HP Spectre Folio 13-ak0314ng
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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.
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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
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).
88%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.