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HP Ultrabook: HP Folio 13

Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by BigNerd, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Shemmy

    Shemmy Notebook Evangelist

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    The Mac comment is, I feel, out of place. What isn't half the price of a comprable Mac?



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  2. jeepfun

    jeepfun Newbie

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    Received my Folio 13 yesterday and have had the day to play with it.

    I have to say, for the price (especially after that coupon), this is a great laptop. I bought this as I was overall disappointed with a 11.6" macbook air I have due to it's battery life and believe it or not it's sharp edges (it's going back).

    Size wise, I still would have preferred a 11.6" but this is not that big at all. Screen angles could definitely be better but overall very happy.
     
  3. tribalnoise

    tribalnoise Newbie

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    i did a complete wipe of my folio to install a fresh windows 7 pro. i forgot to save the drivers for wireless and gigabit. can you upload them for me to download? hp has NOTHING on their support & drivers website for these components. any help would be appreciated. i can't even find the name of the ethernet device, which keeps me from going directly to the manufacturer website to download drivers.
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan NBR Moderator Moderator

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    HP usually has a SWSETUP folder which has all the drivers that you would want to backup before wiping the drive..

    If you didn't back it up, it would be a PITA to go download all the drivers.
     
  5. tribalnoise

    tribalnoise Newbie

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    i did not do a backup because i assumed Windows 7 would have generic drivers i could use to get online. nope. WORST OF ALL, HP DOES NOT HAVE A COMPLETE LIST OF DOWNLOADABLE DRIVERS FOR THE FOLIO 13. in fact, they completely lack any drivers to get internet access. (i did not check their driver availablity beforehand). in addition to that, i did not have find any information anywhere describing what wireless/LAN hardware the folio 13 has. therefore, i cannot google the drivers i need. i called hp for support and was told they cannot give me any assistance with drivers since i am not using the original windows OS that came with the notebook. i ended up getting lucky and downloaded a intel wireless driver from another product page and it matched the hardware for the folio 13. i just picked another recently released notebook and the drivers matched. lesson learned: always make a backup before doing a clean OS install. do not assume hp will have the drivers available.

    now, who wants to upload that swsetup folder for me? :D
     
  6. joeyl

    joeyl Notebook Geek

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    so lucky Folio owners how about a full review? :D

    thanks
     
  7. purell

    purell Notebook Consultant

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    Hoping it goes on sale again. Reviews for this laptop are hard to find compared to others.
     
  8. jeepfun

    jeepfun Newbie

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    Ok - found and compressed the directory. It's 1.5Gb in size. I can upload it to my hosting provider but would rather not put up the ftp credentials here.. Can you go to LeeCentral and send me a note through the contact page. I'll send you the info.
     
  9. tribalnoise

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    thanks jeep but i have resolved the problem by downloading drivers for the dm4t series and they work just fine. i have also asked hp to escalate the issue so this problem does not happen to other folio owners
     
  10. excalibur1814

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    My main question: What is the fan noise like? Does it stay off when idle and only really ramp up when you're actually doing something...
     
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