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HP unveils its first ultrabook

HP Folio business-oriented to be available in Middle East soon

The Folio is HP's first Ultrabook.
The Folio is HP's first Ultrabook.

HP has announced the launch of its first ultrabook, the business-focussed HP Folio.

The Folio, which is expected to be available in the Middle East shortly, is HP's first model in the new ultrabook category, and is intended to combine high performance with long battery life and mobility.

The Folio has a 13.3 inch diagonal HD BrightView display, and runs on an Intel Core processor. The ultrabook has up to 9 hours battery life, and comes with 128GB SSD, with Ethernet, RJ-45 and USB 3.0 ports.

The ultrabook features Intel Rapid Start Technology, for quick access; HP CoolSense technology, for cooler running and will be available with a TPM Embedded Security Chip, to provide protection for data in emails as well as on the hard drive.

The device also comes with an HP TrueVision HD webcam, backlit keyboard for use in low light conditions, Dolby Advanced Audio and HP ImagePad multi-touch input pad.

The new ultrabook category, which launched this year, is expected to ramp up throughout 2012, to account for up to 20% of notebook sales by the end of next year.