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Old 11-16-2011, 07:00 PM
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Default HP Unveils its First Business Ultrabook: Folio 13

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2011/111116xa.html' target='_blank'>http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/p...1/111116xa.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011 - HP today introduced its first business UltrabookTM, which features a thin and light design, strong security options and a responsive solid state hard drive for the ultimate mobile experience. The HP Folio13 also delivers up to 9 hours of battery life, the highest performance available among Ultrabook devices currently on the market."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/pDmQ-_AgnZs&amp;ap=&fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/pDmQ-_AgnZs&amp;ap=&fmt=18" /></object></p><p>Looks a bit like a small MacBook Pro, eh? A nice feature set, and, meets one of my requirements, a backlit keyboard. RJ-45 (Ethernet) and USB 3.0 ports are included, and a 128GB SSD is standard. An embedded TPM (security) chip will be included in some models (January 2012), allowing secure authentication and data encryption.&nbsp; With a 13.3-inch BrightView screen, Intel Core processors, and a very good webcam, this 18mm thin ultrabook weighs-in at about 3.3-pounds (~1.5kg). HP's Press Release (see link) stated that the Folio 13 will be available starting December 7th, with prices starting at $899.99. I've been looking for a new Windows laptop, and the Folio may jump to my short list.</p>
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