Is the HP Spectre Folio 13 leather hard to clean?

Is the HP Spectre Folio 13 leather hard to clean?

Best answer: The HP Spectre Folio 13 is a unique notebook in that it's made of aluminum and genuine leather. Luckily, the leather parts are easy to keep clean and looking pristine. All you need is a microfiber cloth.Amazon: AmazonBasics Microfiber Cloth ($13)Amazon: HP Spectre Folio 13 ($1,300+)

Easy cleaning

Keeping leather clean isn't a demanding task, nor does it require expensive products. All you really need — and what HP recommends on the company's website — is a microfiber cloth and some elbow grease. Most dirt, grime and marks will be removed with a few wipes of the cloth.

It's also worth bearing in mind that leather is likely to fade over time, altering color slightly. This isn't something you can avoid through normal use, but planning for regular bi-weekly cleans can help keeping the Spectre Folio 13 looking as good as it did when you unboxed it. Luckily, we broke down the best way to clean your device, and it's quite easy as long as you have a few extra materials.

The do's and don'ts

If marks refuse to budge through the use of a microfiber cloth alone, try damping the cloth a little or adding a small amount of soap.

While cleaning the leather on the HP Spectre Folio 13 may be an easy task, it's also simple for the process to go horribly wrong. HP recommends you steer clear of cleaning products containing substances such as ethyl alcohol, ammonia, chlorine, acetone, turpentine, or other mineral spirits.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.