HP Spectre Folio 13 Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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It’s hard to make a laptop look different then all the other laptops out there, more often than not they end up looking the same. However, HP thought of an idea: integrate a leather design into the laptop. Making for a laptop that stands out from the rest visually, the HP Spectre Folio 13 is also extremely versatile with a long battery life. Although performance may vary and with a subpar sound performance, even that is not enough to include the Folio 13 on our list for Best Touch Screen Laptop and the best laptop. Read on to find out if it makes the top-rated laptops.

Why We Like It – HP Spectre Folio 13

The HP Spectre Folio 13 feels like a more elevated laptop than the surface pro series. A dual core processor and low power settings make this leather laptop versatile in any situation.

  • Leather makes it stand out from the rest
  • Extremely versatile
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Performance may vary
  • Sound is subpar


Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, the HP Spectre Folio 13 can more than easily handle several tasks at once. The dual processor handles numerous programs running at once well, so when it comes to productivity, customers won’t be frustrated by a lagging computer. However, when it comes to more strenuous programs, performance may vary. For those who want a consistent experience, the Dell XPS 13 9380 is a tried and true alternative. If you are a movie  or gaming fan then you should take a look at our HP Spectre Folio review for fully HD laptop.


One of the best aspects of the HP Spectre Folio 13 is the battery. Easily able to last the whole day, the Folio 13 even beats the Lenovo Yoga C940 in terms of battery longevity. Much like performance, when it comes to productivity based programs, activities such as typing and managing schedules online, the HP Spectre Folio 13 will easily last the day, customers won’t have to worry about bringing a charging cable.


The HP Spectre Folio 13 comes equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a USB Type C port, headphone jack, and a SIM card slot. A unique port selection for a unique laptop, the thunderbolt ports will ensure adaptability, while you can use the USB C port for charging.

Build Quality

With what looks like real leather, the HP Spectre Folio 13 stands out from among it’s competition, with a distinctive look that will ensure everyone will know a Folio 13 when they see one. The additional tablet mode adds another level of versatility that shows just how useful the HP Spectre Folio 13 is, having more features than even the Dell XPS 2 in 1. Check out the HP Probook 5330M review for a more stylish laptop.


For a thousand dollars, the HP Spectre Folio 13 asks for a lot, but with premium materials and components, you more than get your money’s worth. Just be sure this is something you want before you invest your money into the Folio 13.

HP Spectre Folio 13 Wrap Up

Classic design, modern performance, the HP Spectre Folio 13 packs a punch in a discrete slim form. With high versatility and battery life, the leather casing is the icing on the cake, enough to make you worry less about the speakers and performance issues. For an on the go laptop with style, the HP Spectre Folio 13 is beaten by no other.

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