Technology is perpetually moving towards smaller, lighter and slimmer and in line with this trend, distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) is now delivering a notebook that rivals all others – the HP Folio 13 Ultrabook. Weighing in at less than 1.5 kg and measuring 18mm in breadth, the Ultrabook is what Windows fans have been waiting for.
Mobile users have always looked towards ultra-light notebooks that are easy to carry when on the run but the main challenge is that many users do not want to compromise on screen size or performance to be mobile. Users typically want a larger screen size, as a 12-inch screen can make it difficult to read and comprehend large Excel spreadsheets. It is the HP Ultrabook’s outstanding performance and slim profile combined with more ‘usable’ screen space that gives the HP Folio 13 the edge.
Says Deon Botha, HP PSG Business Unit Manager at DCC: “This is an exciting and unique computing platform for HP and DCC which fits neatly between the HP ProBook S series and HP Elitebook P series and gives a great blend of performance, portability and elegance in a unique design that up until this point has only been available from one other vendor.”
“The 13-inch LED display notebook is targeted at computing professionals that want something different from their technology and definitely don’t want to be weighed down between meetings, yet need top grade performance.”
The Folio 13 features the latest ULV (ultra low voltage) Intel Core i5 processor with a 128 GB solid state hard drive (SSD) which not only means fast computing, but the absence of moving parts adds to the durability of the machine. Intel’s Rapid Start technology allows you to boot up and get going much faster, while the HP CoolSense detects where you are working and automatically adjusts the HP Folio 13 to maximise cooling to prevent any risks of overheating, as well as minimising power consumption, for up to 9 hours operating with the 6 cell battery.
Many notebooks that feature a smaller footprint often compromise functionality in order to reduce its size. Not with HP’s Folio 13, as it includes USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 interfaces, and the capability to connect via HDMI and Ethernet. No additional adapters need to be ordered. Where form and functionality are concerned HP has also provided a range of optional accessories to go with the notebook’s slim and stylish silver chassis and backlit keyboard. These include a docking station, Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, stand, hub and graphics adapter.
The HP Folio 12 Ultrabook is available immediately through DCC for all discerning corporate customers at a recommended retail price of R 13 899.00, including V.A.T