HP’s ultrabook announced for Australia: Folio 13 for $1,199

Everyone’s got ultrabook fever right now, and the next entrant in the thin-and-light notebook category is HP, announcing a new laptop measuring 1.9 cm thin and weighing 1.5 kilograms.

Powered by Intel’s latest Core processors, the HP Folio 13 will feature a 128GB solid state drive, 13.3 inch HD screen, Ethernet, USB 3.0, and Intel’s Rapid Start Technology designed to start the computer more quickly.

HP's Envy15 features a silver metal body with red accents from the Beats brand of audio.

We weren’t told what processor HP would be using, but based off of the US release, we suspect a choice of Intel Core i3 and i5 chips will be used when it’s launched in December with a starting price of $1,199.

Meanwhile, HP has also upped its game on a couple of other notebooks, releasing a new version of the 14 inch HP Pavilion dm4 and 15 inch HP Envy. Both of these will now feature Beats Audio thanks to Beats by Dr. Dre, with accents in red.

HP’s dm4 Beats Edition Pavilion (above) will fetch a $999 price tag from January and offer up to 7 hours of battery life, while the HP Envy 15 will come with a $1,699 price tag and sport six speakers, two subwoofers, a backlit keyboard, and an all-metal body.

 

 

  1. Compared to the USA, it feels like rip off. Yes, shipping costs… but why so big difference? Forcing customers to order from US from those retailers that ship. 
    “The HP Folio 13 is the company’s first Ultrabook, a super-slim laptop with a long 9-hour battery life. When the Folio was announced last month it was slated to sell for $900, but HP is listing it at $1050. Right now, however, you can use coupon code NBK3573 at HP’s Home & Home Office site and pay only $704 (with free shipping)”

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