Pros

  • Nice typing platform
  • Long-lasting; good performance

Cons

  • Nonremovable battery
  • Busy software installation

At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Description

Ultra thin. Ultra fast. Ultra cool. Introducing an ultra-portable notebook designed for the ultra-mobile life. The HP Folio 13, HP's first-ever Ultrabook. With the latest Intel technology built-in, the 13 is fast enough to keep up with everything you want to do-from video uploads to video calls. But since it's less than 1 thin and under four pounds, you hardly know it's there. It does everything but weigh you down. Less than 1 thin, we packed more into it so you'll get more out of it. Go from off to up and running faster than ever. Access your favorite applications and files in a flash. And enjoy a solid state drive for fast, reliable data access on the go. Thanks to HP CoolSense Technology, you can do it all while automatically staying cool and comfortable. With a backlit keyboard and all the ports you need, about the only thing we left out was the bulk.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number A7A89UA#ABA
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1.6 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 128.0 GB
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 886112618452
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 9.5 hours
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces HDMI
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory max 4.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.5 inches
Depth 8.7 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Weight 3.3 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.0 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Included Software Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 118.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:46   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 237.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 351.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 193.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 316.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 336.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 416.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 203.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 233.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 187.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 14.3   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.2   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 45.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 39.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 34.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 29.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 15.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 12.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 30.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 26.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 18.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 16.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 35.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 28.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 304.0