The company is one of the latest PC firms to launch an “Ultrabook” — a name chipmaker Intel gave to the new super-thin laptops that use its processors — but this time, it’s targeting the business user.
The launch must come as a relief to the Silicon Valley company’s PC unit employees, suspended as they were in limbo for over a month as HP considered whether to jettison the division or not. HP decided only late last month to keep the leading seller of PCs within its fold.
The Folio13 starts at 3.3 lbs, has a battery life up to 9 hours and includes a backlit keyboard, a popular feature on the MacBook Air.
Starting at $899, it’s $100 cheaper than Apple’s laptop. Rival Acer also is selling its latest Ultrabook for $899.