When the most dominant PC manufacturer on the planet decides to take a wait and see approach to Ultrabooks, you know they are going to come out with something awesome. At first glance, the aluminum-covered HP Folio 13 didn’t seem like the awesome world-beater we expected it to be after such a long wait. The machine’s industrial design seems to have taken its cue from HP’s Elitebook line, complete with a brushed aluminum body and plenty of connectivity options. It’s slightly heavier than the rest of the machines (1.5kg), but that’s because it’s got extra batteries stuffed into its body, for more productivity while on the go. The only thin we didn’t really care for was the flimsy keyboard housing that introduces more flex than we’d like on an otherwise very robust and well-built machine.