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HP Folio 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the keyboard and durability are generally positive. The battery and portability also get good opinions, whereas there are some critical opinions about the image quality and touchpad. Reviews about the energy efficiency and usability are different.

performance, portability, battery, durability, keyboard

screen, touchpad, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Folio 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for HP Folio 13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP Folio 13 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Views about the price and design are overall positive. The battery and performance are also appreciated.

portability, performance, battery, design, price

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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 (wired.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (theverge.com)

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 (anandtech.com)

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 : Christian Hepp (notebookcheck.net)

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

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

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 ; The HP Folio 13 is a well-built ultrabook with a good balance of performance and features with an average screen.

The HP Folio 13 is a well-built ultrabook with a good balance of performance and features with an average screen.

Jan, 2012

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