Although it escaped into the world a bit early, the HP Folio Ultrabook is now a publicly acknowledged child of HP as a machine designed for the business crowd, but cool enough for the average consumer. (Updated with Australian pricing).
The 13-inch, 1.5kg machine is nice and slim at 0.7 inches thick, though its not the slimmest (but we’re talking fractions of an inch here, who’s counting?!). It has a battery that will last over nine hours, and a 128GB SSD Drive all powered by a Core i3 or Core i5 processor. No shockers there.
An aluminium outer shell and face give the Folio a clean, if reserved, design that feels solidly built. Much more so than say, Asus’ Ultrabook. And while it does indeed have 4GB of RAM, we don’t yet have official confirmation on whether or not that is expandable to 8GB. What we do know is that the Folio will be available from December starting at a price of $1199 in Australia. [HP]