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Hewlett-Packard has put on sale its first ultrabook – the HP Folio 13
The HP Folio has a 13.3-inch (1366 x 768) display, optional TPM circuitry and comes standard with a Core i5-2467M processor, 4GB of RAM, a six-cell battery and HP's CoolSense technology.
Additionally, it offers a fairly robust selection of ports, including HDMI, Ethernet, USB 2.0 and 3.0, a memory card reader and a combined headphone / mic socket. The trade-off, though, is a slightly thicker chassis than what other Ultrabooks are offering: 3.3 pounds and 18mm (0.7 inches) thick.
At 3.3 pounds and 18mm thick, the Folio is "chunky" for an Ultrabook, to the extent that such a laptop can really be unwieldy. The Folio could have been skinnier and lighter, but that might have meant skimping on ports. It's worth repeating that this has a fuller assortment of sockets than pretty much anything else on the market.
The backlit keyboard is also a plus. As with other HP notebooks, the Folio has Altec Lansing speakers which are 'Dolby Advanced Audio' certified, but don't expect them to replace your stereo system.
Specifications (base version)
|CPU type||Intel Core i5 2467M|
|CPU speed||1600 Mhz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
|Display Size||13.3" 1366 X 768|
|Screen Type||LED-Backlit LCD|
|Touch Technology||No Touch|
|Battery capacity||59 (Wh)|
|Weight||1490gm / 52.6 oz.|
|Size (w/h/d mm)||318/221/18 mm|
|Size (w/h/d inches)||12.5/8.7/0.7|
- Gigabit ethernet
- SDHC Card Slot
- USB3.0 (x1)
- 802.11 b/g/n
- BT 4.0
- BT 4.0
- No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)
Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
- AC Adaptor
- Backlit Keyboard
- Metal case
- Multitouch Touchpad
- Stereo speakers