HP finally came up with their own Ultrabook model yesterday, officially, after that initial preview spotted in Australia. The 0.81 inch thin notebook, now officially named the HP Folio 13 sports a 13.3 inch display and an EliteBook-esque design. The Folio 13 looks like a mashup of HP’s Pavilion models with the ProBook 5330m, and overall, it does look pretty slick.
The HP Folio 13 features two USB ports in total (one 3.0 and one 2.0), Ethernet port, SD/SDHC (and presumably SDXC) card reader, HDMI port and combo headphone/microphone jack… nothing new if you’ve read the our news article from earlier this week. There aren’t any surprises under the hood either: you get a choice between two Intel Sandy Bridge low-voltage processors, 128 GB mSATA SSD comes standard as does 4 GB of RAM (user replaceable), the 13.3 inch comes at a fixed resolution of 1366 x 768 and there’s a buttonless trackpad too. Good news for folks who like working in poorly lit or dark places: the Folio 13 comes standard with a backlit keyboard.
Now, the new information here, now that HP has officially revealed the Folio 13 on a worldwide scale, is that the HP Folio 13 will be making its way to the US, and will be available on December 7th, starting at $900! Just in time for holiday shoppers! There’s also a fancy claim of up to 9 hours of battery life, which is excellent news if you’re working long days away from a power outlet.