HP Launches The Folio 13 Ultrabook

POSTED BY David Allen IN Laptops ON 18 Nov 2011

Hewlett Packard (HP) will be launching a new ultrabook style laptop in early December aimed at the consumer market; it is a 13.3 inch thin and light machine with a wide range of features as well as the option to upgrade processors etc. However, early next year a business version will be launched, this will be much the same as the consumer model, but with the Windows 7 Professional operating system, an embedded security chip and the better warranty choices.

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So let’s see what the Folio 13 Ultrabook has to offer, first of all there is the neat 13.3 inch high definition Bright View display with a 1366 x 768 of pixel resolution and a built in HP True Vision HD Web camera. The base model will be powered the 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-2467M dual-core processor with the option to upgrade.

Being an ultra book there is no hard drive, instead HP have gone with the 128 GB solid state drive (SSD) and there is a useful 4 GB of DDR3 RAM. Naturally, there is Wi-Fi and Ethernet (RJ-45) for network connections.

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There is a wide range of other features including a backlit chiclet keyboard, HP Coolsense cooling technology, Dolby Advanced Audio, HDMI port, standard USB 2.0 ports, superfast USB 3.0 port, a memory card reader, as well as a headphone and microphone combo jack.

The Folio 13 weighs in at 3.3 pounds and at its thinnest point is a mere 0.7 inch, according to HP, this ultrabook is good for all day and therefore the 6 cell battery is supposed to offer up to nine hours of power. It will be running on the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system, there is the option to go for Windows 7 Professional for those who want a bit more!

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This consumer version of the Folio 13 will be available on Dec. 7th and it come with a starting price of $899.99, but with options etc, the price can end up over the $1,000 mark.

Source [Laptop Computer Planet]



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