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HP Spectre Folio

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of HP Spectre Folio. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the battery and keyboard are on the whole positive. The portability and screen also get good comments. There are some less positive opinions about the touchpad and size. The energy efficiency and usability get mixed views.

design, screen, portability, keyboard, battery

performance, price, sound, size, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Spectre Folio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

HP Spectre Folio

 

Swathed in swanky leather and kitted out with a new, power-efficient screen, HP's Spectre Folio is a unique, innovative ultraportable. Alas, its styling and pricing are as over-the-top as its performance is underwhelming.

Stylish, protective leather exterior. LTE connectivity option. Included digital stylus with sturdy holder. Comfortable keyboard. Silent operation. Excellent battery life.

Expensive as configured. Cramped, clumsy touchpad. No fingerprint reader. Heavy for the screen size. Mediocre computing performance. No USB Type-A ports.

Bottom Line: Swathed in swanky leather and kitted out with a new, power-efficient screen, HP's Spectre Folio is a unique, innovative ultraportable. Alas, its styling and pricing are as over-the-top as its performance is underwhelming.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

HP Spectre Folio review

 

HP's leather-clad hybrid laptop is a stunner, but can it succeed in practice?

Luxurious leather-clad design ; Smooth, intuitive movement options ; Fantastic 1080p touchscreen ; Responsive in day-to-day computing tasks

Low-power processor can’t handle complex work ; Shallow keyboard won’t suit everyone

Stunning design, great ergonomics and a stonking screen, but not a huge amount of power for the price

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

HP Spectre Folio

 

HP delivers premium versatility and serious endurance with the leather-wrapped Spectre Folio 13.

Stylish, premium leather design; Extremely versatile; Excellent battery life; Surprisingly comfortable keyboard

Tinny audio; Middling performance

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

HP Spectre Folio review

 

The PC reinvented?

Stunning design ; Impressive build quality ; Silent ; Lovely screen ; Stylus included

Very expensive ; Speakers aren’t great ; Battery life isn’t as long as promised.

The HP Folio Spectre is a gorgeously-designed convertible laptop that looks – and feels – incredibly premium. That’s just as well, really, as the price tag is just as luxurious.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (pcworld.idg.com.au)

HP Spectre Folio review: A prologue for the next chapter in portable PCs

 

More than just a laptop with leather accents, the Spectre Folio is a 2-in-1 that's partially made of leather and it makes the most of that unique material design to stand out amongst the crowd.

Incredible look and feel ; Magnetic hinge design

So-so performance ; A little bulkier than I'd like

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Brittany A. Roston (slashgear.com)

HP Spectre Folio Review: A classy leather 2-in-1 ultrabook

 

If you've seen one laptop, you've seen them all, or so it seems. HP has challenged that notion with a new take on laptop design, eschewing metal and plastic lids, visible hinges, and port-lined edges for something completely different: a large, premium...

Impressive convertible design ; Gorgeous genuine leather exterior ; Excellent, firm keyboard ; Crisp, responsive touch display ; Long battery life and fast charging support

Audio is loud but lacks bass ; Middling performance ; Only offers USB-C and 3.5mm audio ports

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Spectre Folio review: Hands on with HP's new leather-coated convertible

 

HP's Spectre Folio is a leather-bound laptop, but will it really reinvent the PC?

With the Full HD model storming UK beaches in November, we don't know how much the Spectre Folio will cost when it does arrive. Our fellow tech-loving friends on the other side of the Atlantic, however, can preorder the Spectre Folio right now with...

Oct, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (techadvisor.co.uk)

HP Spectre Folio

 

Hybrid laptop tend to be either too expensive or under-powered but has HP managed to balance the two with the Spectre Folio? Find out in our full review.

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

HP Spectre Folio review - a leather-bound laptop that offers style and performance

 

90% VERDICT That there aren't many laptops that can tick all the boxes in terms of style, design, performance and connectivity. The HP Spectre Folio is one of those rare breeds - but you'll be paying a little bit extra for the privilege. Pros Stunning...

Stunning design ; Thin and light ; Power and performance ; Leather smells good

Letterbox screen could have been bigger ; Expensive

That there aren’t many laptops that can tick all the boxes in terms of style, design, performance and connectivity. The HP Spectre Folio is one of those rare breeds - but you’ll be paying a little bit extra for the privilege. That there aren’t many...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Marc Zaffagni avec CNET.com (cnetfrance.fr)

Test HP Spectre Folio : notre avis - CNET France

 

design superbe avec une finition mêlant métal et cuir, excellente autonomie, stylet réactif.

La charnière trop compliquée, le processeur double cœur un peu juste sur cette gamme de prix, le fourreau du stylet qui le laisse pendouiller de façon un peu bizarre.

Le Spectre Folio est un 2 en 1 inventif et plaisant à utiliser, mais son système de charnière audacieux peut être parfois frustrant.

Jan, 2019