Lake-Y chip at the time of announcement.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.47 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.5 kg:


80.36%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA
UHD Graphics 615, Core i5 8200Y, 14", 1.45 kg
HP Chromebook x2 12-f002nf
UHD Graphics 615, Core m3 7Y30, 12.3", 1.45 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

HP Spectre x360 15-df0004
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 2.2 kg
HP Envy x360 13-ag0019ur
Vega 10, Ryzen 7 2700U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-ap0001ns
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 13.3", 1.35 kg
HP Envy x360 13-ag0001ns
Vega 6, Ryzen 3 2300U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-BA022NW
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 14", 1.63 kg
HP Pavilion x360 15-cr0930nd
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8130U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-ba138ns
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 14", 1.7 kg
HP Chromebook x360 11 G1-2XZ59EA
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3350, 11.6", 1.4 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-cd0010ns
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 14", 1.6 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-ae015nd
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8550U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP ZBook Studio x360 G5-5CE50PA
Quadro P1000, Xeon E-2186M, 15.6", 2.22 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-CD0007NS
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8250U, 14", 1.6 kg
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 45X96UT
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8650U, 13.3", 1.26 kg
HP Chromebook x360 14-da0021nr
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8130U, 14", 1.68 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-4100nw
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
HP Envy x360 15-cn0101ng
GeForce MX150, Core i5 8250U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
HP Envy x360 13-ag0005ng
Vega 8, Ryzen 5 2500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP Envy x2 12-e001nf
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 12.3", 1.2 kg
HP Envy x360 13-ag0003na
Vega 10, Ryzen 7 2700U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP Envy x360 15-cn0004ng
GeForce MX150, Core i5 8250U, 15.6", 2.14 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-ae046ng
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8550U, 13.3", 1.26 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-11-25 (Update: 2018-11-25)