HP launches its first Ultrabook, the HP Folio 13 in India

By Sameer Mitha | Published on 22 Feb 2012
HP launches its first Ultrabook, the HP Folio 13 in India

HP has entered the Ultrabook market in India with the launch of the HP Folio 13 for Rs. 69,990.

The device may not be the thinnest or the lightest Ultrabook as it is 0.75-inches thick and weighs 1.50kgs. The added weight and thickness is partly due to the addition of an optical drive, a feature absent from all the other current offerings in the Ultrabook range. We'd also seen HP unveil the Envy 14 Spectre, back at CES 2012.

Other specs of the HP Folio 13 include a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, USB 3.0, 128 GB SSD, Intel integrated HD 3000 graphics and a 13-inch display with a resolution of 1366×768. Like all the other Ultrabooks, the Folio 13 will run on Windows 7 OS.

Other features of the Folio 13 include an HP TrueVision HD Webcam and Dolby Advanced Audio. Users who need a desktop-like environment or additional audio, video, network and USB connectivity can connect the HP Folio 13 to the HP USB 2.0 dock.

The HP Folio 13 is priced at a slight premium in India, as the US price of the device is $900, which translates to Rs. 45,000 approx.

If you are in the market to pick up an Ultrabook, here’s a quick look at the specifications of all Ultrabooks on offer in India:

 

Model

HP Folio 13

Asus Zenbook

Lenovo IdeaPad U300

Acer Aspire S3

MacBook Air 13-inch

 
Dimensions
8.67x12.54x0.7 - inches
8.9x13.3 x 0.73 -inches
8.5x12.8x0.6 - inches
8.6x12x0.68 - inches

8.94x 12.8x0.68 -inches

Weight
1.5kgs
1.3kgs
1.3kgs
1.4kgs
1.35kgs
Processor
1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor
1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor

1.60GHz  Intel Core i5 processor

 

1.60 GHz  Intel Core i5 processor

 

1.7 GHz  Intel Core i5 processor

 
RAM
4GB DDR3 RAM
4GB DDR3 RAM

4GB DDR3 RAM

 

4GB DDR3 RAM

 

4GB DDR3 RAM

 
Storage
128 GB SSD

256GB SSD

128GB SSD

 

20GB SSD, 320 GB HDD

 

256GB SSD

Screen Resolution

1366×768
1600x900
1366x768
1366x768
1440x900
OS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

 

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

 

Max OSX Lion

Display Size

13.3-inches
13.3-inches
13.3-inches
13.3-inches
13.3-inches

Optical Drive

Yes
No
No
No
No
Price   

Rs. 69,990

Rs. 89,990

Rs. 67,990

Rs. 49,990

Rs. 89,900

Graphics

Intel integrated HD 3000 graphics

Intel integrated HD 3000 graphics

Intel GMA HD 3000

 
Intel integrated HD 3000 graphics

Intel integrated HD 3000 graphics

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Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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