The HP Folio Ultrabook is also called the HP Smart Buy Folio 13 because it has a 13.3″ LED display. The basic configuration for a Folio ultrabook comes with second generation Core i5 processor but it can be downgraded to Core i3 just like the one sold at Walmart.
HP Folio 13 Business Ultrabook Computer Hardware Specifications:
- 13.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD2 (1366 x 768) BrightView Display
- 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 Mobile Processor
- Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset
- Intel HD2 Graphics 3000
- DDR3 SDRAM, 1333 MHz (1600 MHz downgrade to 1333 MHz), 1 slot supporting up to 4 GB
- 128 GB mSATA SSD
- TPM 1.2 Embedded Security Chip
- Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
- Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 Combo Adapter
- Dolby Advanced Audio
- Integrated dual-microphone array
- Integrated HP TrueVision HD Webcam (located in the display)
- Ports and Connectors: RJ-45 (Ethernet), (1) USB 3.0, (1) USB 2.0 and (1) HDMI; headphone/microphone combo jack; power connector
- Expansion Slots: (1) SD, SDHC, SDXC and MMC
- Input Device: Full-sized, backlit island style keyboard with UV coating
- 6-cell (59WHr) Li-Ion battery, HP 65-watt non-smart AC adapter
- Dimensions: 0.7″x8.67″x12.54″ / 18mmx220.2mmx318.5mm
- Weight: Starting at 3.3 lbs / 1.5kg
- Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64bit OS
Compared to Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, the HP Smart Buy Folio 13 is a bit heavier by 0.4 lbs but not that significant. However, at the same $1000 starting price, Dell XPS 13 wins over HP Folio 13 for having a 2nd Gen Intel Core i7 on board which faster than Core i5.
Despite being outshined by HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook, the HP Folio 13 Ultrabook also received accolades from tech reviewers. In January after the CES 2012, it was featured as the Editor’s Choice for an Ultrabook PC by CNET and PCMAG.