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HP Folio 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 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 really like the design and usability. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the touchpad. There are mixed opinions on the image quality and screen.

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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 87/100 = 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the design and price. The usability and portability also get good reviews.

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

This summary is based on the products: 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)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)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (

HP Folio 13


By the time HP unveiled its first Ultrabook, the Folio 13, other heavyweights like Acer, ASUS, Lenovo and Toshiba had already gotten a head start of up to several months. But being fashionably late to market may have worked in Hewlett-Packard's favor:...

Long battery life ; Comfortable keyboard ; Fast boot time ; Full suite of ports ; Loud speakers

Stiff trackpad ; Dim display with narrow viewing angles

The Folio 13 offers excellent value for $900, with a strong blend of long battery life, fast boot times, a good port selection and even loud speakers.

Jan, 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 : 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.

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Apr, 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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

HP Folio 13


Think ultrabooks have stiff prices, stiff keyboards, and too few ports? The HP Folio 13 is a $900 revelation.

Value price. Comfy keyboard. Ethernet port and SD card slot.

Not-so-bright screen. A few ounces overweight.

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Jan, 2012

Expert review by : JoannaStern (

HP Folio 13 review


"I hardly think that we're too late, the work we're doing with Microsoft is extraordinarily compelling — ultraportables are compelling," HP's Todd Bradley said during the call where Meg Whitman,...

Sturdy build ; Extremely comfortable backlit keyboard ; Over seven hours of battery life ; All the necessary ports

Thicker and heavier than the competition ; Meh display with distracting bezel ; Stiff trackpad ; Distracting fan noise

It is really a fine ultraportable for the people

Jan, 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 : LAPTOP Magazine (

HP Folio 13 Review


The HP Folio 13 offers solid performance, fast boots, fantastic sound, and the best battery life of any Ultrabook on the market. Business users will also appreciate the sturdy design, backlit keyboard, and Ethernet port, though they'll want to make...

Sturdy design, Great sound, Long battery life, Comfortable backlit keyboard, Fast boot and resume from sleep

Clickpad is stiff, Relatively dim screen, Bottom can get very warm, Heavier and thicker than other Ultrabooks

Dec, 2011

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

Product Specifications


Audio system:Altec Lansing - Dolby Advanced Audiov / Beats / Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing


Battery Capacity:59 / 95
Battery capacity (Watt hours):59 / 95
Battery life (max):9 / 9.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N


Energy Star certified: / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
Wi-Fi certified: Yes
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Aluminium / Black, Silver / Grey, Metallic
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.696
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Altec Lansing - Dolby Advanced Audiov / Beats / Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio
Display: / LCD
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display Diagonal (metric):13.3
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Indication light: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 16
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2367M / I5-2467M
Processor boost frequency:2.3
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.6
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2367M / I5-2467M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2,0 / 2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:56858 / 59798
Processor code:SR0CV / SR0D6
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:N / No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:- HP Connection Manager 4.1\n- HP Support Assistant\n- Adobe Flash Player\n- HP CoolSense\n- HP Quick Launch\n- Intel Wireless Display (WiDi)\n- Skype / HP Connection Manager 4.1\nHP Support Assistant\nAdobe Flash Player\nHP CoolSense\nHP Quick Launch\nSkype\nIntel Wireless Display (WiDi)
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Pre-installed software:CyberLink YouCam, HP Games, HP Movie Store Powered @ RoxioNow
Trial software:Symantec Norton Internet Security 2011


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / SATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA / SATA
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Number of Speakers:2
Power supply type:AC/DC
USB connector type:USB A

Weight & Dimensions

AC adapter weight:9
Depth:12.6 / 13 / 8.66 / 9
Depth (imperial):8.67
Height:0.701 / 0.709 / 1
Height (imperial):0.7
Weight:3.31 / 4
Width:12.6 / 13 / 8.66 / 9
Width (imperial):12.5