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HP Folio 13 Ultrabook Laptop Review - Gaming Performance

TweakTown sees its return into laptop reviews today as we take a look at HP's Folio 13, an Ultrabook aimed at business users and consumers.

By: | Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Sep 4, 2012 4:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: HP

3DMark Vantage


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

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3DMark Vantage tests both processor and graphics performance and is a good indication of how systems compare. The results are generally more repeatable and consistent than other forms of benchmarking. Vantage uses DirectX 10 and can handle multi-core CPUs.




I really wish I had some other Ultrabooks to compare this HP Folio 13 to, but for the moment, it's going to have to compete with a gaming laptop. A score of 1230 is really pretty paltry, but for laptops, especially of this form factor, and lacking a discrete GPU, is not too terrible.


As I've maintained throughout this review, the Intel HD 3000 graphics just won't cut it for any sort of serious gaming and the score reflects this. However, the CPU score of 5117 shows that for CPU-based tasks, this laptop will perform for most people's needs. However, it still pales in comparison to the quad-core present in the iBUYPOWER Valkyrie.



3DMark 11


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3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark. Designed to measure your PC's gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads.


As Intel's HD3000 graphics chip does not support DirectX 11, this test is unable to be run on the system. Keep this in mind if you were planning on playing DirectX 11-based titles on the system.

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