HP announced its first business Ultrabook, which features a thin and light design, strong security options and a responsive solid-state hard drive. The HP Folio13 delivers up to 9 hours of battery life, and offers a wide array of ports, including Ethernet, eliminating the need to carry dongles.
Measuring less than 18 millimeters thin and using 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 helps save time by getting users systems up and running fast.
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 gigabytes (GB) of storage for fast response times and increased reliability.
One model will include a TPM Embedded Security Chip that 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.
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 December 7, 2011 with a starting price of $899.99.