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HP Folio 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of HP Folio 13. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and usability. The battery and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the touchpad. There are mixed comments on the energy efficiency and image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Folio 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP Folio 13 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the design and price are overall positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, portability, usability, price, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Folio 13-1029WM 13.3" Notebook (1.4 GHz Intel Core i3-2367M Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: maximum pc (

HP Folio 13 Review


While HP's Folio 13 is sized similarly to the other ultrabooks we've tested, sporting a 13.3‑inch screen and measuring 12.54x8.67x.7 inches, it's a bit heavier than the others, but not by much. With a lap weight of 3 pounds, 4.8 ounces, it's 3.7 ounces...

Nice build; good port selection; strong battery life; low entry price

Better performance can be had for the price; TN screen quality, and not very bright

May, 2012

Expert review by: Christian Hepp (

Review HP Folio 13-2000 Ultrabook


Premium Hipflask. HP arrives late to the party with the Folio 13,

Considerable battery life; Very refined materials and workmanship; Good keyboard; Impressive sound for a notebook of this size

Glossy display: barely suitable for outdoors; Very stiff touchpad keys; Display isn't edge-to-edge => a sham; Possible performance cannot be completely called upon

That HP has set the fan to be in continuous operation, instead of immediately changing a BIOS setting to silence the notebook, where it then remains pleasantly quiet.

Mar, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (

HP Folio 13-1020us


The HP Folio 13-1020us is one of the most handsomely designed and well-engineered ultrabooks you can buy for $900.

Great keyboard and battery life. Full set of ports

Half a pound overweight. Screen a little underbright

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Dustin Sklavos (

HP Folio 13 Review: Deviating From the Norm


The initial bum rush of ultrabooks resulted in, with limited exception, a lot of designs that took most of their cues from Apple's MacBook Air. Even Dell's XPS 13, otherwise very different from what came before it, still maintained that wedge shape....

Of the ultrabooks I've tested so far, the ones I've personally liked the best have been the Dell XPS 13 and this one, the HP Folio 13. Both have fairly good keyboards and both deviate from the norm a little bit, displaying some ingenuity and thought in...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (

HP Folio 13-1029wm


The HP Folio 13-1029wm takes $100 off what was already one of the most affordable and desirable ultrabooks.

Affordable. First-class keyboard. Good array of ports

Could be a little lighter. Screen could be a little brighter

Apr, 2012


Expert review by: Matt Smith (

HP Folio 13


Ultrabooks meant for business use have been rare so far. In fact, as of this moment the HP Folio 13 is the only “business Ultrabook” on the market. Lenovo's ThinkPad Ultrabook isn't due for several months.

Solid build quality ; Attractive ; Good keyboard ; Above average battery life ; Solid performance

Resolution could be higher ; Glossy display can be annoying ; Distracting software suite

The HP Folio 13 is one of the best Ultrabooks on the market today, no matter what it’s labeled. The user interface is excellent, build quality is high, performance is solid and battery life is much better than average. All of this is made sweeter by a...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (

HP Folio 13 Review: An Ultrabook for the Masses


HP's Folio 13, the first of a new product line designed to appeal to both mainstream and business users, isn't the thinnest or lightest Ultrabook around. But unless you're a fanatic about such things, it will probably fill your needs better than its...

Long-lasting; good performance ; Nice typing platform

Nonremovable battery ; Busy software installation

Thicker and heavier than the average ultrabook, the Folio 13 may actually be a more sensible option for many users.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

Review: HP Folio 13


With the Folio 13, HP arrives both a bit late and a bit heavy to the ultrabook party. But the results are impressive.

Great performance in a reasonably slim and quite sturdy package. Good pricing, yet it’s clear that corners weren’t cut in either specs or build quality. Exceptional battery life up to an hour longer than competitors

Very dim screen. At 3.3 pounds, it’s less “ultra” than the rest of the market. Too much preinstalled junk on our test unit

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

HP Folio 13 Review: A Lean, Mean 13-Inch Ultrabook


HP's Folio 13 is a 13-inch aluminum-wrapped ultrabook packed with an Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB solid state drive for a price of just $899. Can this HP ultrabook compete against higher-priced ultrabooks with higher specs? Read on to find out.

Good backlit keyboard ; Solid aluminum construction with plenty of ports ; Good battery life

Average, overly glossy screen ; Default clickpad settings are horrible ; Fan gets noisy at times

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Michael Crider (

HP Folio 13 Review


Everyone has an laptop based on Intel's Ultrabook spec these days, and if they don't already, they showed it off at CES last week . Just being thin and light isn't enough to stand out in the crowd now, and HP knows that. To that end, they've produced...

The Folio 13 is a good showing for HP, combining solid value, admirable build quality and excellent longevity into a package that's only slightly bigger than other Ultrabooks. If you're looking for an ultrabook that won't have you scrambling for a...

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


Front Camera: / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Keyboard backlit: Yes


Processor cache level:L3