HP Folio 13
HP’s thin but durable 13-inch ultrabook has a look like a Stetson: classic and utilitarian. While it’s light on onboard storage (128GB SSD), it has all the ports you’d need for work/travel.
- Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 14 user reviews
The good: The HP Folio 13 has everything that matters most in an ultrabook: very good battery life, an excellent backlit keyboard, all the requisite ports for mobile use, and a very comfortable feel, along with a competitive entry-level price.
The bad: The Folio 13 is no looker compared with other ultrabooks, and is a bit thicker and heavier than thin laptops such as the MacBook Air. The clickpad's just a bit too finicky for our tastes, too.
The bottom line: When it comes to Windows ultrabooks, the HP Folio 13 is the best of the bunch in terms of performance, price, and ergonomics, provided you can live with a less-than-razor-thin design. This laptop is targeted at small businesses but it's really for anyone who wants a reliable ultrabook that isn't a MacBook Air.
May 8, 2012 1:36 PM PDT
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