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HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0314ng


HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0314ng
HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0314ng (Spectre Folio 13 Series)
Intel Core i7-8500Y 2 x 1.5 - 4.2 GHz, Amber Lake-Y
Graphics adapter
16 GB 
, LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM (onboard)
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, IPS, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4™, glossy: yes
512 MB NAND Flash, 0.5 GB 
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
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, HP 3D DriveGuard; HP Audio Switch; HP Command Center; HP Connection Optimizer; HP JumpStart; McAfee LiveSafe, 12 Months Warranty
1.47 kg ( = 51.85 oz / 3.24 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1800 Euro


Price comparison

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 60%, features: 70%, display: 90% mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0314ng

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


Model: For years, the material of laptops has been nothing more than metal or ABS engineering plastics. However, the HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0314ng is a notebook that breaks the ubiquitous, all-metal design style that has become the common setup for all notebook manufacturers. The Spectre Folio body is wrapped in cowhide, and the fine stitching and edging process make the leather shell and metal body more perfect, which is what HP calls "the combination of metal and leather". The HP Spectre Folio provides users with three usage modes: notebook mode, tablet mode, and standing mode. The magnetic body increases the stability of the body, and it is more convenient for users to convert to different modes at any time. Because the leather body is more special, the fuselage does not retain the traditional cooling module. HP simply chose a fanless design. This design makes the body lighter and more portable, and the weight of the whole machine is only 1.5 kg. The laptop measures at 32.01 x 23.45 x 1.54 cm. The 13.3-inch IPS touch screen performs well. It is a panel with up to 4K resolution, bright colors and up to 400 nits. The Spectre Folio screen is coated with a layer of Gorilla Glass 4, which not only protects the screen, prevents scratches, but also prevents fingerprints.

As for the processor, it features an Intel Core i7-8500Y (up to 4.20 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, 4 MB Intel cache). Due to the low power consumption of the Y-series processor, the notebook's battery life is up to 16 hours. The processor is paired with 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD. As for the graphics processor, it has an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 615. HP also worked closely with Bang & Olufsen to professionally enhance the four front speakers of the Folio, giving users a more realistic audiovisual experience. In terms of interfaces, the Spectre Folio provides three Type-C interfaces, one of which supports Thunderbolt 3. Because the fuselage is too thin and light, plus the leather body, the Spectre Folio only provides users with Type-C ports. For the battery, it has a 6-cell 54.28 Wh Li-ion polymer battery with up to 19 hours battery life, so users can easily work for a whole day without charging. On the whole, the HP Spectre Folio is a bold new and amazing new product. It has style, comfort, and it represents a direction towards innovation that this market needed. However, the high price tag indicates that it will be more suitable for users who have a bigger budget, such as working individuals or business person who requires high-end hardware, great design, and portability.

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.

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.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.

In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.

88%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-01-24 (Update: 2019-01-24)