November 17, 2011

HP makes the Folio 13 Ultrabook official will be available in Dec 7 starting at $899.99

HP is clearly not spinning off their PC business and to prove that the company just made their first Ultrabook. Called as the Folio 13, this 13.3-incher ultrabook is thing, like any other ultrabooks out there, at just 18mm thin this will definitely challenge other ultrabooks that were already announced. The laptop is scheduled to be launched in December 7th starting at $899.99. 

The Folio 13, also like other ultrabooks, packs a punch. It features a 13.3" (1366x768) display, Intel Core i5-2467M processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 6-cell battery. The Folio 13 also sports an HDMI port, USB 2.0 & 3.0 ports, and a memory card reader. Read on HP's press release for more info.

HP Unveils Its First Business Ultrabook, Offering Industry's Best Battery Life
HP Folio13 designed to bridge gap between professional and personal life

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011 – HP today introduced its first business Ultrabook, which features a thin and light design, strong security options and a responsive solid state hard drive for the ultimate mobile experience.

The HP Folio13 also delivers up to 9.0 hours of battery life, the highest performance available among Ultrabook devices currently on the market.

With battery life to get you through the workday, users are no longer saddled with carrying power adapters to charge their notebook PC. Plus, a wide array of ports, including Ethernet, eliminates the need to carry dongles. Mobile professionals can now stay productive and get through their entire business day – from home to business and back home – with only the HP Folio13.

Measuring less than 18 millimeters thin and utilizing an ultraslim 13.3- inch diagonal high-definition (HD) BrightView display, the HP Folio13 weighs just 3.3 pounds. It combines the cool industrial design found on consumer products with the security and usability business users demand.

Powered by the latest Intel® Core processors, the HP Folio13 also includes Intel Rapid Start Technology, which gets your system up and running fast to help you save time.

The HP Folio13 includes a backlit keyboard for mobile users who work in low-light conditions. A full array of ports, including RJ-45 and USB 3.0, allows users greater flexibility to connect to the information they need. The HP Folio13 also includes a solid state drive (SSD) with 128 GB of storage for fast response times and increased reliability.

An optional TPM Embedded Security Chip protects data in email as well as information on the hard drive for security-conscious users.

The HP Folio13 features HP CoolSense technology, which uses advanced hardware and intelligent software for a noticeably cooler notebook. The notebook also includes an HP Imagepad for highly accurate, advanced multitouch gesture support.

Additional features include an HP TrueVision HD Webcam for brighter, cleaner HD images, and Dolby Advanced Audio.

The HP Folio13 also can be configured with a range of Microsoft Windows® 7 operating systems, including Windows 7 Professional. A three-year limited warranty is available through an optional HP Care Pack.

Users who need a desktop-like environment or additional audio, video, network and USB connectivity can connect the HP Folio13 to the optional HP USB 2.0 dock.

Pricing and availability
The HP Folio13 is expected to be available on Dec. 7 with a starting price of $899.99.



Source: Endgadget


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