HP Fo­lio 13

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HP Fo­lio 13 boasts of great looks and er­gonomicsK It feels sturdy with Alu­minium brushed top that also gives it a very pro­fes­sional lookK It has a great key­board with full­sized chick­let keys with back­light­ing that are both fun and com­fort­able to work onK Weigh­ing around 1K5 hg and just 18 mm thick, the Fo­lio 13 may not be the best in class but these specs make this com­put­ing de­vice great for those on move the es­pe­cially if you add bat­tery backup of around 4 hours (on max­i­mum loadFK Start-up time is one of the key sell­ing points of an ul­tra-bookK In fact, low start up time is a pre-req­ui­site for ul­tra-booksK Typ­i­cally note­books take 2-3 min­utes to start up be­fore one can start us­ing themK The Fo­lio 13 took just around 30 sec­onds to start up and 1-2 sec­onds to wake-upK

Per­for­mance bench­mark re­sults of this ul­tra-book were im­pres­sive when com­pared to oth­ers we re­viewed in our March 2012 shootoutK The Fo­lio 13 scored 8771 in PC Mark Van­tage, which checks the over­all ma­chine per­for­mance and 3372 in 3D Mark 200S, which checks graph­ics ca­pa­bil­i­tyK over­all, this has all the in­gre­di­ents of an ex­cel­lent board-room ul­tra-book in terms of price, per­for­mance and er­gonomicsK

Bottomline: great specs and per­for­mance make this ul­tra­book a great choice, es­pe­cially for pro­fes­sion­als who need a pow­er­ful and fast ul­tra-bookK

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