HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0015nr
Average of 5 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0015nr
Source: Hardware Zone
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
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%
Source: Hot Hardware
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
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%
Source: PC Mag
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
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%
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
Source: Techreview Source
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
Source: Xataka ES→EN
Positive: High mobility; premium design; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2018
Source: Bright.nl NL→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; metal case; nice display; compact size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2018
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
CommentIntel 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. 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.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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).
78.2%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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