HP Folio 13 vs. Lenovo IdeaPad U300s: Battle of the two Ultrabooks

Vishal Mathur | Published 15 Mar 2012
HP Folio 13 vs. Lenovo IdeaPad U300s: Battle of the two Ultrabooks

The Ultrabook segment is now flourishing in full swing with new entrants making their presence strongly felt.

Lenovo had debuted in the Ultrabook market in India with the launch of the IdeaPad U300s in November last year.

This year HP also joined the Ultrabook fray with HP Folio 13. We bring to you a detailed comparison between the IdeaPad U300s and HP Folio 13...

HP
Brand
Lenovo
Folio 13
Model
IdeaPad U300s
 
 
 
 
SPECS
 
Intel Core i5-2467M
Processor
Intel Core i5-2467M
1600
Clock Speed (MHz)
2000
4 GB
RAM
4 GB
 

Quite clearly, the Lenovo IdeaPad has more power available, thanks to the faster processor. Same amount of RAM though.

Winner!
 
 
 
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Tie!

Ultrabooks arent meant for gaming. At the moment, the focus is on power, sleekness and good battery life. However, we do think that gaming will be the focus of manufacturers soon.

Tie!
 
 
 
Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage type
Solid State Drive (SSD)
128 GB
Storage capacity
128 GB
Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
OS
Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
Tie!

Solid State Drive means you can resume Windows from the Sleep state within seconds. Startup time is down to a dozen seconds. General OS performance will be snappy as well. No need to envy the MacBook Air users anymore!

Tie!
 
 
 
13.3
Screen Size (Inches)
13.3
LED backlit
Type of Panel
LED backlit
1366x768
Screen Resolution (Pixels)
1366x768
Tie!

Again, it is a tie. These displays are HD, and will be quite good for multimedia playback.

Tie!
 
 
 
Aluminum alloy
Chassis
Aluminum
0.7-inches
Thickness
0.59 inches
1.5 kg
Weight (kg)
1.33 kg
Too close to call!

Grudgingly, we have to agree with the spec sheet and give the award to the IdeaPad, more so because it is available in multiple colours. But can't discount the fact that the Folio looks stunning!

Too close to call!
 USB2.0x1, USB3.0x1, SD Card Reader, HDMI
Connectivity
USB2.0x1, USB3.0x1, HDMI, Intel Wi-Di
 Too close to call!   Too close to call!
69,990
Price (Rs.)
67,990
 

We wouldn’t really attach too much significance to the Rs. 2,000 price difference between the two - market forces will ensure that the final price at the store will be almost similar.

 

 

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