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Is HP Spectre Folio 13 made of real leather?

Is HP Spectre Folio 13 made of real leather?

Best answer: The HP Spectre Folio is made of 100 percent genuine, durable chrome-tanned leather. You can rest assured you'll be getting the same premium look and feel you'd expect from a $1,300 Windows PC.HP: HP Spectre Folio 13t (opens in new tab) ($1,300)

Leather that feels as good as it looks

HP switched up the current trend in notebooks by replacing the aluminum chassis with some leather. No, the entire device isn't made from leather, but you'll find a lot of it around the keyboard, as well as acting as a clam case. The rest is the usual metal construct you'd expect from a laptop at this price.

The question is — as is the case with anything you can buy with "leather" — has HP used real, genuine leather? Absolutely. The company is going all out with the Folio, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise since this notebook is part of the powerful Spectre family.

We even spent some time with the new HP tablet come laptop, and I strongly encourage you to watch through our hands-on below for a quick glance at the device in the flesh.

The only drawback to the leather is you're stuck with it since it's part of the chassis. It's also important to keep the leather treated and clean to avoid serious wear and tear, but you'll likely fall in love with the PC after unboxing if you're a big fan of premium and unique design.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is 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 over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.