HP's Folio ultrabook touts work-day-long battery life

New Delhi February 23: Hewlett Packard has launched its first portable PC in the Ultrabook form factor -- touting almost day-long battery life as its USP.

The HP Folio13 has s a 13.3 inch HD display and promises up to9.5 hours of battery life, one of the best- in- class among current Ultrabooks on the market.

Powered by the latest Intel Core processors, the HP Folio13 also includes Intel Rapid Start Technology, which provides ultra-low power consumption when not in use and a fast resume time when needed – saving time while extending battery life and stand-by time. It includes a backlit keyboard for mobile users who work in low-light conditions and a solid state drive (SSD) with 128 GB of storage.

Says Vinay Awasthi, Senior Director, Product Category, Personal Systems Group, HP India: ‘We are really excited about the launch of our very first ultrabook- the Folio13. The ultrabooks are targeted at consumers who are looking for full day uninterrupted computing experience and desire a ‘thin and light’ notebook with long battery life. We believe ultrabooks will be embraced by both professionals working in an enterprise or SMB set up and by prosumers who want the power of mobility."

The HP Folio13 also can be configured with a range of Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems, including Windows 7 Professional and the starting price is Rs. 69, 990