Hewlett-Packard joined the growing Ultrabook fracas back in November when it announced the HP Folio 13. Weighing in at 3.3 pounds and wielding a 13.3-inch display, the Folio 13 was to be one of just a few Ultrabooks with a starting price below $1,000. HP said it would be available to order beginning December 7, 2011, and true to its word, the Folio 13 is live and in stock.
For $900, a stock configuration includes an Intel Core i5 2467M processor (1.6Ghz), Intel HD Graphics 3000, 4GB of DDR3 memory, 128GB mSSD, HD webcam, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 support, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
There's a coupon code available ( NBK3573 , courtesy of LogicBuy via SlashGear ) that knocks 33 percent off the price, bringing the total down to $703.49 with free shipping. That makes it the least expensive Ultrabook on the block and almost $100 cheaper than what Best Buy's selling the Toshiba Portégé for ( $800 ).
HP doesn't allow much customizing and restricts upgrades to software and accessories. The HP "recommended" $1,049 build, for example, is spec'd the same on the inside, but bumps up to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Everything else is the same.
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