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HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0020ng


HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0020ng
HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0020ng (Spectre Folio 13 Series)
Intel Core i7-8500Y 2 x 1.5 - 4.2 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Core: 1050 MHz, Dual-Channel,
16384 MB 
, LPDDR3-1866, Dual-Channel, Speicher fest verlötet
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, kapazitiv, native pen support, IPS, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4™, glossy: yes
1 TB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
2 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 USB Type-C™ 3.1 Gen 1 (Data up to 5 Gb/s, Power Delivery, DP 1.2, HP Sleep and Charge)
Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.4 x 320.1 x 234.5 ( = 0.61 x 12.6 x 9.23 in)
54.28 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 6-cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 19 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HP Wide Vision FHD IR Camera with integrated dual array digital microphone
Additional features
Speakers: Bang & Olufsen; quad speakers; HP Audio Boost 2.0, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
1.47 kg ( = 51.85 oz / 3.24 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
2000 Euro



Average Score: 79.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 75%, features: 89%, display: 73% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: 94%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0020ng

HP Spectre Folio 13 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
The screen is Full HD, with no 4K option, but covered over 95 per cent of the sRGB range with very high accuracy and strong brightness and contrast. The only flaw is a highly reflective finish.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2019
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%

Foreign Reviews

80% Leder und Spitze
Source: e-media - 6/19 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 06/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Vier Wochen mit dem Convertible-PC
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Starke Hardware in Leder gehüllt
Source: 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%
85% HP Spectre Folio, mucho más que cuero
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 95% workmanship: 100%
75% HP Spectre Folio 13
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80%
67% HP Spectre Folio
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 67%



The HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0020ng is a laptop that adapts to a user’s every need and longest days. With its high-quality real-leather case, the HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0020ng is certainly the most eye-catching notebook. Built from durable chrome-tanned leather, the HP Spectre Folio features precise artisan-inspired craftsmanship, effortlessly merging timeless design and modern innovation culminating in an iconic, elegant object of desire. Thin, light, and easily adaptable, the HP Spectre Folio effortlessly adapts to the user’s needs. Review documents and stay productive in laptop position, fold the screen flat and edit photos with an HP Pen in tablet position, or slide the screen to forward position, perfect for watching movies. It has a passive cooling design, so the Spectre Folio remains whisper-quiet even under full load. The 13.3-inch convertible has a lot to offer. The performance is sufficient for all common office and multimedia tasks, and the battery life is at an excellent level. With an Intel Core i7-8500Y, 16 GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, the Spectre Folio 13 can essentially meet these expectations. Although the built-in CPU is not quite as strong as current Core i7 processors due to its low TDP, the performance is nevertheless sufficient for all Internet and office tasks as well as for image and video editing. Due to the lack of a dedicated graphics unit, real gaming is not possible, but it is not expected from a convertible laptop in this range.

The 13.3-inch Spectre Folio’s panel does not resolve with 4K resolution, only 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD). However, this is sufficient for the small screen. The colour space coverage of 99 per cent for sRGB and 76 per cent for AdobeRGB is good. The same can be said about the brightness of up to 371 cd/m², as well as the colour reproduction. As for input and output, the equipment with USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3 and supplied stylus is great, but often requires adapters. Built-in 4G LTE also lets users connect safely and securely wherever they are, while reducing the threat of someone accessing information through public Wi-Fi. Thanks to intelligent battery usage, the convertible lasts an impressive 16 hours with video playback. For comparison, most notebooks in this price range last around 10 hours. This means the device can easily last through a day of surfing, answering emails or doing office tasks. To conclude, the HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0020ng is a great convertible laptop for on-the-go. HP clearly put a lot of thought into how the device was engineered, from the leather design to the unique form factor, to little things like the IR camera, a solid keyboard, and 4G LTE.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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.

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.  

i7-8500Y: 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.

1.47 kg:

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).

79.71%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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UHD Graphics 615, Core i5 i5-8200Y

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UHD Graphics 615, Core i7 i7-8500Y, 12.50", 1.1 kg
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