As luxury goes: while unpacking, one marvels over the fine leather dress. It smells like a Ferrari, is unmistakable. Full-grain leather, available in Cognac Brown or Bordeaux Burgundy adorns the outer shell of the new HP envy Folio. Decorative seams give the device an additional refinement, and if one closes the Notebook, you think folder rather to a high-quality files than a Windows machine.

Michael Spehr

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the first impression of The second is a marvel, too. Because the device can be used as a Convertible, using it both as a Notebook and as a Tablet. The balancing act is achieved with a hand grip, by rotating the Display. In addition, you can adjust the display so that the tent-shaped slash on the keyboard, and thus an optimal viewing angle for presentations. The beautiful Hardware is virtually.

The Sprectre Folio measuring 32 × 23,5 × 1,6 inches and weighs 1.5 kg, so a few hundred grams more than a comparable high-quality laptops of this League. The display is touch-sensitive, a reflection of strong and extends across a diagonal of 13.3 inches. Disappointing: The top black edge, measures nearly an inch, and below the display is a 2.5 cm high black border flaunts also. Currently, only a model version with a Full HD resolution, i.e. 1920 × 1080 pixels is also available. A 4K Display, however, is announced.

A pen for Working in the tablet mode is included, he can distinguish between 4000 levels of pressure and has a smart design to Charge the battery: if You turn the top cap, and a USB type-C socket in the middle for connection to a power supply. The keyboard with a flat Hub is available in several levels of background illumination, unfortunately, the button arrangement on the right side is a little getting used to.

in addition to the Leather trim, the long battery life is another feature of this HP. The company provides up to 19 hours, in practice, there are actually more than 12 to 14 hours, it always comes on the day. Responsible for signed to the battery with 52.5 watt hours. 70 percent of the device-volume battery, says HP, the motherboard has been kept very small. For another, the processors can help save on electricity, built a Core i7 8500Y, so Intel’s amber lake, which has thermal power dissipation of only 5 watts. Active cooling by fan is not necessary, and our test device actually worked silently. The amber lake has two cores and is supported by the graphics chip UHD 615. Long endurance means a slightly lower pace of work. For normal Office tasks, the Spectre Folio is prepared, however, good.

The tested Version came with a lush 16 GB of memory, unfortunately, only with LPDDR3 modules, and a one Terabyte SSD in the slim M. 2 Format. The purchase price in this configuration is 2200 Euro. Slightly cheaper model with 512 gigabytes of SSD is, it is called for 1800 Euro and it has also 16 gigabytes of memory. The prices are high for Windows 10 in the Home-version is given, is absolutely incomprehensible. Also, the small-held Touchpad (9,5 × 5,5 cm) disappointed. Precise control of the cursor does not always succeed, and, curiously, are installed on the old Synaptics drivers. The most important settings for the Touchpad, you will not find, if you go as usual via the control panel, but you must call the Synaptics App. With every driver update, you lose the previous settings of their own.