Hewlett Packard seems a little bit late to deliver Their first ultrabooks edition, HP Folio 13, in IT World mobile computing market, hence better be late than never or when We just deliver a fail product. So what We compare HP Folio 13 with? Still, We choose Apple MacBook Air 2011 as We resound Them as great corner stone to start ultrabooks era, simply We still couldn't resist Our admiration over this MacBook Air 2011. Because on HP Folio 13 standard value, for fairly comparison, We need to adjust type of MacBook Air We tested also on 13 inch version.
Physical Dimension & Weight
MacBook Air 2011 : Height. 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm) ; Width. 12.8 inches (32.5 cm) ; Depth. 8.94 inches (22.7 cm) ; Weight. 2.96 pounds (1.35 kg).
HP Folio 13 : Height. 0.7 inch (1.78 cm) ; Width. 12.54 inches (31.85 cm) ; Depth. 8.67 inch (22 cm) ; Weight. 3.305 pounds (1.45 kg).
MacBook Air 2011 vs HP Folio 13 comment #01 : For this category We roughly give the same score between MacBook Air 2011 vs HP Folio 13 because hardly We feel the differences between 1.35 kg to 1.45 kg.
Processor, Storage & Memory
MacBook Air 2011 : 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache, 128GB SSD Flash Storage, 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 onboard memory.
HP Folio 13 : 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2467M (1.6 GHz), 128GB SSD Flash Storage, 4GB DDR3 System Memory (1 Dimm)
MacBook Air 2011 vs HP Folio 13 comment #02 : We don't see exactly the speed of HP Folio 13 memory speed but We assume the same speed as We see together the storage between MacBook Air & HP Folio 13 are on same type and capacity. But MacBook Air on higher speed in 1.7GHz which We assume MacBook Air 2011 gonna come with more expensive price. On this category, We give better mark on MacBook Air 2011 only if MacBook Air 2011 gives roughly same price with HP Folio 13. Let's stick to the end of Our close up head to head between MacBook Air 2011 vs HP Folio 13.
Display Adapter, Monitor & Resolution
MacBook Air 2011 : Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3-inch (diagonal) high-resolution LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors and resolution max to 1440x900 pixels.
HP Folio 13 : Intel HD Graphics 3000, 13.3-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED- backlit Display and resolution max to 1366x768pixels.
MacBook Air 2011 vs HP Folio 13 comment #03 : Same display adapter and seems not so different on either diagonal size and type of LED monitor but MacBook Air 2011 has a better screen resolution here. Still on this category We give better mark on MacBook Air 2011 only if MacBook Air 2011 gives roughly same price with HP Folio 13.
Rest of Tech Spec & Operating System
MacBook Air 2011 : 2 USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), thunderbolt port, SD Card slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi, IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, FaceTime camera Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors, Mac OS X Lion with bundled software.
HP Folio 13 : 3 USB port, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN RJ-45 port, HDMI port, Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader, Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R) with Wireless Display Support, 3.5 mm audio jack, HP Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone, Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit, Microsoft Office starter, Winzip v15, Corel PaintShop Pro X4 + VideoStudio X4 Combo and original add on apps.
MacBook Air 2011 vs HP Folio 13 comment #04 : On this, We prefer to give HP Folio 13 on better score because of the Their great bundled software like Corel and Office (though only starter edition) and HDMI port plus LAN port which make it easy to Us for working on Office style network. The thing that make MacBook Air 2011 better only on Thunderbolt and FaceTime.
Price & Conclusion
MacBook Air 2011 : $1,299 which it is that price of Their standard.
HP Folio 13 : $899.99 which it is that unbelievable and great price beat out MacBook Air 2011 on earlier category.
MacBook Air 2011 vs HP Folio 13 comment #05 : With $400 differences price between MacBook Air 2011 and HP Folio 13, that seems unfair in Our side to value HP Folio 13 under MacBook Air because that money brings anything way out of the line. Hence, We knew that each of this ultrabooks gives great impression as We call it this time, though a little bit late, Hewlett Packard Inc already produce great ultrabooks to IT World mobile market. A worth ones of product!
We already mention a lot on differentiation between Mac OS X Lion with Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit because They were exist on different market between Mac community and Windows community. Let's just see Our previous article in “MacBook Air vs ASUS Zenbook” ; “MacBook Air vs Acer Aspire S” and “MacBook Air vs Samsung Series 9” for a better bright value. And also We need to make it sure about the long battery usage, We still can't compare Them as We use Our ultrabooks seemly on different usage, especially it's not fair to compare CAD/CAM or heavy sized graphics design work with only office or internet browsing usage.
In the end please also don't forget that MacBook Air 2011 already launched in July 20th, 2011 and Hp Folio 13 launched in February, 2012 and that make it sure seems unfair. The rest of the buying decision is upon You as usual because We just give the bright analysis to be Your IT smart shop skills. Warm regards!